Easy Peasy Fruity Sorbet

This is far too easy to even be called a recipe.

Here is a sorbet you can make at home, with whatever you fruit you want. You can double, triple, even quadruple this recipe! Everyone likes their frozen treats, but not everyone likes them the same way.

I personally do not like them too creamy, so you can add more milk to the recipe if you wish!

Sorbets are a really good option to have at an ice cream parlour, but this recipe has no processed sugar so it’s like a treat at home.

You can also turn this into a morning smoothie bowl and add granola, more fruit, cacao nibs, nut butter…really anything works! Ice cream for breakfast? Yes please!

To make one big bowl, you will need:

1 cup frozen fruit of your choice (I chose strawberries and peach)

1/2 cup almond milk (any milk is good)

1 tsp maple syrup (optional)

Slices of strawberries to decorate

Flaxseed to decorate

Put your fruit and milk in a blender. Blend until there are no lumps. 

Decorate with whatever tickles your fancy.

Enjoy!

Dollops of Date Heaven

If you make a menu for your guests, you should always start with what you will cook for desert, and then work your way up to the appetizer. It’s just more fun that way.

Here’s a secret: some healthy desserts are better than non healthy desserts! That’s right, I went there.

Granted, some of them are TERRIBLE. I wouldn’t serve them to a sewer rat. They can be dry, they can be tasteless, and they can be enough to throw you off healthy cooking for life.

Thank goodness some of them are delicious, full of flavour, simple and  immensely addictive.  These little date balls are rich and wonderful, but they don’t leave you with that nasty feeling you have after having had one too many pieces of buttery cake (even though I will never stop eating buttery cake, I’ll just eat a little less).

These have become one of my favourite homemade desserts, so I just had to share them with you!

Your desert consists of a sinfully delicious mixture of dark chocolate, dates, and graham crackers. Only 3 ingredients, no baking necessary, and your guests will be dying to have more than one. Sugar free, dairy free, guilt free and amazingly tasty! It’s a winner in my books.

This recipe makes 6 servings.

Here is what you need:

½ cup unseeded, chopped dried dates

½ cup dark chocolate chips (semi-sweet is fine too)

1 cup of graham cracker crumbs.

½ cup water

A pinch of cinnamon (optional)

Combine the water and date in a small pot and bring to a boil. When you see little bubbles, that means your water boiling: it is time to turn the heat down to medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until it looks like there is no more water in your mini pot.

Put your boiling hot dates in a bowl and squish them with a fork.

Add your chocolate chips and stir until the chocolate has melted.

Add the graham cracker crumbs in the bowl and mix it all together until the crumbs take the same color as the chocolate. If you want, you can now add some cinnamon.

Roll your mixture into individual balls (you should have 12 at the end of this step) and pop them in the fridge for 20 minutes.

You can now lick your fork (I know you wanted to).

These taste amazing with a glass of milk or coffee. Bon appétit and don’t forget to share them!

 

 

Spinach Makes it a Green Smoothie

You all must know, I was tremendously reluctant to try a green spinach. I thought it would taste like a disgusting mixture of leafy greens and perfectly wonderful fruit that does not taste so wonderful when combined with spinach and maple syrup.

I was wrong.

To all your skeptics out there…skepticism is a wonderful thing! Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re a prude or that you’re no fun. That is simply not true.

Skepticism, when used in moderation (much like food), can be very useful in creating a critical mind that does not settle for what everyone else wants.

Now, with that in mind, get over yourselves and try my green smoothie.

All green smoothies are not delicious. You really have to make sure that the fruit you use is sweet enough and that it blends well with the leafy green of your choice. Bananas and mangos are pretty safe to use, but add a sweetener of your choice if you like it extra sweet like me.

I had this for the first as a snack when a friend of mine told me how she made her smoothie. I trusted her a person, so I thought I would trust her as a green smoothie maker. Turns out, it was really tasty! I tweaked it a little bit to my liking, and now I try to have it once a week when I have those ingredients in my fridge.

This keeps me going for at least 3 hours and it’s a terrific boost! If you’re planning on working out right after having this, don’t. Make sure you have some carbs in you before working so if you really want this, add 1/3 cup of granola in the smoothie.

To make one smoothie, you will need:

1 cup spinach

1 cup mango, frozen or fresh,

1 tbsp flaxseed

1 tbsp peanut butter (or any other nut butter)

1 tsp maple syrup

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

Put all your ingredients in a blender.

Turn on your blender (crucial step).

When everything is well combined, pour into a glass and sprinkle with some granola on top.

Enjoy and have a great rest of your day!

Seriously Stuffed Sweet Potato

I made this last night and I could not wait to post this recipe. I’m serious. It was one of the most delicious meals I have ever made, HANDS DOWN.

I love sweet potatoes (I love a lot of things in case you didn’t notice that), I love Mexican inspired dishes (and by Mexican, yes, I mean beans and cheese) and I love baked potatoes! It was just clear to me that I simply had to make this after seeing so many people posting pictures of it online.

The big killer in this recipe is the cheese. You’re probably thinking that putting cheese is not healthy at all. Although you have a point, it’s important to remember that there are more and more low fat cheese options out there! Low fat everything is not necessarily good because your body does not fat, but low fat cheese and yogurt are good to go in my book!

This is ridiculously easy to make, but the sweet potatoes need to bake for 50 minutes, so the best thing is to pop them into the oven right you walk in the door after a long day at school or at work.

For 2 people, you will need:

2 sweet potatoes

1 cup kidney beans

1 onion, chopped

2 little sweet peppers, chopped

Cayenne pepper

Salt

Pepper

2 cloves of garlic

1 tbsp. olive oil

1/2 cup low fat Tex Mex cheese

Preheat your oven to 425 F.

Poke your sweet potatoes all over with a fork and put on a cooking sheet.

Bake for 50 minutes or until the potatoes seem tender.

When there is about 10 minutes left to your cooking time, heat your oil in a frying pan and add your onion and garlic. Cook for about 1 minute and then add your onion, peppers, and beans.

Toss them around for about 3 minutes on medium heat.

Add salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper to your liking.

By now your potatoes should be ready!

Take them out of the oven.

Cut them, take some delicious looking orange flesh out of their bodies (gruesome, n’est ce pas?) and put in a bowl. Don’t ever let any sweet potato go to waste! That is a crime against food. Make sur you take enough out to be able to fit your beans.

Fill both potatoes up to the rim and then add the cheese on the top.

If you need more cheese, don’t be shy!

Pop them back into the oven for about a minute to allow the cheese to melt.

Serve with salad.

ENJOY CARAMBA!