Chocolate Mint Nice Cream Smoothie

Ever wish you could just eat chocolate ice cream for breakfast?  But you don’t because then you’d feel like you’ve really given up on life?  Well, this recipe is essentially the best of both worlds: eating a balanced diet / ice cream for breakfast.  It’s perfect as a pre or post workout breakfast / snack….

Black Bean Brownie with Easy Chocolate Frosting (V/GF)

This is my take on the Minimalist Baker’s Vegan Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies.  I have changed the recipe slightly; I swapped out the cane sugar for maple syrup and dates to add natural sweetness.  I also left out several ingredients by accident, I just got distracted by preparing the beans, and forget to check…

Loaded Banana Bread (V/GF/Refined Sugar-Free*)

Somehow, I never seem to eat bananas quickly enough.  I always over-estimate how many smoothies I’ll actually make in a week.  By the time Friday rolls around, I have 3 or 4 fully ripened bananas that need to be used up quickly, or frozen immediately… which I should actually start doing.  But since I’ve been…

Banana Brownie Cake with Chocolate Coconut Glaze

It’s been a while since I’ve baked anything because it’s been pretty hot out, so I didn’t want to use the oven.  We have a few days of rain ahead of us, and cooler weather, so I decided to take advantage and indulge my sweet tooth.  I was craving some chocolate and I had a…

Happy Pear’s Bounty Chocolates (V/GF)

 I decided to try Vegan Bounty Bars from the Happy Pear.  I highly recommend checking out their Youtube channel for fantastic, quick vegan recipes.  These chocolates are super decadent and are great for hot summer days when you want a sweet treat.  I made these in the evening when it had already cooled off, as you…

Coconut Matcha Smoothie

Perfect Smoothie when you want a little pick-me up and a nice treat on a hot day.  Really quick and easy to make and is quite filling.  Makes one large serving 1 frozen banana 1/2 an avocado 1 large handful of spinach 1 tsp Matcha powder 2 tbsp shredded coconut 1.5 cups of coconut milk…