Back in January I completed the 21-Day Sugar Detox program and really cleaned up my diet. My energy levels were high, my stomach wasn’t bloated and I didn’t crave sugar/junk AT ALL.
Well…over the past couple of months I’ve noticed my bad habit of consuming WAY too much sugar sneaking back into my life. We’re talking FLAVORED creamer in my coffee, cookies after lunch, Justin’s peanut butter cups instead of a healthy snack and more peanut butter cups after dinner.
Uhhh…hello sugar addiction.
I clearly realize that doing something like the 21-Day Sugar Detox again probably isn’t productive because the second its over my bad habits will probably come right back. So what’s a girl to do when they want a freakin’ treat but also want to reel in their crazy sugar addiction.
Today is apparently the first official day of fall.
Well… it hardly feels like fall here in San Diego. It’s been HOT, humid and the rest of the week suppose to be sunny with temperatures in the high 80’s.
I’m not complaining…actually if it could be 80 and sunny every single day of the year I’d be happy.
BUT when I looked at my September blogging schedule I realized I was suppose to do a post featuring DIY Ginger Tea today….uhhhh nothing sounds worse than hot tea as I’m sweating writing this than hot tea.
Instead I decided to whip up my favorite healthy ice cream to share with you all. As much as I love “healthy” ice cream brands like Arctic Zero and Halo Top even those still contain sugar alcohols, binders and other creepy ingredients. As you know from this post on reading a nutrition label I really hate putting things like that into my body and try to stick with whole food ingredients.
Today is a very special day you guys!
IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!!!
I have to work all day today but am so looking forward to dinner at La Jolla Shores with Bryce this evening then wine, pizza, fish tacos and the beach with my family this weekend. Keeping it nice and low key this year.
So since it’s my birthday I thought it would be appropriate to share one of my favorite desserts ever and do one of those fun “get to know me” surveys. Thanks Amanda for the survey idea!
Yes I know this recipe is not healthy or very “lean”but hey sometimes you just have to live a little.
HEALTHY ICE CREAM!?!?!
What? Healthy and ice cream are not usually words associated with each other…until now!
My friend Harvey recommended Halo Top Creamery’s “healthy ice cream” to me awhile ago but I could never find it in my usual grocery stores so I kind of forgot about it. Until last week when I got that sudden craving for ice cream but didn’t want to totally mess up my diet.
In this oh so very familiar dilemma I finally got motivated to get on Halo Top’s website to see where I could get my hands on some.
I was VERY skeptical about Halo Top. Healthy ice cream immediately just makes me think of Arctic Zero products which aren’t bad but sure as hell are not ice cream. They have a super icy texture and fake flavor that just isn’t for me.
I mean…if it’s not actually going to taste like ice cream then I’d rather not!