Posts tagged ‘soft-fro-yo’

February 10, 2011

Obsessions – Vegan Day 3

Day 3 Vegan completed!! Overall I am feeling great… A couple of struggles here and there but I can tell that I am less bloated which means my belly is flatter which means I am HAPPY!

Breakfast: My new breakfast obsession… Oatmeal & Banana Fro yo parfait w/ sliced strawberries

Lunch: Fajita Pita (Grilled mushrooms as the meat, red peppers, green beans and guacamole)

Dinner: Peanut Flour Chocolate Chip Dip (I was in the mood for dessert!)

Finally I found a way to use this beloved flour I had been on the hunt for!

Thank you to Stefanie for always posting amazing recipes with Peanut Flour! If you have some I definitely suggest you try this recipe!

Peanut Flour Chocolate Chip Dip

Ingredients

  • 2 T. peanut flour
  • 1/2 T. ground flax seeds
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1/2 T. vegan carob chips
  • 1 packet of stevia
  • 1/2 C. coconut milk
  • 1/8 tsp xanthan gum

Directions – These can get confusing…so follow carefully.

  • Blend all the ingredients up in a blender/food processor.
  • Top with more carob chips, fruit or a 3/4 of a box of cinnamon graham bunnies like I did.

  • Sorry you are seeing the same picture twice – I was so excited and hungry that I took one shot and headed to the table.

These are my new obsession… Vegan Chocolate Chip who?

Another reason I had no motivation to make dinner and move straight to dessert was because I finally received my iphone in the mail!! No more blackberry… No more turning off randomly and rebooting for 25 minutes only to kill my battery and leave me phoneless.

Obsession Number 3

This will most likely take over my life… I’ve already downloaded 20 apps! Do you guys have any fun ones you would recommend? So far I have the basics – Groupon, Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, Weather Channel, Whole Foods, Southwest etc… But I want more! So give me some good ideas 🙂 Please and thanks!

My workout was 90 minutes of Bikram Yoga. 1 month Unlimited for $15 = Obsession number 4. I have never done yoga religiously…or really at all but this is an amazing workout without feeling like a workout. Does that make sense? I burned a total of 864 calories in 90 minutes. I will take advantage of my 1 month unlimited pass and go as often as possible because it’s normally $20 a class!

Have you ever done Bikram? It was obvious I was a newbie because I was overdressed in my workout pants and t-shirt. Everyone was half-naked in bikinis, speedos and sports bras. I ended up having to take off my shirt… Very risqué of me.

I also made a little something for my Valentine 🙂 Guess what I used…

Just another obsession of mine. Number 5 I believe…

Aren’t they pretty!? These aren’t Vegan and after I was done baking them I couldn’t decide if I was happy I was Vegan this week or if I was mad. Happy because I didn’t eat these (or lick the bowl or my fingers with frosting) and end up regretting it OR mad because I didn’t get to eat them (or lick the bowl or my fingers with frosting).

I guess in the end happy… I can always make them another time!

But if you’re not Vegan, feel free to make them…

Valentine Funfetti Brownies

Ingredients

  • Brownie Mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • Frosting
  • M&Ms
  • Sprinkles

Directions

  • Mix brownie mix, eggs, oil and water together until combined.
  • Add Valentines colored sprinkles
  • Pour into a 13 x 9 cake pan lined with foil (Make sure you spray the foil with non-stick spray)
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes
  • Cool completely
  • Set in freezer for 30 minutes
  • Lift foil from pan
  • Use heart-shaped cookie cutters to cut them from brownie cake

You will have lots of leftover brownie pieces… I’ll leave it up to you to decide what you do with it 😉

  • Frost and decorate

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…Funfetti is AMAZING.

QUESTIONS: What are some apps to download on my iPhone? Have you ever done Bikram? What are some of your obsessions?

Day 15: Favorite Bible Verse

1 Corinthians 13: 4-7

“Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

I am a sucker for all things love ♥

Another one of my favorite bloggers is having a giveaway! Check out Maryann’s blog to enter to win the ever so popular discontinued Peanut Flour – Then you can make Stefanie’s awesome recipe I listed above!

February 2, 2011

Sweet Teeth

Best news ever: Spring is coming early! Not sure how Punxsutawney Phil would have seen his shadow in all of this rain anyways… But I’ll take it 🙂

I’m home sick today… But while I sit here and watch Regis & Kelly, Rachel Ray and other shows that only you lucky stay at home workers get to watch I figured I could update my blog! I’m a great multitasker.

By the way, thank you for all of your sweet messages on my post yesterday about being sick. Hopefully just one more day and I’m back to normal!

I’ve made some amazing breakfasts recently…one of them has become my new favorite. Thanks to Olivia for giving me this idea!

Oatmeal Fro-Yo Parfait

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana, sliced

Directions

  • Prepare Oatmeal (1/2 cup oatmeal + 1 cup almond milk)
  • While Oatmeal is cooking slice banana and add to food processor w/ 2 tbsp of almond milk
  • Blend until banana becomes the consistency of frozen yogurt
  • Layer it in a glass
  • Eat your dessert for breakfast 🙂

Sorry, but you’ll be seeing A LOT of this breakfast in the future.

Another blueberry concoction…

Tofu Blueberry Protein Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces silken tofu
  • 1/3 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons of protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons of plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  • 2 -3 ice cubes, optional

Directions

  • Mix everything in blender until smooth
  • Top with some blueberries

OK, last breakfast recipe and then onto dessert 🙂

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 Tbsp of Peanut Butter

Directions

  • Prepare oatmeal (1/2 cup oatmeal & 1 cup almond milk)
  • While oatmeal is thickening slice 1/2 banana and add to food processor with a Tbsp. of Peanut Butter

  • Once smooth add the cooked Oatmeal to the food processor

  • Blend everything together.
  • Pour into bowl.

  • Feel free to add more toppings (i chose the other half of banana, blueberry granola crisps and some raisins)

All of these breakfast foods are healthy, delicious and easy to make so you’re not just stuck eating plain cereal everyday. Beach season is right around the corner! Make meals that wont break the bank or the button on your jeans 🙂

OK now for some Dessert recipes! These actually aren’t THAT bad for you.. I’m not sure what I am thinking with all of these healthy recipes lately but we will thank ourselves later when bikini pictures are being tagged of us on Facebook!

First up we have Tofu Mousse… Don’t be turned off by the name. It has CHOCOLATE in it. Everyone loves chocolate, right? I’m loving Olivia because I got this from her as well 🙂

Chocolate Mousse (Tofu)

Ingredients

  • 4 oz silken tofu
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp agave
  • 1 tbsp almond milk
  • 3/4 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp xanthan gum

Directions

  • Blend first 5 ingredients together until smooth
  • Add xanthan gum until pudding becomes thicker
  • Eat immediately… not like  you would want to wait anyways

Oh imagine that… I sprinkled blueberries on top! I’m not gonna lie, I ate this for dinner… It had protein and fiber in it, so it counts as a healthy meal 🙂

Funfetti owns my life. It started off with the pancakes last week and now I’ve moved on to dips, whoopies and lollipops. This box of funfetti mix has come A LONG way.

Funfetti dip

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp of funfetti cake mix
  • 2 tbsp of greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup of fat free cool whip

Directions

  • Mix everything together….Easy enough.

Dip anything you want… Vanilla wafers, graham crackers or even funfetti cookies if you’re feeling really fun! This tastes just like licking the batter off of the bowl (i have plenty of experience so I should know) but without the raw eggs, oil and butter! Sorry my bowl is so messy… I may or may not have already started dipping before I took the picture 😉

For the next 2 recipes you will use the remainder of your cupcake mix… If you’re anything like me you have a secret stash in the basement so this isn’t too upsetting.

Funfetti Cookie Lollipops & Whoopie Pies

Ingredients

  • Funfetti cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick of butter
  • Container of Fat Free Cool Whip
  • Wooden sticks
  • Icing
  • Sprinkles

Directions

  • Mix together funfetti cake mix, egg and stick of butter until dough forms.
  • Scoop out a generous tablespoon and form into a ball shape.
  • Push wooden stick in the middle of dough ball.
  • Flatten out with a spoon to make the ball flat.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden at edges.
  • Ice, sprinkle, eat!

Not only do these look pretty but they taste pretty good!

  • Scoop the remainder of the dough into a rounded teaspoon
  • Place on baking sheet
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes
  • Let cool
  • Once cool spread the cool whip onto one cookie and place another cookie on top of that. Roll in the sprinkles. Freeze until ready to eat.

I, clearly didn’t need to freeze mine.

I guess you could eat them as regular cookies too… but who wants to do that when there are so many fun ways you can enjoy them instead.

Now do you believe me when I say I have sweet teeth instead of a sweet tooth? I also ate some regular dinner foods… Not everything had chocolate or peanut butter. (although it’d be great if it did)

Egg Salad Salad (Spinach, cucumber, carrot, egg salad (courtesy of whole foods))
Sesame and Thyme encrusted Halibut with a side of Asparagus

Black Bean and Squash Enchilada

I wont bore you with the savory recipes after I’ve given you all of the sweet ones. Another time…

I finished the goodie bags for the 5-year-old birthday party and also made some paper napkin flowers. 

The party is on Saturday and there is still a lot left to do! I hope being sick today doesn’t leave us stressed for time!

I went to the grocery store on Monday (along with 3 million other people) because we were apparently going to get the worst ice storm of the year… Didn’t happen. But I did find these things that made me HAPPY 🙂

Love edamame… especially if it comes shelled!

I promised I wouldnt buy vegan chocolate chips… But these are carob chips! and they are just like chocolate chips – but healthier. So I’m still going strong with no Chocolate Chips – I think its been a week?

I have been eating these all day… Guess I knew I was going to get sick!

I plan on making a new running playlist tonight so hopefully I can share these with you tomorrow!

Day 6: A picture of something that makes you happy

Key West Sunset… I love sunrises and sunsets and this is one of the best places to see them!

Day 7: Favorite movies – mine are completely random.

1. Grease

2. Man on Fire

3. Devil Wears Prada

4. Toy Story

5. Love Actually

6. Closer

7. Mean Girls

8. The Little Mermaid

9. The Town

10. Eat, Pray, Love

This post has exhausted me… Time to rest again!

QUESTIONS: Do you workout when you are sick? What is your favorite movie of all time? Are you hungry when you are sick?