Sunday, March 26, 2017

Peachy Green Protein Ice Cream + Oats!

I'm sad to say that my very favorite podcast — Rise & Resist — is no more. Co-hosts/body-posi fitness warriors/badasses Holly and Lacy said they're just too busy to make recording work right now. Holly runs New Ethic (a plant-based, body-positive gym in Oakland), and she runs her FitQuick protein waffle business, and Lacy is in the process of opening Liberation Barbell, her very own body-posi gym in Portland. They're busy ladies, and I totally understand. But I'm still bummed. Rise & Resist taught me so much about body positivity and body image, and I really believe it's made me a better, more well-informed person. Side note: Lacy started a new podcast on her own called Femmes to the Front, and it's super rad.

I'll miss the "one rep snax" segment the most — that section at the end when Holly and Lacy would discuss their favorite food of the moment. I got a ton of meal and snack ideas from that segment, but one of the best was Lacy's banana ice cream/warm oats combo (she also included this on her Reset & Restore plan that I did in January). You serve cold, homemade banana soft serve atop warm, creamy oats, and it is just magical. Something about that warm/hot combo just totally does it for me.

This weekend, I came up with a quick and easy recipe for a ice cream/oats bowl using some Sari Foods Wheatgrass Powder that Sari Foods sent me to review. 

This alkalizing superfood powder is totally organic, and it's a good source of fiber, chlorophyll, phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins A, E, and B12, calcium, selenium, and iron. So it's pretty much a powerhouse. It's also known to give you quite an energy boost (how could it not with all those vitamins and minerals?). You can mix this powder with water and shoot it if you want, but greens powder doesn't really taste that great. I think it's much tastier mixed into a smoothie or banana ice cream. 

This Peachy Green Protein Ice Cream and Oats sneaks the wheatgrass (and some protein) into banana-peach soft serve, which is served alongside hot, agave-sweetened oats. So good!

I like to add protein powder to my banana soft serve for a post-run recovery treat, but you can always leave that out if you're looking for more of a snack than a meal.

Here's my recipe for Peachy Green Protein Ice Cream and Oats!

Peachy Green Protein Ice Cream + Oats
Yields 1 serving

For the oats:
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup quick-cooking steel cut oats
1 Tbsp. agave

For the ice cream:
1 frozen banana, cut into chunks
1/2 cup frozen peaches
1/4 cup almond milk
1 scoop vegan vanilla protein powder
1 Tbsp. Sari Foods Wheatgrass Powder

Bring the 3/4 cup water to boil in a small saucepan. Add the oats. Reduce heat to low, and simmer uncovered, stirring regularly, for 5 to 7 minutes or until oats have thickened and softened. Add the agave and stir to combine.

While the oats are cooking, add the frozen banana, frozen peaches, and almond milk to a food processor. Process until completely smooth, like the texture of soft serve ice cream. You'll have to stop several times to scrape down the sides of the processor, and at first, it'll seem like the mixture will never get smooth. But it will! Patience.

Once the ice cream is smooth, add the protein powder and wheatgrass powder. Process to combine. 

To serve, spoon the oats into one half of a bowl and the ice cream into the other. Eat!


vegan peace said...

I don't eat oatmeal often, but I really like the hot cold idea, like oatmeal Ala mode!
Do the peaches cover the green taste?

Bianca said...

Hey VeganPeace! Yes, it does. Actually, the banana helps too. And the sweetness from the protein powder since I used Vega One (which is stevia sweetened).

Anonymous said...

Closing the chapter on Rise and Resist made me sad too! I gained so much from their podcast, at times it was a life line for me. I'll just have to re-direct my Patreon to Lacy's new podcast, seriously anything she touches turns to gold, the first two episodes of Femmes to the Front were awesome. Haha - I also just finished my post-run, hot flax oats with banana pumpkin date soft serve! One Rep Snax!!!

Jennifer Bliss said...

Everything looks and sounds great! I will have to check out Sari Foods online! Sounds interesting! So sorry some of your podcasts have ended! I hate when that happens!