Mango Apple Banana Smoothie

This mango apple banana smoothie is one of my favorite breakfast smoothies. It is so simple, with only 4 ingredients: mango, apple, banana and water. No extra sweetener is needed, since all three fruits have plenty of natural sugar. The water gets things moving, while the frozen mango chunks and banana adds a nice, thick and creamy consistency. Mango Apple Banana Smoothie Ingredients 1 Gala apple, cored and chopped 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks 1 banana 1/2 cup water Instructions […]

Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Breakfast muffins are one of life’s finest treats. This recipe, which features oatmeal, yogurt, vanilla, banana and honey, is a wonderful break from the many muffins that are packed with sugar and butter. The best part is that having seconds and thirds is guilt-free! Banana Oatmeal Muffin Recipe Ingredients 1 cup oatmeal 1 banana 1 egg 1/2 cup yogurt 1 1/2 tbsp. honey 1 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract Pinch of salt Instructions Blend […]

Dark Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter Truffles

Homemade truffles can seem intimidating to make at home, but they are actually very easy! No special equipment is needed. The peanut butter filling is made in the Magic Bullet, chilled in the refrigerator, and then dipped in melted dark chocolate mixed with a splash of coconut oil. Melting chocolate can be a difficult task, but once you know what you are doing it is quite simple. The most important thing is to melt the chocolate chips very slowly over […]

Mandarin Smoothie

There is something about this warming weather that has me craving cold, citrus drinks. The other day my coworker brought in an orange smoothie from Jamba Juice, and it inspired me to make this mandarin smoothie from scratch at home with my Magic Bullet. This mandarin smoothie is incredibly refreshing, and made with simple, delicious ingredients. It is important to freeze the mandarin slices ahead of time, which will make this smoothie slushy after you blend all of the ingredients […]

Acai Berry Smoothie

Acai is one of the most popular smoothie ingredients right now, and I love that it’s so easy to make acai smoothies at home without paying an arm and a leg! My kids love the vibrant color that the smoothie makes, and I love all of the antioxidants that come with it. Just blend it up until creamy, and for added flavor and texture, top with your favorite toppings! Granola, chocolate chips, fruit, and a drizzle of honey are just […]

Pumpkin “Nice Cream”

Looking for a new low-fat, healthy dessert to try this Fall? You’re going to love this pumpkin “nice cream!” What do I mean by “nice cream?” If you haven’t heard about nice cream yet, you are in for a treat. It’s basically ice cream without the fat and calories. Whhhaaat?? Yes, it’s true! The secret is frozen bananas. Frozen bananas add an amazing ice cream-like texture without bringing an overpowering banana flavor to the dessert. Combine frozen bananas with anything, […]

Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie

Come fall, I am totally ready to embrace all things that go with the season! Pumpkin begins to slowly creep back into my life and I get so excited at the sight of everything pumpkin in the grocery stores. Unfortunately, the first day of fall is not always the cool sweater weather that I’m expecting, especially living in the desert! This smoothie is perfect for staying cool for the summer and satisfying those fall flavor cravings! Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie Ingredients […]

Strawberry Coconut Shake

Want a quick, delicious breakfast that’s easy to make? Or a luscious dessert you don’t have to feel guilty about eating? This strawberry coconut shake may be just what you’ve been looking for! Instead of ice cream, this strawberry coconut milkshake is made with a thick scoop of coconut cream. The coconut cream gives it a rich coconut flavor, while the frozen strawberries and bananas keep it nice and thick. For the best results, chop up your banana into bite sized […]

Grasshopper Smoothie

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In celebration of all things green today, I made this green grasshopper smoothie. Don’t worry, it doesn’t contain any real grasshoppers! It is inspired by grasshopper desserts, which usually contain mint and chocolate. This healthy smoothie is loaded with spinach, banana, almond milk, mint extract, and cacao nibs. It is really refreshing when cold, so I like to freeze my bananas beforehand and use a handful of frozen spinach straight from the freezer. Fresh mint leaves […]

Papaya Banana Smoothie

Whenever I make this papaya banana smoothie, I feel like I’m somewhere tropical. Papayas are grown in South America and Hawaii, where it’s warmer, and shipped all over the world. The first time I bought a papaya, I didn’t know what to do with it. Once I got home from the grocery store, I sliced it open and thought it tasted terrible. Of course, that was only because I didn’t know it had to ripen first! Papayas are like avocados in that […]