Friday, October 7, 2016

A to Z Food Challenge: X

I can't believe I only have 2 more food challenges after today's. It feels like just yesterday that I started doing this theme every Friday. No worries though, I plan on doing a food style post most - if not every - Friday moving forward. Nothing is set in stone yet though.

Ok, enough stalling. I've been absolutely dreading this particular letter. Q was semi-difficult, U was a little hard to find, but X....X?!!! What freaking food starts with X, besides xanthan gum? And that isn't even a food, it's an ingredient! I could've taken the easy way out and just chosen a food that I love including xanthan, but I thought I'd try my best. 

With everything going on though, I wasn't able to make it to the grocery store to buy all the necessary ingredients - it happens people - BUT I thought I'd share with you guys a recipe I found, that is a mock for the Dairy Queen "Chocolate X-treme". 

I am a chocoholic, so when I came across this recipe I knew I had to share it - and eventually try it. I used to love DQ, but with my son's severe peanut allergy, I haven't dared to order anything from there. Seeing as how this is a mock recipe that is gluten free, sugar free, low carb, AND peanut free, there was no way I was passing this opportunity up. It was like a sign from the chocolate God's above. 

This recipe was found on Briana Thomas's website and it's no wonder this recipe looked so good on Pinterest, she's a chef genius! She has quite a few mocks on her page and her photography makes everything look scrum-didely-umptious. I can't even begin to example to glory that is all over her page, so you'll just have to click the link above to check out this recipe and more. 

In case you don't want to click over just yet and you're dying to see how to make this heavenly dessert, here is the recipe!


  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 farm fresh egg
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup cottage cheese
  • 3 doonks THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder, to taste (a doonk is 1/32 tsp.)
  • ¼-1/2 tsp. glucomannan
  • Scant ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • Scant T cocoa powder
  • 1 Fudgy Brownie (see link below)
  • Chunks of 85% dark chocolate, unsweetened baker's chocolate, Lily's Chocolate Chips, or chunks of Skinny Chocolate (recipe can be found in the Trim Healthy Mama book)


1. Blend all but the last two ingredients together. If the "blizzard" is not thick enough for your liking, add some more ice. 

2. Cut the Fudgy Brownie into small pieces (substitute at your own risk; this Blizzard needs chewy brownie pieces to taste authentic) and stir it and the chocolate chunks by hand into the shake.

Now, Briana mentioned that you could wash the egg with soap and water before cracking it, to avoid salmonella poisoning, and I don't know how it would taste without the egg, but I will tell you right now that I am going to do this recipe WITHOUT the egg. No offense to Briana and her amazing recipes, but I have an over-active imagination that likes to play mind games on me. If you are a brave soul, I would try it with the egg as mentioned above. I think Briana knows what she's talking about. I mean, she even has her very own cookbook now! I'm just choosing to go against the grain and not do exactly as I'm told. Call me a food rebel if you will. 

And there you have it guys! I literally copied Briana's recipe to share with you guys and every bit of credit goes to her for this magnificent gift she's bestowed upon us. Seriously, you should check out her page for recipes galore! I promise you won't be disappointed. 

I'm sorry for the lack of food sharing on my part. I've been so exhausted from having to do 6 loads of laundry today after the last few day's chaos. I didn't have a single minute to spare, but that doesn't mean I don't love you guys! 

Hopefully you guys have an amazing weekend and hopefully you don't encounter any clowns if you're in the USA! Apparently people think it's "cool" to walk around at night - some are even lurking in the daytime - and scare people. Newsflash, it's NOT ok! 

Regardless stay in, stay safe, and if you do go out, go in groups. I love you all and I'll see you all Monday! If you're on my Instagram, I'll of course post throughout the weekend. I'd love to see what you're having for dessert! Or any meal! Tag me or DM me for a chance to be featured! Happy weekend everyone!

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