dessert for breakfast? yes, please!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Not going to lie guys, ever since Matthew and I set our wedding date for October,  I've been trying REALLY hard to look and feel my best. That means, eating a clean diet and exercising regularly. Now I know what you're thinking…"Jen, it's 6 months away!" but you know the saying, 'Summer bodies start now!' So for me if I do indulge here and there, which I absolutely plan to, it will be easier for me to get back on track. Instead of stressing out a month before the wedding when my dress isn't zipping up. Know what I mean?

So for those of you who know me know that I have a MAJOR sweet tooth. Sigh. There is just something about delicious baked goods and creamy dreamy ice cream that gets me so excited. However, since I am keeping those to a minimum I have been researching ways to satisfy these cravings to hold me over. I'm all about finding healthy alternatives so when I discovered banana 'soft serve', I knew I had to try it. I made mine with strawberries and I have to say, it turned out AMAZING. So if you're like me and looking to find a healthier way to indulge GUILT-FREE, here's how I did it: 

Start off by blending a frozen banana and about a 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries into a food processor.

Make sure you are constantly blending, however be sure to stop and scrape the sides down so that everything gets mixed. I also added a dash of almond milk (not the Cointreau, although I can't see that being bad) to help it out. It may look hopeless, but I promise you'll get there.

Almost there…keep going!

You did it!

The end result is this delicious, CREAMY, soft-serve like texture and completely satisfying. I also added chopped almonds because I am all about different textures. Breakfast, lunch or dinner? Check, check and CHECK. Hope you enjoy and let me know if you try this out!

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  1. YUM!! I will definitely be trying this out! Thanks, Jen! And yes - you are doing it RIGHT. I wish I'd started 6 months before my wedding instead of being like, "Oh hell...I have 29 days to lose 20 pounds"! Plus I can't anyway b/c the dress fitting is DONE! Crumbs! You're definitely in the right mind-set, little lady!

  2. Thank you KrisaBee! It's an everyday battle, but I truck through! Although now I'm craving cupcakes all of a sudden! ;)

  3. I bought a bag of frozen fruits in the freezer aisle. i have been making these smoothies and love them. They fill me up. I use the Dole package fruits. I hope this is ok!

  4. Yes of course!!! I got your email, sorry it has taken me so long to write back! Xoxo


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