Peppermint Cheer, Ideal Protein Style!
Hope’s Peppermint Cheer
Hope’s Peppermint Cheer – phase 1-4, serves 1
1 1/2 cups frozen coffee, partially frozen, or you could use cooled coffee and 5- 10 ice cubes
1 Ideal Protein pre made vanilla drink
2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
1 tbsp Walden Farms Chocolate syrup
Dollop of Walden Farms Marshmallow dip –
drizzled with the Walden Farms chocolate syrup!
In a blender at all your ingredients, process until smooth.
–I’ve read you can make this hot by if you don’t use the ice cubes.
Thanks to 3fatchick’s member Mystical Mama for this epic recipe 🙂 I’ll definitely be trying this out as the weather cools down!
1 packet Cappuccino, pudding or chocolate drink powder
6-8 oz of cold
water (or less if you like a thicker drink)
Mix packets as usual. Place in microwave for 1.5 minutes.
Add prepared coffee to mixture, stir and enjoy!
I will switch up which pudding packets I use…. sometimes chocolate, vanilla, butterscoth etc (or a mixture of 2 flavours for something different)
You can top with sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice etc or if you are feeling in the mood for a more decadent drink, add the Walden Farms chocolate or butterscotch dipping/syrup and stir well or a dollop of fat free whipped topping to the finished product and enjoy!! So yummy!!
This process will make a nice frothy hot drink with no lumps or separation!
* I actually use the puddings more then the chocolate drink as they have less sodium and carbs but taste exactly the same!!
So for those of you who DON’T know, I used to have a blog called “Welcome to the Dark Side”, which was basically a jab at Ideal Protein and making light of the fact that I was seen as rebellious for doing something different, and had gotten kicked off of a diet support group’s site for not being a “true” dieter.
As of this morning, WordPress has agreed to import my pages from my other blog, which include a TON of recipes, like, 80 of them. I’m hoping I don’t have to do too much reorganizing, but if I do, se la vi I guess.
Once I get those organized, with any luck I’ll be ready to be back on track documenting the recipes I’ve found on the forums I’m a member of as well as online in general.
Here’s hoping the Gods of Technology smile on me.
Vegetable Stir Fry – Great alternative to plain vegetables
This recipe courtesy of 3fatchicks.com (SleepingBeautE)
1 Large Onion, cut into chunks
1/2 green pepper, cut into chunks or slices
1 package sliced mushrooms (14 oz)
3 cups chopped broccoli
1-2 bunches baby bok choy, large chop
8-12 oz bean sprouts
2 cloves garlic or 1 tablespoon of garlic from a jar (or to taste)
2 tsp minced ginger. Can use fresh, or the kind in a jar.
1/4 cup soy sauce.
1 tsp chili sauce. Adds heat. Found in the Asian Foods aisle. Should be 0 cal, 0 carbs.
All of the vegetables and their quantities can be adjusted based on your taste and preference in vegetables.
Heat large sautee pan over med-high heat. Add 1-2 tbsp olive oil.
Once heated, add onions, mushrooms and peppers. Cook until these begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir frequently.
Add Bok choy, broccoli, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and chili sauce. Stir to evenly mix. Then cover. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring periodically.
While broccoli is still semi-raw, add bean sprouts.
Cook until broccoli is at desired done-ness, continuing to stir periodically.
Portion into 2 cup quantities for your dinner vegetable, or lunch vegetable.