Have you all heard of P90X yet? Well this thing is something of a phenomenon in the exercise video world. I didn’t know what it was until 3 of my sisters and bro-in-laws started doing it! What? the guys were doing the videos too! I have a confession to make, I am something of an exercise video junkie! I love workout videos. My all time favorite is The Firm the very first one – the woman is all breathy and sexy sounding and it cracks me up but it also kicks my butt!
So anyhow suddenly everyone I know is doing these videos and getting some serious muscles. I love to run and my legs are strong but my arms, not so much. So I jumped on the bandwagon a couple of months ago and I am having a blast! The instructor, Tony, is soooo crazy and strange it makes me feel like I am at home! Oh and my biceps are huge!! Okay not huge, but seriously strong!! Arm wrestle anyone?
As we age it really is important to build muscle strength. I had been avoiding it for a long time because I really don’t like going to the weight room. Now I just go in the basement and party with Tony and the gang.
Sometimes I just want to have a lovely treat after I have done a hard workout. Here is a sort of healthified childhood memory dessert! A long long long time ago there was this neighborhood icecream shop called “Norman’s”. They would take entire bananas and put a stick in them and dip them in that hard shell stuff, you know the cherry, butterscotch or chocolate and freeze them. It was such a great treat. So here is my version!
Homemade Magic Shell and Frozen Bananas!!!!!
2″ pieces of banana frozen with toothpicks – inserted before you freeze them (I didn’t oops learn from my mistakes)
Next – Melt together 100gs coconut oil and 150gs of your favorite chocolate!!!!
Or measure about 1 cup coconut oil and 1-2 cups chocolate (this is pretty forgiving).
-I sprinkled a little salt in there just to make it even yummier!-
Next melt together carefully so you don’t burn it and pour it into a serving bowl something for dipping.
This will stay liquid for quite some time even when it cools off
|freeze the bananas (put the toothpicks in before you freeze them!! trust me!)|
|secret easy ingredients!!!|
|frosty and lovely!|
|dessert! try other cold or frozen things!!!|
Then dip dip dee dip the frozen bananas!!!! By the way this recipe makes quite a bit. It will last for ages! You can refrigerate if you want but it should be shelf stable in a sealed container. If it gets hard just warm the jar in warm water or microwave a little bit and it will be just like new!
|of course the traditional ice cream and magic shell|
|note, my daughter’s tongue in the corner – she insisted I take this photo!|