Ice Cream for Breakfast

by Heather on June 29, 2010

Did I get your attention? ;)  Of course I did!  Who wouldn’t love ice cream for breakfast?

No one…no one wouldn’t love ice cream for breakfast.

Especially if I told them it would be good for them!

Readers, meet Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Ice Cream.  Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Ice Cream, meet my readers.

Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Ice Cream

  • 1/3 cup oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup almond milk (or whatever milk you prefer)
  • 2 Tbsp flax seeds (you could also sub chia seeds if you have them)
  • 1.5-2 frozen bananas
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter

Mix the oats, flax, and almond milk together in a bowl.  Set aside (I put mine in the fridge) for 20-30 minutes to let the oats soften.  In a food processor combine all ingredients.  Pulse a few times, and then process until smooth.

This little brain-baby came from me being lazy and not prepping Vegan Overnight Oats the night before and just deciding it would be easier to combine VOO and banana soft serve together.  Voila!  Ice cream for breakfast was born :)  I will say that there is a little bit of chew to it from the oats, but I thought it tasted like those oatmeal-chocolate-peanut butter no-bake cookies!

NOM.  NOM.  NOM. So surely with such a fabulous breakfast I had an amazing lunch, right?  Mmm, not so much.  In fact I didn’t eat lunch at all (a combination of not being hungry and not having any food available at work) and decided to go on a walk instead.  Oh, but wait!  I forgot my shoes at home, so I decided that must mean the walking gods wanted me to walk with no shoes.  Right?  Right.

And so, I am sorry to say, I walked a mile with no shoes, sat with my feet in Boulder creek for 20 minutes (and exfoliated them using the sand in the riverbed) and walked back another mile, only to find that the entire ball of each foot is now a blister.

Woops.

Thank goodness I only had to hobble through the office a few times after I got back!  We ended up staying in Boulder for a bit to work through some marital counseling with friends, and I had the always-awesome Panera meal of 1/2 a Greek salad:

And 1/2 of a Mediterranean veggie sandwich:

Honestly for some reason this salad was gross and I immediately wished I’d only ordered the sandwich.  Live and learn, right? We had so much fun getting to learn more about this amazing couple and hope to high heaven that we’ll be able to make it to their wedding in Dallas!

(Dear American or Southwest, Please send tickets.  Love, Heather)

So, let us talk about vacations since Lord knows I could use one right about now. I’ve been blessed to have parents who have showed my sister and I a lot of the country through road trips and vacations, and for that I am so completely thankful.  I was just thinking that a road trip to California sounds more than incredible right now!  We have family in Northern California, and I have been wanting to go visit for some time now!  Just thinking about a trip through the wine country and going to all of the amazing wineries with my family makes my heart smile :)

If you could go anywhere in the US (US only!) RIGHT THIS SECOND, where would it be?  Ready, set, GO!

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