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mango avocado ice cream

Hey hey my lovely blog friends!  I hope that you enjoyed your weekend and were able to celebrate Father’s day with the people you love.  

I got to spend the whole weekend with family, and it was wonderful.  On Saturday, Daniel and I went to his family reunion and were able to spend time with his siblings, parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  That night, we got together with my family and had a delicious dinner outside watching my little cousins play on their new playset (I will have to take pictures – it’s the coolest thing ever and I kind of want one for myself).  Sunday evening we went to my parents house for a big Father’s day dinner.  Daniel grilled the best pork chops in the history of the world, and we also had a plethora of other delicious treats: black-eyed peas, cornbread, pole beans, corn on the cob, and grilled squash and zucchini from our garden.  It was quite the meal.  After dinner, we headed outside and played whiffle ball and washers.  I completely sucked at whiffle ball, but I redeemed myself with washers.  I had never played before, but I completely dominated the game (I even beat my brother…..not that we’re competitive or anything).  We finished the night off by enjoying my mom’s homemade blackberry cobbler and vanilla ice cream.  It was pretty much the perfect night with my family.

love them

You’re probably wondering why I haven’t mentioned that ice cream yet, aren’t you?  Patience is a virtue, people.  😉  When it comes to ice cream, I don’t have much patience either, so let’s get right to that recipe.

This isn’t actually ice cream, but it sure does taste like soft serve!  Not only is this recipe delicious, but it is super simple with only three ingredients!

Mango Avocado “Ice Cream”

  • 1/2 avocado, frozen (peel and chop your avocado before freezing it)
  • about 3/4 or 1 cup frozen mango (I used one small champagne mango that I peeled and chopped myself)
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)

Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!

Mangoavocadoicecream

This is a healthy, scrumptious, sweet-relief-from-the-summer-heat treat.  I bought several avocados yesterday at the grocery store so that I can put them in the freezer and make this recipe again.  I can’t wait!  I think next time I’ll add in some coconut extract and use coconut almond milk.  I’ll let you know how it turns out. 

Enjoy the rest of your Monday!

much love,

nat

So tell me…

Have you used avocado in sweet recipes before?

What’s your favorite cold treat in the summer?   

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Fish taco night and my new favorite dessert!

Thank you for the well wishes – Daniel convinced me I should actually take some medicine today, and what do you know, it really did help.  I’m feeling much more like myself today, and hopefully tomorrow will be even better.

But back to the important things – tonight was fish taco night!  Much better than random egg combination night and sauteed veggies and garlic bread night. 🙂

Tonight’s dinner was absolutely perfect.  I don’t know if I was just incredibly hungry or if Daniel and I really do concoct the best fish tacos ever.

Daniel was cooking the fish while I was on my way home from Zumba (wish was amazingly sweaty and fun tonight!), and we ate about five minutes after I walked in the door.  I had to make a pit stop on the way home to buy a fresh avocado, and I’m so glad I did.  I may or may not have eaten HALF the avocado as part of my dinner.

Since we ate so quickly after I got home, I didn’t really think about grabbing my camera (maybe one day I’ll start to get better at this whole blogging thing).  We briefly toasted up some small corn tortillas on the stove, and I topped mine with the following:

  • Fage 0% plain Greek yogurt (in place of sour cream)

  • Pinch of shredded cheese

  • Salsa

  • Homemade pickled onions (SO GOOD!)

  • Tilapia (that Daniel cooked on the stone in the oven with some seasoning blend he made – it rocks)

  • AVOCADO!!!

It was so delicious – I kept “mmmmm”ing with each bite (think What About Bob style).  It was THAT good.  For my second, I skipped the tortilla and just mixed the other ingredients together.

After dinner, my natural sweet tooth teeth kicked in.  I was very tempted to go for the chocolate or peanut butter (or both), but reminded myself of my clean eating goal.  I decided to enjoy some fresh fruit instead.  I think I found my new favorite dessert!  I peeled and chopped one Cara Cara orange, a champagne mango, and a kiwi.  I topped the mix with some coconut butter shavings and dug in.  SO SO SO good.

Between the avocado and coconut butter, I think I definitely got in my day’s (or week’s) worth of healthy fats. 🙂

I do apologize for the lack of pictures…does this make up for it???

My babies!  This was the first weekend we had little Clyde.  Harley couldn’t leave him alone!

I promise tomorrow that I will post a picture that isn’t several years old and that is actually relevant to my post.

Tomorrow is Friday Eve!  I hope you are as excited as I am!

You MUST make this recipe!

One of my favorite things about reading healthy living blogs is finding new and delicious recipes.  There is a plethora of insanely creative people out there that love tackling the challenge of creating a healthy (or at least healthier) version of some of our favorite not-so-nutritious foods.

Naturally, I’m ALWAYS looking for dessert recipe makeovers.  My go-to healthy dessert blog is Katie’s amazing – and chocolate covered – blog.  If you haven’t checked it out, you must!!!  Go now, people!  Well, finish reading this, and then go.

Her most popular recipe is chocolate chip cookie dough dip.

cookie dough dip

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There is a good reason this is the most famous dessert on her blog.  Amazing doesn’t even do it justice.  Seriously.  It tastes just like cookie dough.  I followed her recipe pretty much exactly, using the oats, almond milk, and half natural peanut butter half coconut oil for the fat.

I served it at a small group fellowship and at a football party over the weekend.  Everyone loved it – men, women, kids, health nuts, anti-health-anything people, etc.    I have put it on tortilla chips, graham crackers, waffles (don’t judge), and a spoon.

Okay, now, GO!  Go to Katie’s blog and make the recipe!!!

What’s your favorite made over recipe?  Have you tried any of Katie’s recipes?


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