Fruit-Sweetened Carob Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Fruit-Sweetened Carob Peanut Butter Ice CreamI will start by saying that carob is not chocolate. It doesn’t taste like chocolate. It won’t ever taste like chocolate. The similarity is that both powders are brown. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise (I am a fervent lover of dark chocolate). That said, I think carob is an interesting and great flavor – as long as no one is trying to pass it off as chocolate, and we use it in a variety of recipes.… Continue reading

Apricot Almond Coconut Snack Bars

Apricot Almond Coconut Snack Bars RecipeAfter the success of the Simple, No-Bake Sesame Snack Bars, I decided to try a variation for the apricot-lover in my house. These were also no bake, very simple to make, healthy, and a great treat or snack.

Each time I make something like this, I try to use a variety of nuts, seeds, and fruits, as each of the various components have a different nutritional profile which, in turn, imparts to us a wider range of benefits.… Continue reading

Fruit-Sweetened Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

Fruit-Sweetened Chocolate Banana Ice CreamAnother warm day tells us that summer is definitely just around the corner. And when warm weather comes, a cold afternoon treat feels just about perfect. I had one request for Banana Ice Cream and one request for Chocolate Ice Cream, so we decided to combine the two and make Banana Chocolate Ice Cream. It’s fruit sweetened, so there’s no added sugar, it tastes great, and it’s very simple to make.… Continue reading

Green Piña Colada Smoothie

Green Piña Colada Smoothie RecipeWith today’s sunny weather, my boys and I were happy to sit on the deck and enjoy a drink in the sunshine. We don’t have a beach near by, but this drink brought the tropics to our Rocky Mountain home. It’s full of tropical fruity goodness, including bananas, pineapple, and mango. It has a dose of healthy fats from the coconut butter, which in addition to coconuts many health benefits also lowers the overall glycemic index of the drink.… Continue reading

Easy Fruit-Sweetened Banana Ice Cream

Easy Fruit-Sweetned Banana Ice CreamWhat do you do when your kids are asking for spur of the moment ice cream? Find a way to make it with whatever you have on hand, of course. We had no cream in the house, so this is more of an Ice Milk recipe, but we call anything that’s a frozen ice-cream-like dessert ice cream in our house.

I try to keep our sugar consumption low, so this ice cream is entirely sweetened with fruit.… Continue reading