If you’re a fan of smoothies with a milkshake-like consistency, this Peanut Butter Blueberry Banana Smoothie is for you! It’s ridiculously thick, has no added sugar, and is made with just 4 basic ingredients!
2 Small Frozen Bananas
Approx. 2 Cups Frozen Blueberries
1/2 Cup Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
1/2 Cup Cold Water
3 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
Blend together all of the ingredients except the peanut butter in your blender of choice
Thick and creamy like a milkshake, this Banana Cherry Smoothie is super satisfying and refreshing at any time of day! It has the perfect amount of sweetness from the banana and apple juice, the perfect amount of creaminess from the Sunbutter and greek yogurt, AND the perfect amount of rich flavor from the dark cherries. It only takes a few minutes to throw together!
Perfect for the autumn season (or any day really!), this Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal is for anyone with a serious morning sweet tooth. The texture is that of a thick and creamy oatmeal, all overflowing with melty chocolate chips in a base of pumpkin and cinnamon fall flavor!
Due to the heavy chocolate presence, you only need the lightest drizzle of maple syrup and pinch of sea salt on top of your serving. It’s already quite sweet, but the flavors really pop with these light toppings!
The best part – All of the ingredients are mixed right in the pan!
1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (I used 54% Cacao)
Oil To Grease The Pan (I used Avocado Oil)
Maple Syrup And Sea Salt To Taste
Preheat the oven to 350°
Lightly grease a 9×13 pan with the oil
Pour the pumpkin puree directly into the pan
Add the honey and evenly combine the two
Pour in the oats, oat milk, and greek yogurt, and stir everything until evenly combined
Add in the cinnamon and combine again
Add the chocolate chips and gently mix in
Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the liquid has absorbed and the top and edges look a bit more solid
Let cool to a safe temperature, and top each serving with maple syrup and (a pinch) of sea salt to taste
[Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator in a sealed container, or in the cooking dish itself if well-covered. To freeze, cut into pre-portioned amounts, store in a sealed freezer-safe container, then simply reheat in the microwave once ready to eat.]
If somehow you’ve never enjoyed oats before, these Chocolate Chip Banana Protein Oats will convert you after one bite! They’re the perfect combination of dessert-y yet nutrient-dense. They’re also thick and creamy, have loads of added texture from the toppings, and can be whipped up in under 5 minutes!
If you’ve ever wondered what a chocolate chip cookie in muffin form would taste like (with a few healthy twists!), you’ve come to the right place! When I’m in the mood for baked goods at breakfast or looking for a little something sweet in the afternoon, these pair perfectly with a cup of coffee or tea!
Their texture is denser than a muffin (hence the “cookie” hybrid), and almost bready. They’re not overly sweet, but all of the gooey sweet chocolate chips balance that out! If you’re not able to enjoy them fresh from the oven, definitely warm them up before serving. It’s the best way to enjoy them!
What I love most about some of these “healthier”-for-you ingredients is the taste complexity that they bring. I love the hearty flavor of a whole wheat flour just as I love the intense cocoa taste in dark chocolate. The shredded coconut doesn’t compromise the texture at all, but adds a nice subtle richness to the flavor!
When I’m in need of quick and easy plus delicious and nutritious, I love coming back again and again to a combination like these Peanut Butter Blueberry Yogurt Bowls. The ingredients are likely items that you have in the refrigerator or pantry already, and certain ingredients can absolutely be substituted for what you have on hand!
The Plain Greek Yogurt – Use whatever variety you love! I enjoy a nonfat option but a full fat choice would be delicious as well.
The Cereal – This is mostly for texture and crunch, but I do really love the flavor profile of a Wheat Squares or Wheat Waffles option. A similar cereal of choice or a granola would work here as well!
The Blueberries – I love the Frozen Wild Blueberries for their small size and the way that the juices melt into the mix, but if you prefer to use fresh give it a go!
The Peanut Butter – I love a peanut butter that includes the taste of salt. For me, having that ever so slight sweet and salty combination makes all the difference, which is why in my particular ratios I tend to go pretty heavy on the peanut butter!
I’ve linked all of my personal brand recommendations within the ingredient list, but the point of this easy peasy meal/snack is that it’s customizable to your preferences!
On hot summer days, nothing hits the spot like a delicious lineup of icy drinks and snacks to keep yourself cool. These refreshing and creamy Coconut Lime Ice Pops by my husband are the perfect treat to beat the heat! The ingredients take only moments to whisk together.
(These pops are not overly sweet as a personal preference, but could be very easily adjusted to have more sweetness if desired!)
Falling in between a lighter milkshake and a decadent smoothie, this sweet treat only requires 4 ingredients and makes for such a satisfying snack on a hot summer day! It’s thick and creamy while frozen and icy at the same time, all while packing a nutritional punch with lots of vitamins, protein, and fiber. (For additional creaminess, feel free to substitute a higher fat greek yogurt if that’s your preference!)
Perfect for cozy mornings, an afternoon pick-me-up, or a post-dinner treat, these Earl Grey lattes only require 4 ingredients and take a few short minutes to make! Simple and delicious, my husband is the expert when it comes to whipping these up in our house!
A few notes:
We personally used decaf so that we could enjoy them later in the evening, but traditional caffeinated tea will work wonderfully as well!
The quantities and sweetness are fully in your control depending on how you prefer your tea.
Lastly, if you don’t have any tools on hand to froth the milk, it is still very enjoyable when skipping this step!