Happy Friday! I haven’t blogged for a few days because I haven’t had anything interesting to share. But I did experiment last night with my favorite ice cream recipe. It’s dairy-free as it’s just made from bananas, plus whatever flavors you want to add. It’s hard to imagine if you haven’t had this, how good it is and how crazy similar the texture and mouthfeel is to regular ice-cream. I love it. Especially this new flavor….chocolate raspberry.
It’s super easy to make. Slice three bananas into quarter inch thick slices, lay flat in a single layer on a cookie sheet and freeze for a few hours. Then toss into your food processor with a half teaspoon of vanilla, two heaping tablespoons of cocoa powder and a tablespoon of raspberry jam. That’s it. Process and watch it turn into a bunch of crumbly bits and then eventually form a creamy mass. I usually have to stop a few times and push it down off the sides. When it’s nice and creamy…..it’s done, and it’s so good. Makes 3 servings, each just over 100 calories or so.
Oh, and today was my Friday weigh-in. I lost 1.5 more pounds, so am down to 145.5. I tend to get stuck around this weight, so I am happy with that loss and hoping it continues down next week. I’ve been walking at least 30 minutes on the treadmill every day and went out to dinner twice this week with friends and had wine both times. But, I’ve been tracking everything, so I ate lightly for breakfast and lunch both days to save the calories for dinner.
Hope you have a great weekend!