by Jaimie Franz
Karlie Kloss is a Victoria Secret Angel, a famous fashion model, one of Taylor Swift’s besties and now a You-Tuber. Named Klossy, her YouTube channel is all about her life through her eyes, showing the world behind-the-scenes footage at Fashion Week, answering questions and sharing some of her favorite recipes including healthier ways of cooking sweet treats.
I decided to test her recipes for myself to see if these healthy alternatives really amount to Kloss’s high ratings.
Banana Ice Cream, one of Kloss’s favorite summertime treats.
2 Bananas (Brown and Speckled)
Directions: Peel and cut the bananas into chunks, put the banana in a pan or in a bowl and place in the freezer for at least two hours. When the bananas are frozen, put them in a food processor and blend. When the bananas are completely blended, they should be smooth and creamy gently falling off the spoon. Serve and add chia seeds and cacao nibs, if desired, and enjoy.
I really enjoyed this recipe. The bananas were creamy and adding the chia seeds and the cacao nibs on top really added flavor. This could also go for a great breakfast, light and refreshing. I also really love the healthy alternative to actual ice cream.
Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup oil (of your choosing! my suggestions, go for: coconut, grape seed, olive)
½ cup maple syrup
½ tsp sea salt
1-½ teff flour (aka gluten-free flour)
Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside. Combine all wet ingredients in a food processor and blend. When the wet ingredients are well blended, start to add in the dry ingredients and blend. When the mixture is completely blended, it will be loose but solid when smushed together. Bake for 13-15 minutes, let cool before eating.
I enjoyed the peanut butter cookies, too. They were very fragile, so letting them cool is key. I tried eating one right when it came out of the oven and it fell apart right away. I would also suggest using fresh peanut butter. I did this and I found the flavor to be very good and I cut back on sugars. When I eat a cookie, to be honest, I am expecting a little more sugar and butter, but this recipe was very good and reasonably healthy. Karlie really did hit these two healthy sweet treats out of the park.