Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake or a Smoothie Bowl? You will be shocked to see the simple, real food ingredients in this smoothie that tastes like an indulgent treat!

This smoothie is made with primarily fruit and vegetable and, of course, peanut butter.

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Blueberry Basil Smoothie

I picked up basil from the grocery store the other week and they only had the basil plant. I decided to pot it in an old, glass peanut butter jar, thinking that it wouldn’t last long in my windowsill. I have tried to grow basil plants multiple times in my windowsill, but every time have been unsuccessful. Maybe because it’s quarantine and I’m home and my basil plant is getting the TLC it needs, but it is thriving in my windowsill! Now, I’m going to have to think about re-potting it in an actual pot..

My new basil plant as well as the warmer weather inspired me to make this Blueberry Basil smoothie. This recipe is gluten free, vegan, paleo, and whole 30. It only requires 4 ingredients to make!

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The Easiest Banana Bread Recipe

During this quarantine, it seems like everyone is making banana bread. I had two very ripe bananas in my kitchen and decided to get on the banana bread train. This is truly such an easy recipe. All you need to do is blend ingredients and bake and you’ve got a healthy and delicious banana bread!

This banana bread tastes sweet, but contains no added sugar- it is naturally sweetened by the bananas and dates. This recipe is also gluten free and dairy free.

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Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal

As I said on my last blog post, I am adding budget-friendly recipes to be blog coming out of my Food Stamps Experience Project for school. This is my first budget-friendly recipe that is for breakfast. This recipe can be made either hot or cold. It requires minimal kitchen gadgets to make!

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Carrot Cake Muffins

It may be a little early, but I’m so excited to repost my Carrot Cake Muffins recipe! These Carrot Cake Muffins are my favorite spring treat. Like all of my dessert recipes, they are also super easy to make! All you need to do is blend the ingredients (I used my Vitamix blender), place into muffin tins, and bake for 15 minutes. Allow them to cool, and top with the coconut cream topping, which only requires you to blend 2 ingredients to make.

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Banana Cacao Pancakes

Banana Cacao Pancakes

Well by Mel

Have you ever added avocado to your pancakes….? Let me introduce you to this rich, chocolately stack of Banana Cacao Pancakes. These pancakes taste so creamy and delicious, but are made with all clean ingredients! This recipe is gluten free and vegan.

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Keto Chocolate Chia Puddings

Looking for a keto breakfast idea? Look no further! Honestly, even if you’re not doing keto, these chia puddings make the perfect breakfast or little desserts. The best part is they are super easy to make! The main preparation step is allowing the chia seeds to sit overnight to form a chia “pudding.” I like making multiple chia seeds at once, that way I have breakfast prepped for multiple days. This recipe makes 2 chia puddings.

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Apple Cinnamon Scones

Caramelized apples are one of my favorite healthy treats. By caramelized apples, I mean apple slices that are sautéed in cinnamon and coconut oil. They get so fragrant and taste incredible! Apple Cinnamon is one of my all time favorite combos.

I wanted to make a healthy apple cinnamon flavored breakfast recipe and came up with these scones. They are gluten free, vegan, and contain no added sugar. They are very easy to make and make the perfect breakfast on the go.

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5 Ingredient Pancake Batter

Fact: you do not need pancake batter to make your own pancakes.

I have been making my own pancake batter a lot lately and have been seriously loving it. I love making pancakes with ingredients that I already have in my pantry. I have also learned to mix them in a way so they are nutritious and fiber rich, but still taste delicious!

Its no secret that I love oatmeal. It is a staple in my breakfast rotation and I also regularly make pancakes using oat flour. HOWEVER, you do not need oat flour to make pancakes. You can make your own. This is easy and cost efficient. In order to make pancake batter, I have been blending gluten free oats with chia seeds, fruit, and almond milk and adding a tsp of baking soda. Each of these ingredients are critical.

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Low Sugar Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

I started making this smoothie this past winter after reading Kelly Leveque’s book Body Love. In this book, Kelly promotes eating according to the Fab 4 Method (protein, fat, fiber, and greens) in order to help turn off your hunger hormones and keep you feeling satiated for longer. Additionally, the book talks about a diet that is lower in sugar and carbs. I was inspired by this book to make a low sugar smoothie bowl that is full of protein and healthy fats in order to feel satisfied for long after consumption.

Like I said in my last post, this is not turning into a keto or low carb blog. I believe different ways of eating work for different people. I want to share a variety of different recipes that support several different ways of eating. All of my recipes, however, have one common thing- they are all made with real food. I’m a real food enthusiast, meaning I believe in eating food in its most natural and unprocessed form. In my mind, eating real good is #1 and any other diet that you follow comes second.

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