Banana Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

Ice cream is so much better when it’s homemade. You have more control over the ingredients, portions and flavors, not to mention the rewarding satisfaction of a job well done! This recipe combines banana and cocoa powder for a light and delicious ice cream you’ll be making after every meal. Banana Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Ingredients 1 1/2 Bananas 3 Tbsp cocoa powder 1/2 tsp vanilla 2 Tbsp cream   Instructions 1) Chop bananas and freeze for at least two to […]

Eiskaffee (Iced Coffee)

  Normally when you ask for an iced coffee at a cafe, you get a cup of coffee with ice cubes in it plus or minus milk. I was surprised when I asked for one in Germany while on vacation and I got an iced coffee with vanilla ice cream in it. Let me tell you, the ice cream made it so much more delicious! I especially like to add ice cream to my iced coffee on really hot days, […]

Strawberry Watermelon Ice Pop

An ice pop is more than just a tasty treat. It’s a symbol of happiness, nostalgia and friendship (I’m allowed to be sentimental)! Who isn’t having a great time while eating an ice pop? And now with the help of the Magic Bullet, it’s also incredibly easy to make! This recipe combines fresh watermelon, strawberry and some lime juice into a delicious treat you’ll be making for yourself and friends time and again. Strawberry Watermelon Ice Pop Ingredients 3 Cups […]

Cucumber Avocado Soup

Soups that are versatile are the best because you can enjoy them all year long! This avocado cucumber soup tastes great warm or cold, so you can enjoy it during the cold, winter months, or during the hottest summer nights. Refreshing cucumbers are blended with flavors of garlic, lemon juice and creamy avocado to create a light, healthy soup that you can enjoy as a side or main dish. This soup tastes perfect served plain, but add fun toppings to […]

Cantaloupe Smoothie

Cantaloupe doesn’t get enough love. It’s in season now and it’s a delightfully sweet fruit that can highlight any meal or snack. It’s often the last thing eaten in a fruit salad, but I’ll never understand why. I would eat ripe cantaloupe all day if it were socially acceptable… For those of you who might skip on this summertime melon, I give you a delicious option that’ll help you get your daily dose of cantaloupe: a smoothie! Now, with the […]

Strawberry Mint Watermelon Salad

The summer can be brutal, and the majority of the time, I just want to enjoy a nice, refreshing piece of fruit. Almost daily, my kids and I venture to the pool with packed lunches and sunscreen. The last thing I want to eat is a sandwich, so I created this salad as my g0-to summer lunch. It’s light, refreshing, but still totally filling. And, you won’t feel heavy or bloated in your bathing suit! We all know how important […]

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

Multiple times a day, I crave a little something sweet, and, now that summer’s here, popsicles are a must have! Sadly, store-bought popsicles are packed full of sugar, a no-no if you’ve got three rambunctious little ones running around — or even just one, for that matter! But, luckily, it’s so easy to make your own, and the prep is little to none. Before you know it, you will have a sweet, refreshing, cold treat perfect for satisfying those cravings! Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles Ingredients […]

Cherry Pie Smoothie

It’s cherry season! This Memorial Day, I was so excited to see boxes of bright red cherries stacked up in the fruit section of my grocery store. I brought home a box and made this cherry pie smoothie, which includes fresh cherries, graham cracker crust, vanilla yogurt and milk. If you don’t have the energy to make a cherry pie (if you’ve made one before with fresh cherries, you know the amount of work involved in pitting the cherries one […]

Strawberry Lemonade Slushie

Do you remember those red and blue gas station slushies as a kid? Those are what this drink reminds me of, except a lot healthier! There are no artificial dyes, and I minimized the sugar in this recipe. I used frozen strawberries to get the cold slushie effect, but feel free to add in some fresh strawberries if you have some you need to use up! The lemonade part is very easy to make with only three ingredients: fresh lemon, water […]

Papaya Banana Smoothie

Whenever I make this papaya banana smoothie, I feel like I’m somewhere tropical. Papayas are grown in South America and Hawaii, where it’s warmer, and shipped all over the world. The first time I bought a papaya, I didn’t know what to do with it. Once I got home from the grocery store, I sliced it open and thought it tasted terrible. Of course, that was only because I didn’t know it had to ripen first! Papayas are like avocados in that […]