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BANANA NICE CREAM With "Caramel" Date Sauce

Hello lovely people! Today I have a super sweet and creamy indulgence that's guilt free and satisfying for any sweet tooth! It's made with only a few simple ingredients and it's quick and easy to whip up. Perfect!

I made this for dessert today but sometimes I make it for a snack or even for breakfast! This is my "go to " whenever I have a sweet craving or just need a boost!

This banana "nice cream" is great on it's own but adding this "caramel" date sauce takes it to a whole other level! It's thick, creamy and has a rich and satisfying consistency. Today I added a few nuts to add a little crunch and texture. So good!

BANANA NICE CREAM

-1 cup coconut milk, almond milk or any milk of your choice (adjust amount until "ice cream" consistency is achieved)
-2-3 frozen bananas
-1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
-1/4 tsp. cinnamon (optional)

1. In a blender add all ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy.
2. Add more or less of the mil…

FOOD DIARY - What I Ate Today

Hello everyone! Hope you're well! Today I have a new video for you...it's another "Food Diary" post. Hopefully you're not getting tired of these because I love doing them! Personally I really enjoy these types of posts and seeing what others eat and how they put meals together. I find it so inspiring!

The meals featured in today's video were quick and easy to prepare, high in protein and fiber and packed full of nutrients. They were also super filling and satisfying.

If you're interested check out my channel! CHELSEA MORGAN BEAUTY

I hope you enjoy & thanks for your time!

CHELSEA

FOOD DIARY - What I Ate Today

Well hello there! Today I have another plant based/vegan food diary to share. Today's meals were simple to put together, inexpensive to make, nutrient dense and tasty.

BREAKFAST

For breakfast I toasted some sprouted grain flax bread and topped it with organic peanut butter, sliced banana and chia seeds. I added some apple slices and I also had a green tea.

APPLES are a total beauty food. They are high in vitamin C and B vitamins, vitamin A, iron, copper, zinc and potassium. I always try to buy organic apples as they are highly sprayed and pesticide contaminated.

PEANUT BUTTER (natural is best) is high in protein and it's a good source of vitamin E and niacin (vitamin B3). It's also a good source of beneficial minerals like copper and magnesium. It is however high in fat so I usually only use a 1-2 tbsp. serving size to spread on my toast.


LUNCH

For lunch I made a simple salad with whatever I had on hand. I used some leftover white basmati rice, cucumbers, radicchio, baby …

FLOURLESS EGG & BANANA PANCAKES

Hello! I can't think of a better way to start a cold and grey November day than with pancakes. Better yet...healthy guilt free pancakes!
These flourless 4 ingredient delights are nutritious and make a great high protein breakfast or snack. They are naturally sweet and have a delicate crepe like texture. These pancakes are light but at the same time completely satisfying and filling and provide lots of energy.

To make these pancakes you only need a few simple ingredients. Today I used egg whites and a whole egg as well as a banana and some flax seeds. You can substitute the flax seeds for hemp or chia seeds or add some oats to your pancake for some added fiber.


I love how quick and easy these pancakes are to whip up. Although they can be a little tricky to cook because of their delicate texture. I find that adding the "batter" to a preheated pan on medium heat and keeping the pancakes smaller in size helps them hold their shape and makes them easier to flip.


I cooked the…

MIXED BERRY SMOOTHIE BOWL

Good morning! I love starting the day with a good smoothie but sometimes having it in a bowl and topping it with some fun ingredients makes it so much more exciting! For breakfast this morning I made this ruby colored mixed berry smoothie and topped it with some crunchy favorites.

I used a mix of frozen black berries, blueberries and raspberries but you can use whatever berries you like or have on hand. I also added a bit of spinach for some healthy greens and some vegan vanilla protein powder to make this more of a "meal". This tasty smoothie bowl was fun to make and decorate and it kept me energized and satisfied the whole morning.

BERRIES are rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, folate. potassium and fiber. Total beauty food!

MIXED BERRY SMOOTHIE BOWL

-1/2-1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (more or less depending on desired consistency)
-1 cup frozen mixed berries
-1 frozen banana
-1 handful baby spinach (optional)
-1 scoop/serving size of vegan vanilla protein powder

TO…

FOOD DIARY - What I Ate Today

Hello! Hope you're well! I did some groceries the other day and had allot of fresh & vibrant food to play with so I thought I'd do another Food Diary post for you today. 
Today was a vegan/plant based food day. I'm not vegan but I do like to have at least 4-5 vegan/plant based days of eating per week (if possible). The rest of the week I include fish, egg whites, a bit of cheese, plain yogurt or kefir and a small amount of meat.
Personally, eating this way has increased my energy levels, cleared up my skin, keeps my digestive system working efficiently and makes me feel great!
 BREAKFAST
So for breakfast this morning I had a bowl of millet (leftover from the day before) loaded with strawberries, raw pumpkin seeds, shredded unsweetened coconut, chia seeds, hemp seeds, walnuts and drizzled with some maple syrup and a little bit of almond milk to moisten.
MILLET - is a good source of magnesium, calcium, fiber, B vitamins, antioxidants and manganese. It's also high in…

FOOD DIARY - What I Ate Today

Hello everyone! Hope you are all well! Today I have a "What I Ate Today" post for you in video form.The meals featured are healthy, balanced, nutrient dense, easy to make and super tasty. I've recently decided to start making videos again so if you're interested please check out my channel CHELSEA MORGAN BEAUTY for more healthy food inspiration to come!

 I hope that you enjoy and thanks for watching!

CHELSEA

MATCHA SMOOTHIE BOWL

Hello everyone! I was feeling a little tired this morning (late night) and needed a boost so instead of reaching for coffee I whipped up this delicious and vibrant Matcha smoothie bowl! It not only gave me some much needed energy but it also filled me up and got me through a hectic morning!

I like to describe Matcha as green tea with super hero abilities! It's more nutritionally dense and it has substantially more potent antioxidant properties than regular brewed green tea. It's important to incorporate antioxidant rich foods into your diet because they fight free radical damage. Matcha also has anti-inflammatory and metabolism boosting properties as well.

Matcha contains caffeine but it's a more balanced dose of caffeine that gives an even energy and not a rush like you sometimes get with coffee.

The thing I love most about making smoothie bowls is that you can really let your creativity soar when choosing and placing your toppings.

Today I added some dried mulberries (l…

FOOD DIARY - What I Ate Today

Hello everyone! So today I thought I'd change it up a bit and do a "what I ate today" style post. I love these kinds of posts! It's so much fun seeing what healthy foods people are eating throughout the day. I find it really interesting and it's a great way to get inspired and try new things!

BREAKFAST

So for breakfast this morning I kept it simple and had a bowl of oatmeal topped with walnuts, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, dried apricots and some fresh raspberries. I also added some almond milk and a drizzle of honey before eating to add some moisture and a bit more sweetness.

I also had a tall glass of water with lemon before eating and a coffee to enjoy with my oatmeal.


LUNCH

I've been making an effort lately to increase my veggie intake. I find the easiest way to do that is to have a nice big salad for lunch. Today I just had a variety of veggies and a couple of Sesame flavored Ryvita crackers but on most days I'll add some sort of protein like tuna, …

SPINACH AND MUSHROOM COUSCOUS

Hello hello! Today I wanted to share with you a quick and delicious couscous dish that could be eaten as a main or side. It's light but satisfying, packed full of nutrients and can be easily adapted to whatever you have on hand.

Couscous is a simple staple that I always make sure to have in my pantry. It's one of those ingredients that's quick and easy to make. It's also quite versatile as well as being inexpensive...bonus!

Sometimes when cooking couscous I'll double the batch and keep the extra in the fridge and add it to salads, mix it with some fresh fruit and yogurt and eat it for breakfast or saute some veggies like I did today and eat it for lunch or as a side dish to accompany whatever I've made for supper.

Couscous is a good source of protein, approximately 1 cup gives around 6 grams! It's also a good source of fiber, B vitamins and minerals like selenium and manganese.

Today I added some lightly sauteed baby spinach, cremini mushrooms, shallots, g…

TROPICAL SMOOTHIE WITH OATS

Hello there! Even though we are entering Fall I still love to indulge in a thick and creamy tropical smoothie. For today's blend I included oats which gives the smoothie more body and lots of fiber. I was craving something sweet this afternoon so instead of reaching for junk food I had this as a snack and it did the trick!

This smoothie is packed with nutritious ingredients that are healthy and satisfying. Pineapple (my favorite) contains a high amount of vitamin C and is a good source of dietary fiber and the enzyme bromelain. It's also a great source of manganese and thiamin which is a B vitamin.

The fiber in mango can help improve digestion and because they contain allot of vitamin C and vitamin A, as well as carotenoids they can help to boost the immune system and are great for skin health. The mighty mango is also a good source of  vitamin B, potassium and magnesium.

TROPICAL SMOOTHIE WITH OATS

1/2 cup rolled oats
1 banana
1 1/2 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup coconut cream
3/4…

DRIED MULBERRIES - A HIGH PROTEIN SNACK!

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share with you my new favorite snack! Dried mulberries are packed full of nutrients and are an excellent source of protein and iron. (1/3 cup contains approx. 4 grams of protein)!!!
These antioxidant rich berries are also a good source of calcium, Vitamin A, C, E and K, folate, B vitamins and fiber. They can help improve digestion, enhance appetite and balance blood sugar. Mulberries can be consumed fresh, dried or in tea form.
Dried mulberries have a delicate sweet taste and an interesting texture. They are slightly crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Once I start snacking on them I find it hard to stop! I like to eat these on their own or I throw a few into my oatmeal, on salads, on smoothie bowls or on my chia seed pudding. They are a great tasting, nutrient dense, healthy snack! Have you tried them?
Thanks for reading!
CHELSEA
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