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Apple Cranberry Crisp “Lookalike”

5 Nov

I won’t deny that I’m a lazy cook. I am. I want the quickest way in and out of the kitchen, my only criteria is using the best ingredients possible. And sometimes I just want to control my nasty sweet tooth with some sweet nutrition. So I present to you, the easiest and healthiest quick-fix snack. And hey it’s grain-free! Which makes it a lighter version of a fruit crisp.

Ingredients:

  • 1 apple
  • 1/4 cup cranberries
  • 1/2 – 1 T coconut oil
  • 2 T shredded coconut
  • splash of lemonaide or orange juice
  • pinch of cinnamon
  1. Heat the oil in a small pan while you cut the apple in small sections. Add the apple and cranberries to the pan and mix to coat evenly.
  2. Sprinkle with cinnamon and the shredded coconut and mix again. You can eat it dry like this, or add the lemonaide or orange juice to create the ooey gooey factor, by mixing it up in the pan until the liquid absorbs and fruit is tender.

On another note, sorry I’ve neglected this blog this last month. I’ve realized it’s pretty hard to keep up a food blog when I literally eat the same thing for breakfast lunch and dinner everyday. But I want to dediicate a new devoted energy to maintaining this blog, because encouraging people to be healthier and happier in the slightest bit is what I’m passionate about. Someday I want to help people in a big way that can really transform their lives, starting with the taste buds 😉

Peace & love

Creamy Cinnamon Smoothie

3 May

This smoothy reminds me of Autumn, but it’s fruit based! Perfect medley of Spring and Autumn.

It uses a base of fresh juice, but if a juicer is unavailable you can still make it with purchased juice. Here’s what I used for the juice, which has a hidden vegetable for added nutrition!

  • an orange
  • a carrot
  • mini apple (gala)
  • 1/2″ fresh ginger

Once you have the fresh juice get out your other ingredients for your blender:

  • the juice
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 small/med banana
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/4tsp cinnamon
  • sprinkle of Stevia extract
  • a few ice cubes

You can use a frozen banana for an even creamier texture. The Greek yogurt adds a protein benefit while thickening it, and the almond milk makes it drinkable. Careful not to add too big of a banana because then the taste will take over, otherwise it blends in with the other flavors and brings out the cinnamon cream flavor. Great afternoon snack! Have with some pita chips and hummus… mmmmm 🙂