The last Sunday of Summer has arrived and luckily the weather today was truly glorious. I wasn’t able to go for a long run as my psoas issues continue but I did spend hours walking around my city. The sun was shining, the clouds were fluffy and streets were fully of smiling, strolling people.
When mother nature provides you with a perfect day to spend outside then you must oblige her and get out there. Our farmer’s markets are packed with produce as the seasonal harvest begins to wind down. I get a little choked up thinking about the end of the seasonal markets. I picked up a basket of beautiful peaches a few weeks ago. They were incredibly sweet and juicy on their own but to fancy them up I decided to top them with a twist on my standard banana soft serve.
By adding 2 TBSP of Artisana walnut butter to the banana ice cream, I created an amazing rich texture. The nut butter also stabilizes the ingredients – making it possible to enjoy the ice cream from the fridge the next day as it stays perfectly blended.
Using another sample from Artisana, Macadamia Butter and the luscious, ripe mango
With very simple ingredients I created an amazing, creamy treat that will transport you to a ocean-side beach chair, with flowers in your hair and calypso music accompanying your repose.
I added a some shredded coconut and chopped macadamia nuts to make it all feel a little fancy.
Adding nut butter to your banana soft serve adds healthy fats and protein. These sundaes would be great for post-workout refuelling as they are full of potassium, carbohydrates, essential fats and amazing flavour.
A little sweetness to end the weekend makes it much easier for me to face the week ahead.
For those of you following my training tribulations – I haven’t been to the gym since Tuesday. I’m continuing to build strength with the routine my RMT gave me and I hope that next Sunday (race day) I’ll be able to complete the half marathon at a relaxed pace. I better figure out a playlist to help me feel strong and powerful through the 21.1 kms.
How do you add a little sweetness to your weekends?