Mango Shaved Ice

Simple desserts are the best desserts. They have distinguished and identifiable flavors, are lighter and healthier, and – best of all – are so easy to make! This recipe combines the natural sweetness of a mango mash with crushed ice and a touch of light coconut milk into a satisfying dessert that’ll knock the socks off any sweet tooth. Mango Shaved Ice Recipe Ingredients  1 mango 2 tbsp. coconut milk 1 cup ice Instructions Cut mango into smaller pieces and […]

Honey Ricotta Cream

Have you ever tried ricotta cream before? I have only had it once in a dessert dish and loved it. In this healthier version, ricotta cheese is blended with plain yogurt, honey and a dash of cinnamon. Ricotta cream goes great with many desserts, but I also like to enjoy it with a cup of fresh fruit in the morning. Ricotta cheese is high in protein and low in calories, making it a healthy addition to breakfast. You won’t miss […]

Brownie Batter Hummus

I never thought of hummus as a dessert item until I came across brownie batter hummus at my grocery store. What a great idea! Here is how the magic happens: the garbanzo beans are used for texture, and the chocolate, sugar and coconut is used for flavor. Brilliant. This brownie batter hummus dip goes great with fresh fruit or cookies, and makes for a fun appetizer at a party. Brownie Batter Hummus Recipe Ingredients 1 can (15.5 oz) garbanzo beans […]

Lemon Ice Box Pie

  The impending warm weather always gets me excited about pie season. I especially love cold pies during the warm summer months, like this lemon ice box pie. It is super easy to make, and lasts for a long time in the freezer. Whenever you are craving a slice, all you have to do is open your freezer and a delicious pie is already waiting for you! This lemon ice box pie is made with fresh lemon juice and zest, which […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Graham Bars

This one’s a crowd-pleaser. With the exception of folks with food allergies, there is literally no one who won’t like this treat. Peanut butter, chocolate, graham crackers… what more could you want? It’s incredibly easy to make. Just be careful not to munch away too many of the ingredients while cooking it. Chocolate Peanut Butter Graham Bar Recipe Ingredients 1 cup ground graham crackers (about 8 full crackers) 3/4 cup peanut butter 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup sugar […]

Mint Chip Cheesecake Dip

This St. Patrick’s Day, wow your friends with this mint chocolate chip cheesecake dip! No baking required, and minimal clean-up necessary to make this festive dip or dessert. All you need is cream cheese, powdered sugar, peppermint extract, green food coloring, and mini chocolate chips. I like to serve this mint chip cheesecake dip with graham crackers, but you can also serve it with bars of chocolate – yum! Every bite tastes like a mint chip cheesecake. Mint Chip Cheesecake […]

Peanut Butter, Banana and Honey Ice Cream

  Ice cream without the cream? Thank you Magic Bullet! This peanut butter, banana and honey ice cream is simple and delicious. You’ll fool everyone into thinking you scooped it right out of a container! Peanut Butter, Banana and Honey Ice Cream Recipe Ingredients 1 1/2 bananas (chopped and frozen) 3 tbsp. peanut butter 2 tsp. honey Instructions Add frozen banana slices to Magic Bullet and blend until smooth. Combine banana mixture with remaining ingredients and blend. You’ll never want […]

Red Velvet Beet Cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes are my weakness. Especially with cream cheese frosting. February is the perfect month to bake red velvet cupcakes in order to celebrate Valentine’s Day. This year, I give you a healthier version, using fresh beets in this cupcake recipe. The beets give the cupcakes a beautiful, natural color and moist texture. We don’t need to use any artificial food dyes or a lot of butter in this recipe, which makes it much healthier! Go ahead and eat […]

Cherry Coconut Smoothie

Cherry and coconut… doesn’t your mouth start to water just thinking about that combination? This smoothie is a refreshing and unique blend of the two foods, balancing out the strong cherry flavor with both coconut milk and coconut flakes, along with a splash of vanilla yogurt for some added texture and taste. Cherry Coconut Smoothie Recipe Ingredients 1 1/2 cups frozen cherries 2 tbsp. shredded coconut 1/2 cup low fat coconut milk 1/2 cup low fat vanilla yogurt   Instructions […]

Peanut Butter Muffins

  Peanut butter is delicious, and muffins are a wonderful treat. It was only a matter of time before we combined the two. This peanut butter muffin recipe is easy and super tasty. It’s a great balance of flavors that isn’t too rich, but filling enough to leave you satisfied. Peanut Butter Muffin Recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup flour 1 egg 1/2 cup low-fat milk 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tbsp. baking powder Instructions Combine […]