Homemade Trail Mix {Healthy, Customizable}

Homemade trail mix is so easy, you’ll never grab the store bought stuff again! Grab your favorite nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and a few treats… within minutes you’ve got trail mix.

Homemade Trail Mix

Healthy Homemade Trail Mix

Trail mix gets a bad rap. I spent years terrified I’d gain all my weight back if I dared to even breathe near the stuff. But, there is a real difference between the store bought junk and trail mix you curate at home. Store bought varieties are often full of sugar-added dried fruit, candy, and nuts full of hydrogenated oils, often making them less healthy than a fried snickers bar. On the other hand, you can create a low carb, no- added sugar, junk-free version in under 10 minutes! Let’s get going. Continue reading

Healthy, No Bake Peanut Butter Squares

No Bake Peanut Butter Squares are super easy to make, packed with healthy fats, and low in added sugar.

Healthy Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate + Peanut Butter = LOVE

I am a sucker for old school, convenience store candy. There I said it. My favorite two candies are Reese Cups and Reese Pieces. For my 80’s friends, remember when Elliott used Reese Pieces to lure E.T to his home? I think I could be tricked by the combo of chocolate and peanut butter just as easily;). Continue reading

Peanut Butter Cup Keto Bombs {Low Carb Energy Bites}

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups! These keto bombs are loaded with healthy fat and make the perfect treat for low-carbers and other I-want-to-eat-better types:)

Peanut Butter Cup Keto Bomb

Peanut Butter Meets Chocolate In My Low Carb Dreams!

Who doesn’t love peanut butter cups? BONUS: These peanut butter cups have only 3 grams of sugar, while magically tasting super sweet!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Keto Bombs

What are Bombs? You’ve likely heard these called keto bombs, fat bombs,  low carb treats, or energy bites. They are most commonly used by those following a ketogenic diet, eating low carb, or watching their sugar intake. The secret is in the macro nutrients. Lean in and I’ll tell you the insider tips… lean closer… Ok, these bombs are made with coconut oil and peanut butter. They are high in good fat, have some protein, and virtually no carbs. Traditional peanut butter cups are the exact opposite. By flipping the ingredients upside down you get a low sugar treat that doesn’t raise your blood sugar levels or kick up cravings. The high-fat content creates optimal satisfaction, making it easy to stay on your plan. Continue reading

Firecracker Coconut Popsicles

Firecracker Coconut Popsicles

It’s hot outside and cold treats are in order! Remember the sound of the ice cream truck, you could detect that creepy music from 5 miles away. Funny, you couldn’t hear your Mom calling your name from across the street, but that truck sang one note and you started begging for a dollar. Sorry, Mom.

Firecrackers, Push Ups, and Screwballs were some of my favs. Umm, as I type this I realize that these names are far less appropriate than I remember. Continue reading

5 Banana Ice Cream Recipes

Banana Ice Cream

 

Banana Ice Cream 5 Ways

I love ice cream, but dairy shows me no love back (insert bloated belly). Discovering “Nice Cream” allowed me to enjoy a frozen treat without all the added sugars, preservatives, and most important the lactose that wants to kill me!

Foolproof Tips For The Perfect Nice Cream

    • The bananas must be REALLY RIPE. Don’t even try to make this with fresh, perfectly yellow looking bananas. This recipe is best when using ripe, almost to the point of tossing them, bananas. You won’t them to have plenty of brown spots.
    • Do not freeze your bananas with the skin on, it will never come off, not even with a blow torch.
    • Before freezing, slice bananas into small pieces. This makes it easier to blend them up. *If you have a low powered food processor or blender, it will be most effective to slice the banana into small pieces.
    • If your food processor is not up to the job, thaw your bananas for a few minutes to make the work a bit easier on the processor’s motor.
    • When you add other fruit to the mixture be sure to use frozen fruit. Adding unfrozen fruit will thin the ice cream and you’ll end up with a smoothie drink instead.
    • You will need to stop occasionally and scrape down the sides. They lower powered the blender, the more often you should scrape.
    • If you don’t love the flavor of bananas, pair your nice cream with another strong flavor such as; pineapples, cocoa powder, cherries, mint, etc.

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Pineapple Banana Ice Cream. Dairy Free

Pineapple Banana Ice Cream

Tropical Pineapple Banana Ice Cream is made with frozen bananas, pineapples, a splash of vanilla extract, and a smidge of maple syrup. Magically turn your frozen fruit into a heavenly dessert that is dairy and gluten free.

It’s hot outside Y’all! Ice cream is one of my favorites, let’s be honest, it’s one of yours too:). I can’t eat dairy, which made the ice cream lover in me so sad. When Pinterest almost exploded with recipes for Nice Cream, my affair with the frozen good stuff resumed, meaning me and McFreezy were back at it;). Continue reading

10 Ways To Upgrade Your Coffee Without Sugar (Dairy-Free)

10 Ways To Add Flavor To Your Coffee Without Sugar

Discover How To Create Healthy Flavored Coffee

I am a coffee expert, not the kind that’s visited the coffee farms of Brazil or knows every detail about fair trade, not even the kind that worked as a Barista (which I think I would love!). Instead, I am the Queen of Coffee Hacks. As a gal that lost 70 pounds wearing a coffee cup on my cape, I know a thing or two about drinking coffee without adding unwanted sugar! I may not be able to conversate about the state of the coffee bean, but I sure can throw down ideas about creating zillions of concoctions that taste glorious without 70 grams of sugar. Let’s get down to business, shall we? Continue reading

Healthy Strawberry Sorbet

DSCN1405 (2)Strawberry Sorbet is the perfect ice cream imposter. This is a dairy free dessert and can be sweetened with honey or stevia! I used sugar-free almond milk but any “milk” would work just fine. My husband had a bowl (super big bowl, btw) and he said the frozen lime wedge was the best part, which has me thinking of new recipe ideas. For those counting calories, eating whole food, or otherwise watching what you eat, this is the PERFECT healthy “ice cream” treat. Continue reading