Monday, December 12, 2016

Sidney's Healthy Chocolate/Banana/Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Sid here. So, last month my team did a no-sweet November challenge and let me tell you, the struggle was real. The hardest part for me was overcoming my ice cream addiction. Unfortunately, my husband is equally if not more addicted to this heavenly stuff. Anyways, somehow I convinced him to go without it for the month of November with me because, you know, misery loves company.

To help us cope, I made up this healthy Chocolate/Banana/Peanut Butter "Ice Cream" recipe, and it's seriously so good! Couldn't have survived without it. 


It's super simple, and I want to share the recipe with all those who are also struggling with a deep love for ice cream...or simply want to be healthier :).  The key ingredient is the powdered peanut butter, and I recently discovered my new favorite brand for helping with portion control (I might be addicted to peanut better too)..crap! Crazy Richards 100% Natural Peanut Butter is my new go-to for smoothies, on top of toast, or just eating plain. I like to use the powdered peanut butter for smoothies or ice cream, and I love grabbing a single serving size packet of creamy peanut butter on the go when I'm in a hurry.  



All you do to make the ice cream is:

- add 1-2 frozen bananas to your blender
- pour in a packet or one serving size of powdered (or regular) peanut butter
- about a tablespoon of pure cocoa powder
-and 1-2 tablespoons of almond milk, depending on preferred consistency

Use the pulse setting on your blender to slowly pulse while stirring with a spatula until everything is mixed (see video below). And that's it!  Sometimes I'll put it in the freezer in a tupperware for a half hour or so if I'm doubling or tripling it to make the ice cream harder.  



Stay strong over the holidays people! You will NEVER regret choosing something healthy over something unhealthy. I feel dang good when I skip the sweets and go for nature's sugar instead ;) 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

2016 Christmas Gift Guide

Hello all! It's that time of the year! Yay! We may or may not have been listening to Christmas music since Nov. 1, but we decided to at least wait a respectable amount of time before posting our gift guide this year (we know not everyone likes to celebrate Christmas 2 full months out of the year).

Anyways, we've got some good stuff for you this year, and we hope to continue to do what we do best…help you spend your money on the best stuff out there! So here goes…

For Women:

Lululemon

You really can't go wrong buying almost any woman something lululemon. Whether she loves to work out or not, these two staples are something woman needs as part of her weekly comfy wardrobe:

Pace Rival Crop


Our favorite legging from lululemon. Not only do they make you look at least 2 sizes skinnier, but they're so comfy and have plenty of pockets to store your phone, wallet, keys etc.

Energy Bra


This sports bra is padded, comfy, and the perfect fit! The criss-cross back is also so cute!

Slip on Nikes


These Nikes have a stretchy back and finger strap so you can slip them on and off so easy. We all have a pair and love them!

Moto Jacket

You can't go wrong getting your girl a cute moto jacket (which are so in style this year!) Here are a couple of our favs:





For Men:

Amazon Echo




Because what man doesn't like the newest tech gadget? Read all about it with the link above.

Steele


This magnetic phone mount is the best way to store your phone in the car, or anywhere for that matter! Great gift for men or women!

Ocean for Men by Bath & Body Works


Ok ladies, this might be more of a gift for US because it'll make your man smell so amazing! Pick it up at any Bath & Body Works store, or get the full set with the link above on Amazon!



If your guy is anything like our husbands, they may question these at first.  But once they wear them one time, we promise you'll have a hard time getting them to wear anything else!  Our husbands even wear them to church.  They come in regular or tall which is a plus!