I signed up for my first 5k run last week. It’s not just any 5k run, it’s a 5k run with zombies. Yes, zombies. I love zombie movies, so you can only imagine my joy when I found this 5k on a fellow blogger’s website. I signed up. Then I realized: “I’m going to die. I don’t run, I don’t even work out!”
So, I started running. At first, I did one mile – barely and I walked a lot. Today I ran 2 miles. I walked a little, but it still felt great. I even ran without my “cover-up” shorts and let my chubby little legs jiggle in the breeze. I didn’t care, I felt awesome. I smiled. People waved, cars honked. I love running!
Today was also amazingly hot for a run – 83 F (28C), so when I got home I wanted something cool and refreshing. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream – yes please! Without the guilt? Even better!
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
4-5 frozen bananas
1 cup fresh mint, loosely packed
1/2 cup plain soy milk
optional 1-2 tsp white cane sugar (you really don’t need much – or any at all!)
1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
Start by bringing the soy milk to a gentle boil. Add the mint and stir often.
After a few minutes, the soy milk will start to thicken and become frothy. It almost smells kind of custardy! Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
Once it has cooled, add the soy milk and mint mixture to a blender and mix until the mint is reduced to small flecks. Add the sugar (optional).
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Question of the day: What is your favorite guilt-free dessert? Leave a comment below!