Highlights of the Week & Peanut Butter Softserve

Happy Saturday Bloggie Friends!  How has your weekend been going?  Mine has been off to a great start.  I went to yoga this morning as part of my teacher training program.  I’ve been a teacher since 2001 but am currently pursing the highest level of yoga certification.  I’ve mentioned this info before, but what’s exciting now is that my graduation is next weekend!!  Meaning, I will have my 500 Hours and can register with Yoga Alliance at the highest level!  If anyone missed my mega Yoga FAQ Post this week and you’re curious what this means or what you should be looking for in a teacher, I covered it there.

I also previously mentioned that over the weekend I am doing a 2 Hour Live Cooking Demonstration and Q & A Session with Yoga Students and other teachers whom are in Teacher Training program, too.  As soon as I hit publish, I am off to give my Raw Foods Cooking Class and Presentation!  Thanks again everyone for telling me if you were attending, what topics you’d like to hear about, that helped to focus and center me soo much!

It’s my tradition based on everyone’s positive response about these recap posts to recap the previous week’s highlights from foods to events, so without further ado, here we go.  If you missed Last Week’s Recap, Check that Out Here.

This past week on Sunday I Made Vegan Fudge

Sprinkles Optional but Oh So Good!

And Reminded you that If you Need Chocolate like I Need Chocolate, my Chocolate Recipes Post is a Good One to Bookmark!

Chocolate Desserts like Vegan No Bake Creme de Menthe Bars

And Raw Vegan Brownies

And for some Greenery I Enjoyed
Salads with my Holiday Orange Spice Vinaigrette

My Holiday Orange Spice Vinaigrette Recipe is sweet and light.

And Mixed Greens with Brock, Cukes, Brussels, Carrots, & Tomatoes

Dressed with a With a Fresh Batch of Vegan Slaw Dressing

 And I had 3 Ingredient Vegan No-Bake Flax Seed Cookies for Dessert

Monday I Started A Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Give Away

Tuesday I Had a Blogger Meetup

Picked up the Pottery Skylar and I Painted for Skylar’s 3rd Birthday

Such a fun painting day!

This was the Before

And the After

 

And gave you Fast & Easy Valentine’s Day Desserts-Part 1
1.Vegan Fudge of course

It’s rich, decadent, fudgy, wonderful.  Good vegan stuff.  And it’s soy/nut/gluten free which is a bonus in my book.

2. Raw Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberries

snack bites

Including a Recipe for Homemade Raw Vegan Chocolate Sauce

And a Recipe for Homemade Vegan White Chocolate

And a Cesar-Inspired Salad.  Mixed greens, carrots, cucumbers, fresh & sun-dried tomatoes.

And dressed it with my homemade Creamy Tahini Raw Vegan Dressing

And Went on a Trip Down Memory Lane: Our Christmas Holiday Trip to Aruba

For Newer Readers who Missed My Trip, Enjoy Pictures Here or Here or Here.

Wednesday I Began My “Installing-a-New-Commenting-System” Escapades
Take 1

Take 2 Was This
I used the opportunity to remind you about My Yoga and Raw Vegan Foods Retreat!
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newnamaste_3 by meisler4.

On the Beach in San Diego
San Diego Beach   SurferBeachHotel.com by SurferBeachHotel.com.
August

This Summer in August!

Be there and get your Om Shanti Shanti on while eating your weight in veggies.
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Take 3 for the Commenting System Install was This

And I was and am totally grateful for your patience!

Picture

Then I revealed Fast & Easy Valentine’s Day Desserts-Part 2
Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Chip Cookies

and Dark Chocolate Carmel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Non-Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies with Reese’s Cup Centers

And Non-Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies with Dove Dark Chocolate Caramel Centers

And then there were Vegan Options too!
Whip up some high Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

And then make some Raw Vegan Chocolate for the Centers using the my Recipe for making homemade Raw Vegan Chocolate

Or make up a batch of homemade Recipe for Homemade White Vegan Chocolate Sauce 

Or just stick with high Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls I always love balls! TWSS!

And Showed You Some Mailbox Finds:
Coconut Cream Concentrate

And talked about how this product saves on wasting or opening cans of coconut milk when you only need a small amount, like in Vegan Fudge

or Vegan Coconut Milk Kefir

Katie Also Sent Skylar an Adorable Apron for her Birthday

 If you guys want to see what Katie sells, check out her Etsy Shop.

Dinner was a Green Medley:  Mixed Greens, Asparagus, Brussels’s, Cukes, Tomatoes, Sugar Snap Peas

And dressed it with homemade Vegan Slaw Dressing

Thursday I showed you some of my Favorite Kitchen Items and Lots of Recipe Links!!!
Coffee Pot with New Mug!

Espresso Maker

with Vegan Carmel Machiatto Recipe

 

The drink makes me happy and warm inside.   In addition to the fact that I don’t have to rely on Starbucks’ overpriced drinks also makes me happy inside!

 

Dehydrator

With Two Recipe Options for Kale Chips

I’ve Got 2 Kale Chip Coating Recipes: One for a Moderate Bunch of Kale
and This One for a Really Big Batch of Kale Chips

 
Thin-n-crispy raw vegan kale chip
Little Noochy Covered Tree

And I gave you my thoughts about Why you Don’t Really Need a Dehydrator

Microwave Do you use one?  Do you think it’s harmful, or not?  Or you don’t care and use it anyway?  Thanks for telling me your thoughts!

How else would I melt the chocolate for my Vegan Peanut Butter Cups??!!

My Vita-Mix is Probably My Favorite Kitchen Thing

 I make Everything from Vegan Gluten-Free Pancakes in it

to homemade Peanut Sauce

Here’s a Recipe for Raw Spiralized Zucchini Noodles Tossed with Veggies and Homemade Peanut Sauce


This Meal is a Keeper!
Especially because it’s tossed in Homemade Peanut Sauce
And I use my Vita for making Raw Vegan Peanut Butter (or Sunflower Seed Butter) Vanilla Balls 

to Raw Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Donut Holes

 

Good Knives
All the equipment in the world, however, can’t compare with good knives.

and I talked about why good knives are instrumental

But My Favorite Kitchen Thing Person is this Peanut: Skylar!

Dinner Was Mixed Greens, Asparagus, Brussels, Tomatoes, Carrots, and Cukes

 With a Batch of Vegan Slaw Dressing

Friday I revealed the Winner of the Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Give Away

 

If you Missed the Winner Announcement, Click Here

And Decorated Cookies With Skylar

 “Yummy, Mommy!”


And Gave You a New Recipe for Soy-Free Peanut Sauce


And Showed you The Recipe I Plan to Make for my Raw Foods Cooking Class & Demo on Saturday

I received an Award and Mentioned Some Things that Bring Me Sunshine

I also Received my Bloggie Secret Valentine’s Day Gift!


Some Cute New Dessert-Making Gadgets

Cupcake Paraphernalia: Love It!


And I asked You if You Like to Read and If You Think Printed Books & Magazines will be replaced with Online-Only Reading?  Thanks for chiming in and letting me know what you think the future holds!

Today I’ve got a Quick & Easy Recipe for you. 
I was looking through my nut butter stash, and realized I had some odd-n-ends to use up.

Enter this Recipe!

Peanut Butter SoftServe:

1 Frozen Banana (freeze it in 1-2 inch chunks)

1 Tbsp Peanut Butter (or whatever nut butter you like)

Optional: 1 Tsp Agave (or honey, maple syrup, yacon syrup) 

Optional: 1 Tsp Vanilla or Hazelnut Extract

Blend & Devour!  (feel free to double, triple, quad the recipe!)

And if you like Rum, Bananas, Bourbon, or Vanilla, check out my rendition of
Raw Vegan Banana Bourbon Vanilla Softserve

 
It was really thick and delish!

Or you can just stick with the Peanut Butter Softserve!  Good Stuff!

Yoga Today is My Presentation!  I’ve Gotta Boogie, Bloggies!
In the Meantime:

                       Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“Don’t seek for love. Seek to find and remove the barriers you’ve built against love.” -Rumi

Questions:
Have Your Tried Making Softserve?  What are your favorite things to put in it if you’ve tried it?  Or do you just stick with frozen bananas?

Did You Watch the Olympics?  What’s your favorite Sport? 

If you had to choose, would you rather be an amazing athlete who is famous and makes tons of money from endorsements and never has to work again in your life, but you hit your prime by your late 20′s and you don’t necessarily “help others”…

Or, would you rather be wickedly smart and not necessarily make much money, but your brainpower and your intelligence lasts a lifetime, and actually intensifies as you age, and you help others with your knowledge and information throughout your lifetime?

I pick the second option.  But I have to say, being a professional athlete and being financially set for life does sound kinda nice!  But life isn’t about the money always, now is it!  What do you think?

Stay Tuned For Alcoholic Balls (TWSS!) and They Are Amazing…….

   

4 Responses to “Highlights of the Week & Peanut Butter Softserve”

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    Kristie — November 12, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    I am in love with your blog! I strive to become a cleaner eater and your posts inspire me to do so! When I make my softserve, I usually blend all the non-cold ingredients into the Vitamix first, and then add the ice. I find that this gives it a much smoother texture. I try to embrace the banana and made banana-chocolate-walnut softserve, a healthy rendition of Ben n Jerry’s Chunky Monkey!

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    • Averie @ Love Veggies & Yoga replied: — November 12th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and glad you’re enjoying my blog.

      I never add ice to my softserve. Just waters it down for me. I always use frozen banana chunks or frozen fruit, and just add cocoa powder, sweetener, splash of nut milk, vanilla extract, etc…never use ice though. Some people do but I don’t get good results when I do. Watery and soupy!

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