Category: Dessert

“Love Your Gut” Wild Blueberry Smoothie

Give your gut the love it deserves... starting with this Wild Blueberry Smoothie! Made with kefir, wild blueberries, and banana, it's full of probiotics, fiber and other important nutrients to help keep digestive issues at bay. www.bytesizednutrition.com

From the time we’re young, we’re trained to believe that bacteria are bad. We wash our hands with antibacterial soap, we disinfect surfaces using antibacterial wipes, and we carry antibacterial hand sanitizer with us everywhere we go. Basically, we do everything in our power to kill destroy the little menaces. But what if I told you that, despite all of your murderous efforts, there are approximately 100 trillion (yes, TRILLION) bacteria comfortably residing inside of you right this very moment? 100 Trillion microorganisms partying it up in your GI tract while you innocently nosh on that bagel. (Still hungry?)

Before you go chasing that bagel with a bottle of disinfectant (which I highly advise against, by the way), I should probably note that these bacteria are meant to be there. Not only that, but they NEED to be there. These living microorganisms make up over 75% of your immune system and are crucial for promoting normal GI function, protecting the body against infection, and regulating metabolism. Bottom line: if you want to stay healthy, you’re going to want to keep these guys happy.

And everyone knows, Party Planning 101: If you want to keep your guests happy, you’ve gotta give them food. (And by “food”, I don’t mean stale tortilla chips and a jar of “cheese” dip…)  (more…)

Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

These Peanut Butter Banana Cookies are an easy, delicious, and healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth! A vegan and gluten-free treat that's perfect for any time of the day. | www.bytesizednutrition.com
These Peanut Butter Banana Cookies are an easy, delicious, and nutritious way to satisfy your sweet tooth! Each cookie is packed with whole grains, fruit, healthy fats, and no added sugar.

 

*This post was originally published on July 21, 2016. Photos were updated July 29,2017.

Welcome back! Thanks for bearing with me through this awkward beginner food blogger stage (because you’re totally here for me and not the cookies that are waiting at the end of this post, right? Don’t answer that…). Anyways, while I’ve got you here, let’s chat a minute. 

Nowadays, it seems like healthy eating has taken on a whole new (and more complicated) meaning. I’m not sure if this is a reflection of increased media/marketing efforts or an increased interest in healthy eating (or a combination of the two), but either either way it has led to a whole lot of confusion – and frustration – among consumers. 

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