• Best Ways to Stop Using Chocolate for Solving All Your Problems

    THIS IS A POST FOR ALL EMOTIONAL EATERS, chocoholic and non-chocoholics alike. If you, in times of sorrow, feel like the only thing to do is drown in chocolate (or ice cream, or bacon), you should know that I used to feel the same way. BUT, I WANTED A MORE CONSTRUCTIVE WAY TO DEAL WITH MY MOOD. Although chocolate does help (as of course ice cream and bacon do too), I’ve realised that I no longer wanted to be someone who relies on food for fixing emotions. That is why I looked up all sorts of ways to stop using chocolate for solving all my problems. I was surprised to…

  • Beautiful Raw Strawberry Shortcake

    The only positive thing to a lack of privacy: sometimes you get you tube suggestions which you will actually love! Haha. So it was in that way that I came across this cheeky tutorial for making raw strawberry shortcake. I think it looks amazing. Healthy dessert here we come.  

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies with Walnuts & Pecans

    Crunchy, sweet and chocolatey cookies are lovely to snack on when you are having a cup of tea or snuggling up on the couch for your favourite movie. But, snacking in front of the TV is a dangerous habit if you are watching your weight… With this healthier alternative, you can practice this dangerous habit somewhat safely ;). This chocolate chip cookie recipe does not contain added sugar (yey!), does contain heart-healthy walnuts and pecans (plus vitamin E!), and packs a good punch of dark chocolate (which does contain some sugar, and which you can buy dairy-free). I use oatmeal flour as the basis, which means that the recipe is…

  • Tasty tacos with veggies, feta and minced beef

    Tacos can be as nutritious or as bad for you as you make them. Personally, I think that just because something is ‘bad for you’ in its original form doesn’t mean you have to stop loving it all together – it just means you can find a healthier alternative and still enjoy! These tasty tacos are perfect for a casual dinner with friends or a fun family meal (with kids), and they are also super healthy. P.s. you could also make this recipe using tortilla wraps but, unless you are making your own tortilla wraps, opt for taco shells because store bought tortilla wraps are full of conservatives, artificial flavors…

  • Banana Mash with Mascarpone Cheese

    IT SOUNDS TOO SIMPLE TO BE TRUE, but true it is none the less. Once you make it you will be convinced how awesome it is and you’ll want to make it more often! One of the reasons why people love dairy and puddings so much is the amazing smooth consistency. But, in this case, the dairy can easily be replaced with delicious fruit! The only down side is the not-so-fancy presentation of this dessert (it just looks like a mashed banana) – so I would not advise making it for a fancy dinner but rather for yourself and a few friends or kids when you are lounging on the…

  • Healthy Ice Cream Sundae// Tasty DIY

    THE OTHER DAY, friends of mine organised a great Thanksgiving/Hannukah dinner. For dessert, they made ice cream sundaes by combining vanilla ice cream with home made cookie crumble, molten after eight chocolate sauce, raspberries in sugar sauce and coffee flavored chocolate sprinkles on top. IT WAS DELICIOUS, BUT I HAVE NOT HAD THAT MUCH SUGAR in one go in weeks! Obviously, I immediately sneakily helped myself to three servings (because let’s face the uncomfortable truth – sugar is delicious :'( ). But then later, I got to thinking. Since this ice cream sundae tasted so good – would it be possible to make a healthy version of it (and still…

  • Red Curry with Mango & Sweet Potato

    Usually people who eat meat think that vegetarian dishes are just regular dishes but then with something missing. I definitely think this is not one of those dishes, since it is equisite and full of flavor. So if you are trying to cut back on meat without wanting to cause yourself too much veggie horror, try this curry! Whether you are making this for yourself, a bunch of friends or to impress a date, it shall be your dinner winner not only because it is rich in flavors, but also because it literally provides the feel good vitamin D (the same vitamin your skin makes when you are in the…

  • Almonds in Mallorca // Travel Report

    Want to make your own almond milk? Awesome – Click here! Read on for more information on almond milk, and a Youtube tutorial on making it! Almonds are nutrient-dense nuts that have many spectacular scientifically-proven health benefits! You might be surprised to learn that almonds are even good for those who are trying to keep at a steady weight. If you are trying to lose weight, adding almonds to your diet can help you get there quicker by keeping you feeling satiated for longer. Almonds also help lower high cholesterol (wauw!) and regular consumption is associated with a lower risk of chronic heart disease. Moreover, they keep blood sugar levels…

  • Banana Apricot Chocolate Cake healthy dessert Ana's Bananas Blog

    Chocolate Cake with Banana & Apricot

    IMAGINE A HEALTHY CHOCOLATE CAKE – and you have come to the right place to make it! A healthy, yet rich and gooey cake that tastes divine! This chocolate cake with banana and apricot is free of added sugars (it has natural sugars from banana and dried apricot), high in fibre and packs a punch of nutrition! THIS CAKE IS A PERFECT ADDITION TO ANY REGULAR LUNCHBOX AS WELL AS A FANCY HIGH-TEA with your pals. THE INGREDIENTS ARE PRETTY AWESOME: Dried apricots are rich in nutrients and fibre. I use dried apricots that are not treated with sulphite (sulphite is a chemical used for apricots to stay orange even…

  • Hello Knob Celery! // With Oven Roasted Potatoes and Organic Pork

    Knob celery, also called turnip-rooted celery or celeriac, is not a particularly attractive looking vegetable, but it is a flavorful one once you peel it and rid it of its ugliness. It’s really easy to prepare and extremely healthy. It contains vitamin C (most of it will be lost by cooking though, but you could eat knob celery raw in a salad if you wanted to), vitamin B11 (folic acid, known for prevention of various types of cancer (i, ii, iii) and needed for a healthy nervous system), magnesium, calcium, iron and choline (a molecule with a detoxying effect and is good for brain cells). So if you are looking…