One Healthy BBC

Anyone who has every been to Montauk knows what a BBC is…right?? A BBC is Cyril’s (past uber-popular Montauk staple, not super classy, but insanely popular…RIP Cyril’s…) BBC Stands for Banana Bailey Colada and believe me, they are dangerous. Packed with booze and sugar.

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But they taste oh so, so good. Well, rest assured, Cyril’s fans, because we’re making the old famous much, much healthier. Here’s how to make ’em:

One Healthy BBC: (makes two servings)

  • 2 frozen bananas (cut into pieces)
  • 1 cup pineapple (cut into pieces)
  • 1 cup coconut cream (or full fat coconut milk, we like Native Forrest Organic)
  • 2 shots rum
  • a few ice cubes
  • optional: 1 teaspoon honey if you have a serious sweet tooth

Simply blend all ingredients together. Add more ice if needed. Garnish with a banana or pineapple slice and enjoy. Cheers to an endless summer!

One Healthy Breakdown: bringing the BBC back, better than ever!

Delightful Banana Pancakes

As far as pancakes go, these puppies are game changers, proving that healthy pancakes can be yummy pancakes. Delightfully full of protein, fiber, and only a few simple ingredients, they’re the perfect weekend pick-me-up and were a huge hit during our Antigua Adventure!IMG_0247

Ingredients: (makes 1 large/2 small pancakes, simple double/triple recipe for larger batch)

  • 1 banana
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Blend or whip all ingredients until consistent – add water or almond milk if needed for consistency. Blending the batter as opposed to stirring it will make the pancakes light and fluffy. Pour batter into pan and top with a few slices of banana (optional.) Flip and serve with maple syrup, butter, or nut butter and/or berries of choice. Enjoy!

One Healthy Breakdown: simplicity is delightful…and delicious!

 

Banana Almond Butter Cookies

Banana Almond Butter Cookies? Why, yes, thank you. Megan of ‘Megan’s Morsels’ shares her super simple recipe for these delicious (and nutritious) treats!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 fully ripe (slightly brown spotted) banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 scoops high quality vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 tbsp aluminum free baking powder
  • 1/2 tbsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/3¬† cup pure maple syrup (or more for sweeter)
  • 2 or 3 spoonfuls of almond butter (yum!)

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • Combine all the ingredients in one bowl and mix thoroughly until you achieve a thick cookie dough consistency
  • Form balls with the dough and then flatten to make cookies and place on the parchment paper lined cookie sheet
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until slightly firm and even a little golden brown on top
  • Remove from the oven and enjoy!

One Healthy Breakdown: these cookies are perfect for any time of day!

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*Megan Marcotrigiano is a health coach and Pilates instructor. She also makes and sells organic, gluten and dairy free treats known as Megan’s Morsels.

AB + J Superfood Smoothie

I have BIG news for you. Brace yourself, you may want to sit for this one…it’s pretty life-changing. Guess who is the proud owner of a brand new Vitamix? Yup, this girl. It’s pretty freaking exciting. The first item on my wedding registry now lives in its permanent parking spot on my kitchen counter, prime real estate indeed. More days than not, I make a green smoothie for breakfast and this Ferrari-of-all-blenders instantly blends anything in seconds. Here’s a new favorite of mine. (No, you do not need a Vitamix to make this smoothie, any blender should do!)

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Almond Butter + Jelly Superfood Smoothie:

  • 1/4 cup organic strawberries, blueberries, or berries of choice (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 handful spinach, romaine, or kale
  • 3 spoonfuls almond butter
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • ice if desired

One Healthy Breakdown: classic flavors that never get old…only healthier!

Lean Green Mean ICE CREAM!

What do we want? ICE CREAM!

When do we want it? EVERY DAY!

image(15)Now we can have the good stuff every day without a care in the world! Here are my two favorite healthy ‘ice cream’ recipes that seem indulgent but are just as nutritious as they are delicious! Just blend the following in a high-speed blender or food processor, dig in, and enjoy! Because a life without ice cream is not a life for me!

Green Banana FroYo:

  • 1.5 frozen bananas
  • 1/3 cup frozen spinach (optional. yes, this will turn your dessert green, but you won’t even taste it!)
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup (optional)

Protein Ice Cream:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/3 cup yogurt of choice (Greek for protein, coconut/almond for non-dairy)
  • 1/2 scoop organic protein powder of choice (chocolate or vanilla both work deliciously!) or sub for 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder (optional)
  • handful of spinach
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup (optional)

Toppings/Mix-ins:

  • cacoa nibs
  • chia seeds
  • hemp seeds
  • dark chocolate chips
  • nut butter
  • nuts
  • mint leaves
  • berries
  • fruit slices
  • pomegranate seeds
  • shredded coconut
  • healthy cereal
  • dried fruit

SCOOP up the goodness any time of day…yes, you can even have ice cream for breakfast with these healthy recipes!

One Healthy Breakdown: We ALL scream for ice cream!

Banana Chocolate Chip Yum Muffins

photo 3Bananas getting a little too ripe on the counter? These bad boys are the perfect solution and make the yummiest breakfast or snack any day! Recipe makes about a dozen muffins.

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs (or flax egg for vegan alternative)
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup carob or dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon raw oats to top (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix all ingredients in a food processor or blender.

2. Spray muffin pans (I use organic coconut oil spray or cupcake liners) and pour batter, top with oats or toppings of choice (coconut and peanut butter are fab too!) Bake for 15-20 minutes and voilà!

photo 1One Healthy Breakdown: Healthy? Check. Breakfast? Check. Snack? Check. Dessert? Delicious!