Help – This blog is making me Fat!

 

Has anyone else experienced this with their blog?

I have packed on 5 pounds since Strudel and I started this blog back in November.

As much as I’d like to kid myself and say, “What’s 5 pounds?  Doesn’t everyone love me for who I am?”

The reality is my favorite summer clothes are tight.

It all came to a head when I put on my bathing suit and my once loose board shorts can barely be tied. OMG!

What’s the solution?

Yes, more exercise.  I went on a nice hike today and even got to say hello to a rattlesnake.  Stay on your side of the trail Mr. Snake and I’ll stay on mine!

Unfortunately, eating less buttercream frosting is also part of the equation.

But I love you, buttercream, I really do!  How am I going to make cupcakes for two weddings this month without dipping into the buttercream?  Isn’t that what boyfriends are for?  Honey – can you come taste this?

As I was sitting by the pool in my too tight swimsuit watching my daughter splash in the water, I also had some time to read the June 2011 issue of Clean Eating that I had just picked up at the grocery store.

Has anyone else checked out this magazine?

It has some wonderful recipes!  I really like it.

One of the recipes in this issue was a Chocolate Banana Freezer Pie.

I wasn’t crazy about making the pie but I thought the filling, frozen in glass dishes, would be a nice summer dessert and it was!

Frozen Chocolate Cups

3 large ripe bananas

1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder (I used good ole Hershey’s)

1 c. coconut milk

1 t. vanilla extract

Throw all of these ingredients into a blender and blend for 3 to 5 minutes on high speed until the mixture is very, very smooth.

Pour into 4 glass dishes, cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least an hour.

When ready to serve let sit at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes.

Move into a pretty dish and serve with a dark chocolate stick.

This nice little treat is only 160 calories per serving and very chocolatey.

Maybe there is hope for my board shorts yet!

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