Recipes

Two-Ingredient Cookies

I was highly skeptical of this, but I’m willing to try anything. Two ingredient cookies? We’ll see….

Courtesy: The Burlap Bag blog

…but they are surprisingly tasty! And dare I say….not all that bad for you?

The only ingredients are overripe bananas, and 1 cup of quick oats. That’s it.

Of course, if you want to, you can add in raisins, walnuts, cranberries, etc. Even chocolate chips. But you don’t have to. The only critical thing to remember is to grease the cookie sheet when you make these, or you’ll have a real mess on your hands. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes and you’re done.

Check out the full recipe @ The Burlap Bag.

Drinks & Smoothies · Recipes

Orange Berry Smoothie

Is anyone else out there feeling desperate for simple, healthful food after that holiday? Yeah, me too. As much as I love stuffing, casseroles and pie, they do take a toll on your energy level, complexion and waistline. Personally what I’ve been craving is fresh fruit, lots of water and NO bread! So I threw together a refreshing smoothie and a batch of low-fat breakfast muffins with broccoli and feta (which I’ll post here in a few days). Enjoy:

Orange Berry Smoothie

A refreshing blend of orange, strawberry & banana with coconut milk for creaminess.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup coconut milk (light)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana, frozen or fresh

Directions

Blend all ingredients together and enjoy cold. Makes enough for two!

I used a frozen banana because I always keep them handy; a little over a cup of the OJ and coconut milk, because that’s what I had left in the jugs in my fridge; and a heaping cup full of frozen strawberries.You can use full-fat coconut milk if you don’t mind the extra calories, and of course you can substitute greek yogurt to make it extra thick.

This is SO fresh and tasty in the morning!

Recipes

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

These are everywhere suddenly…I like this version best!

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C pumpkin
  • 3/4 C almond milk
  • 2 dates, pitted
  • 1/2 banana, frozen
  •  1 tsp cinnamon
  •  1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  •  1/2 C ice
  •  1 tsp. vanilla

Directions

Add all ingredients to a blender; mix until smooth.

This recipe, from the tasteforhealthy blog, is published in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition Fall eBook.