Blender Black Bean Burgers

I'm in a food literacy class this semester, and one of my assignments was to create a meatless recipe using something from the farmers market, and thus these Blender Black Bean Burgers were born! I bought some fresh tomatoes and a white onion at my college's farmers market and whipped these bad boys up for [...]

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Pumpkin Spice Granola

It's October 1st which means fall is officially here! I've been seeing people make pumpkin spice anything and everything for about a month now, so I thought I would jump on the train and make Pumpkin Spice Granola! I was pleasantly surprised how GREAT the texture of this granola came out! It's super crunchy, which [...]

Banaoffee Protein Smoothie

I know what you're thinking: "What in the heck is banaoffee??" Well I guess I'll tell you. It's banana and coffee put together in one word. Shocker, right?? I know. I'm just THAT clever. jk. lol. Anyway, back to this Banaoffee Smoothie, which by the way, is freaking delicious, AND it's packed with a shiz [...]

Cocoa-Nut Granola

I absolutely love granola. I love how versatile and delicious it is. What I don't like about it? Most of the granola's that you can buy at the grocery store are loaded with tons of sugar, artificial vitamins, and filled with cheap, filler grains (like puffed rice), and they're expensive! I wanted to make my [...]

Superfood Blueberry Oatmeal

There are so many satisfying foods on this earth, but nothing quite satisfies your morning hunger like a bog bowl of oatmeal! (especially when its chocked full of blueberries) How I did: ~1/2 cup of oats ~1 cup dairy-free milk ~1/2 tbs.  maca powder ~1 scoop of collagen peptides (use code MELISSA10 for discount) ~few dashes [...]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Shake

I came home from work today starving and craving chocolate and peanut butter. Instead of reaching for a Resse's PB cup or a piece of toast (I was craving toast, too), I decided to make a protein shake! Here's how I made it: ~1 frozen banana ~1 handful of ice cubes ~2 tbs. peanut butter [...]

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie

I don't know anyone who doesn't love a good chocolate covered strawberry. Or two. Or a whole bowl. So instead of going for a usually sugar-loaded chocolate covered strawberry, I decided to make a healthy chocolate covered strawberry inspired smoothie. Here's how I made it: -A large handful of frozen strawberries -A large handful of [...]