Treats?

April 25, 2016

 

My daughter was sent to the ER last night due to a severe allergic reaction. This really inspired me to write this blog about certain “food” can never be a “treat” ever. I wasn’t there with her at the party. I was furious. Someone gave her a Rice Krispie like treats. Treats? More like “Trouble”, with a capital T, to be honest with you. I don’t give her “treats” like this. The kind of treats I give her are still healthier version of snacks. 

I googled Rice Krispie treats ingredients. “Homemade”... wow sounds sooo healthy and much more gourmet, doesn’t it? Ugh! Makes me want to puke: “Sometimes marshmallows and/or cereal that is seasonal is used to make these treats holiday-specific. There are many other variations to the treat – adding caramel instead of marshmallows, adding condensed milk to the mixture before adding the Rice Krispies, using corn syrup and peanut butter, adding chocolate chips, nuts, flavoring agents, M&M's or other candy.” This was what I saw. And that is enough to make me cringe. Marshmallows? Corn syrup? Uh...peanut butter? Flavoring agents? M&Ms? I believe you deserve something more gourmet and elegant than this. 

Certain “food” cannot be a “treat” ever. It is like saying “Ok I am going to treat myself a piece of gourmet plastic. Yum! It is a once in a blue moon thing. SUCH a treat!” It doesn’t make any sense to me. 

Let me share with you what “treats” mean to me:

Frozen fruit ice-cream (instead of dairy ice-cream)

 

Here is a recipe for frozen fruit ice-cream:

2 cans of coconut milk per batch of ice cream; fruit of your choice 

(Important: Put the 2 cans of coconut milk in your refrigerator overnight. Do not shake the cans of coconut oil – the next day, before open them, turn the cans upside down for a few minutes. When you open them, the “fat” from the coconut will be at the top of the can (a thick, creamy consistency) and the water will be at the bottom of the can. Scoop out the fat – you will only use this part, not the water.)

1/4 cup of coconut palm sugar or lucuma powder

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

Pour the mixture into a small container or containers and place in the freezer. Let it solidify, and enjoy!

 

(copied from http://blog.freepeople.com/2013/07/homemade-ice-cream-vegan-glutenfree/ and slightly modified by me)

 

Now, that is a gourmet treat for you. Not something you buy at a store full of ingredients that you cannot even pronounce. 

 

You truly deserve better. Live well.

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