Banana Hot Cocoa

My favorite drink on a cool night is hot cocoa. The other day I had the idea of blending a banana with cocoa powder, milk and cinnamon, and warming it up in a pot. I call it, banana hot cocoa! It came out delicious. I love how the banana adds sweetness naturally to this hot cocoa drink. No extra sugar is needed. It also thickens it up, making it nice and creamy. Serve this drink hot right from the pot, […]

Simple Crepes

My husband has never loved pancakes because they can be so thick and cake like, so I started making crepes a while back to fit his taste buds! They are thin, light, but still so filling! And when a batter comes together all in one blender, you will not see me complaining! Easy peasy! Simple Crepe Recipe Ingredients 1 cup milk 1 tb. vanilla 3 eggs 1 c. flour 2 TB. melted butter 1 tsp. sugar Instructions Add all the […]

Raspberry Banana Smoothie Bowl

The other day I got into a debate with my friend on what is better: smoothies or smoothie bowls. I think smoothie bowls win, hands down. They are just so much more versatile in terms of toppings and it is way more fun eating it with a spoon when thickened with frozen banana. The texture becomes almost like ice cream! In this smoothie bowl, I add frozen banana to frozen raspberries and coconut milk for a dairy-free alternative to milk […]

Banana Curry

  Bananas are a healthy way to naturally sweeten your curry dish. In this yellow curry made from scratch, I use coconut milk, curry powder, turmeric, bananas and chicken drumsticks, carrots and spinach. Serve this healthy curry dish over basmati rice or your other favorite Indian side dish. Save the leftovers for lunch the next day. Banana Curry Recipe Ingredients 1/2 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tbsp olive oil 6 chicken drumsticks 2 tbsp curry powder 1 tsp […]

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, […]