apple pie

this pie.

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look at that.

the golden top.

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the ooey, gooey, warm center.

this is my apple pie recipe, part 3 of the spring breakers challenge! if you are looking for a healthier version of apple pie, this is it. and this is amazing. it wasn’t that hard to make, and it was loved by everybody.

it was also served a la mode! Vanilla ice cream recipe coming soon ;)

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Apple Pie

(serves 8-10)


for the crust

2-3/4c all purpose flour
1/2c coconut oil
3/4c almond milk
1tsp of salt

for the filling

2-3 cups of chopped (and peeled, optional) apples
1/4c honey
2tbsp of brown sugar
1tbsp lemon juice
2tsp of cinnamon
1/4c flour


first, we are starting with the dough/pie crust. you want to get the pan you are putting the pie in and put olive oil or a cooking spray to keep it from sticking to the pan. then add 1/8c of flour (not part of the 2-3/4c of flour in the ingredients.) and cover the pan evenly.

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add the flour and the salt in a mixing bowl and mix together.

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then add in the oil and the milk.

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next, use your hands to mix it together into a firm dough.

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place it on cling wrap and push it down a bit. then cover it with another piece of cling wrap and stick it in the freezer for a bit. after about 10 minutes, take it out, flatten it, and place it on the pan. flatten it out, but not too thin so it won’t break.

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cut out the extra pieces of dough and place those back on the cling wrap and into the fridge. in the freezer, stick the pan with the dough on it.

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preheat the oven to 350F. and in the meantime, mix all the ingredients for the filling in a separate bowl.

take out the pie from the freezer, and the extra dough from the fridge. pour the apples and mixture onto the pan.

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cut out thin strips from the dough and cover the apple pie. you can do the lattice stripes design or just a plain one. there are so many ways to decorate pie.

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OPTIONAL BUT RECCOMENED. to get a golden color on the pie, mix one egg and a tablespoon of milk together and brush it on the dough on top of the pie. this way, the pie gets a golden color out of the oven.

Place it in the oven for an hour.

This pie is great for thanksgiving and for apple-pie-obssessed-grandparents haha.

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we served it to everybody with a vanilla ice cream. recipe soon!

Hope you guys liked this recipe!


another recipe in one day. AHHHH. this is madness!

today I am going to show you this wonderful pancake topper ‘applesauce’ type thing.

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above with the applesauce is buttermilk pancakes yum!

this recipe is very simple. let’s get started.


(about 8oz of sauce)

the calories are just based on the apple you used and if you add sugar or not.


an apple
sugar OPTIONAL- for those of you with a sweet tooth


cut the apple

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and put it in a blender with a tsp of cinnamon and one tablespoon of water.

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mix, mix, mix. add more water if needed, but too much will water it down (ew) and you’re DONE! super easy right.

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a great topping or great just to eat it yourself!

buttermilk pancakes

gooooooooood morningg readers. today is the second installment of the Spring Breakers Recipe Challenge (yay)

today we have

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buttermilk pancakes

no not the ones that you buy at the supermarket or at a restaurant. the ones you make at home that are healthier (and taste better)

they are so good. you can”t resist. hopefully, i caught you before breakfast so you can try them right away!

if not, breakfast for dinner isn’t frowned upon where I live. haha.

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Buttermilk Pancakes

(serves 1)

depending on brands, these pancakes are about 346 calories (not kidding. but you won’t need anything else for breakfast trust me)


1/3c flour
1/3c milk
1/8tsp baking soda
1/4tsp baking powder
a bit of salt
3/4tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp rolled oats
1/2tsp of vanilla extract
2 tsp of sugar


combine all the dry ingredients in a box and mix well

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then add in the wet ones.

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(I also added apple into my pancake mix!)

heat the pan to medium heat and add cooking spray, oil, butter to help the pancakes from sticking to the pan.(i use coconut oil)

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pour a third of the batter and then flip when its ready. pretty sure you guys know how to make pancakes :p

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this should make 3 medium pancakes. for thinner and more pancakes, add more milk.

Hope you guys love them! You can add fruits for extra flavor in the batter. and as a topping you can add cinnamon, peanut butter.

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or my most favorite homemade syrup EVER. (recipe to follow this post)


banana creme pie

hey spring breakers. speaking of spring breakers, have you seen that movie yet? it just came out. i bet it wasn’t cool because they don’t have recipes daily, ha.


here is the official first, spring breakers recipe! because that’s what i am calling this challenge.

doesn’t that look delicious! if you love banana and peanut butter. this recipe is definitely one for you.

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(raw) Banana Creme Pie 

(can be lactose free)

(serves 8-10)

an 1/8 of the pie is 175 calories, the piece pictured above is 88


for the filling

3.5 (frozen) bananas
1/2tbsp vanilla extract
1/3c milk or less (OPTIONAL- i had to use this to help blend the bananas)

for the crust

3/4c (ground) almonds (or any other nut)
1/4 melted peanut butter (or any other nut butter)


Freeze the bananas for about an hour. Get your almonds and put them through a blender to ground them, you should have 3/4c. Next mix the melted peanut butter and the almonds together on a pie pan. It may be sticky and gooey so be careful. evenly coat the pan. You may need more or less ‘crust ingredients’ to fill your pan. (My pan had a diameter of about 9in.) Stick the pan in the freezer to harden the crust. Take out the bananas and stick all the ‘filling ingredients’ in a blender. If you find it hard to mix the bananas, add small amounts of milk at a time. After about fifteen minutes, take the pie crust out and pour on the frozen bananas. freeze for another thirty-forty minutes before serving.

*store in the freezer when you are done. Make sure that you take it out fifteen minutes before you are about to serve it to let the pie thaw a bit.


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spring watermelon detox juice + spring break challenge

HAPPY SPRING. Today I have a refreshing treat! (and some awesome news below.) It is a watermelon-orange-strawberry juice.20130323-113219.jpg

It is wonderfully delicious and refreshing. And a great drink to detox after last night. My friend had a candy themed birthday party. She had all my favorites, rock candy, sour candy, skittles. Yesterday was my 20%, my YOLO meal, my CHEAT MEAL. Don’t judge. haha. but today I need something light. So I came up with this recipe. enjoy!


ingredients for the watermelon detox juice!

about a cup of chopped watermelon
handful of strawberries
one stalk of celery
and one orange



turn on your juicer and start dropping in the watermelon, strawberries, celery, and (peeled and cut) orange. Question. can you put a full orange, peel and all in a juicer? I mean it does squeeze out the juice, hmm. These are the questions that haunt me.

it came out really nice and refreshing.

something I should note,

*if you don’t like the taste of celery, but you still want to add it in for the vitamins, only do like a quarter of a piece. I used half and it came out really strong, but i didn’t mind because I love it or you can double up on the other fruits.

*feel free to add more fruits. i wanted a simple juice, but throw in some more fruits, like mangoes, bananas, maybe even an apple.

I hope you guys liked this.


I will be doing a Spring Break Challenge , every day from Monday, March 25- Friday, March 29, I will be posting new recipes YAY. I am so excited.

If you haven’t subscribed yet, please do. especially because of all the goodies coming this week. It’s probably one post a day, but who knows, maybe more! we will just have to see!

Thank you!

chickpea salad

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This is a great recipe. Oh my, so good. I had it today for lunch with tilapia. You can also make it in a wrap, which is what I made on Wednesday for lunch. This is a delicious side dish. If you love chickpeas, i urge you to try!


all the ingredients are pretty much measured to taste, but i will include some measurements. feel free to change.

The Salad

1c of chickpeas
1c of spinach
2 slices of tomato
1/4c or less of chopped onions

The Dressing

2 tsp of lemon juice
4 tsp of minced garlic
4-6 tsp of nonfat greek yogurt
and salt and pepper to taste.

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Mix all the ingredients in the salad together in a bowl. Then mix the salad dressing in another bowl until it becomes a dressing like texture. Pour the dressing on the chickpeas(and tomato, and onion, and spinach) and mix it together well.

And that’s it.

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1/3 of this side dish is 120 calories

calories depend on brands, always.

Sharing my healthy journey with you!


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