I initially had another post planned, but I was so excited about what I just had for dinner that I had to write about it. It was simple, filling, and so, so good.
The other day when my friend Audrey was in town, we made strawberry coconut milk ice cream in my Vita-Mix. It was awesome, and it left me craving more.
3 cups frozen strawberries, 1 cup full-fat coconut milk, vanilla and stevia pulverized into ice cream. Topped with shaved Baker’s unsweetened chocolate and coconut shreds.
Today we picked up a bag of frozen organic peaches from Costco, and I was eager to experiment right away. I also wanted to have protein after my workout, as well as some glycogen-replenishing oatmeal. Add ice cream experimentation + protein + energy-sustaining carbs and you get my yummy dinner. Although it wasn’t pretty, the ‘fruit’ (no pun intended) of my labor was wonderful, if I do say so myself. 😛
Cinnamon Peaches & Cream Breakfast
1/3 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk + 2/3 cup water
dash of salt
splash of vanilla
big shake(s) of cinnamon, to taste
1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
about 1 heaping cup diced frozen peaches
splash of vanilla
optional: NuNaturals Stevia, to taste (or other sweetener: agave, sugar, honey, etc.)
optional: 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
First, make your oatmeal by combining all ingredients except cinnamon in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat till thickened, whisking occasionally. Set aside and let cool slightly.
While the oatmeal is cooling, make your ice cream. Put all ingredients into Vita-Mix, except protein powder, in the order listed. Turn the Vita onto variable #1, then quickly turn it up to 10. Next, flip the switch to High, and press the ingredients into the blade with your tamper. You will probably think it isn’t going to work, but it will. Keep pushing it, even if it looks like it’s not doing anything. I strongly suggest not adding any extra liquid. It may help to stop and stir the ice cream once or twice before starting the variable/tamper process over again. Don’t let it go for too long, or else the ice cream will start to melt. When it looks like it’s creamy and combined enough, turn off the blender. Either add and blend in the protein powder, or stir it in by hand. I opted for stirring, because I didn’t want to melt my family’s ice cream any further. (I split the ice cream in half, gave half to my mom and brother to try, then stirred the protein powder into the other half for me.)
Spoon ice cream and oatmeal into a bowl, top with desired toppings and enjoy!
So good. Breakfast for dinner? You betcha. Alternatively, you could skip the protein powder and oatmeal and just make the ice cream. It’s super good, I promise. I didn’t take a picture of it other than the one above, but it basically looked like the picture here.
Oh, and a word to the wise, be careful when you’re cleaning your Vita-Mix.
Don’t stuff the tamper into the full, running blender.
By the way, I just wanted to take a minute to thank you all SO much for your kind comments on my last post. They meant the world to me, and I appreciated your heartfelt responses more than you know. You are all truly amazing. I’m so grateful for my blogger (and in person!) friends. 🙂 ❤
Question of the Day: Have you ever made ice cream in your Vita-Mix? It’s so fun and takes literally less than a minute from start to finish. I see a lot more of it in my future.
Thanks for reading!