There's been quite a few afternoon strolls that have turned into inadvertent treks. Like, the 3 mile walk that turned into 9.7. And the day that I accidently logged 18.3 miles total without realizing it until I tried to get out of bed the next day. And of course, yesterday. When I tried to go for a quick walk up to the running store to pick up my new running shoes. And naturally, got lost. 1.5 miles turned into 7.8, 4 of which were at an 8% grade (I know, I mapped it out!). So much for a rest day. I can't feel my butt.
So what does this "ice cream" have to do with this all? Nothing. Except the fact that I ate a lot of it as soon as I came home from yesterday's debacle. To me, frozen bananas are a perfectly fine substitute for ice cream. And because my waistline can't afford to eat real ice cream as much as I'd prefer, this is a wonderfully easy treat to enjoy after an adventurous day. Plus, you get the added bonus of getting rid of some bananas that are quickly running past their prime. You can add any mix-ins that you'd like - strawberries taste amazing! - but I prefer the sweet and salty flavors from this chubby hubby version.
*Fortunately, all was resolved shortly after and Ron somehow made his way into town in time for the Harry Potter screening.
adapted from Pennies on a Platter
- 3 peeled and chopped, then frozen, bananas
- 1/4 cup roasted almonds, chopped
- 1/4 cup crushed pretzels
- handful of chocolate chips
- 2 Tbsp of peanut butter
- Puree the bananas in a food processor or blender until smooth.
- Add the almonds, pretzels, and chocolate chips and pulse until mixed in.
- Stir in the peanut butter.
- Eat now! Or place in a container and freeze for later consumption.