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)


  • 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!

Happy July!


The month of July brings lots and lots to celebrate! From our upcoming Independence Day to summer’s peak, blueberries, UV safety, picnics, country music, culinary arts, and, last but not least: ice cream! Let’s kick off the ‘dog days of summer’ right! Embrace your patriotism and commemorate our country’s birthday with family and friends – check out our pinterest board “Fireworks” for healthy inspiration! Celebrate ice cream by taking a walk to your favorite local ice cream shop after dinner this week or try these healthy frozen yogurt recipes!

Three Ice Cream Cones

Pack your diet with blueberries this month and try some new blueberry recipes! Wear your SPF everyday and spend as much time outside as possible! Blast your favorite country music tunes. Amp-up your culinary skills; stay in and cook and take advantage of summer grilling! Set a new goal this month. Try something new, check off that summer bucket list, or find a daily physical challenge to step up your activity (like our one-month push-up challenge!) Have a picnic! One of my favorite warmer weather activities is packing a picnic, heading to the beach, and enjoying the evening. What’s better than a meal on a blanket on a beach?!

One Healthy Breakdown: wishing you a happy, healthy month full of fireworks, fitness, and lots of fun!

Montauk Bliss: Mindful Turtle & BuddhaBerry

MontaukSometimes you just need to spend a day in Montauk. Trust me, Montauk does wonders for the soul. I headed out to “the end” this morning for a yoga class at Mindful Turtle. Yoga with Diane is uber refreshing and I was lucky enough to have a one on one session this morning. I explained that I was a little tight from the week of fitness classes, running, and working and that I was due for some good yoga. What I got at Mindful Turtle was GREAT yoga, Diane seemed to understand just what I needed. It was the perfect combination of stretching, challenging, opening, and centering. The exact push and pull my muscles needed, the perfect start to a blissful summer weekend.

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And then, once in a state of utter relaxation, Diane and I decided to treat ourselves to another gift, a berry good one. We headed out the door of Mindful Turtle studio and found ourselves at Berry Buddha. Since I moved to the Hamptons, my heart has been longing for Berry Buddha. It’s frozen yogurt done right with a healthy flair and tons of fun.

They just get it. If you’re a froyo fan like me, you know what I’m talking about. There’s ice cream people and then there’s frozen yogurt people, I mean the true fans, the followers, the groupies. I’m a frozen yogurt lover to the core and Buddha Berry just gets it. Every inch of the shop is perfection; from the colorful walls and playful décor to the options, options, options. There’s something for everyone, candy for the sweet lovers, Greek yogurt for the protein-seekers, an abundance of healthy toppings like chia seeds, hemp hearts, nuts galore, even quinoa and soy beans, what!! Don’t think this is just a granola factory, they’ve got chocolate in every form, fresh fruit, gummies, yummies, and any other topping you can imagine and could ever crave. It’s self-serve and the flavors are creative, from fruity to indulgent. I went with a combo of the plain tart Greek and the berry Greek…YUM. And for toppings, I tried so many on there, all I can say is CRUNCHY GOODNESS. If you’re ever in the Montauk area, if you know what’s good for you, you’ll stop at Buddha Berry. You’ll see we’re two berry happy yogis…


One Healthy Breakdown: As a serious frozen yogurt enthusiast, I have to admit I may drive out to Montauk just for yoga + BuddhaBerry on the regular.


*if you’re seeing these pictures sideways or upside down, there’s something wacky going on with the ipad capability – we’re on it!

Celebrating the Gift of Frozen Yogurt

Did you know it’s National Frozen Yogurt Week? As a froyo addict, I say this is definitely something to celebrate! I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen for a healthy recipe to satisfy that froyo craving. Scoop it up here!
Ingredients: (makes two servings)
  • 2 frozen bananas (I freeze banana slices in an ice cube tray so that they’re readily available for this very reason! Instant froyo, smoothies, and green drinks!)
  • 1 cup of non-fat or low fat Greek yogurt (I use plain to make a tart yogurt with little sugar, feel free to use your fave flave!)
  • 1/3 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon stevia (or sweetener of choice)
Blend ingredients above in food processor or ice cream maker.  Add your favorite mix-ins (berries, chocolate chips, or nuts) Once blended, put mixture in a bowl in freezer. Stir every 30 minutes until mixture is frozen. Add topping if you wish. Enjoy!Here are some other home-made froyo recipes I found online that look mmmmm froyotastic:
One Healthy Breakdown: froyo lovers unite, it’s time to celebrate.