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Banana Blueberry Coconut Crumb Muffins

Super-moist, fluffy, banana blueberry coconut muffins with a light coconut crumb on top which makes this officially my favorite muffin to-date! These muffins are made from whole wheat flour, and sweetened naturally with maple syrup, coconut sugar, and mashed bananas. And fresh blueberries are folded in to give you that burst of berry flavor in every bite. Blueberries are one of the richest sources of anti-oxidants so these muffins truly hit the healthy sweet spot! The distinct coconut taste comes from the added desiccated coconut which is optional but highly recommended. The flavor is subtle and not overpowering unlike other …

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Cajun-spiced Prawn & Veggie Stir-Fry

Weekends are for stir-fries! It’s that time when I need to cook whatever veggies are left in my fridge without spending too much time in the kitchen. Total time-saver! Hope you enjoy this easy, quick yet nutrient-dense and delicious dish that is kid-friendly too. You can also sub the prawns with chicken or skip it and make it vegetarian. INGREDIENTS 200 grams prawns, de-veiled & de-shelled 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoon cajun spice powder 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium carrot, sliced 1 cup snow peas, halved 1/2 cup white mushrooms, …

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5 Tips To Stay Consistent with your Healthy Routine

“I promise I will eat healthier tomorrow…  I will work out twice as hard tomorrow. ”  We have at some point heard this voice in our pretty little head.  No judgment there!  I myself have found it hard and challenging to stay consistent with my healthy routine.  But since I followed these 5 tips, I have fallen off the cracks a little less than I used to.   And even if you are not able to do all 5 at once, what is important is you are taking some steps towards a healthier YOU.  Give yourself a pat on the back, and …

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Cacao and Peanut Butter Protein Balls

I have a thing for peanut butter.  I probably have it in almost anything–from smoothies, to snacks, dressings, entreés, salads, and desserts.  But recently I have been hooked to making them into energy balls as a pre or post-workout snack.  This CACAO AND PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN BALL recipe has 8 ingredients and can be done in less than 15 minutes. WHAT YOU’LL LOVE ABOUT THIS These healthy snacks are NO-BAKE, and you simply just dump all ingredients into a bowl, form into balls and chill.  These little treats are packed with lots of superfood– chia seeds, coconut, cacao, rolled oats, …

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Super Moist Paleo Chocolate Cake (Grain-Free & Dairy-Free)

If you are looking for a decadent, extra moist, and yet super healthy chocolate cake recipe to wow your family and guests, then THIS IS IT!  This cake is grain-free, dairy-free, refined-sugar free and is unbelievably easy to make. Paleo cakes are usually made with almond flour (ground almonds) and coconut flour.  The other recipes I have tested had that sharp coconut taste which my boys weren’t too crazy about.  But this one though takes paleo chocolate cakes to a whole new level! It’s rich and bitter-chocolatey which means it’s not overly sweet and the coconut taste is barely noticeable. …

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Chocolate-coated Stuffed Dates

If you haven’t noticed yet, I am one for desserts! So I always try to find alternatives to having that candy bar but still satisfy my sweet cravings. This STUFFED DATES coated with dark chocolate definitely hits the spot! Dates originate from palm trees mostly from Middle Eastern countries. They are nutritional powerhouses loaded with lots of fiber and minerals. They are known to relieve constipation, boost energy, promote heart health amongst tons of other benefits.What I love about them is their caramel-like flavor which means they can be used in many recipes to substitute for sugar. You can even …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Chocolate and peanut butter = heaven!  If you’re a fan of Reese peanut buttercups then this CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN BALLS are one of the healthier versions you can find.  Plus it takes minutes to make!  It is loaded with protein so it’s the perfect pre- or post-workout snack, or pick-me-up bite that will surely satisfy your sweet cravings. I have made these peanut butter energy balls a couple times and even my little boy loves it!  They’re no-cook, and have less than 8 ingredients.  You also just use a bowl and a spoon to make it so no need …

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My 2-Ingredient Cashew Milk

I have been so obsessed with nut milk these days and finally brought myself to making my own at home.   I know… I know…you might say it’s too cumbersome.  But trust me, this HOMEMADE CASHEW MILK is as easy as 1-2-3.  Not only are you assured that it is 100% made of nuts, and free from any other artificial ingredients you can hardly pronounce, but it really tastes so much better! I have made almond milk as well, and the process isn’t that different.  But when I tried to make the cashew milk, I’m hooked!  It’s much creamier than …

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Double Chocolate Banana Bread

When you say chocolate and banana in one phrase then you absolutely got my attention!   I’ve been searching for a banana bread recipe for awhile now and I honestly believe this DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD recipe is THE one.  Not only is it healthy, but it is so easy to make that even someone with the least baking skills can absolutely whip this up in minutes! From this recipe, I changed things up a bit.   For starters, I used raw 100% organic CACAO powder which is so good for you!  Did you know that it’s known to be …

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Banana Strawberry Lemon Smoothie

If you were a smoothie, what combo would you be?  I would choose to be as classic as a banana, as sweet as strawberry, and as zesty as a lemon.   This BANANA STRAWBERRY LEMON SMOOTHIE is tangy, mildly sweet, and just oh-so-dreamylicious!   A tip to get that frothy, rich texture is to freeze the bananas and strawberries.   You can also add your favorite scoop of protein powder to make it even more filling.  I can drink this everyday! WHAT YOU’LL NEED: 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 frozen banana 5-6 frozen strawberries zest of 1 lemon 1 …

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