When you think of healthy foods, desserts are probably not the first thing to surface from your mind. Images of leafy greens and flowering broccoli are far more likely to orbit your brain. As kids, many of us grew up with a terrible distaste for the very mention of the heinous ‘H’ word – ‘Healthy.’ It inevitably meant a forced meal of veggies, instead of the sweet candy-coated desserts we all rather craved. And so began the separation. Healthy equaled green, gross, and bland. While dessert had to be drenched in chocolate, or sweet enough to earn a cavity. The problem, of course, being that this divide would lead to a preference for junk food over real food. And once we aged enough to escape the supreme control of parental meal plans, we were more than free to make our own very bad, very unhealthy decisions about what to eat and when. Pizza could become breakfast. Ice cream could be lunch. A candy bar replaced carrot stick snacks and next thing you know… hello, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. Dramatic? Perhaps… But the bottom line is unhealthy habits, and cravings for the wrong type of sweets can develop into something almost uncontrollable, and at times irreversible.
But what happens when we alter the concept of dessert? When we invite our loved ones to enjoy a sweet treat, that not only tastes good, but is also good for them? What happens when dessert is also healthy?
Well what if I told you… there was an ice cream… with no added sugar… no fat… no dairy… and no GMOs.
Sounds too good to be true. But it is.
Chimp Treats is a fully Canadian, fully vegan brand serving up ‘nicecream’ made with 100% fruit. Within each pint, there is only one ingredient to be found: yes, that’s right, real fruit! I repeat: no fat and no added sugar. Nothing but fruit, straight from Mother Earth. It may sound impossible, but maybe that’s just because it has never been done before. Chimp Treats is the first and only company to create a frozen dessert made entirely from… fruit!
How is it possible? How can it be? How do they manage to take earth fresh fruits and whip them into a creamy pint of perfection? How indeed.
But the magic doesn’t stop there. I hope you’re sitting down, because this is so small it’s HUGE! Each serving (1/2 cup) of Chimp Treats nicecream is only 50-60 calories. That is huge! HUGE! Considering most ice creams on the market contain anywhere from 100-260+ calories for the same amount of frozen dessert. Not to mention, one serving of their nicecream provides you with 75% to 100% of your daily value intake for Vitamin C, depending on the flavor you choose.
Banana, Mango Banana, or Strawberry Banana. As you can see, banana’s are a reoccurring theme. Hence the chimpanzee brand reference, and company motto to “ditch dairy and go banana’s!” A cute quote, but believe me, after I had a taste of this smooth, sweet icy treat, I almost did! It is the only ice cream I have ever eaten (vegan or not), that has left me feeling refreshed and light, opposed to the sluggish sick feeling one incurs after eating other ice creams that sit in your stomach, like a pool of syrup.
Many adults turn away from ice cream for this very reason. It’s a dessert that seems to make more and more people sick as time goes on. And as allergies towards dairy seem to rise… a love for ice cream seems to fade. But Chimp Treats does not sell ice cream. They make Nicecream. Something we can all appreciate and love.
Natural, fresh, and oh so tasty. It’s the healthiest ice cream you will ever eat. No guilt. All flavor. So go ahead, give it a try. Or as they say… “Ditch dairy and go banana’s!”