There are few desserts that are as summery and marvelous as strawberry shortcake (or is that just me?) Honestly, when I close my eyes and think back to my childhood summers, I’m right back at my parents’ kitchen table… liking the bowl (I’ve always been a classy girl). Seriously though, you can’t let one dollop of whipped cream go to waste! You’re with me on that, right?
I haven’t had strawberry shortcake in years. And with strawberry season upon us, I decided it was high time I found a way to health it up.
I’m so excited to present you with a vegan, gluten free strawberry shortcake delight. Get ’em while they’re hot; strawberry season doesn’t last long:
Chocolate covered banana pops are my current dessert obsession. I have a serious love affair going on with bananas. They make a daily appearance in my diet… and if I’m out all day, you can bet your bottom dollar that I have a banana or two with me. I’ve got a healthy sweet tooth to satisfy after all!
And can you really blame me? Bananas are loaded with tons of marvelous nutrients like vitamin B6, manganese, vitamin C, potassium, fiber, copper and biotin. And your gut gets some goodness too; the probiotics in bananas help to keep your gut microbiome healthy and happy.
Super bonus – they also help to support your beautiful heart, thanks to lovely potassium. Potassium helps to keep your blood pressure regulated and might even protect you from atherosclerosis (the hardening and narrowing of your arteries). Booyah!
While these gorgeous fruits are pretty fantastical all on their own, I certainly don’t see anything wrong with amping up the awesomeness by dipping them in homemade chocolate! What do you think? Wanna treat yourself to some banana pops too?
Ready to cool off and spoil your sweet tooth in a healthy way? Give these Chocolate Covered Banana Pops a try:
Are you as obsessed with ice cream as I am? I’m going to go ahead and bet on yes! That stuff is so well loved it probably has it’s own fan club. Which is why, when I first stepped into the healthy foodie world, I was determined to find healthy, homemade ice cream recipes. Seriously, who wants to live without it? The internet provided… but I was super bummed by how complicated it all seemed. Until I discovered banana ice cream (sometimes lovingly called nice cream <3).
Banana ice cream is a must try! It’s incredibly quick and simple to make, super delicious and totally adaptable! This strawberry banana ice cream is a family favourite. Hubby and I can’t get enough. I bet you’ll love it too!
Why not treat those adorable little taste buds to something yummy this week?
Exciting news! I bought a donut pan! Seriously… if you don’t have one, I highly encourage you to go get one. Go pick one up right now if you can. I’ll wait…
I have no idea what I’ve been waiting for. It turns out that donuts are pretty easy to throw together. It took me a couple of tries, but I came up with a donut recipe I may be a little obsessed with (healthy donuts 3 times this week isn’t a bad thing, right?) Super bonus? They cook in 10 minutes! Say what?! This is seriously an exciting development in the Health-Esteemie House. I can’t wait until you try them.
Nothing goes hand in hand with winter quite like Hot Chocolate. When the winter chill has weaseled it’s way into your core, a nice, steaming cup of hot chocolate does wonders to loosen it’s grips. My husband LOVES it… I think many of those living in a winter wonderland are hot chocolate fans. Unfortunately, I am the odd man out. I’m not a fan of hot drinks… and so, I often enjoy my ‘hot’ chocolate cold. Thank goodness for freezers. But, hot or cold, the flavour is always marvelous. Chocolate is the ultimate soul food, am I right?!
Unfortunately, my tastes in drinks often leads me to forget to treat my hubby, Adrien, to hot chocolate! I realized this yesterday and decided to create something special for him. And since I am certain that many of you share the hot chocolate love, I’m happy to provide you with the recipe. I, of course, enjoyed it cold. Something you can do as well if you share my tastes!
Healthy Rice Crispy Treats with less than 10 ingredients? With caramel and chocolate? Is this divine goodness even possible?
Yes my fellow sweet treat fans. Yes it is! Rice Crispy Squares needed a healthy makeover and my taste buds and I were more than happy to oblige.
If we had to give this time of year a new name, I think ‘Pumpkin Time’ would be apt! I have been gathering pumpkins left, right and centre since they first appeared at the farmers market. And it’s not so that I can make a ton of jack o’lanterns. It’s because I have many desserts and meals in mind, including Pumpkin Apple Crumble!
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My idea of heaven is chocolate and peanut butter. They were made for each other and I was made to adore them! So I decided to christen my new tart pans by honouring my love of peanut butter and chocolate and creating giant chocolate peanut butter cups (best idea ever!)
You store these babies in the freezer, so you can take your time eating them if you’d like… savour the heck out of them. And know that if you do that you have far more self-control than I (they lasted a day in my house).
Here’s how you can make your own!
Any health-esteemie worth their salt knows that chocolate has some pretty potent health supporting potential. But it can also lead you down a sugary path that no wellness warrior wishes to trudge. Thankfully there are some good options out there. Even cooler? You can totally make your own homemade chocolate! Let me show you how.
There are few treats quite as delicious (and easy to make) as a bliss ball. Bliss balls and I met a few years ago and it was love at first bite; I wondered where these goodies had been my whole life! I’ve been making up for lost time since – bliss balls make frequent appearances in my kitchen. And now they can do the same in yours! I’ve decided to round up 3 Bliss Ball Recipes for you to enjoy. Spoil that healthy sweet tooth of yours with these delicious goodies: