Posts Tagged ‘Naturally Sweetened’
Friday, July 26th, 2013
The final treat I’m sharing in honor of Frozen Treat Week is a real doozy.
In keeping with the other two healthy treats I’ve shared for this event (3-Minute Easy Cherry-Chocolate Sorbet and Almost-Instant Healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Soft Serve), today’s treat is equally healthy. And every bit as delicious.
I’m not even kidding when I say that last summer I don’t think I touched a carton of ice cream once because of this smoothie. And that’s not to say that I didn’t crave ice cream. (more…)
Wednesday, July 24th, 2013
By now I’m sure most of you have heard of banana soft serve. (If not, you will absolutely die when you try it.)
Also called “yonanas”, banana soft serve is frozen banana blended with whatever flavorings (like vanilla extract, cocoa powder, espresso powder, etc.) or add-ins (like toasted almonds, coconut, chocolate chips, etc.) you like. The best part is that it has the same creamy texture as soft serve ice cream. (The first time I ever saw banana soft serve was on Gena’s brilliant blog, Choosing Raw.)
As you can imagine, this delicious treat is incredibly versatile and completely perfect for when you want ice cream but don’t want ice cream. (Ladies, you know what I mean.) (more…)
Monday, July 22nd, 2013
There are so many things that I make for myself on a near-daily basis that I just don’t think about sharing the recipe for.
Like this caramelized onion + goat cheese omelet, this cabbage hash + fried eggs, or this pretty little breakfast number.
Or an almost-instant, healthy treat (that I promise tastes more indulgent than healthy), like this cherry-chocolate sorbet that can be easily whipped up when a sweet craving strikes. (more…)
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
So, granola. I won’t even try to sell you on it because I know you’re probably already a fan. And if you are, you will probably be interested in my Pumpkin Spice Granola, which is one of my all-time favs.
And if you’re not, I’d say avert your eyes or X out of this window…but I’m not going to say that because this granola is so unlike a traditional granola that you might just like it. (more…)
Monday, May 20th, 2013
I get a lot of emails from people telling me they want to start their day off with a healthy breakfast, but they don’t have time for the usual healthy go-to breakfast-y things like eggs or hot cereal. Or even smoothies.
(As a side note, I am a firm believer that making a smoothie shouldn’t take longer than five minutes! That is less time than it takes to sit down and eat a bowl of cold cereal; not that cold cereal can’t be healthy, unless it’s the sugar-laden junk, but eating a bowl of cereal still takes longer than a smoothie, since a smoothie can be enjoyed on-the-go. And making a smoothie takes much less time than it takes to grab a coffee and donut from the drive-thru at the local coffee joint, especially if your local coffee joint is Tim Hortons and the 25-minute drive-thru line is out of the parking lot and onto the street. No joke.) (more…)
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
Today marks mine and Mike’s 8th wedding anniversary, which seems completely crazy to me. (Crazy that eight years have passed, not that we’ve stuck together that long. Although, maybe it is a little crazy since we were so young when we got married…who says kids can’t make good choices? Lol.) Anyway, people have been congratulating us all over the place for passing the “seven year itch”, so I’ll take our 8th anniversary as a really good omen.
I don’t like PDAs (which includes PDAs on the blog!) so not to worry, I won’t get all mushy here. But I will tell you a little something about our honeymoon… (more…)
Thursday, May 9th, 2013
These muffins are a special treat. For starters, they combine the two favorite foods of just about every girl I know (and a few guys too!): coffee and chocolate. (more…)
Friday, April 19th, 2013
I know you’re going to see this caramel and think I’m a liar.
You’ll think it was made with naughty things heavy cream, white sugar, and bricks of butter. (more…)
Friday, March 29th, 2013
If you’re a coffee drinker and you like creamer in your coffee, and maybe you’re looking for something a little healthier that your taste buds won’t know is healthier, you will love this.
Developing this recipe took some patience, probably more than you’d guess because the end result is so simple.
Because I wanted to keep my creamer vegan, I decided to use coconut milk instead of heavy cream for a rich texture and taste. The biggest issue was to come up with a creamer that didn’t leave your cup of hot coffee with a thin film of coconut oil on top (no one wants that). (more…)
Monday, March 25th, 2013
A while ago I bought a bulk-sized package of creamed coconut on Amazon. I was actually looking for coconut cream but I couldn’t find it; not realizing that several coconut products (creamed coconut, coconut cream, and cream of coconut) were named in a lawyer-like fashion with their meaning hinging on an ever-so-slight difference in word ordering, I bought a six-pack.
How different could creamed coconut really be from coconut cream?, I asked myself. I was about to find out.
Let’s just say, perhaps the only thing they have in common is that they’re made from coconut. (more…)