Fruity Yogurt Bark

Wash and cut your fruit of choice—the options are endless, but strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries make a great combination for the summer. Add fruit to yogurt. If you want the yogurt to be on the sweeter side, mix in a little honey, maple syrup, or vanilla extract before stirring in all the fruit. Pour the […]

12-Minute Apple Cranberry Crumble

It only takes 12 minutes to make this delicious dessert—and that includes the time it takes to come to pressure. Yield: 8 servings              ¼ cup coconut oil or vegan butter 6–8 apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced (6 cups) ½ cup dried cranberries ¹⁄³ cup water ¼ cup + 2 […]

3-Ingredient Coconut Ice Cream

This sweet treat is delicious plain or served with fresh berries, pitted cherries, or sliced peaches.   Yield: 4 cups (8 servings) 2 (14-ounce) cans coconut milk ½ cup granulated sugar, preferably organic 1 teaspoon vanilla extract  In blender, process coconut milk, sugar, and vanilla until smooth and thoroughly mixed.  Pour mixture into […]

Omega-3 Fruit Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 banana, fresh or frozen 1 c. berries or sliced fruit, fresh or frozen 1 cup fruit juice 1 to 2 T. flaxseed Directions: Peel the banana, break into chunks, and place in a blender. Add fruit, juice, and flaxseed. Process until smooth. Serves 2. Nutritional Information: Per serving: calories: 160; protein: 2 grams; […]

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients: 3 lg. bananas, ripe 1/2 t. salt 1 T. vanilla 2 c. rolled oats 1/2 c. walnuts 1/4 c. raisins Directions: Peel and mash banana in a mixing bowl with a potato masher. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Drop spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 deg. F. for 20 to 30 […]

Smoothies (Naturally Sweetned)

Ingredients: 1/3 c. apple juice 1/2 c. frozen strawberries 1 frozen banana Directions: Break banana into 4-inch pieces and place in the blender with the juice. Blend until smooth, adding strawberries one at a time. Serve in tall glasses. Nutritional Information: Makes 2 servings. Per 1-cup serving: calories: 91; protein: 4 percent RDA; fat: 4 […]

Apricot Date Scones

Ingredients: 1 3/4 c. whole-wheat flour 2 T. baking powder 1/4 t. salt 1/4 c. soy margarine 1/2 c. dates 1/2 c. apricots 3/4 c. soy milk 1/4 c. apple juice 1/4 t. melted soy margarine (for tops of scones) Directions: In a large mixing bowl, mix together all dry ingredients. With a pastry cutter […]

Tropical Freeze

Ingredients: 1 orange (preferably naval), peeled 1 c. frozen banana chunks 1 c. frozen mango chunks 1/2 to 1 c. fortified soy milk or rice milk Directions: Cut orange in half and remove any seeds. Place in a blender with banana, mango, and soy or rice milk. Blend until thick and very smooth, 2 to […]

Blueberry Almost Ice-Cream

Ingredients: 1 c. blueberries (frozen) 1/2 c. pineapple chunks (frozen) 1 t. vanilla 1 T. pure maple syrup 1/2 c. soy milk garnish fresh strawberries Directions: Put all ingredients in blender; blend until smooth. Serve in glass dishes; garnish with fresh strawberries. Yield: Two 1/2-cup servings plus 1/4-cup serving. Nutritional Information: Per serving: calories: 47; […]