Fitness Friday: A Friday Treat

June 10, 2011 at 10:23 am Leave a comment

Last week I mentioned that I was going to write about fad diets today. Well, with a little jet lag and a lot of work, it didn’t happen. However, you can probably guess that I’m not a fan of fad diets, and in keeping with my anti-fad diet theme, I’m gonna give you a recipe that I’m sure fits within NO fad diet.

If you scroll to the bottom, I still have my usual Fitness Friday report.

Improvised Ice Cream Pie: Weekday Special Dessert

I over-baked some blondies. They were harder than my kitchen counter. I put them in a container and looked at them daily for a week. And then I remembered this recipe for banana split cake.

But that recipe is for a special occasion cake. So I used it as inspiration to create something simpler from ingredients I had on hand.

Waste not want not right?

Improvised Ice Cream Pie with Cookie Crumb Crust


Approx 1.5 cups of crushed blondies, brownies, cookies of any kind. You could even save the crumbs from the bottom of  few boxes of store-bought cookies (or Graham cracker crumbs).

Approx 3/4 L of neopolitain ice cream or any flavor you prefer.

1 large banana (frozen if you want to serve immediately).

6 large strawberries

Chocolate syrup


1. Line a loaf pan with plastic wrap making sure that you have a large enough piece to drape over the sides.

2. Set side 1/4 c of the cookie crumbs. If you are using cookies that have a high fat content (like homemade choc. Chip cookies or blondes) microwave them for 30 seconds or so until they’re a bit warm and press them  into the bottom of the pan. If you are using Graham cracker crumbs, you will need to add a few tablespoons of melted butter to the crumbs to keep them together.

3. Slice the banana into rounds and place over the cookie crumb crust.

4. Spoon about an inch thickness of strawberry ice cream onto the banana layer.

5. Spoon a similar sized layer of vanilla ice cream on top of the strawberry layer (the order and or the mixing of flavors really doesn’t matter).

6. Slice enough of the strawberries to cover the ice cream in single layer.

7. Cover the strawberries with a half an inch of chocolate ice cream.

8. Sprinkle remaining cookie crumbs over the top and garnish with remaining strawberries and a squiggly drizzle of chocolate syrup.

9. Freeze for at least 20 minutes to harden before slicing.

10. If serving to guests or if you think your family will eat this in one sitting, lift the plastic out of the loaf pan and put the whole “loaf” on a serving dish. Otherwise, leave it in the pan and cut slices as you would a banana bread.
When you serve it in slices, the layers look pretty.

11. Watch your kids eyes bug out when you serve them this for dessert on  regular Wednesday.

And now, back to your regularly scheduled Fitness Friday:

Running Rundown

Everything is posted in km. For those of you who only do miles, 1 km = .625 mile OR 1 mile = 1.6 km

Tuesday – 10 km run. I used my jet lag to my advantage and enjoyed an early morning run along the Ottawa River. I forgot how much I love mornings.

Thursday –8.5 km – another early morning run. The goslings are turning into teenagers. Soon they won’t be cute, just annoying like their parents.

Strength and Conditioning Stats

Wednesday: Greco Lean and Fit class

Friday: Vinyasa Yoga class

Have a great weekend. We’ve got a soccer festival, Westfest, and family birthday BBQ on our agenda. Should be fun times!


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