Posts Tagged ‘Snack
So, I will preface with the note that this does not ACTUALLY taste 100% like ice cream. It tastes like a banana with the consistency of gelato. (Hence the mustache… get it? It’s like a banana in disguise? It’s funny…)
But it is oh-so-tasty, especially when ‘garnished’ with chocolate chips, whipped cream or something else similarly detrimental to your diet. Craig made fun of my chips. But hey, if you can keep it to a minimum, this just may be the snack that gets you through your weight loss.
All kidding aside, I found this ‘recipe’ on a very cool site (it’s vegan approved, well, before the milk chocolate chips!). You do need a food processor – but that is all the special equipment you need. Oh, and a cold banana.
1 Banana (mine was brownish and a little scary looking. I put it in the fridge for a few hours to cool it off. I have found that the frozen banana didn’t chop up well in my food processor)
- Break that banana into some chunks, toss it into the food processor and go to town until the recipe is smooth-ish.
- Marvel at the ease of this ‘recipe’
- Put it into a bowl, adorn with your toppings of choice
- Don’t feel guilty – it’s a banana!!!!
Ah…. Popcorn. A snack staple from my weight watcher days.
Back then, I used the microwavable stuff – you know the one with the yellow kernels and the warning to not inhale the fumes.
You see where this is headed, right?
I made my own popcorn with coconut oil on my stove. Just call it Dizee Pop.
3TBS of Coconut Oil
1/3 cup of Organic Pop Corn Kernels (thus avoiding the dreaded GMO kernels)
Sea Salt, to taste
Seriously, just those 3 ingredients
- Put a nice size pot on the stove, add the 3 TBS of coconut oil & wait for it to melt
- Rub any extra coconut oil from the spoon into your elbows or hands. Don’t waste it!
- When you think the oil is warm enough, add 2-3 kernels to the pot and wait until they pop. (Mine popped clear out of the pot and onto the floor. It made one of the pups very happy)
- Add the rest of the kernels and put the lid on the pot
- Get ready for a party in that pot. Shake the pot every thirty to forty seconds or so to prevent burning
- When the popping calms down, dump the popcorn out onto a paper towel lined baking sheet.
- Sprinkle with Sea Salt
The whole thing took only minutes. Even Craig enjoyed it. To quote
I don’t taste the coconut oil. This isn’t half bad.
Now, obviously, this opens the door to all sorts of crazy combinations – garlic, cheese or possibly chili powder.
Does anyone pop their own popcorn? What is your favorite topping?
These used to be a staple of mine. I’m working on bringing it back. Would be doubly delicious with chocolate graham crackers.
Yum. Outside my comfort zone, but enjoyable. I think they would be killer in a salad.
Yes, I went there. No, I did not point it.
Holy Guacamole, Batman…. Since I am the only one in the house who likes the green stuff, I never buy it. It also freaks me out – what do they put in it that keeps it green for weeks? I saw this on Mexican Made Easy last weekend - Yummy!
Totally enough to share….
Who doesn’t love a nice waffle??? Serve it with some fruit to bulk it up
Yes, I made potato chips in the microwave. No, I am not crazy, I googled it. Overall, not bad. Add some light ranch dip & we maybe onto something ….