Treat Yo Self!

Who doesn’t LOVE chocolate?! Ok, to be honest, I’ve actually met a few people who don’t like chocolate…can you imagine?! They are definitely missing out!

Usually eating chocolate or dessert is thought of as ‘unhealthy’ or ‘bad’. I’m here to disagree! 

I have always had a huge sweet tooth. Thankfully, throughout high school I played soccer and was very athletic, otherwise I would have blown up from all the junk food, chocolate ice cream, and anything else dessert-y that I ate!

Now that I don’t play soccer any more (and am quite a bit older), I have to be more conscious about what I eat. Don’t get me wrong! I still indulge in pastas, breads, desserts, etc. Just not 24/7 like I used to!

So, a few years ago I was browsing through Pinterest looking for a ‘healthy’ alternative for my sweet tooth. I came across this recipe that looked pretty good. I had all the ingredients (which is rare out here when it comes to ‘health’ ingredients), and thought I would give it a try.


All the ingredients…so simple! goodness.

Im not one to brag about my baking skills (albeit, this recipe requires no baking), but when I took a bite of the finished product my mind was blown! You would never think that such few, simple ingredients could create some of the most decadent, luxurious truffles.


Mixing the caramel sauce


Chop the almonds

Click here for the original recipe! (Don’t let the title of the recipe scare you off!)

The only thing that really makes it ‘vegan’ is the non-dairy milk. But use whatever milk you want and it will still come out great! Almond milk, coconut milk (which I usually use), whole milk…etc.


Add the (dark) cocoa powder and caramel sauce

The recipe calls for cocoa powder, but I prefer using Hersey’s Dark Powder for a richer flavor (also, I love dark chocolate!) I just use regular semi-sweet chocolate chips from Nestle (not vegan), but feel free to mix it up with white chocolate, Reese’s Peanut Butter Baking Chips, or whatever suits your taste bud needs!


It gets a little messy but totally worth it!

I made a batch today and have a feeling they wont last too long!


Cover in chocolate



Sprinkle with a little sea salt before placing in freezer 

Once you take them our of the freezer indulge, let your mind be blown, and….

Treat Yo Self!


Once they harden they are ready to eat!

Banana Pancakes

When searching for healthy pancake recipes online one day I came across this recipe for banana pancakes. It sounded interesting, but very healthy so I gave it a try. This is now my favorite Saturday morning breakfast. The ingredients are so simple you wont believe it: Eggs & Bananas. Seriously. Its so delicious!


2-3 bananas

2 eggs

In a bowl smush the banana until smooth and not lumpy.

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Add the 2 eggs.

With a fork or whisk, whisk together the banana mush and eggs until smooth.

I usually add about 1-2 Tablespoons of cinnamon. But this is optional.

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In a frying pan melt 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil or butter (I use butter).

Using 1/4 cup measurments pour pancake batter in frying pan.


cook until bottom side is brown or crispy looking then flip and cook the other side.


Top with your choice of yummy toppings and enjoy!

I usually top mine with almond butter, natural organic honey (from my father-in-law), and fresh raspberries. So yummy!