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 […]

Black Bean Hummus

One of my favorite quick mommy lunches to make are hummus quesadillas. For some reason the hummus and the melty cheese pair so perfectly together! I love to switch up my hummus flavors every so often, and black bean hummus is always my go to. I don’t need any crazy ingredients, which means I usually have it always on hand. This one comes together so simply. You can use it for dipping salty tortilla chips in or crispy fresh veggies! […]

Tzatziki Sauce

I am always looking for new ways to spice up my lunch and snack! Sometimes the same old hummus and veggies can get boring, which is why I love this Tzatziki sauce. I usually make a loaded veggie sandwich for lunch, and this sauce pairs perfectly with it. It also makes a great veggie dip for later on in the day when I’m needing something to snack on. The best thing is that it’s so easy to make, especially using […]

Easy Salsa

I crave salsa every day because it’s such an awesome way to get a lot of flavor without consuming a ton of calories. I put fresh salsa on pretty much everything, so I love to have it on hand. But you can also make it at home with even better results! Add everything to the blender and it’s done in no time! Easy Salsa Recipe Ingredients ½ onion diced 1 small bunch cilantro, stems cut off Juice of 1 lime […]

Blended Breakfast Parfait

Who doesn’t love a parfait? Yogurt, fruit, granola and some natural sweetener? Sign me up! In most parfaits, those ingredients remain separated. Here, though, we’re using the Magic Bullet to blend them together, creating a new breakfast treat that’s delicious through-and-through. It’s not often that healthy and tasty overlap so emphatically! Blended Breakfast Parfait Ingredients 3/4 cup yogurt 1/3 to 1/2 cup mixed berries 1/4 cup granola 1 tsp. honey or agave Instructions Combine all ingredients in Magic Bullet and […]

Mashed Maple and Apricot Dip

Dried apricots are a food we’re so used to eating the way they’re purchased, that it’s easy to overlook their use in an easy-to-make recipe. This apricot dip is simple, sweet and delicious. I’ve included maple syrup and a touch of lemon juice to add some depth to the flavor. Mashed Maple and Apricot Dip Recipe Ingredients 1 cup dried apricot 1 tbsp. maple syrup 1/2 tsp. lemon juice Instructions Boil apricots for about 10 minutes to soften. Let cool […]

Smashed Cucumbers with Chinese Black Vinegar

If you’re anything like me, you’re always on the look-out for healthy, delicious, vegetable-based side dishes that come together quickly and can be on hand for almost any meal. Ta da! Here’s a recipe that doesn’t even involve any cooking, just some pantry ingredients (well, they’re in my pantry — you might need to buy them, but then you’ll have them) mixed up in the Magic Bullet for a delicious, and indeed authentically Chinese, side dish. The use of Chinese […]

Acai Berry Smoothie

Acai is one of the most popular smoothie choices right now, and I love that it’s so easy to make 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 some of […]

Carrot Purée

A dip usually has word associations like, “cheesy,” “creamy,” or “heavy.” It’s rare that those associations ever wander into the territory of “healthy” or “light.” After you try this carrot purée dip, though, you’ll start seeing dips in another light. This recipe uses the Magic Bullet to blend carrots and a little bit of spice to create a magical veggie dip you’ll be serving over and over again. Carrot Purée Recipe Ingredients 2 cups carrots 1/2 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. […]

Vegan Coconut Chip Ice Cream

During the summer, all my family wants are ice cold treats, especially ice cream! It’s easy to buy your favorite ice cream and stock up your freezer for when a craving calls. But as a mom of three active girls, sometimes, the summer days can be long and there is always an activity needed to be done. Making ice cream has become one of our favorite things to do together! We can use whatever ingredients we have on hand, and […]