Sweet Treats

Make Your Own (Healthier) Pumpkin Spice Latte

by jenny sansouci October 14, 2013
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Well, it’s officially fall and PUMPKIN is in the air. Everyone is obsessively flocking to coffee shops for pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin-flavored coffees. These drinks sound innocent enough, right? A little coffee, a little harmless pumpkin spice….can’t be bad. Or can it? The other day my (super awesome) personal trainer Sarah Petroski brought this […]

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The Best Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies…Ever

by jenny sansouci August 16, 2013
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I had a lot of trouble trying to decide on the name of this post. Why? Because these cookies aren’t just the best gluten free cookies ever. They are so much more than that. They are not only gluten free, but totally grain free (made with just almond flour), sweetened with honey instead of refined […]

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My 20 Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

by jenny sansouci November 19, 2012
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It’s holiday time!! For most people, the time between Thanksgiving through the New Year usually means indulging in lots of sugar, flour, dairy, processed foods, sugary/boozy drinks, and all those usual suspects. Too much of that stuff can leave us feeling really depleted, moody, and practically begging for some quality nutrients. While I totally believe […]

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Creamy Chocolate Pudding

by jenny sansouci July 20, 2012
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My friend Paige Geffen has been posting some delicious looking healthy food pictures lately, so I asked her to submit a guest recipe for Healthy Crush. This chocolate pudding looks awesome – and it’s made with simple, vegan ingredients. No pudding powder from a packet here, folks. And it’s sweetened with dates instead of sugar! […]

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Protein Pancakes

by jenny sansouci July 2, 2012
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Good news, healthy breakfast fans: I have another mouth-watering recipe for you from my friend Robyn Youkilis of Your Healthiest You! It’s a protein pancake. Robyn had been hearing about protein pancakes for awhile from different sources, and apparently people in the Paleo community have been raving about them. She took a chance on them, […]

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Banana Soft Serve

by jenny sansouci June 5, 2012
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I haven’t been cooking much recently due to lots of different circumstances (moving, traveling to London, etc). No cooking = no posting recipes here on Healthy Crush. Not cool! The other day, I had the brilliant idea to bring in my friend Robyn Youkilis from Your Healthiest You to give us a healthy recipe since […]

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Raw Brownies

by jenny sansouci February 13, 2012
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Whoa! I’m a sucker for delicious treats that contain no dairy or sugar. Especially chocolately ones. When I saw this recipe in Healthy Cooking Camp, I knew I had to make it. Robyn assured me that I would, in fact, flip out when I made them. So today I decided to try, especially since it’s […]

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Apple Pie Smoothie

by jenny sansouci January 20, 2012
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Get ready for dessert in a glass!!! I’ve been experimenting with dessert smoothies lately and it’s been pretty awesome. The reason I love dessert smoothies is you can make a satisfying, filling, incredibly yum-tastic dessert without flour, sugar, dairy, or any of the other normal dessert culprits. Fruit, pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg, almond milk….a total winning […]

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Healthy Crush: Best of 2011

by jenny sansouci December 28, 2011
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2011 has been a great year full of healthy delights. I’ve had a lot of fun in the kitchen creating recipes with natural ingredients, as well as sharing some of the healthy lifestyle info I’ve learned along the way. As 2011 winds down to a close, I decided to gather up a list of the […]

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Cinnamon Spice Crispy Treats

by jenny sansouci December 14, 2011
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These Cinnamon Spice Crispy Treats are a riff on the Crispy Treats from Alicia Silverstone’s Kind Diet, with a little added holiday spice! Cinnamon makes any dish feel like the holidays. Plus, it’s super healthy. It can help lower your blood sugar, triglycerides and cholesterol, so let’s throw this magical spice into everything we eat, […]

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Peppermint Chocolate Truffles

by jenny sansouci December 14, 2011
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Nothing says holiday season like mint and chocolate! I’m a former York peppermint pattie loving gal, so I especially love these. Something about the cool freshness of the mint…it just wakes up all your senses! These delicious little truffles are PERFECT for the holidays, with only the healthiest, yummiest ingredients. By the way, I made […]

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The Simplest Green Smoothie

by jenny sansouci December 2, 2011
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Ok, listen. I’ve posted a few different green smoothie recipes here on Healthy Crush -  most of them have included superfoods and sometimes ingredients you haven’t heard of. That’s all good and fun, but sometimes I really don’t feel like putting 20 ingredients into a smoothie. I just want something delicious, satisfying and EASY (and […]

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Apple Cranberry Sauce

by jenny sansouci November 21, 2011
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This is a twist on the traditional cranberry sauce. I decided to add apples to give it a milder flavor and some more texture. It ended up being the perfect, refreshing compliment to a savory holiday meal! Plus, there’s no cooking involved, so it’s extremely easy to make. Ingredients: 2 cups fresh cranberries 2 red […]

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Cinnamon Ginger Fruit Salad

by jenny sansouci November 21, 2011
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We all know that the holidays are filled with pies, cakes, cookies and other sugary treats. Something that can be equally as delicious, though, to go along with the other goodies, is fresh fruit! This fruit salad is refreshing, sweet and doesn’t skimp on the holiday spice. Ingredients: 2 chopped apples, any red-skinned variety 2 […]

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Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels

by jenny sansouci November 21, 2011
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I made these dark chocolate covered pretzels for a friend’s birthday party last month, and everyone loved them! They were totally a last minute idea – I needed something to bring to the party that I could make quickly, would be a great party food, and that I could put a little creative spin on. […]

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Whole Foods Holiday Guides

by jenny sansouci November 17, 2011
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Today I was catching up on my only source of news about what’s going on in the world (Twitter, of course) and I found out that Whole Foods has a bunch of seriously awesome holiday guides! I am finding them all super helpful, so I wanted to share them with you – hopefully they will […]

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Sweet & Crunchy Oatmeal

by jenny sansouci October 28, 2011
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The weather is getting colder – that means it’s oatmeal time! I love a bowl of warm oatmeal for breakfast on a cold day. Yesterday I was cooking up some oatmeal and realized I didn’t have any of my normal oatmeal toppings on hand (usually sliced bananas, almond butter, or berries). I looked through the […]

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Dark Chocolate Apricots

by jenny sansouci October 21, 2011
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Healthy Halloween! These festive Halloween-colored treats are a yummy, healthier-than-candy way to satisfy your sweet tooth. I got the idea from Alicia Silverstone’s Kind Diet cookbook, and modified it a bit (she uses safflower oil in hers, but I omitted that, and they came out perfectly delish). The trick to make these babies healthier than […]

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Green Mango Smoothie

by jenny sansouci October 14, 2011
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I have a new love. The Green Mango smoothie at One Lucky Duck! The first time I had it, I was enjoying some guacamole with a friend, and saw this smoothie on the menu. Cilantro in a smoothie? WEIRD! But, the more I thought about it, the more I realized how perfectly a cilantro-mango smoothie […]

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Oatmeal Baked Apples

by jenny sansouci October 12, 2011
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Lots of people have mentioned “baked apples” to me recently. I kept hearing about baked apples so much that I just had to try making them – ESPECIALLY since I just went apple picking last weekend! The only problem was, when I looked up recipes, every single one I found had sugar, or butter, or […]

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Pumpkin Muffins

by jenny sansouci October 3, 2011
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October is the month for all things pumpkin! These sweet, rich pumpkin muffins are the perfect way to celebrate the autumn months & chilly air. I took a “regular” pumpkin muffin recipe and swapped out all of the ingredients for healthier ones. There are no dairy products in these muffins! You can use whatever flour, […]

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Peach-Mango Smoothie

by jenny sansouci September 12, 2011
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This is a simple, perfect smoothie for those days when you’re craving something sweet and creamy. It’s so good – almost like a healthy creamsicle! I used organic, unsweetened almond milk as the liquid here, but you can substitute another liquid if you prefer. Ingredients (makes 1 smoothie): 1/2 banana 1 cup chopped peach 1 […]

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Vegan, Gluten-Free Jam Dots

by jenny sansouci June 7, 2011
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Over Memorial Day weekend, I spent a few days upstate at the Omega Institute. Although there were many amazing and beautiful things about the weekend, what stood out to me most food-wise were the jam dots in the cafe! They were vegan, gluten-free, and made with no refined sugar. Plus, they tasted like heaven. I […]

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Raw Lemon Treats

by jenny sansouci May 26, 2011
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These little zingy lemon desserts were an experiment for me – I’d never tried to make them before, but I was inspired to try something new. I love finding healthy dessert recipes (especially raw desserts)! This one was adapted from one I found on the Whole Foods recipes app on my iPhone (pretty much my […]

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Almond Butter Stuffed Dates

by jenny sansouci May 10, 2011
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One of the most frequent questions people ask me is what they can eat to satisfy their sweet tooth in a healthy way. One of my absolute favorite treats is dates stuffed with almond butter! These babies are so decadent and satisfying that you really only need one or two to satisfy your sweet craving. […]

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

by jenny sansouci May 6, 2011
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Weekend treat time!! My friend Alissa sent me her recipe for gluten-free cookies, and since it’s Friday, I couldn’t resist making them. I adapted the recipe a little bit, swapping in coconut palm sugar and coconut oil (coconuts, you own me). I used chickpea flour for the base of these cookies, and I was skeptical […]

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Blueberry Wake-Up Call Smoothie

by jenny sansouci April 21, 2011
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This morning I woke up to realize I was out of kale – no green breakfast smoothie for me! Instead, I went with what I had in the kitchen and made an absolutely ridiculous blueberry smoothie (in my Vita-Mix) that was creamy, sweet and totally zingy. “Zingy” meaning it woke me up. You’ll see why […]

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Creamy Green Smoothie

by jenny sansouci April 4, 2011
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Lately I’ve been wanting my green smoothies to be extra creamy. Maybe it’s a comfort thing. Maybe I’ve been eating a lot of crunchy things at other meals and need to balance it out. Either way, all that matters is that I get a smoothie full of creamy, nutrition-packed love. Green smoothies are one of […]

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