i scream for ice cream…

Day 30 – What Is Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor.

Ice_Cream_dessert_02Today’s 31 Day Blog Challenge Topic is to name your favorite flavor of ice cream.  Well, I have never been much of an ice cream person – I really haven’t had much of a sweet tooth since I was a kid, so I don’t have a favorite ice cream flavor.

But as I’ve gotten older, I am discovering a little more appeal in some sweet things.  I love my protein banana cookies and protein banana bread, for example, which are either reliant entirely on bananas for the ‘sweet’, or on agave nectar and stevia.  I love my protein shakes, so that’s kind of like a milkshake, right? 🙂

I do have a nightly treat that I really enjoy, which could be considered ice cream-ish. 😉

Every night, my final meal (I shoot for five to six small meals a day – one meal every three to four hours) is Greek Yogurt, to which I add some protein powder, stevia, cinnamon, nutmeg and a dash of lemon juice – so it tastes like a Key Lime Dessert!!! (To me anyway LOL)  🙂

Its yummy, healthy, filling and satisfies an urge for something sweet.  Its just one of the things that helps me stay on track with my health and fitness goals, while still staying stocked up on the nutrients my body needs to be healthy and burn fat – and not feel deprived.  My family will tell you I scrape my bowl of yogurt clean – I love it! LOL

If you have a sweet tooth and still want to achieve your weight loss and fitness goals, I do recommend that you check out my trainer/mentor, Michelle Marie Diaz.  Her blog, website and Pinterest boards share some awesome treats and snacks that are completely healthy and will help you reach your goals.

If you commit to planning, preparing and making the time to cook and prepare your meals and snacks, it really is super achievable to lose weight, keep it off and be in your best health – and, I promise you will enjoy what you eat.

So, to leave you with a little sumpn-sumpn, here is my Protein Banana Cookie Recipe.  It’s super easy and really, really good.  Satisfy your sweet tooth with this super easy, super healthy snack!  Two of these cookies make a perfect mid-morning snack or second meal!

You can thank me later.  😉

tumblr_micezh0JIZ1rjfpbeo1_1280PROTEIN BANANA COOKIES

  • 2 LARGE OVER-RIPE BANANAS
  • 1 CUP OATS
  • 1 SCOOP VANILLA PROTEIN POWDER
  • A SPRINKLE OF DRY CRANBERRIES
  • A SPRINKLE OF CHOPPED NUTS
  • A DASH OF CINNAMON AND NUTMEG

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees.  Smush Bananas in a bowl, mix in oats and protein powder.  Add the cinnamon and nutmeg. Fold in cranberries and nuts.  Spoon onto a cookie tray in dollops and bake for 15 -20 minutes. (Makes about 12 cookies.)

VOILA…

N.B You could use chocolate chips or unsweetened coconut flakes instead if you like.  

 

“My son, eat honey, for it is good, and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste.”

Proverbs 24: 13 ESV

 

“When you find honey, remember to eat only what you need, because if you eat in excess, you may be sick and lose all of it.”

Proverbs 25: 16 VOICE

 

 “All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize.”

1 Corinthians 9:25 NLT

 

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2 thoughts on “i scream for ice cream…

  1. Kaaren says:

    I have never read these scriptures!!! This is the perfect reminder that we MUST take care of HIS temple. Time for me to get back in the groove. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us, I am definitely trying them. I’m also going to share this post on my Facebook wall because I love you like that chica chica bonita!

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