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Here you'll find weekly, healthy, and delicious recipes from our in-house nutritionist Shana.


Tue, Dec 17, 2013 7:30 PM

2-Ingredient Banana "Anytime" Cookies


Banana Cookie Post




Don't allow weight gain during the holiday season to be a self-fulfilling prophecy.  Instead, make mindful choices, plan ahead and make smart substitutions.  Skip the sugar and fat-filled holiday baskets and make your own healthy treat!  This doesn't get simpler 2-ingredient cookie can serve as a satisfying breakfast with a greek yogurt or a tasty snack with a cup of tea.  Don't wait until the New Year to eat better!




▪               3-4 large bananas, mashed 

▪               2 cups oats (choose gluten-free as needed)

If desired you can also add in some of the following:

▪               1/2 tsp. vanilla extract  

▪               dark chocolate chips  

▪               dried cranberries

▪               chopped walnuts, almond,  pecans, chia seeds or ground flax seed

▪               coconut flakes

▪               cocoa nibs

▪               cinnamon



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Place oats in blender or food processor and blend until oats become the consistency of flour; it’s okay if it’s not perfectly ground.

3. In large bowl combined mashed banana with oats until smooth. Add in 1/2 cup of your favorite add in or top each cookie with 4 dark chocolate chips.

4. Spray baking sheet with nonstick spray. Drop dough by large tablespoons onto cookie sheet; flatten a bit with a rubber spatula. Bake for 9-12 minutes or until cookies are set. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack. Cookies will keep in a covered container for a few days, or they can be frozen and reheated. Makes about 12 decent size cookies.


Prep Time:

5 Mins


Cook Time:

10 Mins


Total Time:

15 Mins


Nutrition Information:

Serving size: 1 cookie Calories: 90 



Calories do not reflect add-ins.




Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 5:40 PM

Pumpkin Oatmeal. YUM!!

pumpkin oatmeal

As the weather changes, we keep our bodies warm at PRACTICE with our Yoga and Pilates. To keep our bellies warm,  our in-house nutritionist, Shana, suggests pumpkin oatmeal for a nutritious treat.  

  • Cook 1 cup dry oats according to package and in the last five minutes
  • Add 4 egg whites (stirred vigorously),
  • Add 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (no sugar).
  • Serve 1/4 of mixture in a bowl with 5 pecans and a drop of maple syrup
  • 200 calories.