Friends… if you like chocolate covered bananas and have been looking for a healthy recipe, consider this one by LaurenKellyNutrition. I can see this being great with fresh pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew, peaches, strawberries, etc.
All you will need are some bananas, coconut oil, cocoa powder, and maple syrup. I know what I’m doing tomorrow!
(pictures coming soon)
There is a huge BUZZ floating around the internet centered around the health benefits of enjoying a daily green smoothie. Have you tried it? We have several members in our group who continue to rave about them. Here are some basic recipes to get you started (borrowed from ‘GotGreenRevolution.com’).
The Basic Green Smoothie Recipe
This is what we recommend for starting out (makes about 1 quart/1 liter).
1 or 2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup of another fruit: (pineapple, blueberry, apple, peach, mango)
1 1/2 cup fresh greens: (~2 chard leaves or ~1 handful spinach)
~ 12 oz water (or to desired consistency)
Mint Melon Medley Green Smoothie Recipe
For a sweet refreshing mint feeling.
1 mint sprig, or 2
3 cups spinach packed in the blender
2 cups cantaloupe
~ 16oz water (to desired consistency)
Green Apple Glory Green Smoothie Recipe
For sweet creamy goodness.
1 ripe banana
1 large apple cored
1/2 medium ripe avocado
1 cup packed spinach
1 cup packed romaine (about 3 large leaves)
~ 1 pint of water
Irish Banana Split Green Smoothie Recipe
Sweet dessert goodness.
2 frozen ripe bananas
1 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
2 cups packed spinach
~ 1 pint of water
Sweet visions of the tropics.
1 1/2 c pineapple
1 frozen strawberries
2 cups spinach
4 small kale leaves
~ 1 pint of water
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Our Best Bites just published a new recipe/how-to that may be helpful when packing lunches or planning parties. If you happen to have fresh fruit that isn’t disappearing fast enough or you’re trying to find new ways to get the kids to enjoy the goodies in our boxes, consider making your own fruit roll-ups.
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There’s something Summer-Y about fruit salsa, and who doesn’t enjoy a little treat of cinnamon and sugar?!? This pair is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Fresh Fruit Salsa:
Simple substitute strawberries for pineapple in our Sweet Salsa recipe.
Lightly spray cookie sheet with oil. Place tortilla shell quarters on sheet. Lightly spray the tops of the shell quarters and sprinkle a cinnamon sugar mixture on top. Bake at 400 degrees Farenheit for 8-10 minutes. Note: Less is more with these chips. If you add too much cinnamon-sugar mix they will caramelize while baking and take on a scorched flavor. Go light and you’ll be safe.
I am in love with They Draw and Cook, a website where artists/chefs display illustrated recipes. I’ve included Carrot Muffins, Dorset Apple Cake, Monkey Banana Cream, Blueberry Bran Muffins, Strawberry Muffins with Ice Cream, and Olive Oil Orange Cake. Check out the other recipes (and gorgeous illustrations) on their site!
Dorset Apple Cake
Monkey Banana Cream
Blueberry Bran Muffins
Strawberry Muffins with Ice Cream
Olive Oil Orange Cake
I’ve become quite fond of Driscoll’s website and all of their wonderful and flavorful recipe suggestions using berries. Did you know berries are not only loaded with cancer fighting antioxidants (highest group of fruits for curing/fighting numerous diseases and ailments), but they are also low in fruit sugar? If you’re in the mood to try something new and different with your berries, visit their site HERE for some inspiration.