So as you’ve seen I’ve kind of been on a homemade vegan ice cream kick. I don’t think I could’ve asked for better weather
Feet up, vegan ice cream in hand
to be craving it in! I’ve sat on my back porch and enjoyed it after work twice this week! Not a bad view either:
I decided to experiment with lucuma powder in my ice cream. Lucuma is a super food native to South America and beats out chocolate and vanilla flavoured ice cream with its smooth, caramel-butterscotch taste. Butterscotch ice cream? Yes please! It turned out pretty pleasingly, but I definitely have some great ideas for the next time I play. Here was today’s recipe:
1 frozen banana
7 drops of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon cacao nibs
3/4 teaspoon Essential Living Foods lucuma powder
Blend in a food processor or blender and enjoy!
And here’s this weeks WIAW from your fave nutritionist:
Breakfast: Granola with goat yogurt, 1/2 banana, stevia powder (I swear I eat other things for breakfast too, Wednesdays just always seem to call for granola)
Snack: A slice of Manna sun seed bread with Artisana pecan-cashew butter
Lunch: Arugula salad with blueberries and walnuts and a slice of lentil loaf (like a meat loaf, sans-meat)
Snack: Apple, 3 raw walnut-almond cookies (from Everybody Is Vegan), lucuma-banana ice cream (yep, ice cream and cookies for a snack. When treats are raw, vegan, homemade, and sugar free I actually feel good about indulging my sweet tooth – score one for whole foods!)
Dinner: Arugula salad with RawFoodz Purely Poppy dressing and some more lentil loaf. Liiiitle bit obsessed with this combo right now
I’ve been doing some serious butt kicking with BodyRock.tv workouts this week. I’ve ordered the dip station and the interval timer, and all I need is some Lululemon tights and cute bra tops (and maybe a few more months of morning BodyRock workouts) and I’ll be just like Zuzuna! Seriously check them out though, I have a girl crush on her too. Even though I work in a gym, I love the convenience of waking up and kicking my own butt on the comfort of my bedroom floor. Today is also National Running Day for the US – all my US readers, did you run today?? Strap on your shoes and at least go for a stroll! I got a pair of Nike LunarEclipse+ back in November, and they’re already falling apart. Sad, but I’m proud of myself for the months of hard work that went into their demise. Comment below if you have a favourite pair of shoes you couldn’t give up, and please subscribe at the bottom!