Strawberries

One of my favorite summertime treats. Fresh Strawberries. Truly you can do anything with Strawberries and they will be DELICIOUS. Strawberries in Pie, Strawberries in Salad, Strawberries in cake, Strawberries in water, Strawberries in Cool Whip, Strawberries in Lemonade, Strawberries in Popsicles, Strawberries in Smoothies, Strawberries in Ice Cream, Strawberries in Omelets, Strawberries in Chocolate, Strawberries in homemade Jam, Strawberries dried, Strawberries fresh….Truly, strawberries do no wrong!

One of my favs:

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

About 20 strawberries
8 oz pkg softened cream cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 sleeve of graham crackers
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (optional–but seriously who does strawberries without chocolate!?)

First you will want to wash the strawberries and cut off the tops. Now core them (I use a paring knife). To make the filling, Beat the cream cheese. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Then crush the graham crackers. Fill the cored strawberries using a piping bag (or a ziplock bag with the corner cut off!) and then dip the open end (where you just piped the filling in) in the graham cracker crumbs. Finally, melt about 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, pour in zip lock, snip the tip and DRIZZLE. Final product = Yum!

It’s like Ice Cream for Breakfast…

Ok.

I have hands down found my new favorite breakfast smoothie! It honestly is like ice cream for breakfast. Delicious, chocolatey, sweet, creamy ice cream!

((It’s more chocolatey than it looks in the picture.))

I used my handy dandy Oster MyBlend Blender again. It has one frozen banana (cut in half to blend better), 1/3 scoop chocolate protein powder, 1.5 tsp peanut butter, and 1/2 cup vanilla unsweetened almond breeze. This honestly is even better than I expected it to be. It is so creamy it’s much more like a milkshake than a smoothie! Add one block of protein and you have a perfect 3 block breakfast for those of you in the Zone. Again, for those who don’t follow the Zone, this smoothie comes out at: 210 Calories, 6.5g fat, 33g carbs, and 12g protein. Yum, Yum, Yum! Hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did!