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Desserts with benefits: Greek Yoghurt

Published January 14, 2015 by itsachunglife

Clockwise from top: Flake, Banana in a Breeze, Cherry Ripe, Berryme This

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Cherry Ripe Chocolate Pudding


1 C greek yoghurt
2.5 t cocoa powder
1 t honey
coconut, fresh  or desiccated (optional)

Topping: Cherries or similar fruit

Mix all together reserving fruit for last to garnish on top.




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Banana in a Breeze

1 C Greek yoghurt
1 ripe Banana
1/2 t Honey

Topping: 2 T Banana chips and walnuts

Combine all and top with banana chips and walnuts



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Peanut butter cup


1 C greek yoghurt, 1 T peanut butter, 1 t honey, 1/4 t vanilla extract
Toppings: Homemade chocolate fudge and shortbread biscuit pieces, or Chocolate Flake

Hello and Happy 2015 !!!!

My on-going health goal is to cut back on sugar and I think with these little beauty’s I can finally substitute my daily ice cream for something still creamy and dairy-dessert-like but more nutritious.  High protein, low fat, calcium and sweetness I can add to my own liking.  #Win

Get the creative juices flowing and you can have a variety of these one for each day of the week :p

Now onto something equally as exciting as guilt-free dessert.

So you know Chriselle?! Well she friggin LIKED my greek yoghurt on Instagram!!! Talk about #InspiredbyChriselle!!!  Not only did she inspire me with her love of greek yoghurts, but her LIKE has given me the ultimate blogspiration for the first post this year! There is absolutely nothing more blog-spiriational then Chriselle Lim – style and fashion blogger giving her gurl a LIKE!!  #fangirling

Ultimate fangirl screenshots below ❤

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Banana in a Breeze, Cherry Ripe, Peanut butter kiss

Pear and Apple Crumble

Published February 8, 2014 by itsachunglife

 Such a great way to use up soft pears and floury apples.  Semi healthy too, since each ramekin contains one serving of fruit and you could absolutely get away with not adding any sugar to the fruit mixture.


3 pears


1 apple

3 T lemon juice

1/4 C sugar (use less or leave out if you prefer it a bit tart)

1/4 C cranberries

Pinch nutmeg

Pinch cinnamon


1/3 C flour

1/4 C + 2 t brown sugar

pinch salt

1/2 t cinnamon

pinch nutmeg

2 T butter

1.5 T cold water

1/2 C rolled oats


1. Pre heat oven to 190 C bake.

2. Peel and cut fruit into 1 cm chunks.

3. Toss fruit into a bowl with lemon juice, sugar, cranberries, nutmeg and cinnamon.

4. Divide evenly between 4 ramekins, or put all in large baking dish.


5. In another bowl combine flour, butter, sugar, salt and spices until all the butter is rubbed in.

6. Add in rolled oats, then add water to mix.  If like me you enjoy a crumble with big biscuity chunks add a bit more water so the mixture forms small dough like balls.  If too wet, add more rolled oats.

7. Spoon crumble on top of fruit and bake at 190 C for 40-45 minutes.  It’s ok to be full to the brim, as it will reduce as it cooks.


8. Serve warm with ice cream. Enjoy 🙂Image

Link where I got this recipe from and tweaked for my own:

My next culinary goal…..well I”ve really been craving Chelsea Buns, and it seems like the Australians don’t know what they are.  So I either give it go, or wait until I go back home to NZ for the sweet delight.  It’s just tough though…I have to make bread :/

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