MOIST + DELICIOUS APPLE CINNAMON COFFEE CAKE

MOIST + DELICIOUS APPLE CINNAMON COFFEE CAKE

I wanted to make a special coffee cake to compliment the great coffee with an event I was hosting. I had an Open House to display my different gift ideas with essential oils. I love creating a cozy, warm and … Continue reading

CHOCOLATE SMOOTHIE BLISS!

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My little man is under the weather today, so I wanted to make him a yummy, nutrition-packed breakfast. Chocolate is a superfood in our home. Not the processed candy bar in the check out chocolate, but pure cacao. Cacao containsย antioxidants and flavanols. Antioxidants help our body fight against free radical damage and flavanols are beneficial phytonutrients, linked to helping support circulation. I also added hemp and chia seed for protein and banana and avocado for pure creaminess! Enjoy this decadent smoothie for breakfast or even dessert. We did!

Ingredients:ย 

1 cup of coconut milk

1/2 cup coconut water

1 small frozen banana

1/2 avocado

3 tbs. raw honey

2 tbs. cacao powder

2 tbs. organic peanut butter

2 tbs. chia seeds

1 tbs. hemp protein powder

1 tbs. cacao nibs

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Ice (about 10 cubes)

Preparation:

Add all ingredients into a high powered blender, except for the cacao nibs. I add frozen ingredients last for better blending. Blend until smooth and creamy. Sprinkle cacao nibs on top. Makes 2 nice size servings!

BANANA CHERRY WITH A BING! ICE CREAM

BANANA CHERRY WITH A BING! ICE CREAM

Our family loves ice cream. It’s a food we crave, but we don’t keep it in the house for fear of a late night binge. How often do you walk down the ice cream aisle and think, “How about a … Continue reading

Gluten-Free Apple Pie Crisp

Gluten-Free Apple Pie Crisp

Ahhhh, the smell of the holidays are in the air. This is my favorite time of year when family and friends come together more often. We slow down to spend time with our loved ones and really think about why … Continue reading

Harvest Apple Butter

Harvest Apple Butter

Every year in the fall, my heart pines for the crisp cool breeze, the beautiful and vibrant colors of fall leaves, and the smell of sweet cinnamon spiced comfort foods. Since I live in South Florida, for now I can only get the comfort foods. So to celebrate our version of fall, my son and I whipped up some delicious, clean-eating harvest apple butter! We had so much fun mixing up the ingredients and savored the fragrant smell of apples and cinnamon in the air. So we hope this brings a little genuine “fall” into your home.

Harvest Apple Butter

6 organic honey crisp or gala apples

2 organic Bartlett pears

1/2 cup of filtered water

1 Tbs. of pure maple syrup

1 Tbs. of coconut butter (also called manna)

1/2 tsp. of ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp. of freshly grated ginger

Preparation:

Peel, core and cut the apples into small chunks. Peel and cut the pears into small chunks. Add fruit, water, cinnamon, and ginger to a medium sauce pan and cook on medium-high heat for about 1 hour. Stir mixture several times during this simmer process so it won’t stick to the bottom of the pan. Add syrup and coconut butter, mix well and let cook another 15 minutes. Remove pan from heat and mash up the fruit with a wooden spoon. If you desire a smoother consistency, you can blend in a food processor or blender. We preferred our recipe chunky.

You can eat this like apple sauce (like we did), or use it on pancakes or waffles for a clean-eating meal, with yogurt or even some homemade ice cream. Oh it really is so yummy!

Bon appetite!

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