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but did you die? + dairy-free banana fudge bomb pops

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the first time i saw that meme on IG… instant tears.
ooooh, spinning. the class i hate to love and love to hate.  i still remember taking my very first cycle class at 24HF years ago. i was drenched in sweat from head to toe like WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED…. *blank stare*.  i looked like i had just taken a dip in the pool, fully clothed.

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Miko and i made it through again though!  i do believe the seat is more uncomfy the next few times after the initial time.  the ‘it gets worse before it gets better.’ phrase applies here.  wheeeeew, God bless spin instructors everywhere. i know you get used to it after a while but because i’m in the adjusting phase again it’s definitely the discomfort talking. #seasonalcycler

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  broken vajayjay…. but did you die? LOL #almost

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colorful plates make my face and tummy HAPPY. i planned on baking meatballs this week but got lazy (hungry) and whipped up my lean apple-chicken  on Nature’s Own Whole Wheat bread  with cheddar almond cheese instead. i still have Honey Crisp apples around from making homemade apple sauce, so i subbed one of those for the Red DelicicvVous apple my recipe calls for. i threw some steamed green beans, raw golden bell peppers w/ roasted red pepper hummus, and blackberries on the side.

CYMERA_20150115_115335 after making those chocolate coconut pb cups the other day, i got to thinking about other layered desserts and those classic banana fudge bomb pops came to mind. i used to LOVE getting them from the ice cream truck when i was a kid.  so i went for a healthier, dairy-free version!  Chiso gobbled his up, so i count it as a success!  I’d love them to be a little creamier, so i’m going to add some Skinny Tru Whip to the batters before freezing next time. make and try them with your kiddos!

Dairy-free Banana Fudge Bomb Pops

the stuff:

banana layer

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cashew milk

fudge layer

do this:

  1. blend bananas and milk in blender until smooth
  2. add chocolate chips and milk to a microwave safe bowl and nuke it for 15 seconds at a time until chunks are completely melted. incorporate this together until smooth.
  3. add banana layer 1 to your popsicle trays filling them only 1/3 of the way full
  4. freeze for 15 minutes
  5. take out of freezer and add the chocolate layer, leaving room for banana layer 2 near the top
  6. freeze for 15 minutes
  7. take out of freezer and fill trays to the brim with banana layer 2. insert popsicle tops/sticks and put back into freezer for at least 1 hr or more.

* running hot water over the popsicle trays first helps them to pop out easier when you’re ready to eat them by the way*

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 feel free to make as many layers as you’d like!  more layers = more prep time though and your little one might keep asking ‘is it ready yet!?’

IMG_35531the boys and i finally got to hang out with and take an #usie with this amazingly sweet woman this week!  Adaeze is a long-time blog follower of mine (like she has been there from THE jump), a former 6 Pack USA client, and a newlywed (woo hoo!). it was a true pleasure chatting with her!!! she has such a genuine, gentle spirit a big beautiful smile to go with it.  i’m grateful for all her support over the years ❤

Q. what exercise do you HATE doing but feel so dang unstoppable when you finish?  

le

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