Kartwheels in the Kitchen

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Chai Tea Frozen Yogurt

I love ice cream!  This is a healthy way to get my ice cream!  And if you love a good chai tea latte like I do, you will have to try this. 

I have to admit, while it was churning away, I did stick a spoon into the creaminess and try it….more than once.

32 oz of Vanilla yogurt (I used greek, LOVE it and the protein it provides)

A good pinch of each:   Cinnamon, Ground Ginger, and Cardamom

1-2 T sugar (start with 1 T, but honestly, it really doesn’t need it at all.  I just felt that it made the chai flavor stand out!)

3/4 cup of water with 2 chai tea bags already brewed and cooled

Mix it all together and then follow your ice cream maker instructions.

Standby with a spoon to taste test as it is freezing

Enjoy!

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Want to win something that will help with your weight loss program?  Slimkicker via my blog, will be giving away this fantastic  kitchen scale .

To enter, leave a comment, just a sentence or two, with your suggestion on a fun, creative fitness or diet challenge.  The winner will be announced next week.

Check out Slimkicker.com, it is a wonderful site!   The site provides you with a way to track your calories and turn your weight loss and fitness goals into a level-up game with rewards.  You rack up points by tracking healthy calories, and completing challenges such as quitting soda for a week. You can upload a picture of a reward you would like, such as a cheat food (like one of my brownies), or an iPod that you have been wanting to buy, and they’ll remind you to reward yourself with that reward as you reach a certain number of points. 

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Balsamic Strawberry Milkshake

My mouth waters just thinking about this milkshake!!!  Oh, and before I forget, it’s also fabulous as a smoothie!!!  I know, most people scrunch up their nose at the thought of putting balsamic vinegar on fruit but it is BERRY delicious!  Sometimes I just crack myself up!

First you need to prepare the strawberries.  Use about a half cup of strawberries.  Remove the cute little green caps and cut them in half, if they are super big berries, quarter them.  Sprinkle with about 1 T of sugar or less; if you are using a sugar substitute you may need even less.  If you are fortunate to have really yummy berries you wont need sugar at all!

Here’s the tricky part…..the Balsami Vinegar.   No it’s not really tricky, I was just teasing.  Drizzle about a 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of the balsamic vinegar over the berries and sugar, toss until well blended.  The ice cream sort of mellows out the taste so those of us that love balsamic on fruit might desire 1 tsp.   You decide, its your drink 🙂  Let the berries sit for at least an hour.  I have already used berries that have been lightly sugared and in the fridge for a day, if you do this, you need to be careful of how much juice the berries produce. You may need to add the juice separately to make sure the shake isn’t too liquidy.

1 cup vanilla ice cream OR frozen yogurt

1/4 cup milk

**If making a smoothie, use about 1/2 cup frozen berries, 1 cup yogurt, sugar to taste, 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar (more if you like), and enough milk to just smooth it out a little.

When you are ready to make the shake (there I go cracking myself up again), add all the ingredients to your blender/smoothie maker and turn it on!  Make sure you put the lid on first.

Keep an eye on the thickness, you can add a little more milk if you like, or more of the balsamic berry juice (I drooled when I typed that).  When you have reached your desired thickness, pour it in a plain glass or a fancy glass and drink up.

Hope you enjoy!!!  Oh yea, don’t forget to try it as a yogurt smoothie too!

Live well!