Chocolate Halo “Not”: High-Protein Ice Cream

Copycat chocolate halo top

This post contains affiliate links. Learn more.  I’m very, very excited to share this recipe for what we’ve come to call Halo “Not” ice cream. If you’re at all tapped into the “health food” scene, you may have heard there’s a new high-protein ice cream option on the market called Halo Top. Its claim to fame […]

Date Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa

date hot cocoa

Ok, ok. I hear what you’re thinking. “Date…salted caramel…almond milk…hot cocoa… Hey wait a sec, what are you tryina pull here?” That’s right…it’s “healthy” hot cocoa. I really don’t like applying the word “healthy” to food. People are healthy. Food helps us be that way…along with exercise, sleep, genetics, environment and a bunch of other factors. […]

How to Make a Good Smoothie + A Recipe for a Chocolate-Peanut Butter Smoothie

how to make a really good smoothie

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  The summer that Paul first moved to Cincinnati, we started making lots of smoothies. I don’t know why, but it became a nightly ritual from July through September. I started buying up the discounted brown bananas every time I went to the grocery store and keeping a stash […]

Fudgy Protein Bites

The texture of these bites is perfect--smooth, dense and rich.

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  These protein bites are pretty simple to make but so delicious I couldn’t keep it to myself! This recipe is based on the Chocolate Fudge Bites from Running with Spoons. My alterations here are substituting protein powder for the oats and the addition of a little vanilla extract […]

Black Bean Brownies

I know you're skeptical, but give the black bean brownies a chance! Who could say no to that plate?

Paul and I have been on a health kick lately, so I’m revisiting some lighter recipes. Here’s a simple dessert that’s filling, gluten-free and high in fiber, thanks to these little guys: Yep, black beans! I know it sounds strange, but the beans replace all the flour and produce a thick, fudgy brownie. The trick […]