October 17, 2010

Rich, Chocolate Ice Cream For Breakfast

That's right. I've made a grand discovery. A delicious, wholesome, filling, sweet discovery. My name is Nicole, and I ate a huge bowl of chocolate ice cream for breakfast. And I may have made it a cousin bowl for dessert, as well.

If you ever have a hankering for some vegan ice cream, just do this:
  • 1 handful beet leaves
  • 2 kale leaves
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup rice milk
  • 4 frozen strawberries
  • 1/8 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1/8 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
Thank you, Mr.Blender, for always being there for me.

my sweet friend, this tasted a whole lot like heaven. 100% naturally sweetened with fruit, packed with more green vegetables than you could imagine, and keeps your tummy full and satisfied from 'round 8:30am - 2:00pm, I kid you not. And when 2:00pm does roll around, and dinner isn't quite ready, you can snack on something awesome like this:

roasted almond butter, cinnamon, half slice homemade bread.

I then called for my hubby dearest while holding a coconut in my hand, and he pulled out the biggest knife we own and proceeded to...

show me the insides were... curdled a bit. big bummer, but made me want to buy another one just to taste the full effects of a true coconut.

and then... t'was vegan pizza time, me lads:

mushroom pasta sauce, kale, spinach, radish, bell pepper, tempeh, zucchini, broccoli bits, pineapple, serrano chili over homemade whole wheat crunchy dough.

3 slices of soul food.

Although I loooveee making me breads at home and not spending $25/month on store-bought bread, I always seem to dread and put off the whole slicing bit. I mean, just get me a machine to do it, nah? Ah, well, this time it wasn't too bad, and I got some pretty even slices there, buddy.

then I proceeded to make our lunches for Monday, Mondaaay.

and I cooked up some pinto beans in the pressure cooker, mashed them, seasoned them, and cooked 'em a wee-bit longer for that "oh-you-taste-so-good" kick. These babies last us all week, and their the best source of protein/fiber I can think of.

homemade salsa for the week (Edu can't live without this!) just some serrano chilis + tomatoes with a dash or 3 of salt.

chocolate smoothie numbah 2 then came to mind...

  • 1 cup rice milk
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 4 frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 2 dates
  • vanilla, unsweetened cocoa powder, ground flaxseed meal
then I paintedandpaintedandpainted and now the hour has come, the hour that sends me off to bed, I declare. But not without some amazing encouragement to conclude a lovely weekend:

Do not be afraid or discouraged.
For the LORD your God is with
you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9


    Gah I wish I could make homemade bread....need a breadmaker I guess!!

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