Posts

Making cookies today? Here is an incredibly delicious sugar cookie which happens to also be nutritious and healthy with only 5 g of sugar by leading Nutritionist and Personal Trainer, Sloane Davis.

Healthy Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

1 scoop Vanilla protein powder (“Mom” prefers Nuzest Clean Lean Protein – Smooth Vanilla)

½ cup oat flour

¼ coconut flour

¾ tsp cornstarch

¾ tsp baking powder

⅛ tsp salt

1 tbsp + 1 tsp unsalted butter or ghee, melted (“Mom” prefers organic)

¼ cup unsweetened almond milk, room temperature

1 tsp vanilla extract

⅓ cup granulated sugar or sugar substitute

For the topping:

3 tbsp granulated sugar or sugar substitute (“Mom” prefers Stevia in the Raw)

Preparation

Mix together the protein powder, oat flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the butter, almond milk, and vanilla.

Stir in the granulated sugar.

Add in the flour mixture, stirring until barely incorporated. Chill the cookie dough for at least 30 minutes, but no more than 3 hours. (otherwise cover the cookie dough with plastic wrap to avoid it from drying out.)

Preheat the oven to 350°F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

To prepare the topping, place the sugar in a small bowl.

Create balls from the cookie dough.

Place the ball of cookie dough in the bowl of sugar.

Make sure it is fully coated and place on the prepared baking sheet. If the cookie dough was chilled longer than 1 hour, flatten the cookie dough balls slightly.

Bake the cookies at 350°F for 10-12 minutes.

Makes 9 LARGE cookies

Macros per cookie: 119 calories, 17g carbs, 4g fat, 5g protein and only 5g sugar

About Sloane Davis
Sloane Davis is a Certified Nutritionist and Personal Trainer who has helped thousands of people, both men and women, around the world get in to top shape both mentally and physically. Sloane has her undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University and became accredited through ISSA with her degree in Sports Nutrition and Personal Training. She works personally and online with thousands of clients around the US and globally.

She has been featured in People, Fitness Magazine, New Beauty Magazine, Apple News, The Daily Mail, Yahoo News, FOX Good Day New York, FOX Good Day DC, NY1, Bay Area Focus, Women’s Fitness, Womanista, Livestrong, Mind Body Green and Westchester Magazine.

*Recipe and images courtesy of Sloane Davis, Pancakes and Push-ups.*

Busy parents can sometimes be overextended and tired parents! Reaching for that extra cup of joe in the afternoon may become the norm, but sometimes, a refreshing and chilled beverage just sounds better – but stop before you reach for one of those extremely sugar-laden and caffeinated energy drinks! Now, there is a new, natural option created by a professor of neuropsychology called Nawgan! Refreshing and light in both taste and calories, each can of Nawgan also provides a good source of choline and 50% daily value of natural vitamin E.

Sweetened by a combination of natural cane sugar and Stevia, Nawgan is available in Red Berries Caffeinated, Berry Non-Caffeinated and Tarocco Orange Caffeinated. This new brain-boosting beverage promotes brain health, alertness and concentration and is low in calories and sodium. “Mom” enjoyed the Berry Non-Caffeinated flavor poured over ice, and the Tarocco Orange Caffeinated tasted light and almost a bit like a tangerine or strangely, Tang. (remember Tang?! Is that still around?)

To learn more about Nawgan, or to locate a retailer of this new beverage, visit Nawgan.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

Time for a holiday brunch or New Year’s Day gathering with these lighter, healthier versions of classic cocktail and mocktail combinations made using Truvia® natural sweetener instead of sugar! The Strawberry Rouge recipe is simply delightful – unique and elegant, this mocktail (if made using club soda, which “Mom” prefers) combines fresh strawberries, basil, balsamic vinegar and a variety of fresh juices to make a lovely libation! Another wonderful beverage to serve for brunch in lieu of the typical mimosa is the Grapefruit Basil Champagne! Again, basil adds an interesting twist to this drink that will be loved by guests! If you are lucky, like “Mom,” to live somewhere where fresh grapefruits can be picked from a tree in the backyard, a fresh grapefruit rather than a canned or boxed juice variety makes it all the sweeter! To learn more about substituting Truvia® in your cooking, baking, and beverages such as coffee or tea, please visit truvia.com.

Strawberry Rouge

Ingredients

½ cup cachaca or good quality rum (for a non-alcoholic version substitute 2/3 cup club soda, which “Mom” adores)
1 teaspoons aged balsamic vinegar
6 medium sized strawberries, rinsed and quartered
10 medium sized basil leaves, roughly chopped
2/3 cup pineapple juice, with no added sugar
2 Tablespoons lime juice, approximately 2 limes
1 3/4 tsp Truvia® natural sweetener spoonable*
½ cup crushed ice
* or 2 packets Truvia® natural sweetener

Preparation

1. In a tumbler, combine the basil, strawberries and lime juice. Muddle the mixture by pounding to break up the berries and release the basil flavor.

2. Add the cachaca or rum, balsamic vinegar, pineapple juice, Truvia® natural sweetener, and ice into the tumbler. Shake for several minutes, until the drink is chilled and well blended.

3. Strain only half of the mixture, so that you still get a few pieces of basil and strawberry in each glass. Serve the drink in a well chilled martini glass.

Grapefruit Basil Champagne

Ingredients

1.5oz Grapefruit Juice
0.5oz Truvia® Simple Syrup
1 Basil Leaf
2.5oz Brut Champagne
Basil leaf, for garnish

Preparation

1. In a Boston Shaker add all the ingredients together except champagne and fill halfway with ice. Shake vigorously.

2. Double strain into cocktail glass, fill with champagne and garnish.

White Sparkling Sangria

Ingredients

Citrus Simple Syrup
Makes 1 cup

1 cup water
1/4 cup Truvia® natural sweetener, spoonable
1/2 whole orange, sliced thinly
1/2 whole lemon, sliced thinly
1 whole lime, sliced thinly.
*or 14 packets of Truvia® natural sweetener

Sangria
Makes 10 servings, 8 fl oz servings

1 bottle (750 mL) white wine (“Mom” tried Sparkling White Grape Juice for a mocktail version)
1/3 cup citrus simple syrup (recipe above)
1/2 cup papaya or mango nectar
1 Red Delicious apple, cored and sliced
1 cup green grapes
Orange, lemon and lime slices (optional)
3 cups sparkling water
2 cups ice cubes

Preparation

Citrus Simple Syrup

1. Place all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan, stir.

2. Heat on high heat, bring to a boil.

3. Remove from heat, allow to cool completely.

4. Pour syrup through a strainer to remove fruit. Press the fruit slices with the back of a large spoon to squeeze out juice and syrup. Discard pressed fruit.

5. Pour syrup into a jar with lid and store refrigerated. Shake before using.

Sangria

1. Add the wine, citrus syrup, papaya nectar, apple, grapes, optional citrus slices and wine to a large glass pitcher.

2. Stir well and refrigerate for 2 hours.

3. Add the sparkling water and serve over ice.

*Recipes, samples and images generously provided by Truvia. All thoughts expressed within are strictly those of Tiny Green Mom.*

Yes, you read correctly! All-natural soda! Just in time for your 4th of July celebration, stock up on zero-calorie, all-natural and effervescent soda sweetened with nature’s sweetener, Stevia! With a flavor to rival any store bought sugary brand (Mountain Zevia or Lemon Lime Twist, anyone?), Zevia is a welcome and refreshing drink this summer. No more sugar blues after drinking regular soda, or feeling guilty over the artificial sweeteners you are consuming by choosing to drink diet soda. The company touts Zevia as “what soda should always have been” and “Mom” could not agree more! Now, you can let yourself and your family enjoy a soda without worry, and have that root beer float with organic vanilla ice cream as a special treat to stay cool!

Zevia is available in 12 flavors, including Black Cherry, Caffeine Free Cola, Cola, Cream Soda, Dr. Zevia, Ginger Ale, Ginger Root Beer, Grape, Grapefruit, Citrus, Lemon Lime Twist, Mountain Zevia, and Orange. “Mom’s” favorites are the Dr. Zevia and Orange – both are simply delightful with just the right amount of carbonation. Plus, the Orange is not artificially colored, and is actually clear in color, so if you have children, this is a big plus when it comes to spills!

To locate a retailer near you, visit Zevia.com.

*Company geneorusly provided images and samples for this review.*

The weather is heating up around here, and fresh-squeezed lemonade sounds like the perfect thirst-quencher on a balmy day spent lingering by the pool! This “Mom” at Tiny Green Mom concoction is sugar-free, organic and made from tart lemons found at the local farmer’s market. Pucker up!

Tiny Green Mom’s Freshly-Squeezed Lemonade

12 ripe organic lemons, squeezed

24 packets of Stevia (more or less, depending on desired sweetness)

1 lemon, cut into slices, for garnish

12 cups cold water

Ice cubes

Preparation

Cut the lemons into halves, and squeeze contents into a large glass pitcher. Add the Stevia and water. Stir until the Stevia is completely dissolved. Add ice cubes and refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish each glass with a lemon slice. Cool, tart and refreshing!