You heard that right!
I have been so busy in the kitchen lately. I’m freezing produce so I can save money this winter. Look for a post all about that coming soon. For now, I will share my three favorite splurges but a healthy version!
I was inspired to make something chocolate after reading about the “We Should Cocoa” Challenge on The Chocolate Log Blog. I was not thrilled with other recipes I saw for healthy brownies, so I decided to make my own since I always have my Shakeology nearby. These taste like dark chocolate and it’s hard to stop after just one. Why should you? I sure didn’t. I ate one a day and had zero guilt snacking on them as a pre-workout!
I topped my brownie with PB ice cream- 4 frozen bananas + 2 T peanut butter in blender.
I have also topped it with melted peanut butter.
I topped my cupcake with avocado frosting. Instead of using powdered sugar, I used a little bit of vanilla Shakeology, coconut sugar, and vanilla extract. I froze it in a baggie then squirted the frosting from one corner I had snipped.
Chocolate Shakeology brownies (or cupcakes!)
- 3 scoops chocolate Shakeology
- 5 eggs (or 9 egg whites)
- 3/4 c pumpkin
- 2 t baking powder
- 2 T coconut spread
- 4 t coconut sugar (you could also sub agave)
- 3 T cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 350. Spray pan or cupcake liners well with cooking spray. Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl. Pour the batter into a brownie pan or individual cupcake liners. Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. (Eat within a few days, or store in the freezer.)
I am still working on some frosting recipes because I want them to be as guilt free as possible, but not taste like dog shit. Some ideas I have are: coconut, coconut lemon, vanilla, pumpkin, and banana. Any other suggestions? I will keep playing (muwahhahaha!) and get back to you when I find one I love.
checking out wasting entirely too much time on Pinterest when I came across these vegan waffles. They were great but I did have to leave them on the waffle iron extra long because they were falling apart so easily. I decided to smash up fresh strawberries, blueberries and chia seeds in a bowl and drizzle slather it on top. So GOOD!
Summer is basically over and one thing I wanted to do and never got around to was make popsicles! Enough was enough already…I bought my molds at Libby Glass and got to it.
I simply sliced up strawberries and blueberries then layered them in each mold. I used my Jack LaLanne juicer to juice two oranges and poured it into the mold. I simply popped the lids on and into the freezer they went! They are fresh, fruity, sweet, but there is no added gunk! Refreshing!
I am working on more popsicle recipes and will share my pine-orange-banana fro-yo recipe soon! Stay tuned! I have to scoot and finish up packing since I am trekking home for a few days while Rob is on vacation. I will try to blog while I am gone since I am excited to share with you the results from the Beach Bum Battle!
Have a great weekend!
P.S. Did you see who I nominated for the Liebster Award?