Clean Eating Peanut Butter Pie

Monday, August 18, 2014

We had a wonderful weekend.  Saturday involved cleaning and errands and I managed to sneak in a hot yoga class.  A took my younger cousins to a metal concert in the evening while my grandma and I shopped the Antonio Melani sale.

Sunday, I got in a 2-mile run.  That sounds wimpy, but it was 97 degrees and it was sufficient to basically keep me on track in training to complete a half-marathon.  I recently set a goal to train/complete a half.  This sounds a little insane to me and I'll detail all that in another entry, but I figure, why not try and if it becomes too difficult, I'll quit then rather than deciding to never try.

In the evening we had some friends over for dinner, which gave me a chance to try out a few new recipes.  All of them turned out pretty well, but this almost-clean-eating peanut butter pie was the clear winner just because of how amazing it tastes without being horrible for your health.  The recipe is from IFOODREAL, here.  The blog includes a fully clean peanut butter pie, which means that the crust is clean as well.  I did not have time to make the clean-eating crust, so I substituted a graham cracker crust.  The only ingredients in the filling are three ripe bananas, blended with a cup of peanut butter, and a tiny bit of vanilla extract.  Toss 'em in the blender, dump into the pie filling, pile on some chocolate chips and set it in the freezer.  This pie has a crust, peanut butter, and chocolate chips, so it isn't healthy, but it tastes just like any decadent peanut butter mousse.  It satisfies that type of rich craving and it way healthier than that type of dessert.

1 comment :

  1. I really like peanut butter, this is a simple recipe I plan on trying. :)