Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Frugan: Goodbye Mofo and Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream

It's been a great MOFO! I'm so glad I got the chance to read about so much fabulous food and meet some new bloggers. Mofo actually helped me get back into blogging and I'm so glad I did.

I think I'm going to give up Raw Wednesdays for the next month or so while I transition into the Mini Meal Plan. What I'm planning is 4 400 calorie meals and an optional 200 calorie snack ( that can be divided if need be ). That will give me a good green smoothie in addition to the four meals. Today, I feel like I ate all day long, but never got hungry.

One of my mini meals for tomorrow will star this delicious banana peanut butter ice cream. All you have to do is chop two frozen banana and pulse them in a food processor with 2 T peanut butter until it's nice and smooth. I added some freshly grated nutmeg to the top.

When I first started teaching cooking classes years ago, I would often start my Tofu class with an ice cream similar to this. I would use 1 package silken tofu, frozen bananas and frozen berries along with some sweetener depending on the tartness of the berries. People were blown away by how good it was!

Food for the day: 1800 calories!

  • Green Smoothie

  • Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

  • Black Bean Tacos with Queso on Chickpea Flatbread

  • Veggie Packed Soup with Tofu and Potatoes

  • Peanut Butter Banana Soft Serve


    1. Your mini meals look and sound delicious.

      That frozen banana-peanut butter recipe is fantastic! Such a great idea...I've made the basic frozen banana ice-cream before, but never thought about adding in other flavors to it...other than just fruit on top or something...it's genius.

      I'm looking forward to more mini-meals! And I'm definitely going to try the banana/peanut ice cream.

      Great job on VeganMoFo too! Thanks for all the recipes, and I'm glad it got you back into blogging because I love your food recipes and ideas! Keep them coming!

    2. only 1800 calories, wow! Sometimes I know I don't really eat enough. That sounds like a lot but it's really now. I guess because you spread it out.

      I love banana ice cream. Good idea to add PB.

    3. I love PB-Banana soft serve! It makes a great breakfast. ;)

    4. mmmmmmm! I want to eat all of your food today!

    5. That soup looks incredible. I love your chickpea flat bread. I've made it several times. I add about a t of oil to the mixture :)

    6. Looks like a delicious and economical day. Jealous!

    7. I have loved your blog and I am so glad to be a part of something so positive. I have totally stolen your term Frugan and I can't wait to see all that you do in the next days and months. MoFo has been amazing and I am truly looking forward to participating again.

    8. I'm going to make that banana peanut butter ice cream YUM!!!

    9. bitt: maybe you didn't notice that the 1800 calories was for food for the entire day. If you did- 1800 calories is NOT too many. For most people that is the low end of a healthy amount of food- for some people, it would be too low.

    10. In a perfect world, someone like YOU would be my personal chef. You're food is so perfect.

      When I win the lottery, I'll make you an offer you can't refuse ;)