This super quick and easy banana cake with pecans and walnuts is gluten-free (made with almond and oat flour) and a healthier version of a comfort cake – just what we all need now that fall is soooo close! This is one of my all time favorite cakes and I’ve been making it for years now. It’s everything you want in a cake: fluffy, moist and airy. And with warm spices like cinnamon, ginger, all-spice and nutmeg – paired with the pecans and walnuts – it is just perfect for this time of year. Which of course does not stop me from making it all year long… oh no, if you just leave out those spices, this cake will make a great addition to a summer picnic….
I started making smoothies in the morning a couple of months ago and been figuring out the best recipes that everyone in the family loves. It is just such a quick and easy breakfast snack in the morning, and even if we don’t have time for an actual breakfast at home before we go off to school/work, there’s always time to drink a delicious smoothie. That’s why I’m packing them with as many nutrients as possible and this Green Tahini Power Smoothie is one of my personal favorites, and everyone loves it. It’s made with bananas, spinach, tahini and matcha tea powder, and is therefore high in fiber, folate, antioxidants, B vitamins, and minerals such as potassium, magnesium and iron. The matcha tea powder adds just enough healthy caffeine for a powerful start in the day….
It’s back to school! I can honestly say – finally! I’m glad to be back in our routine, be done with summer camps, and she is seriously excited. Back to school also means back to preparing lunches and healthy easy breakfasts. My favorites are nutritious pancakes or waffles, like these kid-friendly and yummy – yet healthy, gluten-free and dairy-free – coconut protein pancakes. They are easy to prepare ahead of time for busy weekday mornings and are low-sugar and protein and fiber packed – and keep in the freezer for up to 3 weeks….
Temperatures here in Texas have been in the 90s for quite a while and ‘finally’ reached the 100F mark last week. What better time to make popsicles… lots of popsicles (which I will also post soon), and some granita! My daughter is obsessed with making (and eating) popsicles and even prefers them over ice cream. Which is great because its a lot easier to make and there are so many fun, delicious and healthy options. I personally love granitas, which is in a way a different form of serving popsicles… well, kind of. I sometimes use the same mixture and instead of pouring it in the popsicle mold, I freeze some and make a granita. I just love the airy refreshing texture of it…. nothing better on a hot day. What I love about these is that they are made with raw honey, so no processed sugars, much better for you and so much yummier….
These Coconut & Honey Oat Waffles are one of my breakfast staples! So healthy – for a great start in the day – and the combination of honey and coconut is second to none. You might have noticed after I posted the Maca Pancakes with Wild Blueberries the other day, that I opened a new category in my recipe section – Breakfast. I cannot believe I went on for 5 years on this blog without that category! I am an absolute breakfast person, it seriously is the best meal of the day for me. …
I guess it is too late to wish a happy new year, but this is my first post this year! And I’m starting the new year off with these super nutritious, dairy-free and gluten-free Maca Pancakes with Wild Blueberries. Packed with coconut oil and coconut sugar, flax seeds, maca, oats, honey and wild blueberries, these are seriously delicious and give you a healthy kick of energy in the morning.
I’ve been wanting to make ice cream for a long time and my daughter has been talking about making popsicles so we met in the middle yesterday and made this Hibiscus Honey Sorbet. Well, I also ran out of sticks for my popsicle mold, so… Anyway, this sorbet was super easy and has only 3 ingredients! Plus, it is sugar free. I know I always post a lot of decadent recipes here full of butter and sugar but I am actually living a pretty healthy lifestyle and eat very well, believe it or not, and I always like finding recipes that are yummy and guilt-free or healthy. Especially for my daughter. This sorbet is made of hibiscus tea with honey and agave syrup. If you don’t have an ice-cream maker, fill it in popsicle molds instead! It actually makes awesome popsicles….
I hope everyone had a great first week back at school! Since you can never have enough delicious breakfast recipes to keep the family happy throughout the year, here is another one to add to your repertoire. It is not just super yummy and easy, but also a wholesome start in your day. Made with nutritious cocoa powder, 100% whole wheat, 100% real cream Challenge butter and no added sugar, it will give your kids the energy they need for a long day at school….
It feels like it was just yesterday that our sweet baby girl was born and it is so hard to believe it’s actually been a whole year! She turned one last month and we celebrated, of course, with cake. It was beyond debate that I would make her the prettiest little baby smash cake so she could dig in with her tiny chubby hands! And it needed to be healthy. So I made some minor changes to one of my favorite banana cake recipes (here with coconut and honey cream cheese frosting). It is made with whole wheat flour (or oat flour), bananas, apple sauce, canola oil and spices. Despite the sugar, all ingredients in this cake are super healthy and baby friendly. She loved it, and so did the rest of the family who ate the leftovers!
These whole wheat caramel muffins are such an easy and delicious treat, and yet, they are rather on the healthy side. Isn’t that good news? Well, at least they are made with whole wheat. There are certain flavors that just go so well with whole wheat – such as chocolate or caramel. I just recently made these Whole Wheat Triple Chocolate Muffins with Blackberries, also really easy and soo good. The nutty full flavor of the whole wheat flour really brings out the caramel (or chocolate) and works almost as a flavor enhancer. Brown sugar and butterscotch are the secret ingredients for the caramel flavor. Doesn’t that sound good?