Warm Ginger-Pear Smoothie

Digestion. Eating seasonally. Anti-inflammatory. These are the buzz words that have gained traction in 2017 and will only get bigger in 2018. Why are we so concerned, or even obsessed, with these things? Because everyone wants to feel good and that is highly dependent on how you start your day. “I feel great, have so much energy and feel satisfied after breakfast!” said no one who ever dove into a bowl of sugar-laden cereal. Our digestive system works incredibly hard, […]

Hash Brown Casserole

Whenever we have guests staying overnight, I like to prepare this hash brown casserole for breakfast in the morning. It is filling, and it feeds a lot of people. This recipe is the basic version, but you can also add meats such as bacon or sausage, and vegetables. It is very easy to prepare and doesn’t require much time, so you can wake up in the morning and easily throw it together. Hash Brown Casserole Recipe Ingredients 6 eggs 1/2 […]

Pumpkin Waffles

Change up your breakfast routine by making these easy, spiced pumpkin waffles. The secret ingredient is a bit of apple pie spice, which makes them really flavorful. Firm on the outside and soft on the inside, these pumpkin waffles are the perfect pair to coffee and a bowl of fruit. They are just the thing to start your day off right. Pumpkin Waffles Ingredients 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 egg 3/4 cup […]

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 […]

Pumpkin Pie Oat Smoothie

This smoothie is a seasonal favorite! It’s a great breakfast or a pick me up snack, especially when it’s pumpkin season! Feel free to add a nice dollop of whip cream on top, with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Pumpkin Pie Oat Smoothie Ingredients 1/4 cup pumpkin pie puree 1/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt 1/4 cup old fashioned oats 1/2 – 1 cup milk of choice 1/2 frozen banana 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract Ice Instructions Add all ingredients in the Magic […]

Flax Seed Sweet Veggie Cream Cheese Spread

My girls love bagels in the morning, so I love to switch up their toppings every once in a while! This spread has a ‘secret’ veggie hidden inside! Plus a little sprinkle of flax seeds to give it some fiber! Flax Seed Sweet Veggie Cream Cheese Spread Ingredients 1/4 oz. softened cream cheese 2 tb. pumpkin puree 1 tb. flax seeds, ground Instructions Add all ingredients to the Magic Bullet Blender. Blend until creamy! Enjoy!  

Grape Smoothie

If you love the flavor grape, you are going to love this grape smoothie! Grapes are known to have a lot of health benefits due to the high amount of antioxidants they contain. Grape juice gives this healthy smoothie a strong grape flavor as a base to which fresh grapes are added. The yogurt and banana give this smoothie a nice, thick texture. If you like your smoothies on the cold side, you can freeze the banana and grapes ahead […]

Lemon Yogurt Plum Cake

If you like sweet and sour desserts, this lemon yogurt plum cake is for you! A moist, sweet lemon cake is topped with fresh tangy plum slices. This cake freezes well, so it is a great make-ahead dessert. Go ahead and try it with your coffee or tea for breakfast, or save it for dessert. Lemon Yogurt Plum Cake Ingredients 1 cup plain yogurt 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 tbsp lemon zest 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 1/4 tsp salt […]

Vanilla Almond Smoothie

Almonds are the magic nut. They’re rich with flavor and nutrients, and can play both a supporting or lead role in so many recipes. Here, we’re using almond milk and whole almonds to add flavor and texture to a delicious smoothie that combines vanilla, dates, ground cinnamon and banana. It’s filling and extremely tasty! Vanilla Almond Smoothie Ingredients 1 cup almond milk 12 almonds (soaked for at least two hours in water) 2 dates 1/8 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 […]

Apple Cider Donuts with Coconut Sugar

Fall. It rolls around as soon as September 1st hits. Everything starts to revolve around all the fall indulgences: pumpkin spice lattes, apple cider donuts and fall activities. In an attempt to always challenge myself to create a healthier versions of the things I love, I went with apple cider donuts. They are always the perfect warm, sweet treat after a chilly day of apple picking. The crunch of the cinnamon sugar on top tops them off like icing on […]