Ice Cream for Breakfast

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James and I got caught in a crazy downpour three blocks from home on our walk last night… I’ve never seen a pup run for the front door so fast!  He hates all forms of non-drinking water (baths, lakes, rain, and oceans). 


I was soaked to the bone, too.  After a shower, all I wanted was a warm dinner and a dry pup to cuddle with.  


We’ve been buying the Trader Joe’s no-cheese veggie pizza (the Husband doesn’t like to eat a lot of dairy), and then I add goat cheese to my half.  The result is a perfect pizza slice!


With lots of steamed greens on the side.


And then I had ice cream for breakfast.


Well… healthy ice cream for breakfast.  Specifically, the amazingness of Banana Soft Serve.  Never tried it?  Drop everything and freeze some bananas.  I promise BSS will blow your mind.  It really does taste like banana ice cream!


I had mine topped on French toast with fruit. 


I have a fun workout to share later – seeya soon!



  • Meaghan (My Spoonful Of Inspiration) August 9, 2011, 9:57 am

    My puppy HATES getting wet. 🙂 Your breakfast looks so great- never thought about making ice cream into a meal!

  • Katie August 9, 2011, 9:59 am

    Haha aw, poor James.

  • Baking N Books August 9, 2011, 10:07 am

    I prefer traditional ice cream 😉 – BUT have you tried frozen mango!? So good! With avocado…and bananas. Yep, it’s getting all crazy up in here 🙂

    I guess the TJ’s isn’t GF? Does it irritate your stomach?

  • Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life August 9, 2011, 10:18 am

    I want your breakfast in my belly… now!

  • Nicole (Mrs. Muffins) August 9, 2011, 10:21 am

    Mmm… I love Banana Soft Serve! Never had it for breakfast… yet! Poor wet James!


  • Jess August 9, 2011, 10:23 am

    Interesting article that Operation Beautiful was tagged in!

    • Caitlin August 10, 2011, 11:19 am

      That article was really interesting!

  • Tiff @ Love, Sweat, and Beers August 9, 2011, 10:27 am

    Oh no! Sorry you two got caught in the rain. My kitties were definitely freaking out during that storm last night. One hid under the desk while I blogged. I think I would have picked a more cozy safe spot, but she’s an odd one.

  • Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine August 9, 2011, 10:30 am

    That looks so good Caitlin. Why have I not made banana soft serve lately?! Must remedy that.

  • Mary August 9, 2011, 10:32 am

    our dogs hate the rain too. I wish I could get into the banana soft serve craze. I hate that bananas make my belly hurt!

  • katie @ KatieDid August 9, 2011, 10:35 am

    ohh I hope he didn’t stink! Wet dog smell is not too pleasant. That BSS looks particularly ice-cream ish! Delicious!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 9, 2011, 10:36 am

    I LOVE banana soft serve. Your breakfast is an absolute beauty! It’s pouring rain here right now as well, but now you’ve got my mind off of the weather and on to ice cream!

  • Amy @ SGTC August 9, 2011, 10:38 am

    Poor James! He looks so sad!

  • Leah @ L4L August 9, 2011, 10:39 am

    I had REAL ice cream (vegan) on my french toast this morning. But it’s my birthday so I think that’s allowed.

    • Caitlin August 10, 2011, 11:17 am

      Awesome. Once I had pumpkin pie on my oatmeal. It wasn’t my birthday. 🙂 It was pretty epic though.

  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat August 9, 2011, 10:40 am

    Banana soft serve on french toast is genious!

  • CJ @ August 9, 2011, 10:40 am

    My dogs won’t even go near a window if it’s raining and absolutely forget it if it’s snowing! Definitely trying banana soft serve and definitely adding peanut butter! That sounds soo good right now!

  • Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews August 9, 2011, 10:42 am

    I love the ice cream for breakfast! Sounds great.

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) August 9, 2011, 10:43 am

    I love banana soft serve! I told my coworker about it and she’s hooked 🙂

  • Darcy @ She Sings at the Table August 9, 2011, 10:43 am

    I loooove the banana soft serve for breakfast! I usually add in a little scoop of peanut butter or cocoa powder. Any breakfast you can put in a parfait glass really gets the day off to a good start 🙂

  • Jen August 9, 2011, 10:45 am

    It’s been way to long since I’ve made banana soft serve. That stuff is the best! I’m convinced that bananas are one of life’s most magical gifts to our mouths.

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 9, 2011, 10:46 am

    Same thing happened to me on my run last night. Torrential downpour about .5 miles from the car. And then I got back to where my car *should’ve* been and found out it was TOWED! So then I got to spend even more time in the rain. Yeah, it was a fun night 😉

  • Corrie Anne August 9, 2011, 10:51 am

    That’s a great breakfast idea!

  • Jennie @ Designed to be Fit August 9, 2011, 10:53 am

    Our dogs hate getting their feet when and refuse to go outside to pee when it’s raining. They step onto the grass and start lifting their paws and shaking them and just run back to the door. I fear for them if they ever escape and have to survive 5 minutes in “the wild”.

    • Caitlin August 10, 2011, 11:09 am

      hahaha that is awesome.

  • Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy August 9, 2011, 10:53 am

    I put Banana Soft Serve in my oatmeal yesterday morning! Amazing!

  • Kat August 9, 2011, 11:10 am

    My puppy hates the rain too! but she loves running around the house with a towel after I dry her off 🙂

  • allpointswhole August 9, 2011, 11:14 am

    I absolutely love this picture of you!

  • Kristen (inspiredbydooce) August 9, 2011, 11:16 am

    banana soft serve sounds good…BSS sounds like something i do NOT want to eat 🙂

  • Sarah August 9, 2011, 11:18 am

    Ice cream for breakfast?! Caitlin, you may have just become my hero! 😀

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) August 9, 2011, 11:18 am

    That is a great looking breakfast! I am debating trying to create a banana protein pancake recipe for my brunch today. We’ve been on vacation and healthy eating has kind of gone out the window this week. I just want a caesar salad!

  • Cat @Breakfast to Bed August 9, 2011, 11:26 am

    we tell my son it’s ice cream too. It’s one of those borderline lies that are good for him. Plus he thinks the stuff if the best stuff ever.

  • Katherine August 9, 2011, 11:30 am

    Oh man, I got caught in a downpour yesterday too! I was literally across the street from my apartment when it started, so I found refuge under an awning. After 5 minutes of waiting, I just went for it and got positively soaked.

    I wanted to tell you- someone at my gym put Operation Beautiful notes all over the locker room!! There was a note on the mirror, and inside all of the lockers. I got so excited!

    • Caitlin August 10, 2011, 11:06 am

      That is so exciting 🙂 I love it. If you post any notes, please take a pic and send it to me!

  • Army Amy* August 9, 2011, 11:31 am

    Poor James! He looks awfully cute, though! My dog likes rain, but he is scared of thunder.*

  • Katie @ Run Inspired August 9, 2011, 11:32 am

    OMG Caitlin- I was in Ventnor, NJ this weekend and there was an ice cream shop that had “Banana Whip” which is the same as banana soft serve. I was so excited I couldn’t even contain myself. They just take a whole frozen banana, stick it in this machine and pull down a lever- it comes out exactly the same. Then you can choose which toppings you want on top. I was so impressed that they offered it as an alternative to ice cream. It made this lactose intolerant girl very happy 🙂

  • Moni'sMeals August 9, 2011, 11:35 am

    What a brillant Breakfast! I just had banana soft serve last night, haha!
    Love the idea for breakfast though, instead of whipped cream on french toast or pancakes. 🙂

  • Moni'sMeals August 9, 2011, 11:37 am

    What a great idea! I just had banana soft serve last night, haha!
    This is brilliant though for breakfast, to take the place of whipped cream on french toast or pancakes. 🙂

  • Amanda August 9, 2011, 11:38 am

    I know this is unrelated to this specific post, but I had a question for you! When you were talking about fixing your “lady issues” you mentioned you quit birth control..and that the first time you quit birth control you had some acne. Is your skin doing okay this time? Do you have any recommendations as far as supplements and diet go? I quit birth control 8 months ago and feel great, but my skin has been kind of crazy lately and I’m wondering if that’s the cause! I would appreciate your input!

    • Caitlin August 10, 2011, 11:06 am

      My skin is actually going nuts right now. I can’t figure it out! It was fine for the first three months but just started to go haywire. 🙁 I just try to eat really healthy and clean, not specific skin supplements.

      • Amanda August 10, 2011, 12:36 pm

        mine was fine for the first few months, but it’s been getting progressively worse! Not to freak you out…I’m trying to figure out what to do about it but I eat super clean too and so far it hasn’t helped. Maybe it’s better than it would be otherwise? Lordy. If you figure something out I’d love to read a post on it!

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness August 9, 2011, 11:40 am

    Okay, I am making that tomorrow. It looks ridiculously droolworthy! 😀 LOVE it <3 Have a great workout! xyx

  • Amber K August 9, 2011, 11:45 am

    Adding cocoa powder to BSS is my favorite thing to do. Soo good!

    I made the looong trek out to Trader Joe’s the other day and was actually really disappointed with their selection. It was packed, but I couldn’t find pretty much anything tasty and gluten-free. Although I DID get a huge watermelon for half the price of anywhere else. And that is a major score.

    • Caitlin August 10, 2011, 11:04 am

      Wah! They have so much stuff. Some TJ’s have a gluten free shopping list.

      • Amber K August 10, 2011, 12:07 pm

        I also wonder if it’s because the store was SUPER tiny. I don’t know if all of them are that small. I could barely move with all of the people. And the only GF items they had were things that are naturally GF (nuts, fruits, veggies that I can get anywhere). Left something to be desired.

  • Ellie@fitforthesoul August 9, 2011, 11:54 am

    Mmmm your breakfast looks soooo good!!

  • Aine @ Something to Chew Over August 9, 2011, 12:01 pm

    I love banana soft serve! It really is like ice cream but instead you get a serving of fruit 🙂

  • Kiran @ August 9, 2011, 12:07 pm

    Banana soft serve on french toast? For breakfast? Sign me up 😀

  • Jen August 9, 2011, 12:12 pm

    Best. Photo. Ever.
    He looks so traumatized.

  • Paige @ Running Around Normal August 9, 2011, 12:12 pm

    Aww poor James!
    I made banana soft serve the other night!…except part of my food processor broke in the process and I got a bite of plastic:(

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me August 9, 2011, 12:17 pm

    haha you guys got soaked! I’ve never had banana soft serve! Crazy, I know.

  • Gen August 9, 2011, 12:24 pm

    Ice cream for breakfast=amazing! 😀

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss August 9, 2011, 12:27 pm

    I like getting caught in the rain sometimes, actually. Especially if it’s during a steamy run!!

  • Michelle August 9, 2011, 12:39 pm

    Have you seeen this

    Saw this one morning while I was getting ready for work. Bloggers could have gotten rich off of the BSS!

    • Caitlin August 10, 2011, 11:03 am


  • Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled August 9, 2011, 12:50 pm

    Banana soft serve is so good. I add cocoa powder to make it chocolate flavored. Such a good substitute for ice cream! Yummy!

  • Chelsea August 9, 2011, 1:01 pm

    BSS is the bees knees for real hahaha ;D

  • Aja August 9, 2011, 1:09 pm

    BSS is amazing. Sometimes I like to blend peanut butter and cocoa powder in with it.

    Your pup is adorable.

  • Samantha Marie August 9, 2011, 1:38 pm

    Yonanas Rocks! You have to try it. It is sold on

  • Khushboo August 9, 2011, 1:41 pm

    I want that breakfast now….ooh I have all kinds of ‘bases’ running through my mind (e.g. pancakess)

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats August 9, 2011, 1:46 pm

    That pizza looks good! I haven’t seen it at my trader joe’s but i’ll have to keep an eye out!

  • Kim @ Imperfectly Perfect August 9, 2011, 2:13 pm

    Such a good idea with the Banana Soft Serve! I still haven’t tried it, but have been wanting to. I’m adding this to my list of must tries with it!

  • Stephanie Clement August 9, 2011, 4:23 pm

    Is The Husband no longer vegan? You said he limits his dairy? Just wondering if he found a reason not to be, since I’ve been toying with the idea myself.

    • Caitlin August 10, 2011, 11:03 am

      He was never a strict vegan. He’ll eat dairy like, twice a week now. He just found it too restrictive to go all the way.

  • Cara August 9, 2011, 4:50 pm

    That breakfast look absolutely amazing!!!!!

  • nicole August 9, 2011, 6:04 pm

    what is the secret to banana soft serve??? do you use a food processor??? I tried it in the magic bullet and it flopped 🙁 what size of food processor do you use?

  • Molly @ RDexposed August 9, 2011, 6:15 pm

    My beagle hated water, too! And I didn’t really enjoy the smell of wet dog either!

  • Liz August 10, 2011, 5:56 pm

    I have never thought of putting that soft serve on my delicious breakfasts!!!! Genius!

  • Sarah August 11, 2011, 8:24 am

    I took your advice after telling you my frozen bananas kept coming out freezer-burnt (a while ago, I think). You were right- I needed to squeeze the extra air out! After that discovery, you inspired yesterday’s breakfast- I processed 2 frozen bananas, a packet of chocolate protein powder, and a little unsweetened almond milk. It was so good and satisfying!

    • Caitlin August 11, 2011, 8:26 am

      Ooooh! Chocolate BSS!!! Sounds good 🙂

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