Gooood morning! I have a special treat for you today. It’s going to be a quick post focusing on food (perfection, right?). I made some excellent frozen yogurt last night (which you know if you follow me on Twitter), and my friend Gina was asking for the recipe, so I thought it would be kind of me to share the love. First, I’ll tell you about my eats for this week!
Blueberries and blackberries in a bag, egg whites + Laughing Cow wedge + 1/2 avocado
This is what it looks like all mushed-up. Sorry for the dark picture… I refuse to turn the lights on at work in the morning.
Despite the ugly picture, this egg white combo is delicious. What I do is spray a glass tupperware (you could also use a coffee mug) with Pam, then pour liquid egg whites in, add a Laughing Cow garlic & herb cheese wedge, cook in microwave for about 2 minutes. Once the egg white is fluffy, I add 1/2 an avocado and mash it all together. Easy and portable for those of us who eat breakfast (in the dark) at work.
TJ’s low carb whole wheat tortilla wrap, hummus, spinach/kale, tomatoes & cucumber with a gigantic apple on the side
sunflower butter + banana. I break up the banana into pieces so I can dip it. It’s no queso and chips, but I love any snack that involves dippage (GO AWAY, squiggly red line, that IS a word!)
Svelte cappuccino protein shake
I found these protein shakes at Costco after seeing them on Jennifer’s blog. Great find! They are filling and do taste like cappuccino.
taco salad with salsa chicken leftovers for the win! (I totally typed “wine” at first instead of “win”… hmmm)
Okay, let’s get to the good stuff. While watching The Bachelor Monday night, I whipped up some awesome frozen yogurt and added a peanut butter sauce. And it’s all HEALTHY. Chris’ relationships with these girls on the show, however, are not healthy. So it all balances out.
– 3 frozen bananas
– Cocoa powder
– Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
– Chocolate flavored protein powder of your choice (I used Designer Whey)
– 1 packet Truvia sweetener
– Unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)
1. In a blender, blend together 3 frozen bananas, 2 tbsp cocoa powder, 1 scoop protein powder, Truvia packet and enough almond milk to get everything going (it’s going to have the consistency of a thick smoothie)
2. Pour mixture into two separate bowls and pop them in the freezer for about an hour
3. For the peanut butter sauce, mix 3 tbsp PB2 with enough almond milk to make a thick (but drizzle-able) sauce – just add the milk a little at a time while stirring. You can’t really mess it up!
4. Pour peanut butter topping over both bowls of fro yo, then add coconut and a pinch of cocoa powder to make it pretty :)
You can add other toppings like granola, nuts, etc! Go crazy!
Order PB2 here. It’s available at many grocery stores now, too. If you haven’t been introduced to PB2 yet, welcome to your new, awesome life.
—>Tip for freezing bananas: when banana is ripe, peel it (do not freeze them in their peels! It doesn’t work!) and wrap in aluminum foil. Freezer it.
Hope you get to try this recipe! It’s pretty delicious. Now, if it would just get a liiiiittle warmer outside, I could fully appreciate this cold dessert! Hope you’re having a great week – I’ll be back on Friday with some Friday Favorites.
While on the topic of food, I wanted to recognize that National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is this week, and that my heart goes out to those who personally are affected or loved ones are affected by any of these disorders; I pray that you will come to find peace with your body and within your mind, and I wish I could give you a big hug.
Here are a couple posts I’ve read this week by amazing women (who co-wrote the book Body Peace) that were very touching if you are interested (and if it will not spark any harmful feelings/thoughts within you – please take care of yourself!):
NEDA Week: A Lesson In BELLYpeace from Heather’s blog
National Eating Disorder Awareness Week & Why It Hits Home from Kasey’s blog
Thoughts on The Bachelor this week? Not really, but so ready to see these girls duke it out on The Women Tell All next week… always a good time!
What’s your favorite go-to protein snack?