Green Dream Smoothie

Yield: 1 serving

 

Ingredients:

1 banana, frozen

1/2 cup mango or pineapple, frozen

2 cups spinach, fresh (or 1 cup frozen) or kale

1 tsp ginger, fresh (or 1/4 tsp dried)

2 Tbsp flaxseeds or hemp seeds

1 Tbsp chia seeds

1 cup milk or water

1/2 cup ice, optional

 

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth and drink up!

 

Homemade Nutella

Yield: 1-1/2 cups

 

Ingredients:

2 cups hazelnuts, roasted

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp salt

3 Tbsp cocoa powder

1/4 cup chocolate chips, melted

 

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  2. Pulse for 1-2 minutes or until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Dark Chocolate Orange Granola

Yield: 3-4 cups

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup honey

1/3 olive oil, melted butter or coconut oil

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

2 oranges, juiced and zested

3 cups oats

1/4 cup chia, flaxseeds or hemp seeds

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds or pistachios

1/2 cup dried cranberries, cherries or apricots

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix together the honey, oil, cocoa powder, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, orange juice and zest until smooth.
  3. Add in the oats and seeds. Stir to evenly coat the mixture.
  4. Spread the mix evenly onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  5. Sprinkle on the dried fruit and toss to combine. Let the granola cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Peanut Butter Banana Blender Pancakes

Ingredients:

1 banana

1 egg

1 cup oats

1/2 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)

2 Tbsp powdered peanut butter (or regular peanut butter)

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp vanilla

 

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients together in a blender or food processor until smooth (1-2 minutes).
  2. Heat a greased skillet over medium heat. Pour 1/4 cup sized circles of batter into the pan, about 2 inches apart. Cook 2-3 minutes or until small bubbles appear, flip and cook an additional 2-3 minutes.
  3. Top with fresh fruit, peanut butter and a drizzle of maple syrup or honey!

Easy Honey Granola

Yield: 3-4 cups granola

 

Ingredients:

3 cups oats

2 cups mixed nuts and seeds, chopped (pecans, almonds, cashews, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, etc.)

3 Tbsp flaxseeds (optional)

3 Tbsp chia seeds (optional)

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup honey or maple syrup

3 Tbsp olive oil

 

Directions:

  1. Mix the oats, nuts, chia, flaxseeds, cinnamon and salt together in a large bowl.
  2. Add in the vanilla, honey and oil. Stir together until dry ingredients are evenly coated.
  3. Spread mixture onto a greased baking sheet and bake at 325 degrees F for 20-25 minutes. Toss halfway through for even baking.
  4. Once granola is lightly browned and crunchy, let cool for 15-20 minutes before breaking into chunks.

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Bars

Yield: 9-12 bars

 

Ingredients:

Wet-

1/4 cup maple syrup or honey

1 egg (1 flax egg also works)

1/2 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)

1/2 cup carrots, shredded

1 tsp vanilla extract

Dry-

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 cup raisins

1/4 cup walnuts

1/4 cup shredded coconut

1 1/4 cup oats

1/2 tsp baking powder

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl mix together all of the wet ingredients until well combined.
  2. Add in the dry ingredients and fold together. Mix until fully incorporated.
  3. Pour the mixture into a greased 8×8 pan or muffin tin and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is lightly browned.
  4. Cool then slice into squares. I like to serve mine with a drizzle of maple syrup and some berries!

 

 

Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

This recipe is beyond versatile! Substitute any frozen or fresh fruit in place of bananas and add in your favorite oatmeal goodies like dried fruits, nuts and seeds to spruce it up and make it your own!

 

Yield: 1 serving

 

Ingredients:

1 banana, mashed

1/2 cup rolled oats

1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)

1-2 Tbsp peanut butter (substitute any nut or seed butter)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

 

Directions:

  1. In a small jar or bowl mix together all of the ingredients until well combined. The oats should be just covered in milk.
  2. Cover the jar or container and refrigerate for up to 48 hours before eating (if you want to make these for a snack they can sit for 1-2 hours before eating!).
  3. Serve cold. Add extra sliced banana, more peanut butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon before serving!