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Strawberry Softserve

Hi and Happy Saturday!

Friday was a great day and boy do I have an itch to shop.  It’s been so long since I actually got to go shopping for fun things.  Normally it’s groceries or stuff I need around the house.  But today I took a half day from work and went to the shopping center.  I had the urge to go to Williams & Sonoma and Sur La Table.  I bought some pancake molds from Williams & Sonoma, but that was about it, I had more fun at Sur La Table.  Here are some of the goodies I bought there.

Aren’t those the cutest little spoons.  I have a weird thing about baby/little spoons.  I love to use them for scooping peanut butter, eating desserts and using it for my yogurt.  I love these little guys and I will be using them for more than just Easter dishes.  I’m not sure what the little holes are for, but that’s ok, I love the little rabbits.

I also got these cute paper straws.  I thought they would be fun for props and for summer drinks.  I think I had a thing for pink today.

I finally bought my immersion hand blender.  I don’t know if you recall but about two months ago I was using my old Black & Decker hand blender for blending tomato soup and I heard a crack and then flames shot up the sides, while I was using it. Talk about scary.  I threw that one out and was in search of a new one.  I didn’t realize how much I really used it until it was gone.  I tried using a blender for making my soup creamy and that was a horrible mess.  I used it with the same tomato soup and it splattered and exploded everywhere.  Ugh!  I had red globs of tomato everywhere!  That was an ugly mess.  So now I am excited I got this pretty hot pink one.  I got the hot pink because Jenny bought me a hand mixer for Christmas and it was Cuisinart in Hot Pink, so I thought it would be nice to getting matching colors.  Don’t you love the pink?  Speaking of pink, I made this for my Friday night dessert.

I know a lot of you have seen this dessert, but it’s so good I had to share the recipe for you.  I have been on a major smoothie, ice cream, fruit kick lately.  It seems I just can’t get enough fruit!  I ate a whole pineapple myself, over three days last week.  I had a bazillion oranges and about 3 pints of strawberries, not to mention my smoothies I posted this past week.  It’s crazy!  I’m glad I’m craving fruit over sweets.  I’ve been being really good at staying away from the bad sugars and I think fruit is my substitute for it.  However I could be overdoing my fruit intake?  I tend to get on kicks and I tend to go overboard.

This soft serve is made with a half of a frozen banana, two strawberries and a 6oz container of Chobani’s Vanilla Greek Yogurt.  For the top I also added a drizzle of my chocolate almond butter and fat free whip cream.  It tasted like a yummy, creamy sundae.  When I processed it, it was more of a soft serve ice cream consistency but due to my hundreds of pictures I took, it started to melt.

Vanilla Strawberry Softserve
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Ingredients
  • ½ Banana, frozen
  • 2 Strawberries
  • 6 oz Vanilla Greek Yogurt, fat free
  • 1 tsp. Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • 2 tbsp. whip cream, fat free
Instructions
  1. In a blender, add the banana, strawberries and yogurt and process until smooth. Drizzle with almond butter and top with whip cream.
Notes
Calories: 209, Fat: 2, Sodium: 66, Potassium: 294, Carbs: 31, Fiber: 3, Protein: 18

I guess you can tell I was in a pink mood and I just realized I’m even wearing a pink shirt!  Do you ever get on color kicks?  My normal go to color is red or orange but today it was definitely pink.    I think it has to do with all the spring pastel colors out now, however I went for hot pink today!  I needed a little spicy color to brighten up the day.

I also went to Whole Foods today and let me tell you, do not go there on an empty stomach!  I wanted to eat everything.  They have the best deli and salad bars ever.  I bought some roasted vegetables, which I used for my dinner and for lunch I bought a half a chicken quasadillia and a piece of margarita pizza.  I totally carbed out today.  I had all intentions of getting a salad, but the pizza was calling me.  I bought it and ran to my car and chomped it down like a crazy person.  After the guilt, I only ate a few bites of the chicken quasadillia.  I was pretty full!  That was good and I mean good pizza!  I love Whole Foods but it’s 50 miles away from me and it’s to far to travel for grocery trip.  I wish they would open one near me!  However that could be pretty dangerous.

I spent my Friday night at the pool store, Lowes and Homegoods, note to woman, don’t bring your man with you when you go to Homegoods.  I couldn’t shop with him around!!  But I did get ideas!  So with all that it’s getting pretty late and I want to clean my kitchen so it can be ready for morning baking!  One of my favorite bloggers posted a bread recipe this week and I want to try it out, and if it turns out, I will share it with you!  Crossing fingers!!!

Have a wonderful Saturday!!!  My tip for the day, if it’s nice out, get out there and enjoy it!  Go for a walk, talk to friends and enjoy your weekend!!!  For me, I’ll be here online and baking up a storm because the rain is coming.  Plus I’m thinking I should make some type of soup.  I need an excuse to use my new hand blender!!  he he  Have a great day!!

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Comments

  1. Happy Saturday! Pink is the best indeed. You so deserved a day to go shopping…makes me want to go right now. And did I mention, this dessert looks delicious too?!

  2. Happy Saturday to you too. The bunny spoons are absolutely precious. The frozen yogurt looks delish.

  3. Hi Jennifer, this is such a fun post! I love all your “treasures” and I think it’s so fun to find pretty and interesting stuff for home and for the blog, just makes cooking and eating more delightful! I’m with you about Homegoods, I tend to loose my brains in there and my pocketbook suffers a bit when I do that! 🙂

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

      I’m the same way about Homegoods. It was probably a good thing that I did bring my Husband. 🙂 You’ll have to check out Monday’s blog!! 😉

  4. You picked two fantastic stores for your shopping splurge 🙂 I love those straws! They are perfect for summer. And the soft serve looks delicious!

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

      I am just so glad these stores are not near me, they could become very dangerous!!

  5. What a fantastic and uniquely healthy dessert 😀
    Bookmarked and happy to be on blog!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Colossal Caramel Peanut Monster Cookies

  6. I love making banana based ice cream – so creamy, and feels decadent 🙂 Love your spoons, very cute!

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

      Soft serve is so nice and so easy! I love it! It’s my go to when I have an ice cream craving!

  7. I love your loot!!!!

  8. I am so jealous that you have an actual Sur la Table store! I have to rely on ordering online. And I love love love my immersion blender have fun with it!

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