Healthy Chocolate Mousse Pie! Yes, you heard that right! I was introduced to this goodness when a dear friend brought this to a gathering the other night. Over our first bites, we began obsessing about how amazing the pie tasted! It was so much fun guessing what healthy ingredients could create something so good. I was even MORE amazed at the fact the pie was vegan and raw,and still decadent and DELICIOUS! Using a few simple ingredients you probably already have in your home, you can create your cake, and eat it too! 🙂 (more…)
Kombucha!! What exactly is it, you ask? It’s not only what hippies drink, it is what health-conscious people drink too ! 🙂 Kombucha is a yummy, fizzy drink that has been around for thousand of years. It is made from brewing a strong, sweet tea and then ferments with a SCOBY ( symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) to give it the tons of vitamins, enzymes, and probiotics a healthy body needs! More about the specifics later…. Kombucha benefits include detoxifying the body, boosting immunity, supporting a healthy digestive system, and provides a high content of the B vitamins and acids your body needs to feel AMAZING!
Kombucha can be mucho expensive costing around $4 a bottle. I drink one a day- so the cost adds up! Making my own Kombucha is ridiculously easy and costs a fraction of the price. Check out this recipe on How to Brew Your Own Kombucha. Your body will thank you! (more…)
WOW! What a busy week it has been! Meetings, appointments, and special events have left my evenings with little time to put together a delicious, healthy meal. GOOD news! You don’t need a ton of time to make these Sesame Noodles with Fresh Vegetables! In just a few minutes, and by combining just a few ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry, you can throw this together! I love how light and flavorful the sauce is. I also like the fact I can throw in any veggies I need to use up or veggies that I am craving for that day! The possibilities are endless… (more…)
In my household, there is a lot of athletic activity. If it isn’t my ultra-marathon, rock-climbing, crazy hiker husband’s athletics, it is my hot yoga, hiking, or West African dancing that creates the need for hydration and electrolyte replenishment. Wanting to mix up our options and keep them healthy, I decided to make this healthy DIY Natural “Gatorade” Electrolyte Drink. This all natural recipe will keep you moving in perfect condition, or aid in recovery. (more…)
There many different kinds of breakfast people in this world! Some eat it, some don’t. Some are breakfast “pickers”, some are “sit down” breakfast people. Some people eat big breakfasts, and some like it light.
Hands-down, I’m a breakfast, non-picker, eater. I like a filling, warm, and substantial breakfast. Normally each morning, I find myself enjoying a breakfast burrito consisting of egg, avocado, a small amount of cheddar cheese- wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla. This is my go-to, mostly healthy, breakfast that I can grab and take on the go. This breakfast burrito keeps me full until lunch time. I like it. However….
In hopes to cut down on some carbs and to add a little variation into my mornings, I was inspired to make this Quinoa Chia Power Breakfast Bowl. At first I was skeptical of having quinoa in my morning meal as I use it mostly in many dinner recipes. Let me tell you though, quinoa has made its way to my breakfast menu and it is here to stay! This Quinoa Chia Power Breakfast Bowl meets all of my breakfast criteria. It is warm, filling, and teeming to the brim with protein and goodness. The flavor is full and creamy, yet light and vegan. The sweetness of the cranberries balances with the nuttiness of the pecans. The coconut flakes on top add the perfect flavor to seal the deal. This recipe is a must try… (more…)
What is your “go to” fix to keep your body fueled when having a busy day? Mine are smoothies! I make myself one just about every day. They are the perfect healthy, quick and easy thing to make- either for a snack or sometimes as a meal itself! I am on a mission lately to make my diet as simple and healthy as possible. One of my recent favorites is this Banana Chia Protein Smoothie which happens to be packed with a huge protein punch. It keeps me feeling full for hours and is chock- full of energy making ingredients. (more…)
Is there anyone in the world that doesn’t LOVE ice cream? Well, I might say I LOVE coffee/ espresso MORE actually…. Hard decision to make. Combining the two though, and WHOA! That might be the greatest thing on earth! I want to welcome the warmer weather here in NY with some of this creamy, coffee goodness. What better way to do that then to make No Churn Espresso Chocolate Chip Ice Cream? Within 10 minutes, I was able to mix all ingredients together and pop it in the freezer! In a few hours, I was sitting outside in the sun, enjoying this ice cream! It was so simple to make… (more…)
Greetings from a Winter Wonderland here in NY. We just got hit with 5 inches of snow today, and there is another BIG storm headed right for us in another few days. Wanting to keep warm inside as the flakes fall outside today, I made this Hearty, Healthy Vegetarian Bean Chili. Heats you up from the inside out. Carnivores will LOVE this chili as well. It’s a one pot recipe, taking only a few minutes to prep, which leaves me plenty of time to relax in front of the fire with Dexterdoodles!
I LOVE Maple Syrup? Do you?!?!?!?! I just finished making my fourth batch of maple syrup this year. So far, we have 5 gallons of this liquid gold! That leaves no limitation to using this sweet stuff on everything I possibly can! Today’s use- using it to make this Healthy Maple Nut Granola. Packed with nuts, seeds, and grains, roasted PERFECTLY with my homemade maple syrup, offers a sweet protein packed punch. If you have less than 5 minutes to mix the ingredients, you can make a batch of this Healthy Maple Nut Granola all for yourself. You can tailor it to your liking, using the nuts, seeds, and even dried fruits of your choice. The possibilities are endless! I will eat this granola in copious amounts as a snack, as a topping on yogurt and other dishes, and to fuel my body while hiking. You need this granola in your life!!!!…. (more…)
Bring a bit of Ireland into your home! The Best Soft Guinness Stout Pretzels – Irish Beer and Pretzels combined into one! It doesn’t get much better than this! I was motivated to find a special treat to serve on St. Patrick’s Day. Soon after I served them to the family, they were GONE! I guess that proves that these babies are YUMMY! Easy to make, these pretzels were a breeze to throw together. Enjoy, and Sláinte! (more…)