Sat night I really "wanted" some icecream and instead made the frozen banana+berries thing. The berries made it too bitter (I'd added a little vanilla & honey), but it helped me avoid the icecream.
Have you tried the "ice cream" on the Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue DVD? It's wonderful, I have it far too often.
2 very ripe frozen bananas
dash of vanilla
dash of nutmeg
Almond milk to desired thickness
I use my Blendtec and push the ice cream button, but on the dvd Rip uses a regular blender.
If you're feeling naughty, Happy Herbivore's Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie is really good too. http://happyherbivore.com/recipe/peanut ... -smoothie/
My Blendtec will make it into ice cream with that button.
You can also use a standard food processor ( I've had success with a small cuisinart FP) I don't use nut milk, just a little water to get the blades moving, and before I freeze the bananas, I slice them so they blend easier. If they aren't ripe enough I add a little agave for sweetness, but this should come out like the creamiest soft-serve you've ever had.
You (OP) are applauded by everyone on this board for even the willingness to consider this an option. We all know this works, most of us have been here for years. We all have different reasons for being here. Some of us are still losing, some fully compliant, some more lax, but ultimately deep down I think all of us feel better when we eat a low fat plant based diet. Take your own time and path to decide how this plan fits with your life. You might get quicker faster results if you dive into say the MWL program, but "if" it won't work for you long term I'd hate for you to discount it as just a diet and not a feasible way of life. There are some that might argue me, but I think even if you start to incorporate MCD compliant meals to get used to the diet, you will see results, and you can ramp that up when you are actually ready. One thing to keep in mind is you are _x_x_ years old, and you have had _x_x_ years to build your definitions and ideas on food, satiety, main courses etc. Which mean you have to break those years down and relearn what all your relationships and definitions of what food is. I welcome you aboard, and look forward to hearing about journey and how your health will improve (Cause all of us here know it will