Berry Banana Smoothie Pops

Hi guys! Since we all could use a little ray of sunshine right about now, I made these delicious Berry Banana Smoothie Pops that will transport you to a sunny beach😎😎 They’re delicious, refreshing and healthy, plus you only need four ingredients to make em! If you have a lot of frozen berries on hand, this is a great way to use them up. I’ve been loving frozen berries lately because you can incorporate them into so many things, and they’re delicious just warmed up and served with granola. I also used spinach and avocado in these pops, which add nutrients but aren’t detectable! What are you waiting for? Go make yourself some!

Berry Banana Smoothie Pops

Serves: Makes 7-8 pops

Total Time: 10 minutes to fill moulds, then freeze overnight

Ingredients:

  • 1 small ripe banana
  • About 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen mixed berries
  • 1 packed cup of spinach
  • 1/2 a ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions:

  1. Blend all of the ingredients together in a blender. The smoothie should be pretty thick.
  2. Spoon the smoothie into popsicle moulds, making sure not to over fill them. Stick in the popsicle sticks and place in the freezer overnight to freeze.
  3. Run some warm water over the moulds to loosen up the popsicles before removing them from the moulds.
  4. Enjoy!

Hope you enjoy this recipe!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Spiced Carrot Falafel

Hey there! I’m starting to feel a bit of cabin fever, but I’m trying to keep busy and positive;) Cooking is a really great way to do that, and today I have a great recipe that’s freezable and super versatile. These spiced carrot falafel are super flavourful and easy to make! I like eating them with hummus in their own or in bowls, and they’d also be great in wraps or in pasta dishes. Maybe I could even make a sandwich with them… veggie sandwiches are amazing😍😍 Hope you like this recipe!!

Spiced Carrot Falafel

Serves: Makes 12 falafel

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded carrots

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a blender or food processor, blend the chickpeas, garlic and all of the spices until smooth and combined.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the shredded carrots.
  4. Scoop out a tablespoon of the falafel mixture and form into a flat disc, and place onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat until you have about 12-15 falafels.
  5. Place the falafels in the oven, and let bake for 15 minutes before removing the pan and flipping them over. Bake for another 15-20 minutes on the other side.
  6. Remove the pan from the oven and let the falafel cool completely before enjoying;)

I wrote a list in my bullet journal of ways to keep busy during this time, and so I’ll try to share it in my Instagram page soon;) For now, stay safe and hang in there!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Cinnamon Raisin Apple Pancakes

Happy Pancake Day!! I wasn’t able to post yesterday, but you should be glad I made you wait because I have waaay more time today and was able to make these delicious pancakes. If I would’ve posted yesterday it probably would’ve been a nasty spinach salad or something. Pancakes are the best, man. Especially when they have apples and raisins in them like these ones do! They’re sweet and cinnamony and come together faster than it takes me to eat a whole batch, and trust me, I’m a pretty speedy eater when pancakes are involved. Now I’ll let you get to the recipe, because I don’t know about you, but I don’t like when blogs write twenty million things that you have to scroll through before you get to the pancakes. BRING ON THE PANCAKES ALREADY!

Cinnamon Raisin Apple Pancakes

Servings: 2

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 1/3 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 small apple, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup raisins

Directions:

  1. In a blender, combine the oats, banana, chia seeds, cinnamon, coconut oil, baking powder and water until smooth. Transfer the batter to a bowl and stir in the apples and raisins.
  2. Heat a pan over medium-low heat. Spoon the batter into the pan by tablespoons. Cook the pancakes on the first side until bubbles appear and stay in the pancake, about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes, then transfer to a plate.
  3. Enjoy!!

Hope you like these beauties!! I’m pretty sure that they would freeze well, and you could just nuke some in the microwave in a Monday morning and be good to go. That’s the kind of pick me up I need on a Monday, anyway.

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Chocolate Coconut Hearts

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today I have some delicious and festive treats for you guys:) These Chocolate Coconut Hearts are so cute and delicious! I double dipped them in chocolate so that the outsides are super smooth;) Enjoy!

Chocolate Coconut Hearts

Serves: Makes 12 hearts

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

Directions:

  1. Mix together the almond flour, coconut, peanut butter, 1 tbsp of maple syrup, vanilla and water in a small bowl.
  2. Scoop 1/2 a tbsp of the cookie dough mixture into your hands (make sure that you measure so that they’re all the same size) and form a small heart. Repeat this step until you have 12 cookie dough hearts.
  3. Place the hearts in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  4. While the Hearts are chilling, melt 1 tbsp of maple syrup with the coconut oil and cocoa powder in a small pot over low heat.
  5. Remove the hearts from the freezer. Using 2 forks, dip the hearts into the chocolate one at a time and roll them until covered. Use the forks to remove them from the chocolate and place them in a parchment lined Tupperware, then into the freezer for 5 minutes.
  6. Repeat step five, so that the chocolate on the hearts is smooth. You can melt the chocolate mixture again if it becomes too thick. Once they have set in the freezer after their second coat of chocolate, store in the fridge and enjoy;)

Hope you have a great day!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Lentil and Barley Stew

Hi there! I love cooking dishes that are part of my heritage, and this Lentil Barley Soup is my take on Hungarian Goulash. It’s a hearty, filling stew that uses a bunch of veggies, lentils and barley to create flavour. This stew is also great for freezing, so my freezer is stocked full of this stuff👍 Enjoy!

Lentil and Barley Stew

Serves: 6

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced (any colour works; I used half green and half red)
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 tbs paprika
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 3/4 cup green lentils
  • 1 cup pot barley
  • 8 cups of water
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add in the onions and peppers and cook until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the paprika, chilli powder, carrots, barley and lentils. Place back on the heat and dump in the water.
  3. Bring the soup to a boil, then bring down to a simmer, cover, and let cook for 30 minutes, until the lentils and carrots are tender and the barley is cooked. Stir in the soy sauce.
  4. Enjoy! This soup can be frozen in resealable bags once cooled.

Hopefully this stew make your winter a little more bearable!!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))