Manuka Sunbutter Ice Cream

This Manuka Sunbutter Ice Cream has only 5 ingredients, is dairy free, and doesn’t require an ice cream maker! If you’ve ever been a fan of the peanut butter and honey combo, this one is for you!

Ingredients:

27 Fluid Ounces Unsweetened Coconut Milk

2/3 Cup Sunbutter

1/2 Cup Manuka Honey (I used Taylor Pass Honey Co)

3 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract

1/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt

Directions:

Place an empty freezer-safe pan into the freezer to chill for a couple of hours before preparation

Add all of the ingredients, starting with the coconut milk, into a large food processor

Blend on a low setting for about 3 minutes

Pour the mixture into the chilled pan and return it uncovered to the freezer for 45 min

Once the edges begin to freeze, remove it from the freezer and whisk until smooth

Return it to the freezer for 50 min, remove, and whisk again

Return it to the freezer for another 50 min, remove, and beat with a hand mixer on a low-medium setting

Return it to the freezer for a final 50 min, remove, and beat again with the hand mixer

It can be immediately served as soft serve, or be left sealed to harden further in the freezer to reach a firmer texture if desired

Serve as is, with drizzles of Sunbutter and Manuka, or with your favorite toppings

Enjoy!

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

If you’ve never been a Brussels sprouts fan, these will convert you!  When they’re crispy, crunchy, and salty it’s very hard not to eat the whole batch at once.  They’re such a versatile side dish, and so easy to whip up when you’re short on time.  They’re also always a crowd pleaser at holiday gatherings, and taste best when they’re fresh from the oven!

Ingredients:

Brussels Sprouts

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (roughly 2 tablespoons per 16 ounces of spouts)

Sea Salt

Black Pepper

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400°

Cut the bottoms/tips off of the sprouts and peel off the outer layer

Cut each sprout in half (smaller ones can be left whole)

Toss in a bowl with extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper

Spread evenly on a baking sheet

Cook for about 35 minutes (stirring/flipping halfway) or until the outside is brown and crispy

Add additional sea salt and black pepper if needed after taste testing

Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Cherry Protein Oats

It tastes like a PB&J sandwich turned oatmeal bowl!  It’s not overly sweet, and the textures of the oats, cherries, and creamy peanut butter topping make for a super satisfying yet ridiculously easy breakfast on hectic mornings.  Bonus – They’re vegan and gluten free!

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Quick Oats with Water (I love Bob’s Red Mill – Gluten Free)

4 Tablespoons Betty Lou’s Inc. Powdered Peanut Butter

Optional: Dash of Sweetener of Choice

1 Cup Dark Sweet Cherries

Drizzle of Traditional Peanut Butter

Directions:

Cook up the oats with water

Stir in the powdered peanut butter

Add the cherries

Drizzle the traditional peanut butter on top

Enjoy!

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

This is your two favorite breakfasts combined: Pancakes and Cinnamon Rolls.  All you need is 3 ingredients!

Ingredients:

Birch Benders Classic Pancake Mix (or preferred)

Melted Butter

Saigon Cinnamon (such as McCormick – it’s much sweeter than traditional cinnamon)

Directions:

Whip up the desired amount of pancakes

Melt the butter in a small bowl and then stir in the cinnamon

I use the ratio of roughly 1 tablespoon melted butter to 3 teaspoons Saigon cinnamon, but this can be adjusted to taste!

Between the sweetness of the pancakes and the sweetness of the cinnamon you can leave it at that, but you can also incorporate your favorite sweetener before adding the topping to your cakes

Enjoy!

Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Circles

They’re so basic, so easy, and the perfect nutritious and delicious side to have on hand.  This is a Thanksgiving classic at our house!

Ingredients:

Sweet Potatoes

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Sea Salt

Black Pepper

Directions:

Peel and chop the sweet potatoes into medium-thin slices | You can leave the peel on if you prefer!

Toss with extra virgin olive oil | I do this in a ziplock bag – 1 tablespoon per potato

Bake at 425° for 45-50 minutes | Or until they’re crispy on the outside and soft on the inside – flipping at the halfway point

You can include your sea salt and black pepper either before or after baking

Enjoy!

Sunflower Pumpkin Spice Oats

It’s the perfect breakfast on chilly autumn mornings! They’re creamy, vegan, and gluten free. They’re also nutrient dense with lots of Iron, Vitamin A, and Vitamin E.

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Quick Oats with Water

1/4 Cup Canned Pumpkin Purée

Dashes of Saigon Cinnamon, Allspice, and Nutmeg to taste

Sweetener of Choice (like maple syrup)

2 Tbsp Sunbutter

Directions:

Cook up the oats with water

Stir in the pumpkin, then spices, then sweetener, then Sunbutter

Enjoy!

No Bake Manuka Energy Balls

Are you in need of a nutritious and delicious snack for the whole family?! I’ve got you covered. These NO BAKE MANUKA ENERGY BALLS are the perfect grab-and-go breakfast, school lunch treat, or after school snack. Plus they’re all-around allergy friendly!

Ingredients:

1 Cup Sunbutter

1/3 Cup Manuka Honey

2 Tsps Vanilla Extract

1 Cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats

1/4 Cup Salted Pumpkin Seeds

1/3 Cup Hemp Hearts

(I used the varieties linked!)

Directions:

Stir together the sunflower butter, manuka honey, and vanilla extract in a large bowl.

Stir in all of your remaining dry ingredients.

Roll into balls and enjoy!

(Leftovers can be stored in the fridge.)

Ratatouille-Italiana

Ratatouille Italiana

An Italian twist on the French classic, this dish is extremely versatile. It can be enjoyed on its own, over pasta, as a side, however you like! Plus it’s vegan, dairy free, & gluten free.

We personally loved it over pasta with sausage.

Ingredients:

1 white onion

4 cloves garlic

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 eggplants

3 medium zucchini

1 jar Mezzetta Artisan Ingredients Italian Plum Tomato Marinara

1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

cayenne pepper

black pepper

sea salt

Directions:

Dice the onion

Finally chop the garlic or use a garlic press

Peel & chop the eggplant into small cubes

Chop the zucchini into small cubes

Add the onion, garlic, & first 2 tablespoons of olive oil into a pan & sauté over medium heat until the onions are translucent

Add in the eggplant & the third tablespoon of olive oil, then continue cooking until eggplant is soft

Add in the zucchini

Once the zucchini is thoroughly cooked as well, turn down your heat to low & stir in the marinara

Stir in the parsley as well as small dashes of cayenne pepper & black pepper, plus a pinch of sea salt to taste

Enjoy!

Chocolate-Chip-Nicecream

The Easiest Chocolate Chip Nicecream

Looking for the easiest way to whip up a satisfying non-dairy frozen dessert? I’ve got you covered. (Although let’s be honest, I’ve eaten this for breakfast too!)

Ingredients:

2 frozen/sliced medium-sized bananas

3 tablespoons chocolate chips (For this recipe I love the Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Mini chips)

Directions:

Add your frozen banana slices into a food processor & blend until smooth & creamy

Either pour your chips on top once in the bowl (what I do), or stir in to your liking

Enjoy!

Neapolitan-Ice-Cream-Smoothie

“Neapolitan Ice Cream” Smoothie

4 ingredients + High in Vitamin C & Iron

This frozen-yogurty smoothie tastes just like a healthy neapolitan ice cream! It only takes a couple minutes to blend up & is awesome for breakfast / a midday sweet tooth / or a healthy dessert.

Ingredients:  

1 cup greek plain nonfat yogurt

2 cups frozen strawberries

1/2 cup apple juice

1 drizzle (around a couple tablespoons) carob syrup (I use Australian Carob Company)

Directions:

Blend up the yogurt, frozen strawberries, & apple juice in a Nutribullet (or equivalent) until thick & creamy

Top with carob syrup

Enjoy!