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Creamy Blended Frozen Mocha

Frozen coffee drinks are seemingly everywhere these days. From Starbucks, to McDonalds, to Dunkin Donuts, you don’t have to travel far to get your summer coffee beverage fix. It probably comes as no surprise that these frosty coffee drinks are far from healthy; a McDonalds Frappe Mocha packs 560 calories, 70 grams sugar(!), and an entire […]

5 Minute Pineapple Fantasy Pie

An easy no-bake pineapple pie, with just a few pantry staple ingredients. Mix everything together, pour into a pan, and chill. 5 minutes and you’re done! The recipe can be soy-free/ gluten-free / vegan / paleo / sugar-free Canned fruit gets a bad rap because it’s often packed in heavy syrup, but you can actually find many […]

No-Bake Mini Blender Cupcakes – 6 Ingredients

Raw cupcakes you can make in minutes – with 6 ingredients available at regular grocery stores ♥ Some raw dessert recipes are so complicated they can make your head spin. Some can make you want to quit before you’ve even started preparing the recipe. With long lists of obscure ingredients—camu camu, maqui berries, lucuma, chlorella?—and expensive […]

Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream

Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream – NO soy / NO gluten / NO dairy / NO eggs Even non-vegans, who love regular ice cream and have Ben&Jerry’s and Haagen Dazs in their freezers, routinely ask for seconds of this creamy homemade chocolate ice cream! It is that good! Since the recipe doesn’t call for eggs, you […]

Homemade Banana Dole Whip

Just 5 ingredients, and perfect for summer! The best part is that you can make the softserve swirl without a machine! Since the banana version of this refreshingly natural treat isn’t offered yet at Disney, the only place you can currently try it is at home in the comfort of your own kitchen. Out of pineapple, strawberry, and […]

Nutella Frozen Yogurt – Two Recipes!

Nutella Frozen Yogurt: A creamy frozen chocolate treat you can whip up in seconds, made with items you may already have in your kitchen pantry… and no ice cream machine or blender required? If only every decision you had to make on a Monday morning were this easy. Nutella Frozen Yogurt Adapted from Peanut Butter […]

Nacho Cheese Doritos Hummus

Doritos-Inspired Hummus Flavors: I am on a Doritos kick this month! After devouring my entire batch of Doritos Cool Ranch Hummus, Nacho Cheese was the obvious next flavor. And after that? Who knows! I could always look for inspiration in my childhood home of Japan, where they offer Doritos flavors such as Winter Cheese, Royal […]

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

A homemade blueberry muffin. Stuffed with sweet blueberry cream cheese filling. It’s like blueberry cheesecake in the form of a breakfast food!!! Inspired by the recently posted Strawberry Cheesecake Dip, I spent yesterday afternoon creating 100% edible blueberry watercolor masterpieces. Sometimes I have way too much fun in my studio kitchen. How fantastic would these be for […]

Strawberry Cheesecake Dip

Pink, it was love at first sight. A bright pink dessert, perfect for celebrating both the beginning of May and the arrival of a new royal princess! It’s a safe bet this new baby princess will be the most stylishly dressed baby ever. What’s not a safe bet? I don’t know what the people putting […]

Strawberry Dole Whip Recipe

It’s baaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! If you’ve never tried Disney’s Dole Whip before, you are in for a real treat! After I shared my pineapple version a few years ago (the Pineapple Dole Whip recipe can be found here), I’d always planned to try more flavors. This past month, I finally got around to trying a strawberry Dole […]

Chocolate Fudge Protein Shake

The Chocolate Fudge Protein Shake Can be soy-free / dairy-free / low-calorie / low-fat / and no added sugar! Above, topped with Homemade Reddi-Wip.   Chocolate Fudge Protein Shake (serves 1) 1 cup milk of choice 2 tsp Dutch cocoa powder 1 tbsp chocolate protein powder of choice 1 overripe frozen banana (banana-free protein shake […]

How To Make Greek Yogurt Frosting

How to make your own Greek yogurt frosting: GREEK YOGURT CREAM CHEESE FROSTING: It can be soy-free, oil-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, egg-free, and sugar-free Above, I used it to frost a Low Fat Banana Mug Cake. The yogurt takes the place of butter or shortening found in traditional frosting recipes, adding creaminess and texture without […]

Avocado Crème Brûlée

So, how do I come up with new recipes? One of the most common questions readers ask is where I get inspiration for new recipes. You might think I should be running out of ideas after 7 years of blogging… but I’m not even close! I am constantly dreaming up new ideas—in fact, it can […]

Pink Coconut Kiss Candy Bars

What color do you see in this photo? If you said that you think these bars are pink, you would be wrong. The actual color of these bars is… Well… no, never mind. They actually are pink. It’s not a trick. Then again, you might not want to take my word for it. I saw […]

Trail Mix Cranberry Oatmeal Blender Pancakes

Today’s recipe is a quick one, and it comes courtesy of the folks at Vitamix as a reminder that there is JUST ONE DAY LEFT to enter the Vitamix Blender Giveaway. Enter the giveaway here –> Personal Vitamix Blender Giveaway If you’ve already entered the giveaway, then continue reading for some pancakes! Cranberry Oatmeal Blender […]