Even Santa loves smoothies.
The peanut butter adds a great twist to banana pudding, and is also a source of fibre, protein and vitamin E.
Not only is this recipe delicious but it’s nutritious, too.
This smoothie encompasses all the flavours of fall, without the extra calories.
Craving your favourite childhood popsicle? Make this creamsicle smoothie instead.
This delightful smoothie makes a nourishing breakfast or snack. It’s high in protein to help fill you up, and the pitted dates are a delicious fibre-packed sweetener.
These pancakes can be made ahead in the morning before your company arrives and then warmed in the oven before serving. I often make up a double batch and then freeze the extra pancakes for a quick and delicious breakfast on busy days; just pop them into the toaster or microwave to heat them up quickly.
A study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that regularly drinking antioxidant-packed sour cherry juice significantly increases muscle recovery after intense exercise. You can get the goodness of cherries with this healthy treat.
Get energized for a workout with this banana smoothie. According to research published in the online scientific journal PLoS One, consuming a banana during a workout is as beneficial as a sports drink. Plus, bananas provide antioxidants, potassium and other nutritional benefits.
Get energized with some protein-packed green power! Combining veggies and fruit in a milk smoothie is a sweet way to do it. Kale is rich in nutrients, including vitamins A, C and K; calcium; and iron.
Weight-loss bonus: A recent Canadian study found that overweight women who exercised regularly and followed a high-dairy (and calorie-restricted) diet for four months lost fat and gained 1 1/2 pounds of calorie-burning lean body mass. Milk and other dairy products may help regulate appetite, and its protein can build muscle.
Kids will love this just as much as ice cream (and will get some fresh fruit to boot). And you’ll love it too, especially when you realize that swapping a 1/2 cup (125 mL) serving of vanilla ice cream for this cold, creamy treat will cut more than 100 calories and 13 grams of fat. Pannacotta is a traditional Italian dessert. It’s usually made with a full-fat cream but in this version I use skim milk. Gelatin is easy to work with, but measure carefully, as too much will make the pannacotta bounce like Jell-O. It’s best to make this dessert the night before, as it should set for at least four hours.
Make this smoothie with passion fruit (shown), papaya, mango’or all of the above. Why? Researchers in the United States, New Zealand and Iran found that eating an extract of passion fruit peel reduced pain and stiffness in the knee joints of patients suffering from osteoarthritis. As for papaya, its high levels of beta-carotene can help reduce flu symptoms, and the carotenoids in mango may lower the risk for breast cancer.
Power up your morning with this pear-and-banana smoothie. One serving has almost a quarter of your daily vitamin C requirements. Plus, it has a good amount of fibre (28 percent of the daily value), which promotes digestion and regularity. According to a University of Illinois study, fibre can also help boost the immune system.
We kept the calorie count low in these fluffy, vibrant orange scones by not including cheese or cream. Serve with seafood chowder, or your favourite soup or stew.
A colourful vegetarian quiche with a filling of juicy roasted peppers and red onion in a tangy goat’s cheese filling.
When making this, frozen or canned corn are both fine to use. If you like it spicy, add a pinch of chili powder or a dash of chipotle sauce.
Pain perdu, which is the French name for French toast, is a great brunch treat or a surprising dinner party dessert. Caramelizing the bananas gives a texture and flavour variation that elevates this everyday fruit.
Traditionally made with ground lamb, moussaka can be made low-GI by using vegetables.