Dairy and I haven’t had such a good relationship since I finished my Whole 30 last week. My beloved Starbucks skinny vanilla latte has started to cause backflips in my stomach. So when I heard a new icecream shop opened in Clarksville, I wasn’t all that excited until I found out they had coconut milk! What? Yes. First we got a Whole Foods style grocery store called Tree of Life, then a grain-free, soy-free, dairy-free bakery called Nerdy Birdy Cookie Company and now an icecream shop that has not only coconut milk but almond as well? Yes, please Clarksville. You’re growing on me.
I’d heard great things so a friend and I went to check it out Sunday and were not disappointed. Look at this happy, friendly staff.
Freeze Pleeze makes everything from scratch. You choose a dairy, coconut or almond base, then sweetener and flavoring. You can choose from suggestions like rose pistachio or Rocky Road or stick to vanilla or plain fruit. They freeze it with liquid nitrogen as you watch. This is the magic happening:
My friend got Rocky Road and gave it a thumbs up.
And I got vanilla coconut milk with pineapple.
Freeze Pleeze is located in the Two Rivers Shopping Plaza in between Hooters and Bargain Hunt/Harbor Freight. Check them out Tuesday or Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Fridays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturdays from Noon to 11 p.m. and Sundays from Noon to 8 p.m. at 700 N. Riverside Drive, Clarksville.
So if I’ve been MIA lately it’s because I’ve spent every waking moment thinking about food.
Why is that any different than usual, you ask?
Well, I just finished my third Whole 30. The second full one really since I failed a second attempt in January. Since starting a desk job, traveling and too many trips to Nashville I’ve put on more than 10 pounds since November. Chinese, I love you, but you don’t love me.
As of Wednesday, I made it through 30 days of eating whole, unprocessed food. No legumes, dairy, soy or bread. No Sex With Your Pants On (SWYPO) foods like paleo pancakes/bread/muffins etc. and lots of black coffee (kind of gross).
It’s been a week since I’ve been officially done with my Whole 30.
Total pounds lost: 11.6
It’s amazing what eating real food can do for you.
My pants fit again so I celebrated with a shopping spree during Back to School Tax-free Shopping Weekend (even though I have no kiddos I still love a good sale) and a trip to a local grain-free, dairy-free, soy-free bakery in town called Nerdy Birdy Cookie Company. It was delish and worth the 30-day wait. Yesterday, I went to the county fair with a friend and tasted lots of terrible things so I still feel kind of terrible but tomorrow is another day.
Now that I’ve had the cheat day I’m ready for another 30.
Have you ever done a Whole 30?