Peanut Butter Banana Marble Muffins

These Peanut Butter Banana Marble Muffins are the perfect way to have peanut butter cups for breakfast, and not feel (quite so) guilty about it!

Peanut Butter Banana Marble Muffins

There seems to be a theme around here when it comes to my posts.

A vast majority of the treats I share with you all feature the same five superstar ingredients: bananas, strawberries, peanut butter, chocolate, and hazelnut spread.

Am I ashamed of it? Never. You like what you like, right?

Maybe one of these days, I’ll break away and share something with crazy ingredients. Like beets. Or oysters. Or blue cheese.

(That last one is not likely, for the record.)

For now, how about we just dive right in and take a bite of these yummy Peanut Butter Banana Marble Muffins, my newest breakfast addiction! [Read more…]

Strawberry Lemonade Fool

A springtime spin on a classic English dessert, this creamy, tangy Strawberry Lemonade Fool is perfect for any occasion! 

A springtime spin on a classic English dessert, this creamy, tangy Strawberry Lemonade Fool is perfect for any occasion!

I’ve never been a huge fan of April Fools’ Day.

People can be pretty awful to one another on April 1st, pranking and lying and joking, all for the sake of fun. But for people like me, it can get pretty bad.

I’m not naive, but I do tend to fall in to the “gullible” category from time to time, and my friends take advantage of that.

At least I’m no April Fool. It’s the one day of the year I can at least see it coming.

This dessert, however, is in fact an April Fool. A Strawberry Lemonade Fool, to be exact.

What’s a Fool, you ask? Read on! [Read more…]

Strawberry Pina Colada Smoothie

 

Strawberry Pina Colada Smoothie

This Strawberry Pina Colada Smoothie may look like a cocktail, but I promise you, this vegan, gluten-free treat is meant for breakfast!

So after the sugar fest that was Tuesday’s s’mores recipe, I decided I need to clean up my noshing habit a bit and try to snack a little bit on the healthier side. So, of course, I’m here to share the tasty results of my latest experiment with you!

Let me just put this out there; in case the name of my blog didn’t give it away, I adore sweets and desserts – chocolate, ice cream, cupcakes, brownies – they’re mostly my favorite things to eat in the world. I rarely skip dessert when we go out for dinner, and I almost always have some sort of sweet snack somewhere in the house. I’m also a wannabe gym rat, and I have a pretty good grasp on moderation.

When I’m on my game (meaning meal prepping, lifting/working out 3-4 times a week, and generally giving 100% to my healthy life regimen), I make smoothies for breakfast every morning for myself and my husband, so I feel like I’m pretty good at coming up with tasty flavor combinations. Pina Coladas are one of my favorite cocktails to indulge in, so I figured it would make for a killer smoothie since the ingredients are fairly similar.

Then, I decided to toss some strawberry puree in the mix, and all of a sudden it became a Lava Flow, and I immediately wished I was on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean, listening to steel drums and soaking up some sun by the pool. [Read more…]

Easy Peanut Butter Banana S’mores

The easiest s’mores ever! Four simple ingredients and no heat involved are sure to make for four happy mouths – or one, your choice!

Easy Peanut Butter Banana S'mores | The easiest s'mores ever! Four simple ingredients and no heat involved are sure to make for four happy mouths - or one, your choice!

I’m a dipper.

Chips & salsa, strawberries & chocolate, french fries & ice cream. If it’s dippable, it’s going in.

I can also be pretty lazy, and if I feel like having a banana with peanut butter, chances are I’ll dip it in the jar before dirtying a knife.

This presents a problem, because peanut butter is so thick, and bananas can be so soft and easily breakable. And, for some reason, there are people out there who don’t like banana-flavored peanut butter.

Weirdos. [Read more…]