How to Make Healthy Ice Cream

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I know what you’re thinking, “Ugh. Not ANOTHER ‘healthy’ recipe that tastes nothing like the real thing.”

I’m not gonna lie, this recipe doesn’t come even CLOSE to Ben & Jerry’s or your favorite brand of chocolate chip cookie dough. But if you’re seriously considering healthier alternatives to your favorite, creamy, mouth-watering ice cream, you should definitely try this out.

Who knew bananas are surprisingly good at imitating the texture and taste of regular ice cream?? The first time I made this, it blew my mind. If you’re not the patient type (*cough* me), the only annoying thing you have to worry about is waiting until the bananas are ripe and completely frozen.

Jae was also extremely surprised at how well these turned out (this means a lot coming from one of the most experienced foodie I know). All you need are these ingredients:

  • Ripe and frozen bananas
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cacao nibs

Some helpful tips:

  • Add in some medjool dates for additional sweetness
  • Don’t let your bananas get TOO ripe if you don’t want a strong banana taste in your ice cream
  • Add in cacao powder for a chocolate flavor
  • Blend until the bananas a completely smooth and creamy (no frozen chunks left behind)

Check out our video here:

What’s In Your Coffee?

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Bzzzzzzzzzz. You cringe as your alarm blares right beside your ear. You hit snooze to dilly-dally in dreamland a little longer…just 10 more minutes. But after a minute, you abruptly jolt out of bed –half awake, half asleep– after realizing it’s 8:30 AM. Ugh, you woke up late, ONCE again.

You brush your teeth, quickly get dressed, drag yourself to the office, press “start” on the Keurig, and patiently wait for your coffee to spew out of the overused dispenser. You can hear the screeching, death-like sounds of the machine as your cup gets filled with diluted, over-roasted coffee. You take a sip, think about how terrible it tastes, and quietly reevaluate your life as you blankly stare out the window.

I think I’ve been through this scenario way too many times.

If you’re anything like me, you drink around 2 cups a day. That’s 730 cups a year which is equivalent to about 45 gallons. Jeez. Forty-five gallons of shitty coffee. Maybe it’s time to start making good quality coffee. But let’s face it, who has time to transform into a fancy barista every morning??

The amazing thing is, you actually don’t. There’s a way to make delicious coffee EVERY morning in under 10 minutes. You only have to sacrifice one morning alarm snooze to have a better morning!

How to Blend Up An Amazing Antioxidant Smoothie

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Is anybody looking for a dose of antioxidants?

What in the world are antioxidants anyways, and why are they such a vital part of our lives? Without having to dust off my old chemistry textbook, antioxidants bind with naturally occurring free radicals which can cause cell damage. Basically, antioxidants can prevent disease and aging.

I know, I know, you’re probably yawning by now. I don’t mean to lecture, and I’m not a professional nutritionist, but don’t worry. It get’s a lot better from here. You’ll be able to make this smoothie recipe in less than the time it took to read that paragraph!

Jae and I love our berries…and basically any other fruit (especially frozen grapes…but that’s another story). So we decided to share one of our easiest, and tastiest smoothie recipes!

What you need:

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Greek yogurt
  • Coconut milk

Directions:

BLEND AWAYYYYYYY

To see a full clip of this recipe, here’s our new smoothie video:

How to Boost Your Immune System in One Big Gulp!

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It’s flu season.

Jae and I spend a lot of time together filming, working, cooking, rolling around on the floor etc. So when I started feeling sick, he went into fight-or-flight mode (thank you ancestors) and ran out to the grocery store to stuff me with as many vitamins, greens, and immune-boosting probiotics as possible.

As much as I hate to hop on the smoothie-loving bandwagon, you guys HAVE to try this. You can literally make this in less than 15 minutes so why not make it a morning routine? 🙂 Plus, I’m sure we can all use a little more fiber in our lives.

So throw out your Emergen-C. Say goodbye to Airborne. And say hello to your new best friend, THE GREEN SMOOTHIE 😉 Here’s what you need:

Ingredients (approximate…so adjust according to your taste):

  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 cups pineapple
  • 1 whole avocado
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 cup coconut milk

Blend all of your ingredients together until you have your desired consistency. Cheers to health!!

NATTO TASTE TEST

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Say hello to our favorite superfood: NATTO!

Jae and I have always been fascinated by Japanese cuisine…especially natto. I remember briefly watching another YouTuber vlogging about eating this slimy, pungent side dish for breakfast. Since then, I’ve been longing to try it out. Lucky for me, Jae grew up eating natto, so I was ecstatic when he suggested we pick some up from our local Korean grocery store!

One problem: there are WAY too many natto brands to even count. Jae and I dumbfoundedly stood in front of the freezer section, shivering our butts off, as we tried to figure out what made each of them different. Of course, this was a total failure since neither of us know Japanese. We just went with our guts….and picked the ones with the prettiest packaging hehe.

Safe to say, we were not disappointed with this natto-picking method. It was love at first bite.

Watch the entire review here: