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Guilt-Free Banana Split

20 Dec

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I’m sure many of you have already been to her site, but I just had to post this recipe I tried today because it is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I am a huge sweets fan, but have always struggled with weight, so I find myself feeling very deprived at times! This recipe is 40 calories per bite, so really, how can you go wrong? The only thing I changed with the recipe is I omitted the oil, and just melted chocolate by itself. I got this recipe from one of my favourite vegan sites ohsheglows.com

Here is the link to the recipe, I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!

Mess-Free Banana Split Bites

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Chocolate Dipped Pears

22 Sep

I saw this dessert idea on the Martha Stewart website and I decided to put a bit of a twist on it to make it a little more fun. After dipping the pears I rolled the bottom half in shredded coconut and it tasted and looked great in the end. Some other ideas I had were rolling the bottom half in sliced almonds. For this recipe, see the link below:

Chocolate-Dipped Pears

Banana Bread Protein Muffins

2 Sep

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I don’t know about you guys, but I get pretty tired of just putting protein powder into smoothies everyday! Will and I made these muffins last night and they are soooo tasty and packed with protein! They’re very simple to make and you’ll probably have most of the ingredients you need already in your house! And if you’re not one for protein powder just omit the protein powder, and the almond milk and you have regular banana bread muffins!

Ingredients:

3 Bananas, Ripe

1/4 Cup vegetable oil

1/2 Cup – 1 Cup almond milk

1 Ts pure vanilla extract

3/4 Cup organic sugar, or sweetener of your choice!

2 Cups all-purpose flour

1/2 Cup brown rice protein powder, vanilla flavour

1 Ts salt

1 Ts baking soda

1 Tbs cinnamon

1 Ts nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350.  Cream sugar and oil together until smooth. In separate bowl mash bananas, then add to sugar/oil along with 1/2 cup almond milk and vanilla, mix well. In large bowl mix all the dry ingredients together, then add the wet ingredients and mix throughly. Depending on your protein powder you might need to add a bit more almond milk so if you have more of a bread consistency just add 1/4 cup almond milk at a time until desired consistency is reached. Line 12 muffin trays and fill 3/4 full with batter. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes then enjoy!

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Chocolate Banana Protein Shake

12 Aug

 

 

This shake is so simple to make, I love it! It’s comes out really creamy and thick because of the frozen banana and the awful chalky taste of the protein powder is almost completely gone in this recipe which is something I always struggle with when it comes to protein powder. Hope you enjoy as much as I did!

1 frozen banana

1 scoop vanilla brown rice protein powder

1 tbs. Cocoa powder (or cacao if you prefer!)

1/2 cup almond milk

Put all ingredients into the blender, blend until smooth and enjoy!

Oil-free Sweet Potato Chips

6 Aug

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I used to be a huuugggeee chip eater and it’s one of those things that when you crave it, nothing else seems to suffice. I tried making these chips in hopes that I had found a healthier alternative and I was very pleased with the outcome! One of the reasons I love this idea is for the calories! If you were to slice up, bake, and eat an entire sweet potato that would only be about 100 calories, compared to a 1oz bag of regular potato chips that are 140 calories! 

-1 sweet potato (change the number based on how many chips you want)

-Sea Salt, to taste 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut off the end of your potato so that you have a nice orange circle to work with. Using a potato peeler, start peeling thin slices of the potato and setting them aside. 

*Note: If you find that your potato is too big for this, try cutting down two of the sides of the potato so that the shape isn’t longer than your peeler. 

Lay slices flat on a baking sheet, sprinkle with sea salt and bake in oven for about 4-5 minutes flipping once in the middle.

Because the potato is sliced paper thin, make sure you really keep an eye on them so they don’t burn! 

Let cool, and enjoy! 

Purple Blossoming Kale Salad

6 Aug


This salad is amazing for giving you that boost of energy you need to get through your day. 
You can use any dressing you like, but I like to keep it simple and squeeze half an orange over it, then grind some fresh black pepper to top it off. 

-4 Leaves Purple Blossoming Kale

-Handful of Spinach

-1/4 Red Onion, thinly sliced

-1 Portobello Mushroom Cap, thinly sliced

-1 Orange, cut in half, and cut one of the halves into pieces

-1 Pear, sliced

-Handful of Sunflower Sprouts

-1 Ts. Sunflower Seeds

-Pepper to Taste 

Chop kale and spinach into bit size pieces and put on plate. Top with all other ingredients except the half of an orange. Squeeze the juice of the orange on top for a nice low calorie salad dressing, or as an alternative, use your favourite salad dressing and cut up the whole orange for your salad! 

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