Workout: Ran outside 4.2 miles (40 min) (9:33 pace) – Ignored my Garmin the whole run…and it was good.
Well, it’s happened. My favorite jeans are tighter and my relationship with chocolate lava cake has grown stronger. Sweets = my greatest weakness.
I need to give up sugar. So I will.
For a week. (I don’t want to get crazy or anything. Baby steps.)
For me, no sugar means all the processed stuff: no bites of cheesecake for Breakfast, no Dove chocolates or cookies after lunch, no Nerds, no marshmallows dipped in Nutella, no dipping myself in Nutella, no graham crackers with cream cheese frosting, no cupcakes, no Oreos and no ice cream with eleventy billion toppings for Dinner.
I must find a way to cheat. Pronto. I’m only on Day 1 and I’m already becoming more snarky.
Enter Tofu ice cream. I highjacked this easy recipe from my personal trainer and I love it.
Tofu Berry Ice Cream
- 16 oz silken tofu (My Publix stopped selling silken, so I use soft now. It just takes a little longer in the blender or food processor.)
- 1/2 cup of honey
- 1 cup of fresh or thawed berries
Directions: Blend all ingredients together and freeze.
I used half a cup of strawberries and half a cup of blackberries. If using soft tofu, I’d suggest breaking it up a bit first so it blends more easily.
I like putting them in individual serving containers. Once they freeze, they are really hard, so it’s easy to pop one of these in the microwave for 10 seconds to soften it a bit.
Tofu Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream
- 16 oz silken (or soft) tofu
- 1/2 cup of honey
- 1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- pinch of salt
- 3 oz of semisweet chocolate chips melted
Blend tofu, honey, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt together until creamy. Melt chocolate chips in microwave for approx. 90 seconds. Mix melted chocolate into tofu mixture and freeze.
The Berry Tofu Ice Cream tastes a lot like a smoothie. You could even drink it as one once it’s blended. I love them both, but the chocolate is the best in my opinion. I’ve even made it without the chocolate chips and it tastes just as good.
Have a great night! I’m off to stare at the Hubs while he eats a Klondike bar and jelly bellies in front of me like I didn’t just give up sugar for a week.