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Coconut Chocolate Ice Cream

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 in Desserts, Featured, Recipes | 0 comments

This ice cream is AMAZING!!! I am not dairy-free, but with my husband being lactose intolerant, I try to make most of our meals dairy-free (or easy to make dairy free for him). That said, this ice-cream is amazing. I don’t feel like I am deprived of anything! The texture and taste is spot on :) The coconut milk provides a rich and creamy texture that is sure to have you wanting more. The coconut milk is full of healthy fats to help you staying satisfied. The raw cacao has lots of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fiber. The raw honey adds just enough sweetness to tame the bitter cacao. This dessert is simple, delicious, and healthy. What’s more? The 3 ingredients used for this ice cream is 100% shelf stable – which is great for long term food storage. That’s...

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Never Assume

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Breakfasts, Nutrition, Toddler/Child | 0 comments

Never assume your kid won’t like something. I was surprised that my daughter LOVED plain yogurt! It took ME a while to get used to the taste (compared to the flavored variety), but she loved it from the start! Ditch the sugary yogurt or processed cereals and start giving yourself and family REAL food!!! PS- organic whole milk PLAIN yogurt (or as my daughter likes to call it “Yo Yo!”) is a great way to get healthy probiotics in your body to improve your gut health. This is necessary – especially if you’ve had antibiotics! Happy healing my friends!!! :)     Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Tropical Smoothie

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Beverages, Breakfasts, Featured | 0 comments

I love smoothies. They are so quick and easy to make! I absolutely love this one…it feels like Summer when I make this yummy tropical smoothie ;) Tropical Smoothie Ingredients:   • 1 cup Coconut Milk  • 1 cup frozen Pineapple chunks  • 1 Banana  • coconut flakes for garnish (optional) Instructions: Blend together and ENJOY!  Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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How to make Vegan Chocolate Pudding

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Desserts | 0 comments

I love chocolate pudding and this year I found some amazing recipes online that I wanted to try. I played around with the different ingredients and found that I love this recipe that I have created! This recipe is loaded with lots of healthy fat that keeps you full longer, reduces sugar cravings, and helps you absorb the nutrients from the food that you are eating (avocados are seriously one of the ‘perfect’ foods out there, don’t you think?!). You can use raw milk instead of coconut milk…but I personally prefer the coconut milk! Vegan Chocolate Pudding Ingredients:  12 oz coconut milk (put in fridge to cool and thicken to desired consistency) 1 ripe avocado 2 tablespoons raw cacoa 3-6 tablespoons coconut sugar or pure maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla bean powder – This ingredients is a must in my...

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Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Desserts | 0 comments

Ingredients: Peanut Butter Cups: • 1/2 cup coconut oil • 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder • 2 heaped tablespoons natural, smooth peanut butter • 1 teaspoon stevia -If you want, you can also use  Justin’s® Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups  instead of making your own. Peanut Butter Ice Cream:  • 4 very ripe bananas • 1 cup coconut milk • 3 tablespoons natural, smooth peanut butter For full recipe and instructions, please visit: onegreenplanet.org Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Desserts | 0 comments

I have been looking for healthy grain-free chocolate chip cookies for awhile now, and I absolutely loves these! I am not grain free, but I like to have a variety in the foods that I eat – hence, why I am trying out these grain free cookies. PS – They are delicious! Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients:  ⅓ cup coconut flour ¼ cup coconut oil, melted ¼ cup pure maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I use vanilla bean powder rather than the extract!) ¼ teaspoon salt 2 whole eggs ⅓ cup dark chocolate chips (I use the Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips – and I use about half of the recipe amount) For full recipe instructions, please visit: detoxinista.com (full credit for the recipe and picture goes to them!) Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube Feel free to follow...

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I scream, you scream, we can ALL scream for Ice Cream!

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Desserts, Giveaways | 1 comment

July is National Ice Cream month and it was only appropriate to share a delicious and healthy ice cream recipe that everyone can enjoy! Oh, and let’s not forget – we’re having another awesome GIVEAWAY!!! But first…here’s a yummy recipe for you to celebrate National Ice Cream month! ;) Mint Chip Ice Cream Recipe This yummy Mint Chip Ice Cream recipe comes from the new eBook, We Can All Scream For Ice Cream:  We Can All Scream For Ice Cream What’s Summer without ice cream, right? I believe we can all live a healthy lifestyle and still enjoy the yummy things in life, which is why I am doing a giveaway for this book – these recipes belong to anyone who loves ice cream! This new eBook includes 24 healthy ice cream recipes that are “Top 8 Allergen-Free”, which means that none of the...

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How To Make Popcorn On The Stove

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Sides and Snacks | 0 comments

Microwave popcorn is loaded with harmful ingredients like hydrogenated oils and MSG. Plus, you should stop using the microwave since it’s damaging your food! In this quick video, I share with you how to make popcorn on the stove – it’s easy, quick, delicious and HEALTHY! :) How To Make Popcorn On The Stove Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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4th of July Lemon Fruit Tart

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in Desserts, Holiday, Holiday | 0 comments

I love the Fourth of July…especially when I have something yummy and festive to enjoy for the holiday! I found this recipe from PaleoOMG (so many great recipes there!) and I thought I would share it with all of you! Enjoy! :) 4th of July Lemon Fruit Tart Ingredients:  For the crust 1 cup almond butter 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut ⅔ cup walnuts 1 heaping tablespoon Coconut Cream Concentrate or homemade coconut butter 1 heaping tablespoon raw honey pinch of salt For the topping 5 eggs, whisked ⅓ cup honey ⅓ cup Coconut Oil juice of 4 lemons 1 cup blueberries ½ cup raspberries For full recipe instructions, please visit PaleoOMG.com Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Healthy Doughnut Recipe For National Doughnut Day!

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Desserts, Holiday, Holiday, Recipes | 0 comments

If you didn’t already know, the first Friday of June is National Doughnut Day! Since this is an annual occurrence, I thought I’d share a healthy doughnut recipe for the “holiday” so you can still celebrate without putting junk in your trunk! haha  ;) Caramel Glazed Doughnuts Doughnut Ingredients:  4 large eggs, room temperature ¼ cup unsalted grassfed butter, melted* ¼ cup coconut milk, warm ¼ cup honey 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ½ cup coconut flour ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon sea salt Glaze Ingredients:  ½ cup honey 1½ tablespoons almond butter 3 teaspoons unsalted grassfed butter (or use raw cacao butter for dairy-free) 1 teaspoon water ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract For full recipe instructions, please visit: againstallgrain.com Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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