Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter

This recipe is super easy, you can make it two ways. Its really delicious, almost as good as the real thing!

1 cup of almonds or 1 cup of almond meal
1/2 to 1 whole cup of almond milk
3 tablespoons of hersheys special dark cocoa powder
1/4 a cup of truvia

Blend almonds or almond meal in a food processor with 1/2 a cup of milk, cocoa powder, and truvia. Add more milk if you like a runnier almond butter. Make sure you blend it for awhile, until it gets pretty smooth. Enjoy!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Frozen Banana

A healthier quick snack that taste so good!

1 banana
2 tablespoon of Sugar Free Hersheys Syrup
2 popsicle sticks or wooden skewers
Optional: Nuts, sprinkles, peanutbutter

Slice the banana in half, then stick the skewer or popsicle stick into each one. Drizzle each with a tablespoon of syrup, then add any other toppings and freeze on a paper plate. Make sure the plate is covered in tin foil or ceramic wrap.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Greek Dark Chocolate Frozen Yogurt!

Who doesn't love froyo? Surprisingly, it's really easy to healthify, and totally delicious too!

1 serving of 0% greek yogurt (I use Oikos)
1 tablespoon of Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder
1 tablespoon of Truvia (or 2 packets of sweetner)

Freeze the greek yogurt over night. When you are ready to eat it, heat it in the microwave for 10 seconds, then blend in a food processor (NOT a blender) with the Truvia and Dark Cocoa Powder until creamy, and then you eat it! :) Surprisingly, the food processor works MUCH better than a blender, it gives it that rich a creamy texture. Now go make some froyo! ;)

Monday, July 23, 2012

A healthy pre-workout (or anytime) snack!

This is a very simple recipe, but it is very fueling and filling, so I decided to share.

-1 small low carb tortilla
-1 banana
-1 tablespoon of coconut peanut butter (like the kind by earth balance) You can use regular, or sub for any other nut butter, but coconut peanut butter is my favorite.

Spread the peanut butter (or other nut butter) onto the tortilla. Then set the banana on it, and roll the tortilla up around the banana. Enjoy!

I'm a little odd, and so I like to cut mine up and freeze it. I just love frozen things!
Also a good treat to share wih your dogs, I know all mine LOVE this!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Melting Bananas!

Melting a banana is super easy, and the melted banana can be added to almost anything as a natural sweetner! Pancakes, oatmeal, you name it!


All you do is chop the banana up, stick it in a mug, and heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir, then heat for 45 more seconds. Then you add it to whatever you want! :)

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Strawberry Lime Water

Okay, you've got to try this now. I try to drink lots of water, and this drink helps me a TON. Cause I mean, come on, plain old water can get kinda boring.

Water (enough to fill a pitcher)
1/2 of a cup of Truvia
Frozen Strawberries (about 50 strawberries) sliced
1 lime, cut into wedges

Put strawberries, Truvia, and lime into a pitcher, and fill up with water! Let sit in the fridge for a few hours and ENJOY!

The drink is 0 calories, unless you eat the strawberries (like I do), which is perfectly okay! :) You can freeze strawberries yourself, or buy a package of frozen strawberries. Make sure they are frozen, otherwise they come apart in the water.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Berry Milk

I wanted a small snack to tide me over before a party, and so I thought of this delicious recipe.

2 tablespoons of Fiber One Original Cereal
2 Tablespoons of Coconut Milk  (like the kinds by So Delicious)
3 Strawberries
1/8 a cup of Blueberries

In a mug, microwave the berries for 1 minute.  Then add the milk and cereal, stir well and enjoy!