Carrot Cake Smoothie

I discovered a delicious new smoothie recipe that I want to share with you guys! I call it the Carrot Cake Smoothie. Unlike most smoothies made with a lot of fruit, this smoothie contains little fruit and, therefore, less sugar! Its flavor comes from the cinnamon and nutmeg, which blend perfectly with the carrots, pecans, and milk. The banana adds some texture and a bit of natural sweetness. Don’t forget the raisins! Those are a must in any carrot cake […]

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

My favorite drink during the fall season is this pumpkin pie smoothie! It’s the perfect drink to blend up for a get-together, or to simply enjoy on your own. Heading out for a walk outside to enjoy the leaves turning the brilliant colors of fall? Blend yourself a pumpkin pie smoothie to take on-the-go! Taking the kids trick-or-treating tonight? Enjoy this together before heading out, so you’ll both be less tempted to indulge! Top it with some whipped cream and a dash […]

Salted Caramel Cheesecakes

I have a thing for mini desserts. Perhaps because they make me feel less guilty? These mini cheesecakes are my latest favorite – have you ever tried something that is both salty and sweet? If you haven’t, it is really addicting. The sprinkled sea salt and caramel on top of these cheesecakes is just heavenly. I love making these for parties, because they’re not a messy dessert and everyone can just eat them in their hands. You can make them up […]

Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

These mini pineapple upside-down cakes are a great dessert for a dinner party and make excellent just-because treats! You can make them ahead of time and keep them in the refrigerator until ready to serve (they taste great chilled). I cut down the butter and brown sugar, which usually gives pineapple upside-down cake that glazed appearance, but feel free to add more to the ramekins before adding the pineapple on top for a sweeter cake. This recipe makes two 4-inch […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Tofu Pudding

If you’re already all over tofu pudding, I apologize for this interruption and you have my permission to go back to playing Farmville or whatever it is you do during your free time. (Does anyone still play Farmville? What is Farmville? These are good questions, for which I do not have an answer.) But if you aren’t already all over tofu pudding, then I would highly recommend this recipe to you. It sounds a little weird and it isn’t meant to imitate […]

3-Minute Mug Brownie

Every now and then, I get chocolate cravings… bad. Of course, they are always at a time where I either don’t have any chocolate around or I don’t have time to make a batch of brownies. If you are ever looking for a quick fix for a chocolate craving, here is the solution: the 3-minute mug brownie! Yes, you heard correctly, it only takes 3 minutes to make an individual brownie! No eggs required. Just add a few ingredients to […]

Banana Split Smoothie

Hands down, this is one of my favorite smoothie recipes ever. This smoothie tastes just like a banana split, but it is so much healthier. I have a huge sweet tooth, so when I am dieting or just trying to eat healthier, finding alternative desserts is challenging. This is one of my favorite dessert treats because it tastes like a banana split milkshake, but doesn’t use the unhealthy ice cream. Adding peanuts give it a slightly crunchy consistency, which I love! Just […]

Cinnamon Apple Crêpes

Crêpes are pretty high on my favorite breakfast foods list. I love to fill them with different fresh fruits. This week, I whipped up some crêpes using my Magic Bullet and filled them with a freshly cooked cinnamon apple filling and whipped cream. The secret to these crêpes is a dash of cinnamon spice that is added to the batter, giving them extra cinnamon flavor. For healthier crêpes, hold the whipped cream and do not add extra sugar to the […]

Lava Cake for One

Sometimes you are craving dessert, but don’t want to make a large batch of cookies or a whole cake, am I right? With this chocolate lava cake recipe, you can quickly make a personal dessert and not have to worry about making too much for just one person. You can also double the recipe to make two. The key to a good lava cake is beating the eggs really well to create air bubbles – this keeps the batter nice […]

Easy Whipped Cream

I went to dinner at a friend’s house the other night and he made the most incredible dessert: whipped cream and ginger cookies. Yes, that’s it. So simple, yes? What made it even more interesting was learning that he made the whipped cream in his blender. I have never thought of trying this before, so of course a few days later, I decided to try it in my Magic Bullet. I was surprised at how quickly my whipped cream was […]