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!