Breakfast Brain Food Ice Cream!

Mar 15, 2014 | Food-Shui


I started taking vitamins recently. It is a whole life revolution.  I thought I was iron deficient or just exhausted, but, as it turns out, my instinct to buy a whole food multivitamin was right.  I don’t really care what the recent studies say about how vitamins don’t work. I am radiantly happy with this small adjustment to my diet.   Oh, yes, and now that I take vitamins, I have to eat a more substantial breakfast.

Why not make breakfast another creative superfood?

While it stands to reason that walnuts are a “health food”, lately they are being touted as the “brain food” super tonic, and I am not surprised. After all, they look like a brain. And, my Russian best friend from college would remind me that in her country, you ate walnuts to be a genius.

So, this morning, we are whipping up a much more pleasant way to eat fruit and nuts. As ice cream!

Walnut Cinnamon Brain Food Ice Cream (dairy-free, gluten-free, Paleo & SCD) 

Just put a cup of raw walnuts, two bananas frozen in hunks (if you have some ripe banana freeze them now and make this in a few hours!), 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp pure vanilla and a shake of sea salt into a  sturdy blender.

Add a touch of ice water  if your blender won’t process this.

For an extra-great breakfast, add cold organic espresso to this instead of water.

Top with walnuts and some honey to taste.  & Enjoy!  xoxo Dana


  1. Alexis

    Nice recipe! Going to definitely make this, what do you like to store yours in or do you eat it fresh?

    • danaclaudat

      I will make it for you next time I see you and we’ll see how long it lasts 🙂 Oooh. I have pumpkin left over too, so we can make the pumpkin ice cream too and that one you can refreeze. If you refreeze bananas they get solid like a rock.

  2. Faith

    Thanks so much for this recipe Dana! I almost didn’t check it out because I don’t eat ice cream but this ‘ice cream’ sounds like a great way to start my day when it’s warmer outside! I think I’ll try it with pistachios too and maybe add some fresh ginger to spice things up even more. 🙂


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