Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Eating Ice-Cream For Breakfast Can Make You Smarter

Apparently scientist Yoshihiko Koga, at the Kyorin University in Japan, has found that in tests eating ice-cream for breakfast can make you smarter, and able to perform better. Perfect for the summer coming up and for students in the middle of exams.

But does the right flavour help I wonder. Does Mint Choc Chip make you perform better than creamy vanilla?

Whether ice cream really does make you smarter and/or perform better when eaten for breakfast is probably up for further discussion, but what is non-negotiable is how eating healthily is best for you. And Super Healthy Kids have created some mouth watering ice-cream flavours using vegetables. And if ice-cream for breakfast doesn't get them out of bed, well you can be the smart one and eat it all.

Fresh Creamy Lime Ice Cream looks and sounds lovely. Really fresh.

1 cup milk
1 lime, juiced (we just squeezed the lime juice into the blender)
2 dates, pitted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup frozen spinach or kale

Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender.  This one will be super runny.  But just pour into a bowl and put in the freezer. It will take at least 5-6 hours to freeze to the desired consistency.

They also suggest a Creamy Avocado. I must be the only person in the world who doesn't like avocado, but with the added coconut it sounds delicious.

1 cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 avocado
1 cup frozen kale or spinach
1 tablespoon maple syrup

This one was super creamy!  It almost didn’t need to be frozen.  Kind of like soft serve.  We froze it for about 2 hours anyway, and it was even better!

And a yummy Mint Chocolate Chip. They all have added veg or fruit so you can count them as a portion of fruit and veg.

1 cup milk
1 cup frozen spinach or kale
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup mint leaves
1 frozen banana
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Blend milk, greens, vanilla, honey, mint, and banana in a high powered blender.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Scoop into bowl and freeze for 2-4 hours.

And sound so easy to make.

Of course after all the smart and healthy ice-cream it's time to kick back with something just for adults.

Judes Gin & Tonic Ice-cream. Made with Sipsmith classic gin.

With gin and tonic, salted caramel, flat white coffee (my regular order), and ginger spice among others, the range is very eclectic. And hand churned in Hampshire.

Available locally in Sainsburys and Waitrose.

It looks like a very smart year ahead. But is breakfast too early for a g&t?

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