Raspberry Oat & Honey Yogurt Bowl

This combination is a recent favorite of mine when it comes to needing a quick and easy yet nutrient-dense breakfast or afternoon snack! The ratios can be adjusted to your liking, but think overnight oats meets granola bowl!

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

Plain Greek Yogurt (I used nonfat)

Quick Oats

Hemp Hearts

Local Honey

Frozen Raspberries

Directions:

Start with a helping of the plain greek yogurt

Mix in a large sprinkle of the quick oats for texture

Stir in a spoonful of the hemp hearts for some omega 3s and iron

Add a generous drizzle of the local honey

Top with the frozen raspberries

Enjoy!

Ingredient recommendations linked!

Easy Vegan Fruit & Seed Smoothie

This 4-ingredient snack couldn’t be easier to make!  Keeping a stash of a variety of frozen fruit in the freezer is so helpful when creating smoothies on a whim.  I love combining handfuls of it with some sunflower seed butter and water which beautifully blends into a sweet, creamy, and refreshing snack that just so happens to be vegan and gluten free!

This is a snack-size portion, but if you were looking for more of a meal you could easily double the measurements.  I love drinking this as a side with a sandwich at lunch, or as a mid-afternoon bite.  It’s one of my favorite ways to add a couple extra servings of fruit into my day!

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

1 Large Frozen Banana (sliced before freezing to ease blending)

12 Frozen Dark Cherries

2 Large Frozen Strawberries

2 Tbsp Sunbutter

2/3 Cup Water

Directions:

Blend and enjoy!

Ingredient recommendations linked!

Healthy Sherbet Smoothie

Last week our temperatures rose to nearly 100° and it’s only April!  When the heat is that intense, the kitchen becomes filled with iced (decaf) coffees, margaritas, and of course, smoothies.  This Healthy Sherbet Smoothie is a new favorite!  It’s super thick like a shake, only requires 4 ingredients, and is both protein and vitamin-rich.  It makes for a great snack to beat the heat!

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

1 Serving Frozen Peaches (approx. 1 cup)

1/2 Cup Lakewood “Orange & Carrot” Juice

1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt (I used nonfat, but full fat would be delicious as well!)

1/2 Of A Chopped Large Frozen Banana (or 3/4 Of A Chopped Small Frozen Banana)

Directions:

Blend together until creamy

Enjoy!

Ingredient recommendations linked!

Berry & Peach Sunbutter Smoothie

This high protein smoothie is nearly a milkshake it’s so thick and creamy, but that’s my preference when it’s functioning as a meal!  It’s perfect as a filling breakfast, post-workout recovery fuel, or a mid-afternoon snack.  If you’ve ever loved the addition of peanut butter in your smoothies, this offers a very similar flavor profile in the way that it compliments the fruit and the yogurt.  The added bonuses are that it makes it more allergy friendly as well as nutritionally diverse if you’re looking to mix up your ingredients!

Ingredients:

1 Serving Frozen Strawberries (approx. 1 cup)

1 Serving Plain Greek Yogurt (I used nonfat)

1/2 Cup Apple Juice

2 Tbsp Sunbutter

1 Serving Frozen Peaches (approx. 1 cup)

Directions:

Add the strawberries, greek yogurt, and apple juice to your blender and blend

Add in the Sunbutter and blend again

Add in the frozen peaches and blend a third time until smooth and evenly combined

Enjoy!

Ingredient recommendations linked!

Whole Wheat Blackberry Cobbler Cups

Whenever I have produce that needs to be used up, I personally love to have a recipe on hand that doesn’t require an extra trip to the store. I prefer being able to pull from my pantry staples!

These cups make the perfect grab-and-go breakfast, afternoon coffee pairing, or dessert when warmed back up in the microwave and topped with vanilla ice cream. Their texture is a blend of a muffin and a bread pudding, and they’re not overly sweet! They’re also super quick to bake up so no planning ahead is required!

Ingredients:

2 Cups Fresh Blackberries

1 Cup White Whole Wheat Flour + An Extra Tbsp

2/3 Cup Sugar

1/2 Tsp Baking Powder

1/2 Tsp Sea Salt

1 Cup Oat Milk

1 Stick (8 Tbsp) Unsalted Butter

1 Tsp Saigon Cinnamon

1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375°

Line a muffin tin with liners (12)

Coat the blackberries with the extra tbsp of flour and set aside

In a large bowl stir together the rest of the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder

Stir in the oat milk

Melt the butter, then stir that in as well

Gently stir in your blackberries

Add the cinnamon and vanilla extract and carefully stir

Fill the 12 muffin cups. They will be around 3/4 full

Bake for about 20 minutes

Enjoy!

[Leftovers can be stored sealed in the freezer.]

If you want to transform leftovers from breakfast to dessert, simply warm them up in the microwave and add some vanilla ice cream!

Ingredient recommendations linked!

Peanut Butter Berry Milkshake Smoothie

Peanut Butter Berry Milkshake Smoothie

I don’t know about you, but I like my smoothies to be super thick to the point that they’re basically ice cream!  Truly a milkshake consistency, this smoothie is high in protein and fiber, super filling as a post workout meal, and an all-around tasty way to get some more fruit into your day!

Ingredients:

1 Banana

2 Servings Frozen Strawberries

1 Serving Plain Greek Yogurt (I use nonfat)

1/2 Cup Oat Milk

3 Servings Powdered Peanut Butter – Around 6 Tablespoons Dry (I use Betty Lou’s Inc.)

Directions:

Blend in your blender of choice!  For the best consistency, first blend the banana, half of the frozen strawberries, the yogurt, and the oat milk.  Second, blend in your powdered peanut butter.  Finally, blend in the other half of the frozen strawberries.

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.)

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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 and blend until smooth and creamy

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

Enjoy!

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“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 and 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, and apple juice in a Nutribullet (or equivalent) until thick and creamy

Top with carob syrup

Enjoy!

Whole Wheat 2-Banana Muffins

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You only need 2 bananas!

I don’t know about you, but any time I’m in need of a good banana recipe, it’s when I’ve gotten down to those last couple of brown and spotty ones.  I rarely have a whole big bunch on hand as I’ve usually eaten the first few.

Voilà!  This recipe makes between 6-8 muffins depending on how large your bananas are.

Ingredients:

2 bananas (just on the verge of being too ripe…starting to get some brown speckles)

Just under 1/2 cup sugar (I used cane sugar)

1 cup white whole wheat flour (such as King Arthur White Whole Wheat)

1 egg

6 tablespoons unsalted butter (almost melted)

3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

A pinch of salt, around 1/4 teaspoon

1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°

Add your muffin liners to the muffin tin

In a large bowl, combine your bananas and the sugar with a fork, then whisk together once combined

Whisk in the egg, melted butter, and vanilla

In a smaller bowl, stir together your dry ingredients: the flour, baking soda, and salt

Add the combined dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk until batter is evenly combined

Add the batter to the lined muffin tin. Fill them just below the tops so they have room to expand

Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean (I always choose to undercook ever so slightly)

Enjoy!

Notes:

While they’re delicious the day of baking, beyond the first 24 hours I recommend storing these in the fridge.  When ready to eat, pop in the microwave for 10 or 15 seconds, top with butter if you so desire, and they’re back to their “just out of the oven” soft warm form!