Apple Pie Protein Ice Cream and other good stuff

I made a batch of Apple Pie Protein Ice Cream this morning. I took a mini ice cream scoop and some soy crisps and made a few ice cream sandwiches for dessert tonight.

Shelly's Apple Pie Protein Ice Cream

1 cup Vanilla Soy Milk (or Regular Milk)
2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Caramel)
2 oz. No Sugar Added Apple Baby Food (half a regular size jar)
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
dash of Nutmeg
1 Tablespoon Walnuts, chopped
4-6 Sugar Free Oatmeal or Shortbread Cookies, broken up (I use these)

Mix together milk, protein powder, syrup, apple, and seasonings together. I used this gadget to mix it up. It makes it airy and lump free. Pour into ice cream maker. Follow your machine's instructions for freezing. 5 minutes before done add the nuts and cookies (faux crust). You can eat it right away it is soft serve-ish but I like to put it in the freezer to set for an hour or so.

More Eggface Protein Ice Cream recipes and tips.

Highlights of the day:

* I had Starbuck's new Perfect Oatmeal for breakfast. It was yummy! I don't know about perfect but it's darn good. How's that?! 100% whole-grain with your choice of dried fruit or nut medley. I got both. It's unsweetened. You can add Splenda to it yourself or I bet they would give you a pump of one of the SF Syrups in it... Mmmm SF Cinnamon Dolce in oatmeal would rock. I didn't think it needed it. I added a splash of milk from the coffee bar, 1/2 of the packet of dried fruit and 1/2 the packet of nuts. The stats: 140 calories for just the oatmeal; 100 calories for nut medley (whole pouch); 100 calories for dried fruit (whole pouch). Soooo good. TY Starbucks!

* I ran into my old boss today at the Farmer's Market. She hasn't seen me since I was 2 weeks post op from RNY so -152 pounds and a lot of plastics later. She didn't recognize me. I had to say, "It's me Michelle" and her eyes bugged. LOL. I love those moments. BTW here's me in my Size 4's... finally shortened them.

* Mmmm more good eating today. Lunch today is leftover BBQ'd Chicken Kabobs from last night chopped up on a salad of fresh lettuce and cucumber from the Farmer's Market and the last of the tomatoes from my garden with a creamy cilantro dressing. It's hotter than you know what again today but there's a nice breeze so lunch is on the patio.

Listening to: "Middle of Nowhere" Hot Hot Heat