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Frozen Yogurt Banana Truffles

24 Jan

Hey all.

Sorry I haven’t posted in a long time. It’s hard to run a food blog when I’m not much of a cook. -_- I want to be able to cook better, I think I’m just more interested in nutrition. But me posting about health isn’t as exciting as posting pretty food pictures 😉

But here is something I just thought of today! They’re currently nestled in my freezer so we’ll have to experiment together on how good they’ll be, but I did try one and though it was really good and couldn’t wait to share! These are a fun little treat for yourself, or could part of your breakfast.

banana yogurt truffles

mmmmm…. bananananananaaaa

Not much of a technique, just dip pieces of banana into a container of yogurt of your choice and spread on a piece of foil to pop in the freezer. I added cinnamon, nutmeg and Stevia to my yogurt, and topped them with shredded almonds, cacao nibs and coconut flakes. I love me some sweet.

Enjoy!

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

Shamrock Shake

21 Jul

This is my take on the #1 rated smoothie in all of LA by Sun Cafe. (And I like mine better) 😉

I’d save this for dessert. Long ingredient list but don’t worry, it’s easy and quick to make. You can leave out or substitute some ingredients and you’ll be fine.

Ingredients (serving for one):

  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 carrot, shredded
  • 1/4 c non dairy milk
  • 1/4 c almonds or cashews
  • 1/8 c cacao nibs
  • 1 tbs chia or flax seeds
  • 1 date or sweetener of choice
  • mint leaves (optional)
  • shredded coconut for top

Blend up the nuts and seeds first, then add the rest. The result is thick, creamy and delicious. Beware, it’s addicting!

Banana Pumpkin Spice “Shake”

4 May

Okay, I’ll admit it, I have full-blown Fall nostalgia. It’s my favorite season. The weather has been gloomy lately and it’s bringing it out in me, plus having canned pumpkin sitting in my cupboard is so tempting! So I give you the healthiest pumpkin pie “shake” you’ll ever find!

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3-4 tbs canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tbs vanilla coffee creamer
  • 3 ice cubes
  • Stevia extract to taste

It’s thick, creamy and delicious, and it’s healthy! It tastes like a shake but nothing evil in this recipe. I love to make “desert” drinks when I have a sweet tooth but can’t afford the calories that day. Pop all those ingredients in a blender, I have a Magic Bullet look-a-like, and ta-daa…. a great addition to a light lunch or a snack on it’s own 🙂 How can you not love this? Look at it!!