Healthy Ranch Dip

‘Sup peoples! Today I was craving veggies and dip, so I decided to make my own healthy version of ranch. It has TONS of flavour, without any additives or other unhealthy ingredients. Scroll down for the recipe;)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dill
  • 1 chive, chopped
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Veggies for dippin’!

Directions:

  1. Mix all of the ingredients (except for the veggies)in a bowl.
  2. Serve with veggies and enjoy!

So simple and delicious! You can also use this as a healthy salad dressing, if you added more lemon juice to make it saucier. See you soon;)

Yours Truly, MyDayIsBooked

Very Berry Frozen Yogurt

Hey peoples! Happy Wednesday! We’re halfway through the week-you can do it! I’m always looking for healthy treats, and I found this Frozen Yogurt on Pinterest a little while ago. There’s no added sugar or other unwanted additives with names so long that you can’t pronounce ( I would name a few but I don’t think that I can spell any of them right), and also tastes delicious! Thanks to Gimme Delicious at gimmedelicious.com for this recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen berries
  • 1/2 cup Vanilla or Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of Honey
  • Dash of vanilla
  • A bit of lemon juice (optional)

Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Eat is straight from the blender, or put it in the freezer for a bit for a harder alternative.
  4. That’s it!

So simple and so delicious! I haven’t tried it with different frozen fruits, but I’m sure it would work just as well. Let me know if you’ve tried any!

Yours Truly, MyDayIsBooked

Healthy Homemade Granola

Don’t you just love a good granola? I absolutely adore granola. But the store bought versions are full of sugar and other stuff that you can’t pronounce. This is a delicious version of granola that has all the good taste with none of the unhealthy ingredients! the fact that it is super versatile and easy to make is even better. This is the recipe!

Healthy Homemade Granola

Time: 15 minutes Makes: About 3 servings of 3/4 cup

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of rolled or quick oats
  • 1/3 cup of chopped almonds (or other nuts, coconut works too)
  • 2 tbs peanut butter (preferably all natural)
  • 2 tbs coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • 3 tbs honey (or maple syrup)

Directions:

 Preheat your oven to 375° Fahrenheit.

Put the oats in a large mixing bowl. Next, chop your nuts. IMG_8252Try not to make them too small, but not so big that you’ll have a hard time chewing them (life with braces!). Dump the nuts into the oats and mix until combined.

Scoop the peanut butter, coconut oil, and honey into a microwave -safe bowl. If you don’t have coconut oil, use olive, but I highly suggest you get some. It’s a great healthy swap for butter, and you can use it in sugar scrubs and multiple other homemade beauty products!

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Pop the bowl into the microwave for about thirty seconds, just enough to get the mixture melted and combined. Once the pb, oil and honey are ready, pour it into the oats and nuts and stir well!

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After making sure the dry and wet ingredients are well mixed, place the mixture on a sheet pan.

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Spread it out a fair bit, but not so much that it will burn quickly, so make sure that it’s in a layer about a half a centimetre thick. Pop the pan in the oven for about ten minutes, stirring the granola halfway through so that it doesn’t burn. make sure to let it cool before eating it, because it will be hot! Store it in an airtight container in your fridge.

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And Voíla! Beautiful granola! Eat this stuff over yogurt, with milk, or even on your Greek Yogurt Smoothie Bowls!

This is a great healthy snack that goes along with Day 1 and 2 of 12 Days of Awesome Ways to Be Healthier! I hope you enjoy it and leave some comments so I know what kind of recipe to share next!

Yours Truly, MyDayIsBooked(:

Greek Yogurt Smoothie Bowls

‘Sup guys! I’m super excited to post my first healthy recipe! A year ago I went to California, and my favourite thing to eat for breakfast there were açai bowls. They’re basically made up of granola and fruit topped with an açai smoothie, and they’re delicious! Unfortunately, you can’t buy açai berries here, and shipping them in is really expensive. So I came up with these greek yogurt smoothie bowls, which might be even better because you can make your smoothie with whatever you want! And, if you make a big batch of smoothie on the weekend, you’ll have ready-to-go breakfasts all week long! Here is the recipe for this easy, healthy and delicious breakfast.

 

The first step is to make your smoothie. I have a Vitamix at home, but you can use any blender. What’s great about this recipe is that you can customize your smoothie, but there are some things that you should definitely put in there. Start with a veggie, and I know what you’re thinking, veggies for breakfast!!?? What is this? But trust me, once you combine them with everything sweet going into the mix, you won’t even taste them. Spinach, carrots and avocados are great for smoothies. You can even buy frozen avocado at Costco, so you always have some on hand.

Next, throw in some fruit. I like bananas, berries and pineapple, but you can really add whatever fruits you like. Again, you can buy tons of different kinds of frozen fruits at Costco. Once you have a few types of fruits and veggies picked out, you can put in some protein or other add ins, like peanut butter, nuts and seeds, all that good stuff. For my smoothie, I used  spinach, avocado, banana, pineapple, and hemp seeds, which you can also buy at Costco.

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Hemp seeds are a great source of healthy fats and protein and I often use them in my lunch salads instead of meat. Make sure to add a few cups of water to your blender so your smoothie isn’t too thick, and you’re off to the races. Blend all of your ingredients until smooth.

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When you’re done with your smoothie, it’s yogurt time! I always use plain greek yogurt, because it’s low in sugar and high in protein. Try and stay away from fruit flavoured yogurt because it’s high in added sugar. Scoop about 1/4 to 3/4 cups of yogurt into a bowl, it depends how hungry you are! Pour a proportionate amount of smoothie over one half of the yogurt in the bowl. Again, you can mix up the ratios of yogurt to smoothie depending on how you like it. On the side of the yogurt that isn’t covered by the smoothie, sprinkle fruit, granola, nuts, more hemp seeds, really anything you want! I decided to top mine with some almonds.

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And there you have it! Greek yogurt smoothie bowls!

I hope you like this recipe! Have some fun with the different combinations of fruit in the smoothie and toppings on the finished product. Making this the night before you need it and popping it in the fridge will give you a quick and delicious start to your morning! Leave some comments down below if you tried it out!

.P.S- Don’t forget to come back next week, when I’ll be posting a recipe for delicious homemade granola.

Yours Truly, MyDayIsBooked;))