Hey my Delicious Sparklely Christmas Cookies! 🙂
Thanks for all of your comments on my last post. I really want to show a more full picture of the way I eat and not give off the wrong impression, so I’m going to be doing more of those What Kat Ate’s.
I spent this last weekend making and preparing Christmas gifts. I also spent the weekend and all of Monday morning working on a guest post (look forward to that soon – I’ll let you know when!) for a lovely young woman.
Also, I’ve been bagging up and freezing a TON of bananas recently. I’m like a chipmunk preparing for winter. 😉
And what am I going to do with all of these bananas?
Well, one thing I am going to be making is a lot of this:
My RAW Cookies ‘N Cream Milkshake! 😀
Chop up a frozen banana into thin slices.
Add the banana, almond milk, (protein power), and vanilla to the blender. – Note: I added the protein powder later, but I would suggest that if you use it to add it here, as it will combine better with the blender.
Blend on high for about 25-30 seconds, or until all smooth and creamy.
Add the cacao nibs and/or chocolate chips.
Then pulse a few times, about 3 times, just to combine (or you can also just stir them in).
Then pour into a glass, grab a spoon, and enjoy! 😀
The RAW Cookies N’ Cream Milkshake
Vegan, *RAW*, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Sugar-Free
- 1 ripe banana, frozen
- 1 cup almond milk (I used unsweetened vanilla), or other non-dairy milk
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
- optional: 1 scoop (30 grams) vanilla protein powder
- handful(s) of *cacao nibs* and/or chocolate chips
Chop up the frozen banana. Add the banana, almond milk, vanilla extract (and protein powder) to the blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Add cacao nibs and/or chocolate chips and pulse 3 times until combined (or just stir them in with a spoon). Pour into serving glass and serve immediately.
This time through, I just stirred in the protein powder at the end, but I’ve found it works better if you blend it up with the banana and almond milk right at the beginning – it’s less clumpy and more luscious that way.
This raw version has more of a banana flavor compared to the regular version (depending on how many cookies you use) as more of the original cookies-n-cream flavor to it. But I love how this one is one that you can splurge on more often – instead of it just being a treat; it can be one you have as part of your regular diet.
This next paragraph contains *GIRL TALK*, so all of you guys who are boys or who just don’t feel comfortable reading this kind of thing, just skip to the next paragraph.
My mom spent the morning calling to get me an appointment with my primary care doctor. I overheard my mom talking about me having to get blood taken for it, too. I just pray that I won’t hyperventilate while they take my blood (when I see the chair and the needles, my breathing just sky-rockets and I start to cry; the actual needle taking the blood doesn’t hurt at all, but I still just cry all the way through it). Anyways, the appointment is this Thursday afternoon and I just hope that this time they’ll figure out what’s going on with me, as I still haven’t had my time-of-month on my own (it’s been two years now). I miss having my time-of-month every month. I just really want to know what’s going on and why I’m not having it. I just pray that the doctors will be lead by the Spirit and I can feel of His Comfort as I go.
*GIRL TALK ENDED*
We have a Christmas party tonight where we’re collecting angel-tree gifts (and hopefully wrapping them up there too), so that and school should keep me busy ’til Thursday with my doctor’s appointment and the blood tests.
Ever tried cacao nibs? I love the dark flavor they have!
Do you use protein powder? Have a favorite? I just finished up the last one I had (and I just found out that it actually had milk in it, which I really bummed about; but since I haven’t had it my face is starting to clear up even more, so even though it was a little bit it was affecting my skin. The milk was apparently in the “natural flavors” category on the label, which I never expected…). Right now, I’ve been using my homemade protein powder, and I’ve been working on another version of it. 🙂
How do you react when you have blood drawn? It really depends on if I just keep my breathing normal or not. I’m fine if I do, but I pretty much hyperventilate if I don’t.