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 [...]

Banana Brownies

I have a really yummy treat for you today: chewy, fudgey, chocolatey banana brownies. How did this delicious creation come about? Once again, I found myself with one banana on the verge of going bad. One banana is not really enough for banana bread, or even banana muffins, so I started thinking of what else I could do with it. This recipe is a healthier brownie recipe, the banana makes the brownies so moist, you use much less butter and [...]

Banana Pie Smoothie

This banana pie smoothie tastes just like a banana cream pie in a glass! My favorite thing about it is the graham cracker crust topping. Freeze the bananas ahead of time (already peeled and chopped in half). I like this smoothie really cold, so I also like to add some ice, too. You can make this smoothie for breakfast, as an afternoon snack, or as a healthy dessert alternative! Banana Pie Smoothie Ingredients 1 banana, frozen ½ cup plain, non-fat [...]

Skinny Banana Cookies

I discovered the healthiest cookie recipe, ever! These banana cookies are “skinny” because they are only made with ripe bananas, pecans and oats with a little chocolate drizzled on top. There is no butter, no sugar, no flour, just bananas, pecans and oats (making them vegan, too!) You have to try these. They have a really strong banana flavor, which I love. Finally, a healthy low-fat cookie that actually tastes good. You can even eat these for breakfast! The chocolate [...]

Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce

This fresh, homemade cinnamon applesauce is so easy to make. It is the perfect healthy anytime snack and it makes a precious gift! You can add more or less cinnamon, depending on how strong you want the cinnamon flavor. Applesauce is a great substitute for butter in many recipes, so it’s nice to have in the refrigerator, just in case. I like to make a large batch to last me almost the entire week. It will stay good for about [...]

Baked Mini Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Wouldn’t it be the most amazing thing ever if donuts could be low in fat and still taste delicious? Well, they can be! By baking donuts instead of frying them, they become  less fattening, yet still absolutely satisfying. I made these cinnamon sugar donuts with a mini donut pan. They are so small that they bake very quickly in the oven. I also used my cinnamon and sugar grinder that I found at Trader Joe’s, but you can also just [...]

Chocolate Banana Pudding

There is nothing like a big bowl of chocolate banana pudding waiting for you in the fridge after a long day to pick up your spirits. Instead of those fattening egg yolks and heavy cream, this pudding is made with bananas for a healthier spin. You can prepare a whole batch ahead of time so you have enough to last a few days. Talk about a quick, easy dessert! The next time you are craving chocolate pudding, try whipping up [...]

Pineapple Strawberry Smoothie

I love adding fresh fruit to my smoothies, but I also love the texture of frozen fruit. This recipe uses both. By adding freshly chopped pineapple to frozen strawberries, not only do you get a refreshing texture, but you also get that fresh pineapple taste. This smoothie is a little on the tangy side, so if you like it a bit sweeter, feel free to add more honey to sweeten things up. Add a slice of fresh pineapple on the [...]