Happy Sunday! Today’s post is a delicious one. Something my friend Connie told me I should do, I took her idea and ran with it! he he It’s so good! But first, you know what I did on Saturday? I went to Trader Joe’s!! It’s been almost two weeks since I shopped and that’s not a good thing. I was running out of everything! I’m trying to do better on my food budget, since I spend so much, but because I was out of stuff, I spent almost $150.00, eck!!! Oh well, it’ all good stuff and stuff that will get me through the week!
Whenever I hit up Trader Joe’s I always try to get at least a few new items, so there are a few hidden in there. Can you guess what ones? You catch them on my Trader Joe’s page! I bet from the picture you can tell some of the recipes I’ll be sharing this week. I bet you can tell I have been craving fruit. I don’t know what wrong with me, I just want fruit! Lots of sweet fruit!
Now for my creamy delicious strawberry yogurt ice cream.
One thing you must know about me, when it comes to food I have no patience! You should let this ice cream sit out for about 20 – 30 minutes for it to get real creamy and soft, but I couldn’t wait for that, I had to try it. So if you make this, wait if you can!!
The reason I created this, was I wanted ice cream, I wanted mousse and I didn’t want to go to the store. So I took 1 strawberry container of Chobani Strawberry Greek Yogurt and 1 container of Chobani Vanilla Greek Yogurt, mixed it with one tub of fat-free Cool Whip and threw in some diced strawberries, popped it in the freezer and a few hours later I have this!
This ice cream will be perfect for when the summer months come! It tastes just like strawberry ice cream. I am so happy with this, that I can’t wait to make another one in a different flavor. However I don’t know if I can top strawberry. As you may be able to tell, it’s one of my favorite, if not my favorite fruit!!
You know what else I love about this recipe? No ice cream maker needed! I do plan on buying one, I just haven’t had the chance. I saw a nice one by Cusinart at Bed Bath and Beyond, I’m just waiting for my 20% off coupon that I’ll get in the mail. Imagine all of my crazy concoctions that I get to eat and share with you!! Do you see peanut butter ice cream? Dam it, now I guess that is the next one I’ll make, but this style! I can’t wait for an ice cream maker to have peanut butter ice cream!!!
Strawberry Yogurt Ice Cream
- 1 6oz container Vanilla Greek Yogurt
- 1 6oz container Strawberry Greek Yogurt
- 1 8oz container Cool Whip, fat free
- 2 drops of red food coloring
- 1/2 cup strawberries, diced
- Line a bread pan with freezer paper. Over lapping the sides.
- In a bowl add yogurt and cool whip and carefully mix until combined. Add food coloring and lightly fold mixture until pink in color.
- Carefully fold in strawberries
- Spoon mixture into bread pan and smooth out the top.
- Place in the freezer for about 4 hours or over night.
- Carefully lift the paper, let it rest for about 20 minutes or until soft and slice and serve.
- Place any left overs back in the freezer and cover with plastic wrap.
Serving Size: 6 slices
Calories per serving: 110, Fat: .01, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 45, Potassium: 21, Carbs: 19, Fiber: .03, Sugar: 10, Protein: 5.1
Wasn’t that easy? Love easy! Love fast and I love tasty!! I love my new found love for flavored yogurt! Certainly beats just eating plain!
I also got my PB2 in the mail and it’s weird. I am not sure what to do with it. I haven’t tried it because, well I’m kind of scared to, but I will. I’m thinking of some recipes that I want to make with it. Have you ever used PB2? Will I like it? After making my own Peanut Butter, not sure if anything will top or match it. But if I don’t try I’ll never know and it’s only 45 calories for 2 tablespoons, which is pretty nice.
I’m also pleased to announce that this week I finally went over my calorie burned for exercising this week. I cheated and went on the scale to see if I lost anything, notta! I have till Monday to lose a pound, if I don’t, than real peanut butter here I come. This was a very hard strike for me!!! Thank goodness I got those cookies from Spiffy Cookie on Friday. It helped with the cravings. I guess that could be considered a cheat?
My exercises for last week:
Sunday: 40 minutes full body circuit training, 1 mile walk and gardening (I pulled weeds for over an hour.)
Monday: Just walked 1.23 miles
Tuesday: walked 1.23 miles, 40 minute upper body circuit training
Wednesday: walked 1.23 miles, 40 minute Ab Circuit Training
Friday: walked 1.23 miles, 30 minutes jump roping
Saturday: 30 minute jumping jack circuit training
Wow, I did more than I realized! My goal was to burn 1700 and I burned 2031! Woohoo!
Also, as you know I was nominated for Healthiest Eating Food Blog on Fitness Magazine and would love it if you voted for me. So far I only have 34 votes, if you like my blog, please vote for Peanut Butter and Peppers. I know I won’t win, but I would feel better if I got more than 34 votes. To vote for me, just go here. Thank you!!
I also wanted remind you, don’t forget to enter the Peanut Butter Lover’s Giveaway, contest ends today at 12:00pm (PST) just go here.
Have a great Sunday!!!