I've been away from the blogosphere for a little while, so here's my triumphant return! First grad school got in the way then I had a few medical hiccups, but now I'm both spring-breaking and healthy.This recipe is one of my favorites when I'm craving something sweet. All of the ingredients store well so I always keep them on hand. It's thick for a smoothie, more like a sherbet consistency that I eat with a spoon. If you wanted something you can drink you could add more alterna-milk or water. Because it's thick I use my food processor to blend it, but if you have a sturdy blender that would work too.Ingredients:1/2 cup frozen berries (I like raspberries or blackberries)1 Tbsp peanut butter or other nut butter1/2 Tbsp maple syrup or honey or brown rice syrup1/2 Tbsp high lignan flaxseed oil (I like Barlean's)Approx. 1/4 cup alterna-milk (hemp, soy, almond, coconut)Very complicated preparation instructions:
Place all ingredients in blender/food processor and blend until smooth. Place in a cup and go crazy with a spoon!Nutrition Info:240 kcal13g sugar6g protein3g Omega 3's
I almost put the word "recipe" in quotes up top, because this is really more of an assemblage than a recipe! This is a favorite sweet snack of mine. The flavor and texture is reminiscent of a much more sugary treat- the richness of the chocolate, the creaminess of the peanut butter, the chewiness of the date. Four of these is usually just about right for a satisfying snack, which contains about 250 calories and 5 grams of fiber.Ingredients:
*I use Theo's 84% Dominican Republic Single Origin.Overly Fussy Instructions:Smear a little bit of peanut butter on each date. Break up chocolate pieces and stick on top, using peanut butter as an adhesive. Enjoy!
- 4 pitted deglet noor dates
- 1 Tablespoon peanut butter
- 1/2 ounce *dark chocolate
I got together with some fellow nutrition students at Bastyr University
and made a series of short educational videos in honor of Food Day. They cover a range of nutritious topics from healthy cooking to nutrition label reading. For more information on Food Day check out their website
I made this up out of desperation for something sweet this evening, and it turned out great! It's got all the qualities I value most in dessert- chocolatey, creamy, and sweet.
*I used both, because that's what I had! You could also use maple syrup, anything sweet and syrupy.
- 1 banana (could be frozen, but I didn't have the patience for that)
- 1 avocado
- 3 Tbs cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup brown rice syrup or honey*
Put everything in a blender or cuisinart. If you don't use a frozen banana, you may want to chill the pudding in the fridge for a couple of hours. If it still looks a little too green, add a tad more cocoa powder. This recipe makes enough for about two generous servings!