Banana Chia Pudding

Ingredients :

2 cups almond milk

1 ripe banana, mashed

½ tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

¼ cup chia seeds

Instructions :

In a bowl, mash the banana until soft. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until incorporated. Cover and chill overnight.

Blueberry Spread

This intensely flavored spread is great on biscuits and makes a great gift.

Ingredients:

5 cups blueberries, pureed

1 cup sugar or sugar free substitute

2 teaspoons cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

¼ teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions:

Add pureed blueberries to slow cooker and cook on low. After 1 hour stir blueberry puree and prop open lid with a spoon to allow steam to escape. After 4 more hours, add remaining ingredients. If it hasn’t thickened enough, remove the lid completely and cook on medium heat for 1 hour. Using an immersion blender, process until smooth. Store in air-tight container in fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Popeye’s Smoothie

You can barely taste the spinach.

Ingredients :

2 cups cucumber slices

1 lemon peeled

1 cup baby spinach

2 bananas

½ cup soymilk milk

7 ice cubes

Directions:

Combine ingredients and blend until smooth.

Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins

These can be kept in the freezer for 6 months and reheated in the microwave.

Ingredients:

1 cup butter

1 1/2 cup old fashioned oats

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup Brown sugar

1 cup all purpose flour

1 tsp. Vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups Strawberry jam

 

Directions:

Thoroughly mix all the ingredients, except the jam.  Fill a lightly greased muffin tin halfway with the batter. Add a layer jam, then  top with the remaining batter.  Bake for about 18-20 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Not Too Sweet Cinnamon Oatmeal

Ingredients:

3 cups quick cooking oats

1 tsp Cinnamon

1/2 cup pecans

1/4 cup chia seeds

1/3 cup Sugar

1 tsp. Salt

1/2 cup Raisins

1 tsp. Baking Powder

1 Chopped Apple

2 Eggs

1 sliced Peach

1 cup Almond Milk

 

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 F. – Grease a baking dish (8×8).  Mix together the wet ingredients then add the dry ingredients and fruit. Pour into the greased dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Honey Oatmeal

Ingredients:

1 cup water

1 cup coconut milk

1 cup rolled oats

¼ cup honey

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 pinch ground ginger

2 tablespoons chia seeds

 

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes or until thickened.

Spiced Pear Baked Oatmeal

Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Dash of nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 egg

1 3/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup maple syrup

1 cup diced pears

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, mix together the spices, oats and baking powder. In another bowl, beat the egg, the milk, syrup and vanilla. Pour the liquid mixture into the oat mixture and mix in the pears. Pour the mixture into a well oiled dish and place in the oven. Bake for about 30 minutes, until its set and starts to brown.