The [Almost] Healthy Elvis

by Heather on June 1, 2011

I admit, I’m getting a little ridiculous.

But the beginnings of this blog were all about balance.  Balancing  butter and sugar.  Running and yoga.  Cream and bacon.  You know, balance.

 

It’s just what I do.

Honestly though, there are times where taking a healthier route is not only better, it’s just easier.  And I think we have all become well-acquainted with my laziness.  Some people say that necessity is the mother of invention; I say the desire to have more TV time is.  Take the easy way guys, it’s worth it!

So yes, milkshakes are the be-all end-all of deliciousness.  I wouldn’t lie to you.  But when you don’t have a flavor of ice cream that would go with, oh, say bananas and bacon then what’s a girl to do?  Make her own “ice cream” of course!

 

Speaking of ‘of course’ does anyone remember Mr. Ed?

A horse is a horse of course of course

and no one can talk to a horse of course

that is of course unless the the horse

is the famous Mr. Ed!

Nate just made fun of me for being an old soul, but I just can’t help it…I get excited about shows with talking horses.  Live and let live, right?

THE [ALMOST] HEALTHY ELVIS

Makes 2 pint-size servings.

  • 1 1/3 cups vanilla yogurt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 bananas (frozen is helpful although they don’t have to be) with 4 slices leftover
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 slices of bacon
  • Stevia, sugar, or some other type of sweetener

To make your own healthier “ice cream” fill the holes in an ice cube tray with about 1-2 Tbsp each of the yogurt.  Don’t have a tray?  No problem!  Just drop spoonfuls of the yogurt on parchment paper on a cookie sheet and freeze.  It’s best to freeze overnight for best consistency.  For the toppings fry up the two slices of bacon until done and crisp.  Reserve the drippings and fry the 4 extra banana slices until golden brown on each side, about 1 minute or so on each side.  To make the shake:  in a blender add the milk, 10 frozen yogurt cubes, banana, peanut butter, and sweetener (note on the sweetener:  I used liquid Stevia and used 10 drops for 2 shakes.  You’ll want to taste yours and match your sweetening agent to your needs).  Blend until smooth.  Serve with the bacon and fried bananas.  Die of happiness…or at least just close your eyes!

So I guess this isn’t really that healthy when you take into account the bacon and bacon-grease fried bananas.  But we’re talking Elvis here.  And we all know you ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog anyway ;)

 

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