Monday, July 15, 2013

Breakfast Ice Cream

Sometimes you need (want) to eat your breakfast rather than slurp it. (Like me, today...I went to make some eggs)  So this is a delicious option for you when that situation arises...*I use a VitaMix, so I can't speak to how this would work with any other device.*

(This is a stock photo, but aside from the chia/sesame seeds, this is pretty much exactly what it looks like)

Breakfast Ice Cream

2/3 C Greek yogurt
1/4 C vanilla yogurt
1/2 frozen banana
1 TBSP coconut oil
1 TBSP cacao nibs
2/3 scoop chocolate protein powder*
1 TBSP vanilla
1 tsp chocolate extract
Ice cubes to desired consistency (I used probably 10-12 to get it ice cream-like)

So yummy! I'm finding that half way through I'm satisfied, so I'm going to stick the rest in the freezer & have it a bit later for a snack.

*I know some of you strict Paleo People may be saying to yourself...wait... yogurt & protein powder aren't Paleo... I don't drink cow's milk, but I do eat greek yogurt (& sometimes other kinds too), I have protein powder & eat cheese occasionally.  I find that my digestive system is okay with these things... it's just my personal choice & I hope you're all cool with that :)

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Cacao Coconut Bliss Smoothie

So I have a green smoothie every morning for breakfast (Are you proud of me Kristi?) - and that can get boring if they are the same... So I like to mix it up - like, literally :)   So here's today's ... I've labelled it Cacao Coconut Bliss ...

1/3 C unsw. Chocolate Almond Milk
1/3 C unsw. Coconut Water
1/3 C straight up water
3 spinach ice cubes*
3-4 pineapple ice cubes
3 regular ice cubes
1 TBSP coconut oil (buy the stuff at much more cost effective!)
2 TBSP greek yogurt
1 TBSP Cacao Nibs
1-2 TBSP toasted coconut
1-2 tsp vanilla (to taste)

~things should be sweet enough because of the pineapple, but you could add sweetener of choice to taste

DELICIOUS!  I am drinking it right now & LOVING IT!!!

*So I hate keeping huge bags of spinach & other greens in the fridge, just to have to put into my smoothies, especially since I keep greens in my fridge for my salads (oh, first world problems, right?) - So since I'm a genius I decided to start taking different things that I know I'm going to be putting into my smoothies & freezing them into icecubes.  First up - spinach - take massive amounts & blend down in your Vita-Mix, BlendTec (or whatever you have) until you get a smooth, liquid mixture. Pour into ice cube tray(s). Freeze. Place cubes in freezer bag for future smoothie making.