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They Never Said It Was Ice Cream

But at 150 calories for the whole pint, I needed to taste it!  I’ll give them props for trying.  It was… interesting, but there is no way I could eat a whole pint of this stuff.  Strawberry may have been the way to go; the only cookies here were the ones printed on the container.  If you need ice cream, I highly recommend this:

Mmmminty, chocolatey, deliciousy.  And that’s my scoop on ice cream.

SkinnyGirl Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Glaze

I’m dying to try this!  All reviews say it’s AMAZING and only 200 calories per serving!!

cake
1 1/4 cup oat flour 
1 cup raw sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened, good quality cocoa powder 
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons vegetable oil 
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

directions
Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and stir/beat until combined.  Pour the batter into a loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake 40 to 50 minutes, rotating the pan about halfway through the baking time. When a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean, it’s done.  Let the cake cool completely, then top with Peanut Butter Glaze. Slice, serve, and enjoy! 

glaze
1/2 cup raw sugar (or maple syrup – I’ll try this next time)
2 tablespoons oil (or butter)
2 tablespoons So Delicious coconut milk
2 tablespoons creamy 100% peanut butter (the natural kind, no sugar added)
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons real vanilla extract

Don’t Eat Cookies - Eat Monkey Balls!


They sell these raw cookies at the gym below my office.  You can’t find a healthier cookie downtown and now you can make them at home!  Portions are substantial and satisfying!

ingredients
2 small bananas, pureed 
1/2 cup agave (honey or maple syrup work too!)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup protein powder
1/4 cup wheat germ
3 1/2 cups old fashioned oatmeal, uncooked
1/2 cup chocolate covered raisins

directions
Puree bananas, add agave, vanilla, and cinnamon.  Mix oatmeal, protein powder, and wheat germ separately, then incorporate with banana mixture.  Form into balls, wrap in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

nutrition (makes 12 big balls)
cal: 232,  fat: 4.5g,  protein: 10.25g,  fiber: 5g

other dry ingredient ideas
other rolled grain flakes: spelt, emmer, barley, rye, kamut
crushed nuts: peanuts, almonds, macadamia, pecans, walnuts
seeds: sunflower, sesame, pumpkin
coconut
chocolate chips, other chips (butterscotch, white chocolate)
dried fruits: raisin, cranberries, chopped dates, chopped figs
flax seeds or chia seeds
spices: cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg

This is a great recipe to experiment with!  Original recipe from Juicy 

Don’t waste those hot coals - reward yourself with dessert! ☺

Fake Chocolate Shake

1 gram of fat or 39 grams of fat?  The choice is so obvious!!

ingredients
6 ounces skim milk
1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I like)
1 medium banana, frozen (slice before freezing)
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp vanilla extract 

directions
blend in a blender. 

nutrition
12 ounce shake - cal: 260,  fat: 1g,  protein: 26g
(compared to - cal: 797,  fat: 39g,  protein: 13g)

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