29 January 2009

oreo truffles

i'm testing these sweet things out on my loved one's this valentines day...

oreo truffles

1 package oreo cookies (use whole cookie, including cream center)
1 8 oz. package cream cheese (softened)
white chocolate bark (i couldn't fine the "bark coating", so I used hershey's white chocolate, or any baking white chocolate will do just fine)

1. finely crush 7 cookies in a food processor or place them in ziploc bag and crush into a fine consistency. reserve for later.
2. crush remaining cookies and stir in softened cream cheese. use the back of a large baking spoon to help mash the two together.
3. roll the mixture into 1" balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet.
4. melt chocolate as directed on package and then dip balls into chocolate, tap off extra and set aside on wax paper covered cookie sheet to dry.
5. you can sprinkle the tops with the 7 crushed cookies for decoration.
6. once dry, refrigerate and enjoy!

notes: you can use a small cookie cutter to push the mixture through for heart shaped, v-day truffles. also, it helps to freeze the uncoated balls for a few minutes to keep the mixture from starting to fall apart in the melted chocolate. 

••get creative, use milk chocolate, mint oreos, etc...a fun valentine, or everyday treat!!

14 January 2009

blueberry and almond smoothie

as a part of my "2009 healthy living" campaign, i have been looking for tasty, easy recipes that are also great for the bod. this smoothie is used as a part of a detox diet i found, but I think it is great for an everyday snack.

this could easily be made with any fruit - raspberries, peaches, mango, etc. - also, feel free to substitute rice or coconut milk for almond milk (i prefer rice milk myself).

serves: 1
time: 5 minutes

1 scoop of complete nutritional, whey protein fortified powder (not soy protein)
1/2 cup blueberries
1 scoop of a ProGreens type of powder (preferably with probiotics)
1 1/2 cups almond milk

blend everything together. enjoy!