Best title ever, I know.
Before I get to the frosting, some business to chat about first.
The STUFT 60 Challenge donation winners have been randomly chosen. The announcement post will be up tomorrow.
Taught some classes yesterday after my morning run.
Midday spin and then HIIT and a step class at night. I was toast afterwards.
A couple pictures from my spin class just because.
Yep, those two songs are happening pretty much every class as of late. Hopefully people don’t get sick of them anytime soon.
I went at 1.0 incline and about a 9 minute mile pace. I just wasn’t feeling it so I didn’t push.
I taught a short BOSU class a little later today too.
A move we do a lot at the end of my HIIT classes and sometimes on the BOSU is this alternating back/side knee repeater. Start with one foot on the BOSU (or the ground), bring knee up, tap foot to floor on the side, bring knee up, tap foot to floor behind. Repeat for a minute or so and then do it on the other leg.
The wave is optional of course, but makes it that much more fun. Ha. This repeater transitions really well into some one-legged squats. Gotta love those.
Some random recent discoveries over the past two days.
I work better during my afternoon office hours if I make myself actually work IN the office (and with coffee and kabocha).
I’m usually at the kitchen table with a mess of stuff around me and can’t think straight. It helped to be in a quiet place. I should really do that more often.
The boys and I had a little time to pass this afternoon while we were waiting for Grandma to get home from work. (Tuesdays are our days to visit her and for the boys to hang out at her house for a bit.)
We decided a coffee stop was in order. Instead of Starbucks we went for a little Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf for a change. I can’t remember the last time I went there.
Um, did you know they have a 32 ounce size?
They also have really cool crushed ice and purple straws. It was a darn good call going there.
It’s always a darn good call having a little coffee date with these guys actually. In case you’re wondering, they got warm plain soy milk. They thought they were pretty cool.
Okay, so the unsweetened frosting type thing. I’ve been making this almost daily. I’m a frosting girl. I love frosting. I always want the piece of cake with the most frosting and in my opinion frosting goes well with anything- graham crackers, animal crackers, pretzels, fruit, etc.
Sometimes you just need some store bought frosting, but most of the time I try to not have it in the house and come up with healthier versions or alternatives.
A year ago I was making these frozen frosting combinations all the time. I loved them, but since limiting artificial sweeteners they haven’t really been happening.
So, I came up with this gem.
I love it because it makes a big serving and it’s just sweet enough that it doesn’t need any other sweeteners or anything. You can add them if you want, but I like it just the way it is. You can use it as a dip or a frosting or just double the recipe and eat it with a spoon like oatmeal. There are so many options.
This is 21 Day Sugar Detox friendly and paleo if you’re into that kind of thing. If your not, well, then it’s still a great healthy alternative to frosting that you or the kiddos might like.
Here you go:
Unsweetened Paleo “Frosting”
1 tablespoon coconut flour (7 grams)
1 tablespoon chia (or 1 chia shot) (7-10 grams)
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (60 grams)
splash of vanilla or almond extract
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Stir all ingredients together. Microwave for 20-30 seconds. Let sit for 5-10 minutes or so or cover and put in refrigerator to chill.
*Feel free to add more almond milk or sue coconut milk in place of the almond milk. To be honest I don’t always measure I just keep adding until I get the consistency I want. I did test it with these exact measurements though and it came out perfectly.
Yep. It’s that easy and that good.
Plus there are so many different things you can do with it.
I like it on apple slices,
or just as a little dip for some sweetener free roasted kabocha.
The options are endless.
And with that I’m off.
Winners will be announced in the next post and I’ll try to stick to business.
Have a wonderful evening!
What’s your favorite frosting flavor or favorite thing to put frosting on?
Do you have a favorite coffee shop? (Starbucks, Peet’s, Coffee Bean, etc.)
Crushed or cubed ice? Crushed is so much better to me for some reason.