The calendar is telling telling me that today is March 14th (not only do I not retrieve my mail on a daily basis, I also am that person who never knows the date).
If today is truly the 14th of March, I have a half to run in a month from today as the Fitness Mag Half is April 14th.
Hmm. That is soon. I guess when you wait until the last minute to register, it will seem to creep up on you rather quickly.
Questions for my runner friends:
- How do you hydrate for your runs?
- Do you drink smoothies?
I notice I am much thirstier on the days that I run and sometimes water just doesn’t cut it. I am not a big fan of sports drinks or drinking my food (I prefer to chew) but I am open to suggestions!
I have read so much about the benefits of smoothies in terms of the body absorbing the nutrients quicker and better from the blending that I am thinking maybe I need to whip out my blender on a regular basis.
So, last night the boy and I tested out a new fun (and healthy!) dessert- remember I was going to make a version of the Pin from Pinterest?
I didn’t have waffle cones but I did have cupcake cones.
I told him the plan: choose a yogurt flavor, a few different toppings/mix-ins and then we will pop it into the freezer for it to harden like ice cream.
His ingredients of choice:
- Coffee and dark chocolate Chobani bite
- peanut butter (I shared the Crunch Time because it would only require a small scoop)
- Nature’s Path Pumpkin Flax Granola
- Dark Chocolate Chips
In addition to sharing my Crunch Time, I even shared my dark chocolate chips. I must have been in a good mood.
Ok, lately instead of the dark chocolate chips, I have been eating the Trader Joe’s Mini Dark Chocolate Bars on a regular basis. So I didn’t mind giving up some chips.
We assembled the cone with a scoop of peanut butter at the bottom, then the yogurt, mixed in the granola, a few chocolate chips and topped with the strawberries.
It was super easy and not messy at all! (I hate a mess and prepared myself for yogurt drippings-but there were none).
We popped it into the freezer and waited for it to harden.
Now, we only made it about 90 minutes. He couldn’t wait any longer than that.
It was close to frozen, but not quite. I think it probably needed another 30 minutes to an hour.
He totally enjoyed it. And I enjoyed that he enjoyed a pretty healthy dessert. Another Win Win Mom Meal!
I will absolutely be making these again and trying out different combinations. I love that he chose strawberries as a topping.
I am thinking we need to try fresh pineapple and raspberries as well since they both taste delicious in desserts, especially with chocolate. And with peanut butter, but doesn’t everything taste delicious with peanut butter?
It’s all about the toppings, right? So why not use greek yogurt as the base – turns into quite a healthy dessert treat.
I am thinking that I want to buy the waffle cones and,the waffle bowls.
Heck, maybe I will start chocolate dipping the waffle cones and bowls and make my own dessert creations like my favorite desserts from Cold Stone Creamery.
Perhaps I should start making room in my freezer.
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Have a great Thursday!