6.03.2012

the panacea

i have this reoccuring problem in my life. 
i love sugar. 
i want sugar. 
everywhere i go, i see sugar and i buy the sugar and then continue to consume the sugar. 

the sweet tooth i inherited from my dear mother is getting out of hand. 

so i decided i am going to start a sugar-prevention program for myself. 
problem: everything that doesn't include sugar as a top-three ingredient is gross. 
right? 
WRONG. 

check out this awesome recipe i found on pinterest. 
*drumroll, please* 
BANANA "ICE CREAM"
if my subpar photography skills aren't eye-appealing enough to persuade you, click here for the original recipe link. 

basically, all you do is slice up 3 bananas. freeze em. 
look, we're halfway done! 
i pulled out the food processor that i didn't even know i had. 
(every day is like christmas when you're a newly wed) 
spent literally 25 minutes trying to set it up. 
i had never touched one in my life before. 
in frustration, i summoned the husband to work his magic, because the machine obviously hated me. 
he rotated the lid so it wasn't on backwards, and after a few tears i was good to go. 
after the lid is secured the right way, push "on." it takes about a minute and a half for the bananas to become a ice-cream-replica bowlful of heaven. as i took the lid to the food processor off, i heard the hallelujah chorus. 
the bananas alone in this consistency are an excellent snack. but since i am easing my way into this whole "eat vegetables and fruits instead of candy and chocolate" thing, i added a spoonful of peanut butter and 2 tsps of cocoa. 
still healthy!
mix.  
viola. 
i was feeling like a culinary genius, so i added some strawberry slices on top to achieve a full-on gourmet presentation.  
i am so glad that you follow my blog so that you too can enjoy this amazing creation. 
aren't you lucky? 
from this week forward, i vow to stop buying the long stick of banana-flavored laffy taffy as a daily mid-afternoon snack, and instead i will replace my sugary sweets with healthier things i find on pinterest. 
amen. 

3 comments:

  1. jordan & I made that like two weeks ago. It was yummy but a little too bananay for me. But jordan loved it :)

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  2. yum! i will have to try it. You might want to get natural peanut butter since jiffy is mostly sugar. sorry to tell you that. and sorry you got my sweet tooth!

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  3. oh my gosh im dying. thats the easiest thing and it literally just made my mouth water. making some tonight! haha love ur blog

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