What’s in it: Blue Bell Ice Cream – Ice Cream Cone

Blue Bell Ice Cream Ice Cream Cone Flavor Ingredients

Blue Bell Ice Cream Ice Cream Cone Ingredients Nutrition Facts BBicecream2

1. Milk — vague…what kind?

2. cream — vague…what kind?

3. skim milk — vague…what kind?

4. sugar — vague…what kind?

5. chocolate coated cone pieces:

5a. chocolate coating:

5a1. sugar

5a2. vegetable oils:

5a2a. coconut

5a2b. palm kernel

5a3. cocoa (processed with alkali) — chemically processed to reduce the acidity & bitterness of cocoa, and darkens the color

5a4. soy lecithin — may cause problems https://draxe.com/what-is-soy-lecithin/

5a5. salt

5a6. natural flavor— aka: mystery ingredient

5a7. milk

5b. waffle cone:

5b1. bleached white flour:

5b1a. niacin

5b1b. reduced iron

5b1c. thiamine mononitrate — synthetic and may cause allergy/liver/kidney problems http://www.livestrong.com/article/313249-the-side-effects-of-thiamine-mononitrate/

5b1d. riboflavin

5b1e. folic acid

5b2. brown sugar

5b3. vegetable oil shortening:

5b3a. soybean oil or canola oil

5b3b. modified palm oil — doesn’t sound great, but I can’t find much info except research studies that show it caused weight gain.

5b3c. soy lecithin

5b4. soy lecithin — may cause problems https://draxe.com/what-is-soy-lecithin/

5b5. oat fiber

5b6. salt

5b7. artificial flavor — mystery ingredient…could be anything

6. high fructose corn syrup — it’s just all kinds of BAD https://authoritynutrition.com/why-high-fructose-corn-syrup-is-bad/

7. peanuts

8. corn syrup —  a liquid sweetener that’s made by hydrolyzing cornstarch into glucose

9. cocoa (processed with alkali) — chemically processed to reduce the acidity & bitterness of cocoa, and darkens the color

10. coconut oil

11. modified food starch — can be made from wheat and may have MSG

12. cellulose gum

13. vegetable gums:

13a. guar gum — can cause excessive gas & bloating

13b. carrageenan gum — can cause excessive gas & bloating

13c. carob bean gum — may decrease the absorption of calcium, iron and zinc

14. salt

15. emulsifier

15a. DATEM — possible: heart fibrosis, adrenal overgrowth, alters kidney & spleen https://www.isitbadforyou.com/questions/is-datem-bad-for-you

15b. monodiglycerides = trans fat http://www.stopkillingmykids.com/monoglycerides-diglycerides/

16. annatto color — may cause adverse reactions to: skin, gastrointestinal, airways and central nervous system http://www.fedup.com.au/factsheets/additive-and-natural-chemical-factsheets/160b-annatto

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Sweet Apple Smoothie for digestive health maintenance…

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The last smoothie I made (using greens) didn’t go well, but this one tastes great! For anyone looking to add more probioitics into their diet, natural yogurt can be helpful. The yogurt that most people buy from a grocery store is full of harmful ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup, artificial dyes and flavoring, etc. Kellogg’s yogurt contains BHT & High Fructose Corn Syrup, Chobani contains added flavors and concentrates, many of Dannon’s yogurts contain artificial flavors, potassium sorbate, & other harmful additives.

I personally cannot stand the flavor of natural yogurt – it’s too sour/bitter/blah for me…so I prefer to mix it in with other foods like a meat dish, or in this case – a smoothie. Do NOT cook the yogurt – it will kill the good probiotics – add it in afterward. The ingredients I used:

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  1. 1/2 cup prune juice (just natural pune juice, no concentrate, no added sugar, etc)
  2. 1 banana
  3. 1 medium apple
  4. 1/4 cup yogurt (use the most natural/organic yogurt you can get)
  5. 1 serving cup of natural, unsweetened/unflavored applesauce
  6. 1/4 cup of coconut water
  7. 3-5 ice cubes

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. This recipe almost filled 2 red solo cups – makes plenty for you to have one now and put the other one in the fridge for later or share with a friend. You could easily add other ingredients such as ginger, coconut, parsley, cinnamon, etc.

Specific brands I used:

Yogurt: White Mountain Bulgarian Yogurt (I think it’s made in Austin, I bought it at HEB – it’s the best I can find near me)

Coconut juice: VitaCoco 100% Pure Coconut Water

Unsweetened applesauce: HEB Unsweetened Applesauce 6pk

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