Hey there lovelies! How has the weekend been so far? After a good night’s sleep last night, I am more than ready for a relaxing, but productive day today.
Since today is Little Christmas, or the Epiphany, it is tradition in my family that today is when the Christmas decorations are taken down. I also plan on running a couple of errands, catching up on a few things around the house, seeing my parents for a bit, doing some meal prep for the week, and getting in a good workout. Phew. Ok, apparently I had quite a bite more on my list than I realized, but before I get going, I want to share with you a recipe from breakfast this morning.
For those of you who may not be familiar with spumoni, spumone (from spuma or “foam”), is a molded Italian ice cream made with layers of different colors and flavors, usually containing candied fruits and nuts. It typically consists of three flavors, with a fruit/nut layer between them, and the ice cream layers are often mixed with whipped cream. Cherry, pistachio, and either chocolate or vanilla are the typical flavors of the ice cream layers, and the fruit/nut layer often contains cherry bits—causing the traditional red/pink, green, and brown color combination.
While some restaurants serve this as a dessert almost in a cake form, as show above, many companies sell spumoni by the gallon in your local grocery stores, often around the holidays.
The “ice cream”:
- 1, 6 oz. container of low-fat, plain, Greek yogurt (I used Chobani 2%)
- 1 Tablespoon milled flax seed (optional)
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons Hershey’s Unsweetened Special Dark Cocoa (100% Cacao)
- 1 packet of Stevia
- A sprinkling of shelled pistachios
- A sprinkling of dried cherries (Look for dried cherries that are sweetened with apple juice instead of sugar or oils. Chopped, fresh cherries would work well too!)
A hot mug of cinnamon vanilla tea and a half of a cantaloupe rounded out my meal and made this quite the balanced breakfast.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Question of the Day: Have you ever tried spumoni ice cream?
Quote of the Day: “You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.” – Gordon B. Hinckley