Today is the first Wands Go Wild Wednesday post. I have been playing with the idea for awhile as my daughter’s both have so many ideas and want to help out in the kitchen and with my youngest going to school we no longer have our “Art In The Kitchen” time, other than the occasion weekend and they aren’t so much art anymore as they are culinary creations. My photographing food, before I started this blog, it was to be all the recipes I enjoy making with and for my girls and plans to make the recipes into a cookbook for when they go off to collage, get married, ect. Then I started the blog with the same goal and also just posting our fun and healthy creations as we enjoy eating healthy though our different dietary changed. Both girls have wanted to spend more time in the kitchen, they both have lots of ideas and usually we just play around making pancakes, smoothies, and sometimes I do post the creations making them again at a later time. Since this blog was not only for me but them and since the name is about us, A Whisk and Two Wands, I decided to move forward with the idea to let the girls have a little more control giving them their own day Wednesdays to post their creations and or ideas. This is a spur of the moment decision to let them do this, it might not be every Wednesday to start but we are hoping so and I will add my normal post to another day adding in an extra post during the weeks. My oldest also enjoys writing so I may even let her write a post or two of her own.
March 14th also known as Pi Day is coming up and an idea had come up to make an ice cream pie with 22 Days or Lara Bars one day when we were chopping them up to top our ice cream. Instead of just rolling out the crust and adding a scoop of our favorite ice cream (which you can do!), we decided to make our own “ice cream” a protein cream. My oldest isn’t as big of a Nana Ice Cream fan as my youngest so she wanted to omit it. You can make this with just bananas, cherries, milk. Both options are noted below. We went with a cherry protein ice cream to go with the Chocolate Cherry Bliss 22 Days Bar she decided to use. However you can use any flavor 22 Days, Lara Bar, or any soft fruit and nut bar and alter the ice cream/ protein ice cream flavor as desired. Great for dessert, after soccer snack, or even breakfast, yep I said it breakfast!
Even better we just found out yesterday that So Delicious is having a #Pi4All Instagram contest! In honor of National Pi Day, So Delicious has put together a fabulous “Pie for All” campaign, which will fun from March 13-15. This will be a photo contest on Instagram called #Pi4All and for every allergen-friendly pie photo uploaded, they will donate $3.14 to Kids with Food Allergies.
Chocolate Cherry Protein Pie
Makes 1 serving
1- 22 Days Cherry Chocolate Bliss Bar, or cherry or chocolate fruit and nut bar like a Lara Bar
1/2c coconut milk* (used So Delicious Unsweetened Vanilla Coconut Milk)
1/4c canned coconut milk, or more coconut milk (used So Delicious Culinary Coconut Milk)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder, optional* (used Vega Viva Vanilla Protein Powder)
1/2c frozen cherries
frozen banana, optional see below
sweetener to taste, optional (used a packet of organic stevia)
1/4c coconut whipped cream (used So Delicious Coco Whip Lite)
chocolate shavings (used chopped Vega Maca Chocolate Bar)
*For a non protein option omit protein and reduce milk to 1/4c (1/2c total instead of 3/4c) OR for a really creamy option blend frozen bananas, cherries, and just enough milk as needed to keep it thick and creamy! I personally like it with bananas and cherries and the protein powder just adjusting milk as needed.
Unwrap your bar and place on a piece of parchment paper. Microwave for about 15 seconds to soften. Top with another piece of parchment paper and roll out thin. Grab a small custard dish, single pie tin, or small ramekin, we used a 6oz glass custard dish. Remove the top piece of parchment paper and flip into the dish keeping the bottom piece of parchment paper facing up and using to push bar into the dish in the bottom and up the sides. Place in the refrigerator or freezer. In a Vitamix, or high-speed blender, blend together milk, cherries and protein powder or bananas until smooth. If using bananas and it is thick you can pour it into the curst, top with whipped cream and optional toppings. If making protein ice cream and it is a little soft pour into the crust and place in the freezer to set, just not too long or it will be hard it will need to sit out to thaw. Top with desired toppings. Enjoy!
While I do receive some Vega products from time to time, which I listed as an option in this recipe, I do purchase much of it on my own. It has been my plant-based protein of choice since before I started blogging. Even though most Vega products used are purchased by myself I do add this disclaimer. I do not make any money off any Vega sales or posts. I only write about foods I love, my blog is an extension of my hobby to make fun healthy food creations for me and my family.