So I came up with this recipe my FIRST time making Apple Butter!! I was kinda playing it by ear and just throwing in ingredients that I thought would taste good...and boy o' boy it turned out delicious!!
6 peeled, cored and chopped apples of your choice ( I used tart apples picked from my Mother's yard :P)
1/4 Cup Stevia
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Ground Ginger
1/4 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
Toss all ingredients together in a pot.
Place on stove top, cover and cook on low (lowest of the low) for 30minutes (or until very tender/mushy)
Transfer apples to blender and blend until buttery textured
Transfer to a airtight jar and refrigerate (good for up to 3 weeks)
Try it on a Turkey Sandwich with some melted cheddar....trust me it is AMAZEBALLS!
This is a pumpkin pie with less than 5g of sugar per serving.....say whatttttt!!! :P Yes it is true..and the crust is gluten free for all the people trying to avoid gluten these days!! I was inspired to come up with this recipe because with it being Labor Day, Fall is fast approaching...and it seems I'm starting to crave pumpkin more & more so I figured what better way to celebrate the end of summer than kicking off baking (and pumpkin) season. <3
Ingredients for crust:
1/2 cup soften butter
1 cup oat flour
1/2 cup oats
Combine all ingredients in a bowl until crumbled (I just use my hands to combine everything)
Once combined press into ungreased pie pan. Bake at 350 for 7-10 minutes.
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 tbsp. Stevia
2 tbsp. butter (cubed)
2 large eggs
2/3 cup of Stevia sweetener
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie spice
1/2 tsp. salt
1 (15oz.) can Pumpkin
1 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond milk
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and almond milk. Whisk in stevia, pumpkin spice and salt. Add pumpkin and whisk until smooth.
Pour into prepared crust
Bake at 425 for 15 minutes. Turn oven to 350 and bake for 20 minutes (add topping) return to oven and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until filling is set and knife comes out clean. Serves 8
This is a great juice to make if you feel like you need a little boost of vitamin C. (which we can all use) The cucumber water will help keep you hydrated while aiding to rid toxins from the body as well. So this juice is a win/win no matter what way you look at it, and hey! it is yummy too!!
1 cup chunked Cantaloupe
1 large Orange
1 medium Cucumber
Juice all ingredients & enjoy!
This smoothie and fruity, delicious, packed full of nutrients, and best of all UNDER 100 Calories!!! I highly recommend giving it a try. I actually have one of these as breakfast..and it doubles as a pre-workout meal by drinking it about 45 minutes before I hit the gym!
What you will need:
1/4 cup Spinach
1/4 cup Water
4 large Strawberries
1 peeled Kiwi
1 peeled and cored Peach
1 teaspoon Stevia sweetener
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (optional)
5 cubes of ice
1st add the spinach and water to blender and blend until a smooth liquid is formed.
Next add all other ingredients and blend until smooth
Growing up at family functions my grandpa would always make fresh hand churned peach ice cream! It was a staple in my childhood, but these days I do not get the chance to enjoy it as often, so this smoothie is an extra special treat for me (but a super healthy version) and it taste pretty darn close to the real thing!!
Whisk together one packet of Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing mix (I like the buttermilk recipe) with one 17oz. container of Fage 0% Greek yogurt! It taste best after combined and refrigerated for at least 2 hours!!
This is a great way to enjoy ranch dressing without feeling completely horrible about it!! <3
This is hands down my favorite juice! Ever since childhood I have been in love with grapes and I think that is why this juice is so yummy to me, the grape flavor really takes hold and hides the fact that you threw in some super healthy otherwise bland greens!
One sip of this and you are instantly taken to the beach!!! I usually poor out about 3oz. Of the water in a 16oz water bottle replace it with the vodka and then add one packet of sugar free Hawaiian Punch Polar Blast singles to the bottle as well! Shake & Enjoy!!!