After declaring today an "all about ME" day, I found myself in an indulgent kind of mood. This resulted in a batch of Double Chocolate S'Mores Bars, which are a variation of my regular S'mores Bars using 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, 1/3 ground flax, and the Peanut Butter & Co's Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter and a quart of homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.
1 1/4 cup non-dairy milk (I used Trader Joes Vanilla Hemp)
1/2 cup coconut nectar
1/4 cup Sucanant
1 1/2 - 2 tsp Peppermint extract
2 Tbs Arrowroot Powder
1 cup dairy free chocolate chips
Mix 1/4 cup of non dairy milk with 2 Tbs of the arrowroot powder and set aside.
In a saucepan, combine the creamer with the remainder of the milk, the agave nectar and the sucanat and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and immediately stir in the arrowroot mixture. Then add peppermint extract and stir until well combine. Taste mix for flavor and sweetness.
Allow ice cream mix to cool in fridge for approoximately 4 hours. Then run it through your ice cream maker according to the manufacturers directions, adding chips during the last 5 minutes of mixing. Transfer to a container and store in freezer.
In a word: Yum!!
As I beat the heat with Mint Chip cone, I received an unexpected call from a sexy friend inviting me out for a late afternoon cocktail. Naturally I accepted. As the saying goes, if you won't someone else will. I can sit in the house and mope or I can make the best of the hand life has dealt me. Life's too short to spend the entire day moping about, wishing things were different, esepcially when the reality of the situation is that I have no control over another individual actions/behavior. It is what it is. Going back to the Idiot's Guide to Zen Living, it's better to "let go" than to make yourself sick over what you have no control over.
Moving on, I would like you to meet newest addition to my appliance family:
My New Love <3
So, what will be my first juice?
4 handfuls of baby carrots
2 green apples
1 handful baby spinach
Place ice in glass (or mason jar for on the go convenience). Squeeze lemon over ice. Set aside.
Juice carrots, spinach, and apples in accordance to manufacturers instructions. Enjoy!
Wishing everyone a fabulous night!! Until next time, I'm off like a prom dress ;-)