the dawn of day six (of 10 days of the real food pledge)

It’s 12:48am and I’m wide awake because:

  • I just finished working on a project for work, a little presentation for Tuesday — last minute I decided I needed it to be a Prezi, instead of a trusty ol’ power point. (totally worth it)
  • My husband is still out and about with our friends — a party I missed to work on the Prezi… and it’s harder to sleep when he’s not here.
But in all honesty…
  • I had coffee at 8:20pm — yes, me. Coffee. Not like I just barely missed my cut-off time of 4pm. My “last call” for caffeine for the day, but true biz… not one but two cups of coffee, which took me well into the 10 o’clock hour sipping my java.

So it’s 12:53 am… what better time for a blog post? I don’t think my fingers have raced across the keys like this in a while. I’m liking it.

Being up this late calls for a snack.

A real food snack, of course.

*Yikes! The lighting after midnight is even worse than the dinner hour.

If you’re still up, you should have a snack too.

Care to join me?

Chocolate-Banana-Peanut-Butter Mock Ice Cream

1 frozen banana 

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tablespoon crunchy peanut butter

Toss it all in the blender and puree.

*UPDATE: when I made this again, the banana was completely frozen, and I had a harder time in the blender with it — so I just added a little milk. Perfecto. So you can either use a fully frozen banana and add some liquid, let that frozen banana thaw a bit, or not leave it in the freezer too long before using it. Whatever you decide, you’re going to want to make it again. So experiment with it, choose different add-ins than peanut butter — then come back and tell me how it went!

Boom. Done.

Well… unless you’re like me and decided on this snack less than an hour before blending it. (which made a mushy, not-so-much-frozen treat) If you have the same issues with self-control, just put your bowl in the freezer for a while.

If you scoop it out with a cookie scoop, and put it into a quaint little dish, it will help you sleep better.

I hope.

What’s your midnight snack? 

15 thoughts on “the dawn of day six (of 10 days of the real food pledge)

  1. Ooooh, I have a banana in the freezer, cocoa in the pantry and sunbutter (peanuts make me feel sick 😦 ) somewhere… I know what I’m having for dessert tonight!! Thanks!

  2. This sounds nice and yummy! Ice cream is always my go-to midnight snack, and I’m a big fan of frozen banana. I go for decaf tea after6 pm, and only ever have decaf coffee as caffeine and I aren’t friends

  3. Another brilliant snack option. How silly of me not to be there for a girls night in and miss the experience of this first hand! You say peanut butter and I say HECK YEAH!!!!!

  4. We are big fans of peanut butter and bananas here… and of course anything that is easy to pull off! Assuming shouldn’t be over-pulsed in the blender (or food processor?) – and wondering if this might work with other nut butters too.

    I applaud your decision to stick to unadulterated foods for the first 10 days of the year… I’m sure it will make you more conscious of what you are eating for the rest of the year. I’m enjoying your journey!!

    • Yeah, I may have gone a little far with the “puree” button — but like I said, it would have helped to have a frozen banana to start with. 🙂 I am already thinking of other things that could go in it. (and the PB was a last minute decision, and I think any nut butter could work) or chocolate chips, or coconut, or other nuts, or, or….

  5. WOW!! This sounds DEEEEElish!! I am going to try this out on my husband also….it is made of everything that makes him purrrrrrrrr.LOL

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