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Summer Recipe Roundup

 

Happy non-laborious day ladies & gents! The sun is shining. Coffee is sipping. And it’s MONDAY. Can we just get a brief moment of silence for this blessing right here?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks. :)

 

I had a fantasmic weekend which I spent up at Loon Mountain after getting some free passes for their adventure park. This included mountain biking, rock climbing, gondola rides, ziplining, and hilarious photobombs.

 

 

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I had a good laugh. Good mems.

 

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We also squeezed through some uncomfortably small spots between rocks where claustrophobia and ten ton boulders merged with me. Luckily I was able to get some clarity and hakuna matata on this Lion King rock.

 

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I helped celebrate the last of Summer by eating ice cream every single night this weekend. Go big or go home I always say. I balanced it out by eating some sea bass for the first time with loads of fresh veggies. #slappindabass.

 

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And while I currently have the AC cranked and 90 degree weather threatens us tomorrow, I am not ready to ship off Summer quite yet for pumpkin-mania and the short 2 weeks of Fall. So I thought it would be a perfect time to reminiscence on some great recipes I enjoyed all Summer long for my the first and only Sinful Nutrition recipe roundup!

 

 

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Breakfast:

 

Banana Split Overnight Oats

 

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Key Lime Pie Overnight Oats

 

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Snacks:

 

Sriracha Hummus

 

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Sweet Tea Pickles

 

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Key Lime Pie Bites

 

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Main Dishes:

 

Vegetable Lasagna

 

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BBQ Lentil Bites

 

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Cornmeal Crusted Lime & Cilantro Haddock

 

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Desserts:

 

2-ingredient Freezer Fudge

 

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Frozen S’mores Bars

 

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Banana Bee-Nut Butter Ice Cream

 

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Strawberry Pie

 

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Macerated Strawberry Shortcake

 

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Drinks:

 

Sugar-Free Strawberry Slush

 

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Lavender Honey Lemonade

 

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Chai Tea Latte Coolata

 

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And there you have it. All the recipes that now make me wish I could relive Summer all over again. And again. Have some pumpkin pie. And then relive it again.

 

 

Make it a great day!

What’s your favorite season?

Flip flops or boots?

 

VTPB: Banana Bee-Nut Butter Ice Cream

 

Salutations and good vibrations my Thursday party peeps!

 

Ahhh the weeks just seem to fly on by when the weather is warm. Ask me this again when it’s January. I think the weeks come to a standstill for a good 3 months during the Winter.

 

I’m trying to soak up these Sunny and rather humid days while I can. And what better way than hitting the road for 15 miles on the bike, and ice bath, and Spice World and a glass of wine.

 

 

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A mandatory step for any Wednesday workout. Studies show that it speeds up recovery and induces “Wannabe” to be stuck in your head for a week.

 

And can I just say how cute this Romaine is.

 

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I saw this on Buzzfeed and just had to try it. I’d have trouble eating this just because of how adorable it is.

 

 

But alas, it Thursday and Summer is coming to an end. But before it does there’s a couple things left to do.

 

Number one..

 

 

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Thursdays call for VTPBlog posts! And  number two..what better way to enjoy the last bit of Summer and warm weather than with…

 

 

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ICE CREAM!!! :D

 

You’re supposed to scream that.

 

But not just any old ice cream. Banana Bee-Nut Butter Ice Cream. Mhmmmm.

 

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What do you get when a frozen banana and honey peanut butter walk into a blender?

 

 

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Don’t make me scream it again.

 

 

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Banana Bee-Nut Butter Ice Cream {GF}
Author: 
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 2-3
 
Gluten-Free, Dairy Free, Sugar-Free
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled and frozen
  • 2 tbsp Vermont Bee-Nut Butter ( or honey sweetened peanut butter)
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp dairy-free chocolate chips (such as Enjoy Life brand)
Instructions
  1. Add bananas, peanut butter, and almond milk to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down sides of blender as you go.
  3. Serve and top with chocolate chips and additional peanut butter or a drizzle of honey
Notes
Veganize: Use honey-free peanut butter.

 

All ingredients are measured in 2. Can you believe it’s that easy?! You can serve it up immediately for some banana bee-nut soft serve, or stick it in the freezer to make it a little more solid. Which is impossible in my house. Most of the time I don’t even bother with a bowl…or a spoon.

 

 

So when you have all those bloody brown bananas (too much Spice World) rotting up your kitchen counter stop drop and make some..

 

 

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ice cream.
 
 
 
 

I whispered it that time just for you.

 

 

If you missed any of my previous VTPBlog posts or want to learn more about the Vermont Peanut Butter Company, hop on over here and check it all out!

 

 

Make it a great day!

Have you ever made ice cream with frozen bananas?

Have you ever regrown any veggies?

**Disclaimer: This post is on behalf as the official blogger for the Vermont Peanut Butter Company. I did not receive any compensation apart from a discount of VTPB products. As always, all thoughts, opinions, and recipes are my own.**

 

 

WIAW…this Summer

 

Oy Vey it’s Vensday! Vat are ve going ta do?!

 

 

…Let’s start with ditching the Russian accent. Thaaaat’s better.

 

I FINALLY got my arse to the beach where I spent the day getting my drawers dropped by waves, taking romantic walks along the shore…alone, and getting sandy Hulk feet with MJ.

 

 

 

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And that means my Summer is OFFICIALLY OVER. Okay naaaht really, but I’ve accomplished most everything on the list to make it officially a superb Summer.

 

 

And that leads me to taking a look back on what my eats of this Summer season consisted of for this week’s WIAW!

 

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Breakfast almost always consisted of omelets. I have been craving nothing but eggs and coffee first thing in the morning, and so 9 times out of 10 I would cave in and make an omelet.

 

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But we can’t forget about my beloved pancake Sunday which consisted up grainy coconut flour ones, favorite 2-ingredient ones, and it taste better than it looks pancake flip fails.

 

 

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Lunch can be summed up in one word and one word only. SALAD.

 

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I’m pretty positive I could eat salad at every meal during the Summer and be perfectly content. I even had salad with my omelet on a few mornings. Judge me.

 

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Fresh garden veggies. Eating on the deck. And warm Summer nights just scream for something green and crunchy with some sort of plop of protein on top.

 

 

Snacks…Wellll half the Summer’s snacks consisted of delicious pastries and lots of bread and cheese…

 

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While the other half was made of up macadamia nuts and key lime pie..bites!

 

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And lots of handfuls of fresh picked blueberries. Picking your own and biking with a backpack full of blueberries gives you free reign, right?

 

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Dinner was eaten mostly under the sea. To make up for not swimming as much as I wanted to, I ate lots of things that do.

 

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Salmon..omelet..patty…burgers?

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Zucchini Shrimp Scampi with recipe on my IG

And a trip to the beach isn’t complete without steamers and silver bullets.

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Chased with a split lobster roll…minus the roll. Once yearly lobster quota filled!

And desserts had to consist of something cold and creamy.

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20140722-120522.jpgThe best flippin’ coffee gelato EVER.

And a little teaser of what’s to come tomorrow…

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Don’t you just hate those little teasers?! You’re welcome. ;)

So that’s what I’ve been eatin’ on those Su-ah-mer……NNNNNIIIIIIIGGGGGGGHHHHHTTTTTTTSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Join Ms. Jenn and all those other food photogs over at Peas & Crayons for more WIAW fun!

Make it a great day!

What was one great thing you ate this Summer?

Favorite song from Grease? Mine’s actually “Freddie My Love” ..which I’m sure a lot of you are wondering if this was actually in the movie.