Smoothie bowls are a wonderful and energizing way to start the day! If you love smoothies or you love frozen yogurt, you'll love this fun way to get your fruits and greens in.
Smoothie bowls are basically a smoothie in a bowl with your choice of healthy toppings. It's fun to get creative! You can use any smoothie recipe as the base, and any fruits, seeds, powders or granolas as your toppings. What I recommend is using less liquids so that your smoothie comes out with more of a frozen yogurt consistency. Here's a combination I've been enjoying lately:
For the base, blend together:
This smoothie is filled with yummy nutrients to start your day off feeling energized. By blending up the greens (in this case, kale) you're helping your body absorb more of the good stuff because you've already broken it down. My recipe makes a blenderful, so about 4 glasses. Enjoy! :)
Creamy Green Smoothie
Let me know if you try this out :)
Tomorrow is the last day of classes, which calls for a celebration! If you're in my PE class, you'll get a taste of these muffins. :) This year has been one filled with reflections, friendship, and new adventures; and now it's on to the next one. Hopefully I'll be blogging more soon, I realize I've been neglecting Little Miss Healthy. :( Life has been so crazy. Ahh.. I say that too much. Blogging to me is a form of self-care; I shouldn't be too busy for it, but lately I've felt that way. Taking the time to write slows life down for me, so I should do it more often.
Anyways, on to the recipe!
(I adapted this recipe from http://ohsheglows.com/2011/03/24/mini-whole-wheat-blueberry-breakfast-muffins )
Hope you have a lovely summer break :) Enjoy it, be adventurous, and have fun. You deserve it.
Hi everyone! :)
Once again, it's been awhile since I've posted, and I apologize! Things have been crazy lately and I haven't been feeling my healthiest. Lent was going so well until recently, and then I crashed hard. I'm getting back on track though; I definitely realized the power of moderation. I'm the kind of person who thinks going cold turkey is the best option, but maybe not so much anymore... I tested my willpower and honestly, I failed. But, I might as well fail gracefully, so I'm having chocolate in moderation instead of cutting it out completely. It's my weakness and I'm not proud of it. So these cookies do have chocolate in them, but that and the brown sugar are the only "bad" ingredients, in my opinion. :)
"Katty" requested a healthy cookie recipe when I first started this blog, so sorry Katty for taking so long to get to it! Hopefully you still read my blog haha. I attempted to come up with a recipe a couple months ago and I wasn't happy with the result, so tonight I decided to try again. Experimenting in the kitchen is fun, but it can be discouraging if it doesn't turn out right. My new, improved recipe turned out much better than my last try, so I'm happy to share it with you guys. :)
(Makes about 2 dozen)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix flax meal with water and refrigerate for 15 minutes to create 2 flax "eggs."
3. Mix all of the ingredients together. Professionals would probably say to mix certain ingredients separately first, but I found this was fine. After all, you'll have one less bowl to wash! :)
4. Lightly grease cookie sheets with coconut oil or another vegetable oil to prevent the cookies from sticking.
5. Drop mounds of dough (about 1 tbsp) onto the sheets.
6. Bake cookies for 11-15 minutes.
7. Eat your cookies, happily and guilt-free! :)
Remember, life is beautiful even when it seems like everything is turning ugly. Don't forget to be happy :)
I realize these don't look the most appetizing, but I promise they are so good! Keep reading to find out how to make them :))
Put all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend it up. You'll have to stop it and stir it around often to prevent the blender from over-heating. I also added a little bit of water to help it run more smoothly.
I didn't measure my ingredients, I just threw handfuls of walnuts and dates, a couple spoonfuls of cocoa powder and one spoonful of peanut butter. Once the mixture is smooth, roll into balls and enjoy!
Fill blender with frozen strawberries, one banana (preferably frozen) and almond milk. It's not pictured but I added honey after to add some sweetness. I'd also recommend putting in coconut cream, but I don't have any at the moment. It still turned out, coconut cream would just make it smoother. Then, blend! If there's an ice cream setting on your blender, then use that. If not, that's ok, just blend like you normally would! Just be careful not to over-heat your blender. It's subtly sweet, but tasty. And healthy! :) Just a quick Thursday morning post, hope you enjoyed.
Good morning! :) Today I have a recipe for Shameless Vegan Chocolate Mousse. It's quick, simple, healthy, and delicious! If you're craving chocolate but want to stick to good-for-you ingredients, then this recipe is perfect for you. Creds to my sister Airlie for making this for me awhile back, I tried to re-create it today! My recipe is probably not the best one out there, but these are the measurements I used when making this.
Ingredients: (makes 1 serving)
Now, to make it! Simply cut up your ingredients, throw them in a food processor, and wait for it to be all mixed up! The result is heaven in a bowl, and the natural ingredients won't make you feel like you're in a food coma. Hope you try it out! :)
If you're reluctant to take a chance on your smoothie, here's the one I threw together this morning! It tasted delicious so I thought I'd share. (No vegetables either, if you're not too keen on that). Here's the recipe:
Presh Pineapple Smoothie
Then blend it together and enjoy the heavenly taste! Make sure when you're making your smoothie to put enough liquids in, if not the blender might over-heat from working too hard! If you suspect it might, just stop it, stir it around, add some liquid, and blend, blend, blend! It should be fine after that, and if you feel like it needs a little something more, you always add that in after as well.
Hope you all have a lovely day, let me know if you try this out :)
Smoothies are a great way to get nutrients from vegetables or fruit that you might not like the taste of whole. Whenever I make smoothies, I rarely follow a recipe; rather, I throw in what I can find in my fridge and go with the flow. If something doesn't taste sweet enough, I find that adding an orange usually fixes it! However, smoothies need two basic components to blend properly: solids and liquids, with some other optional ingredients. When you blend your smoothie, make sure to put the liquids in first, the solids next, and then the frozen solids on top. You can always add more ingredients after as well!
My Guide to a Perfect Smoothie:
Choose a Liquid:
A typical smoothie I would make would have: coconut water, bananas, oranges, kale or lettuce, frozen fruit and chia seeds. Another smoothie I like to make is a chocolate banana green smoothie: almond or coconut milk, two bananas, celery, cucumber, kale, romaine, and cocoa powder! This is a really sneaky way of getting in your greens because it just tastes like chocolate banana!
Once you start making smoothies, you'll be addicted! It's super fun, especially if you make it up as you go, and it's a healthy, filling option for breakfast.
Happy blending!! :)