It has been blazing hot here in sunny Oklahoma recently! I like light desserts when it is hot. So I’ve turned to puddings.
When I first tried things with glucomannan (or gluccie (pronounced with the k sound not the s sound), as referred to in THM), I did not like it at all. But over the couple of years that we have been following the Trim Healthy Mama eating lifestyle I have grown to the point that I now really enjoy it, especially in a pudding!
This recipe is done completely in the blender.
Instant Lemon Glucomannan Pudding
- 4 cups liquid (water, almond milk, any combination I use 2 cups water, 2 cups almond milk)
- Juice of 2-3 lemons (or 4-7 tablespoons bottled lemon juice)
- 2 pinches salt
- 2 heaping Tablespoons THM Super Sweet or 1 scant cup sukrin melis (measures 1:1 with sugar)
- slightly heaped tablespoon of glucomannan
- Put all ingredients except glucomannan in the blender and begin to blend.
- While the blender is running, add the glucomannan and blend for 2 minutes
- Rest for a minute or so
- Blend for about another 2 minutes
Enjoy! I like to chill mine before I eat it so it is super refreshing.
For the rest of this month, in honor of Christmas in July, Tiffany is putting her book on sale! If you’d like to read a fun cozy murder mystery (that reads like a romantic comedy at Christmas time), go check out my daughter’s first book, Murder Mystery and the Gingerbread Cookies available on Amazon (and a few other places I can’t recall right now ). She started writing it when she was 12 years old. We published a few years ago in ebook and finally jumped through all the hoops to get it into paperback this past February. If you like ebooks, grab that as it is a better deal for both you and her.
Earlier this month I promised to share the yummy desserts I made for Independence Day and I had forgotten about it, until the other day.
I remember, years ago, someone made a fruit pizza and I really enjoyed it. It had a sugar cookie base. I don’t remember what the frosting was but then it was covered with a variety of cut up fruit. It was really good.
Well, I saw this Healthy Fruit Pizza Cookie on facebook and it looked so good, I was willing to make a second dessert on the fourth.
It was really easy. It’s a quick cookie base, which can be made up ahead of time (think: in the cool of the day). Then it is just a matter of mixing up the cream cheese frosting and adding the fruit.
This one is definitely a keeper here, even though some of our cookies didn’t make it. The tray of freshly baked cookies slid off the pans it was resting on when it first came out of the oven and most of them became a crumbled mess.
Of course, that didn’t stop us from eating them. They just weren’t nearly as pretty and couldn’t be eaten by hand but they were still just as good.
So, hop on over to Taryn’s website and get the recipe to make these very soon. I’ll probably make these again soon myself, especially with the plethora of delicious fresh berries available right now. But I’ll be making the cookies in the morning when it isn’t so hot.
I hope you’ll enjoy this dessert as much as we have.
Until next time,