There are just some days where I do not feel like eating “regular” mealtime food. Sometimes I just want to eat dessert all day long. I’ve had about four of these days this week. So what do I do? Deny my cravings? Never! I eat these:
Now before all you have a heart attack at this seemingly nutrition deficient meal choice, let me tell you what’s in it.
- 1 frozen banana
- 3 spoonfuls of cocoa powder
- 1 spoonful of peanut butter
- 1.5 cups of fresh spring mix (spinach, arugula, and lots of other healthy greens)
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup milk (I use either coconut or almond milk)
I blend all of this together in the blender. For the topping I like to mix it up. For the one in the picture, I topped it with whipped cream, unsweetened shredded coconut, and a crumbled brownie (all I did for the brownie was add 1/3 cup cocoa to the Beany Blondie recipe). Other times I will top it with pineapple or strawberries, it just depends on what I want. So there you have it, a full serving of raw leafy greens, fiber, good carbs, protein, lots of nutrients, and a very, very tiny amount of added sugar.
This afternoon, I did feel like eating a regular meal. I had two pieces of grilled gluten topped with muenster cheese and chimichurri sauce and sautéed veggies. Yum!
My sweet tooth didn’t totally stay quiet, so I had a lemon pomegranate cream “mocktail” (half a frozen banana, the tiniest drop of lemon extract, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, coconut milk blended together and topped with 100% pomegranate juice and a little bit of sparkling water).
It made for a very wonderful meal!
Listen to yourself and think about what you are eating! If you really want something, find a way to make it healthy and nutritious. That’s my motto.
~Elesha, a skinnyfat girl