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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

Living Life Creatively, Food & DrinkCait SherrickComment

Let’s be real.  Ice cream is fucking delicious.  It’s even more delicious when warmer months make cold treats a fun after-dinner outing.

Unfortunately, not all of us can eat it.  I know…saddest story ever…now that fun outing sounds so depressing.  Dairy ice cream is no bueno for my belly (most non-dairy ones mess me up too), and it does a number on my husband’s, so ice cream dates are not on our list of fun things to do.

When I recently discovered this Two-Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream on Pinterest, I was more than a little excited.  The idea that I could eat something that was even ice cream-like and not have it taste weird was a great motivator.   I happily bought my bananas, followed the recipe and then tweaked it a bit. I even added some home-made chocolate sauce.  

It’s.  Fucking.  Delicious.  Every time I take a bite, I quietly think to myself: “I can’t believe this is just peanut butter and banana!”  Just thinking about eating that ice cream has me thinking: “I can’t believe this is just peanut butter and banana!”

I love it so much, I want to make everyone try it. I’ve shared my tweaked version of the recipe below.  It’s so easy and so tasty.  You’ll be buying bananas every time you go to the store.  


Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream
Ingredients
-3 bananas
-2 tablespoons peanut butter
-¼ cup non-dairy milk (I use 8th Continent Soy Milk)

Directions
1.       Peel bananas and cut into ½ inch chunks. Freeze for 2-3 hours.
2.      Place the bananas into a high-powered blender or food processor and puree until your bananas are crumbled.  Add the milk, puree to combine.  Add the peanut butter, puree to combine. (Use whatever setting works best for you on your blender.)
3.      Serve immediately for soft-serve ice cream. Freeze, and eat later for a harder ice cream.

Non-Dairy Chocolate Hard-Shell
Ingredients
-2 teaspoons non-dairy chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life’s Semi-Sweet Mini Chips)
-½ teaspoon coconut oil

Directions
Put both ingredients into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between.  Continue to repeat until it’s liquidy and smooth.  Pour over your ice cream.  Because coconut oil naturally hardens when it’s cold, your sauce will harden up rather quickly.

And that’s it. 

Have you seen this recipe before?  Just trying it now? Let me know in the comments below how yours comes out!  

Love, Light & Warm Cups of Chai Tea,

 
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Live Life Creatively...What the heck does that mean?

Living Life CreativelyCait SherrickComment

The more and more I pour my heart into Leocadia K. and my art, the more I find myself thinking that live life creatively sounds so fun and free, but what the heck does that even mean? And, if I'm thinking it, then you're for sure thinking it too.

In an effort to put my feelings into words, I did some soul-searching to answer that exact question for ya.  So, if you’re just not that sure what it means to live life creatively, read the Leocadia K. Manifesto below. 

It’ll leave you feeling creative, empowered and loved.


MANIFESTO. noun.
/ˌmanəˈfestō/

A written statement to publicly declare your intentions, motives, or beliefs.
From the Latin manifestus — to manifest, to clearly reveal, to make real.


Leocadia K.  is living life creatively. 
It’s every day, right now.  This moment.  This breath.  This body.
Constantly creating and recreating yourself in new present moments. 
Never growing old, just refreshing.
The present moment is creative.
Be present, and you’re already living creatively – no artistic talents needed.

It’s a fresh perspective, a full heart, the unique creative expression of you right now.
Adapting, renewing, embracing the beauty of not knowing. What a relief to not know.  
It’s an organized wandering through life.  Your very own imperfect, eclectic path.
Be a flow-goer and you’re already living creatively – no special skills needed.

Leocadia K. is modern, feminine, worldly.
Effortless curiosity, humble elegance, casual sophistication.  It’s classy as fuck.
It’s exploration, discovery, visual interest.
Always expecting to see something incredible.  It’s fully engaging with the world.
It’s a warm cup of chai tea, a hug, a long savasana.
Leocadia K. is love.  You are love.
Love like you and you’re already living creatively – no creative gifts needed.

This is what living life creatively means to me and Leocadia K., but what does living life creatively mean to you?  Let me know in the comments below!

Love, Light & Warm Cups of Chai Tea,

 
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