Healthy raspberry banana smoothie!

Thick, delicious, healthy smoothie! Perfect to start out your new years health goal!

Start out your new years healthy eating goal out with this amazing smoothie!Happy New Years! Have you set any goals yet? One of mine is to eat more healthy. You too? Smoothies are one of the best ways to stay healthy, 1. Because they have tons of fruits and veggies and, 2. They taste great and you end up drinking them all the time! Win, win right? 

I’ve created this wonderful raspberry banana smoothie to help you eat better! Ive also decided to make a section on my blog called healthy tidbits where I’ll be posting healthy recipes to get you to your goal! This raspberry-banana smoothie is the first one going in!

Start your new years healthy eating goal out with this amazing smoothie!Have you guys set anymore goals? Here’s my list:

  • Eat more healthy.

Everything we eat seems unhealthy! Every day were supposed to eat 5 servings of fruits and veggies (though I doubt anyone does) I just want to try to eat more good food and eat out less, even though it tastes so good. 🙁

  • Blog post more.

I’ve gotten pretty bad at posting consistently lately and would like to improve that. I only post once a week sometimes less! I’m making a goal to post at least once or more a week, so you will be hearing from me more!

  • Improve my photography.

Since starting my blog in February I have seriously improved my photography, but I want to keep improving, get as good as it gets!

  • Get better at food science.

I want to get better at food science. I’ve learned the basics but I want to get to where I’m know everything there is to know.

  • Finish room redo.

My room redo has been going on for quite some time. I’m getting pretty close now though! Just a few more little things!

Plus a couple more. What are your goals for 2017?

Start your new years healthy eating goal out with this amazing smoothie!So this smoothie is made up of a few simple ingredients.

  • Raspberries 
  • A banana 
  • Milk
  • A tiny bit of sugar (optional)
  • Ice cubes

To make it, just stick everything in your blender, I use a Vitamix. (We’ve had our Vitamix for years and it’s still going strong! I absolutely love it!) And blend it!

Start out your new years healthy eating goal out with this amazing smoothie!

Healthy raspberry-banana smoothie
Serves 2
Thick, delicious, healthy smoothie! Perfect to start out your new years health goal!
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup frozen or fresh raspberries
  2. 1 banana
  3. 1 cup milk
  4. 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
  5. 5-7 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Place everything in your blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add ice cubes. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve immediately.
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Pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting! (gluten free, low fodmap)

Hey everybody! Yesterday was a little windy and cold and it just got me into the fall mood! I had to make these pumpkin bars! The best part about them is that they are gluten free and low-fodmap! (dont worry, if you don’t want them to be gluten free/low-fodmap then you can just use normal flour) How these are low-fodmap and gluten free is I use this amazing flour: Namaste gluten free flour I love it, you can buy it on amazon or at Costco (the Costco costs $12) I love this gluten free flour because it tastes exactly the same! It makes you feel like you can actually eat something if you have to be gluten free! :)Delicious, moist gluten free pumpkin bars, topped with sweet cream cheese frosting, and sprinkled with cinnamon!

These aren’t just any pumpkin bars, these are, delicious, moist gluten free pumpkin bars, topped with sweet cream cheese frosting, and sprinkled with cinnamon! These are winning pumpkin bars!Delicious, moist gluten free pumpkin bars, topped with sweet cream cheese frosting, and sprinkled with cinnamon!

Everyone will devour these pumpkin bars (as long as they like pumpkin 🙂 ) More than half the pan is gone and I made these yesterday! Even though these are gluten free they still taste amazing! And don’t worry, if you aren’t a big fan of gluten free, that’s ok! Just use normal flour! Delicious, moist gluten free pumpkin bars, topped with sweet cream cheese frosting, and sprinkled with cinnamon!

Ever since making these I have just been in the fall mood! Next im going to make pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pie, you name it! I just feel so fall-ish! Especially the colors! I can’t wait to hear from all of you who make these, tell me how you like them!

Pumpkin bars (gluten free, low fodmap)
Delicious, moist gluten free pumpkin bars, topped with sweet cream cheese frosting, and sprinkled with cinnamon!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
For the bars
  1. 4 eggs
  2. 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  3. 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  4. 1 cup vegetable oil
  5. 2 cups namaste organic gluten free flour blend
  6. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  7. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  9. pinch of salt
For the frosting
  1. 1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese
  2. 1 cup butter, softened
  3. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  4. 3 cups powdered sugar
For the bars
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray a 13 x 9 in pan.
  3. Take butter and cream cheese out of the refrigerator and set aside.
  4. Beat eggs in a large bowl until foamy.
  5. Add the vegetable oil, pumpkin and white sugar. Beat on medium until mixed.
  6. Add the gluten free flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  7. Beat on low until just combined.
  8. pour into a 13 x 9 in. pan. (if you want them thin pour half into one pan and half into a second pan)
  9. Bake 25 minutes or until toothpick come out clean.
  10. Cool completely before frosting.
For the frosting
  1. Beat together cream cheese, butter, and vanilla.
  2. Gradually add in powdered sugar.
  3. Spread over pumpkin bars when they are completely cooled. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Adapted from gimmedelicious.com
Adapted from gimmedelicious.com
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The best dinner rolls

So, I’ve never really loved rolls, but these are a different case. I think this is one of the yummiest easiest roll recipes ever! Usually bread recipes are pretty hard, a couple months ago I made soft pretzel bites, they were SO hard. This recipe is fairly easy!These are the best dinner rolls

Right now these rolls are stored away, out of sight in a cupboard, so I don’t eat them. I am going to have to go off dairy, wheat, and a lot of fruits and vegetables until mid-July.(I have to do the FODMAP diet to heal up my stomach)These are probably the best rolls ever!

I love this picture! I’ts right after I took them out of the oven!The

The best dinner rolls
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Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup milk
  2. 1/2 cup butter
  3. 1/2 cup sugar
  4. 1 tsp salt
  5. 3 eggs
  6. 1/4 cup warm water
  7. 1 Tablespoon yeast
  8. 1 Tablespoon sugar
  9. 5 cups of flour
Instructions
  1. Heat the milk up to scalding (small bubbles)
  2. In a small bowl pour milk over butter, sugar and, salt.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs.
  4. In another small bowl mix together warm water, sugar, and yeast.
  5. Add milk mixture to the eggs, mix well. Add yeast to mixture, mix well.
  6. Stir in flour. Dough will be sticky.
  7. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise till' doubled.
  8. Take half of the dough and roll into a circle.
  9. Using a pizza cutter, cut into 16 triangle shaped segements.
  10. Place on a greased cookie sheet. let rise.
  11. Bake at 350 for 10-12 mins
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Mini taco bowls

Hi guys! Guess what I had for lunch a couple days ago? Yep! I had these mini taco bowls! These are so good! They are like mini taco salads! Yum, right? They are perfect for a party or get together!<a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" data-pin-round="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcraftsncupcakes.wordpress.com%2F&media=https%3A%2F%2Fcraftsncupcakes.files.wordpress.com%2F2016%2F02%2Fmini-taco-bowels-crafts-and-cupcakes.jpg&description=Mini%20taco%20bowls%20crafts%20and%20cupcakes"><img src="//assets.pinterest.com/images/pidgets/pinit_fg_en_round_red_32.png" /></a>

I found this recipe at: http://www.passionforsavings.com/mini-taco-bowls-recipe/

Ingredients:

  • Tortilla shells
  • Whatever toppings you like!

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Heat each tortilla in microwave for 30 seconds
  3. Using a 3 inch cutter (like a jar lid) cut out circles in the tortilla. ( I could fit 4 on each tortilla)
  4. Place in mini cupcake pan folding where needed
  5. Place in oven for 12 mins. or until crispy
  6. Add whatever toppings you like!

Enjoy!