How is everyone doing today? My day yesterday kind of dragged, but I enjoyed a nice workout at the gym after work. I’ve kinda, sorta been following Body For Life, to the beat of my own drum. I will do a complete post on it next week, but basically I’m doing 3 days of strength training and using heavier weights. I’m following the strength training plan that goes with the book, but I’m not really doing the suggested cardio.
On the days I do strength training, I’ve been doing 20-30 minutes of HIIT (high intensity interval training) on the elliptical. This is the beginning of my third week doing it and I’m liking it so far. Like I said, more to come next week!
Last Friday I went to a small dinner party at my friends, Lauren and John’s apartment in the city. In usual fashion, I had to contribute something. When I’m going to a friend’s house to eat, I usually like to bring an appetizer and/or a dessert. I knew I didn’t have enough time to do both, so I went with Trader Joe’s garlic lovers hummus, edamame hummus, lentil chips and red, white and blue tortilla chips (all from Trader Joe’s).
For dessert, I wanted to try something new. I usually don’t make new things to bring to share with friends, but I knew these friends would be up for it…that and it was from Angela from Oh She Glows, and I’ve never made a recipe from her that disappointed anyone.
Maybe you’ve heard of avocados in chocolate mousse, maybe you haven’t. If you haven’t, well take this as your personal invitation to try it now.
I love this recipe. It’s indulgent and decadent, but made of REAL whole foods. It’s barely processed, has no white sugar or flour and tastes amazing.
I used Angela’s exact recipe, except I used 4 avocados, because mine seemed small and I left out the arrowroot powder because I didn’t have any. So go get some pecans, cocoa powder, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, avocados, almond milk and chocolate chips, and make this! No baking, no hot oven, just 2 hours in the freezer and you’re good to go!
Oh and don’t tell anyone it’s made with avocados, see if they can guess! My friends couldn’t…until I gave them a few hints!
Have a great day!