This Beet Berry Messy Nice Cream is absolutely delicious and comes packed with lots of healthy nutrients, plus different flavors and aromas that will make you fall in love with it. It’s prepared with frozen berries, banana, avocado or red beet, it’s creamy and messy, low-carb and vegan, and ready in under 10 minutes.

People of the world … this beet berry nice cream calls for a celebration. It’s:

Vegan
Natural
Thick & Creamy
Naturally Sweet
Delicious
Nourishing
Nice Creamy
Refreshing
Perfect!

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Why make your own messy nice cream?

Personally, I enjoy nice creams because they always turn out delicious and with a perfectly creamy texture, but also because there are no rules when it comes to making them.

Besides being refreshing and so easy to make, nice creams are the perfect excuse to “hide” different plants that you wouldn’t otherwise eat by themselves (not to mention daily).

Think about how many beets you’re actually eating in a week? Or how many teaspoons of hemp seeds? Even avocados are hard to eat by themselves, right?!

But when you start adding these wonderful plants into something like a nice cream, things magically change. All of a sudden you’re eating more plants and you’re doing it by enjoying a refreshing dessert. You feel better, have more energy, sleep better …. Life is great!

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Ingredients for Beet Beery Messy Nice Cream

  • Avocado – with plenty of good fats, fiber, some vitamins and minerals, avocado helps us obtain that perfectly creamy texture.
  • Banana – with healthy carbs (including fiber), some vitamins and minerals, and plenty of sweet love, banana also makes your nice cream super creamy and delish!
  • Blackberries – like all berries, blackberries are loaded with phytonutrients (including antioxidants) and they are de-li-cious in all types of blends.
  • Red Beet (Beetroot) – a minerals’ powerhouse, red beets are one great source of different phytonutrients that you actually need in order to stay healthy and strong.
  • Hemp Seeds – one of my favorite superfoods, hemp seed will add plenty of healthy fats and protein, but also minerals and some vitamins.
  • Chia Seeds – another very popular superfood, chia seeds are loaded with healthy fats (including omega 3s), protein and healthy carbs, as well as some minerals and vitamins.
  • Cacao Beans – one of the best ways you can add that fresh cacao flavor to any smoothie or nice cream.
  • Himalayan Salt – we add a pinch of salt in order to balance the overall taste of this nice cream (a little goes a long way here).
  • Lemon Juice – I used freshly squeezed lemon juice as a way to add a boost of antioxidants and to balance the final taste. Lemon juice will keep your nice cream fresh for longer.
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How to make the best nice cream

Whenever I work on a nice cream blend, I don’t usually start with a plan in mind. Yes, I may have a short list of plants that I like using almost every time (things like banana, avocado and berries) but otherwise I like to improvise and include different random fruits and veggies.

My goal has always been to obtain a nice cream that not only tastes great but, most importantly, comes packed with healthy nutrients. And the way to achieve this goal is letting my body guide me towards adding plants that I actually feel like eating.

Yes, it’s awesome if my nice cream looks great in the end but this isn’t always my goal. And let me tell you that it’s perfectly ok to blend the nice cream that you want to blend. With the ingredients that you want to eat. That’s right!

Back to our blend, these are the steps to follow when making this messy nice cream:

  1. Start by prepping all the plants as needed.
  2. Add all of them into your blender without adding any water.
  3. Blend until creamy and smooth.
  4. DONE! Pour into a bowl, decorate and serve with a tablespoon.

Serve this beet berry messy nice cream as a power breakfast, recovery meal or nighttime snack. It’s absolutely delicious no matter the time of day!

If you try this recipe, I’d love to hear from you. Share a comment below and let me know what you think. And don’t forget to @refreshmyhealth on Social Media so I can see what you came up with,

Enjoy your nice cream wherever you are! And if you liked it, please consider leaving me a short review below.

What plants do you want to “hide” in your nice cream? Have you tried this messy nice cream recipe? Let’s chat in the comments.

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Beet Berry Messy Nice Cream

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Blend Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Servings: 4 servings
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This messy nice cream is absolutely delicious and comes packed with lots of healthy nutrients, plus different flavors and aromas that will make you fall in love with it. It’s creamy, it's healthy, vegan and low-carb, and ready in under 10 minutes.

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 1.5 avocado (skin and seed removed)
  • 3 medium bananas (peeled)
  • 5 tbsp frozen blackberries
  • 1 red beet (no skin, cut big)
  • pinch of Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 lemon (peeled, organic)
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 5-6 cacao beans (chopped small)

Instructions

  • Prepare all the plants as indicated (peel and cut them, or remove seeds).
  • Add everything into the blender without adding any water.
  • Blend until creamy and smooth.
  • Pour into your desired bowl, decorate with chopped cacao beans, blackberries or hemp seeds, and enjoy without guilt.

Notes

If you’re not using an organic lemon, make sure to remove the skin. The skin of conventionally grown citrus plants will contain pesticide residue, making it unsafe and unhealthy to consume.
This is one of those recipes that you could use to “hide” veggies like beets, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower or even carrots.
You can store this nice cream in the fridge for up to 2 days (ideally no more than 1 day).
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Smoothie Bowl
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Raw Food, Sugar-Free, Vegan
Keywords: avocado, banana, blackberries, cacao, hemp seeds, nice cream, simple dessert
Author: Cristina Dumitru
Cristina Dumitru

Cristina Dumitru

Hi, I'm Cristina! I teach digital art courses online and on-location, but I also love cooking and eating healthy food. I'm passionate about psychology and personal development and I try to blend this "wisdom" into my life.

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