Confession time: I do not always bathe in chocolate and peanut butter. I know, I know, if you have read my blogs recently they have definitely taken on a sweeter tone. Sweet as in CANDY! But I promise I do eat other things. They just aren’t as tasty as chocolate…
And I think I figured out why my “recipes to try” folder has exploded. Ok, it hasn’t exploded yet, but it’s bursting at the seams! If e-mail folders had seams….
See, I don’t like the idea of making up a huge dish only to have it bomb. I don’t want to rely on something for dinner and then find myself with something inedible. So it’s been a lot easier to try recipes for snacks or desserts. I can always throw together a different snack, and dessert isn’t necessary. (Ok, so it is necessary in my world, but I ALWAYS have backups.)
And I also haven’t touched upon my dairy reduction lately, because…well I haven’t done so great! I have completely cut out regular milk and cheese. But in all honesty, I rarely ever ate cheese, and I hate milk. Unsweetened coconut milk is a great swap. And if you can handle it unsweetened almond milk is so much tastier. Yes, there isn’t as much calcium or protein, but that can be made up elsewhere. But I still haven’t been able to cut out Greek yogurt completely. I haven’t found a good substitute and it does provide a good portion of my protein.
I wish I could say I was writing this blog because I had finally made something savory for once. Yeah…I wish. But I do have another dessert/snack recipe. Because we all need more of those…right?
That doesn’t quite look like dessert, does it? Maybe it looks like guacamole, but I assure you, it is sweet and quite delicious. I was a little concerned as to whether blending avocado with a little vanilla coconut milk and banana soft serve would actually taste good or not. But when Averie posted this, I figure I should at least try it out. www.loveveggiesandyoga.c
I made banana soft serve first. So simple, and amazing all on its own. Just blend up frozen banana in your food processor. You can add a little milk for a thinner consistency or add vanilla extract, cinnamon, anything you want!
Then I added the avocado for its creamy boost.
Blended that all together and it looked…green. Okay, I am a bit better about green foods since my favorite vegetable is broccoli and I drink green monster smoothies pretty much daily. But still, green ice cream? I wasn’t sure.
On the day I was trying this out I had the benefit of having two little ones over. One of my nieces and one of my nephews were spending the day with Aubrey and I and I figured if they liked it, then it was probably going to be good.
They approved! In fact, they gobbled it up and wanted more. If that isn’t a good sign, I don’t know what is. And after I tried it, I realized why they liked it so much. The banana and vanilla coconut flavors melded quite well with the creamy avocado.
I felt bad when it was all gone, because that they did not approve of that!
I think I can hear them saying “Why did you eat the rest of the ice cream? *Sniff* The whole thing was supposed to be for us.”
Sorry cuties. Another time!