I’ve been bad. Bad at blogging, bad at not letting the stresses of life get to me, bad at “keeping my cool”. However, I’ve been excelling at overreacting, being anti-social, and worrying about all the things that I really don’t have control over, ie. the 2016 Presidental election, the cost of dry-cleaning, and health insurance…
Yes, I’m in one of those “I JUST MOVED!” phases, which is always such a slurry of stress, excitement, anxieties, joy, every emotion possible, etc. Although as week 3 in our new place & may I be obnoxious and add first place together is wrapping up, and furniture is slowly starting to arrive, I feel myself beginning to relax again.
Fear not for my mental health, I finally see some light at the end of the tunnel, along with a new apartment, summer, & many more of these frozen treats (described below) in my belly!
In every new home I find myself in, I must unpack as quickly as possible, almost like I’m spraying my scent or marking my territory…this always starts with the kitchen. Within the first 6 hours of being in our new place, all the kitchen goods were unpacked. The proper sponges were situationed by the left side of the sink, the spices were organized by brands, coffee maker plugged in & ready to brew for the morning. The only thing left to make it feel like mine was to make something in it…a christening if you will…
With not much in the pantry or fridge, a craving for something sweet, and a blender that I forgot I owned for the past 3 years re-discovered in the move, these became the answer…
Cocoa Banana Cups
-2 large, overripe bananas
-2 Tbsp. maple syrup
-1/4 C. cocoa powder (Sara calls for natural cocoa powder, unfortunately all I had was good ole’ Nestle)
-1/3 C. natural peanut butter (any nut butter could be used here)
-1/3 C. milk of your choice, I used unsweetened almond milk
-In a high-powered blender or food processor, combine bananas, maple syrup, cocoa powder, nut butter, & milk. Blend or process until smooth.
-Swab small bowls or ramekins with 1/4 tsp. of coconut oil & fill each with 2-3 Tbsp. of the mix.
-Put in the freezer for 1-2 hours, enjoy as a frozen treat when the craving arises!
Note: I have a small cake pop mold pan that I like to use for frozen goodies like these. Once frozen I pop them out of the mold, candy wrap in wax paper, and return to the freezer.
Here’s to being less bad at things!