My Dairy Free Berrylicious Mango Smoothie Recipe

Hi everyone,

I’m excited to share with you my 1st official blog post recipe – a simple, healthy, but delicious, sweet & tropical recipe with you to start off the New Year in 2018!! As the start of a New Year, most of us like to eat and be healthy again after the Holidays. I love discovering new or fresh ways to add to my diet and stay healthy with foods or drinks!

As some of you know, I enjoy dairy free products because of my food sensitivities as I continue to learn and discover new foods & drinks that are dairy free, I’m always happy and love sharing them with my readers. Last year after Christmas, I finally decided to buy a Nutribullet and perfect timing as it was on sale. If you don’t know what a Nutribullet is, it is a powerful blender that easily blends and juices fruits and vegetables into smoothies. The Nutribullet is easy to use and makes smoothies very quickly for single serve or more!

If you can’t guess it yet, I will be sharing with you a smoothie recipe and it’s dairy free. I thought this would be a great way to stay healthy with fruits & vegetables especially with the cold winter days here in Toronto, it’s a great source for natural energy as well as being rich in vitamins (Vitamin C, E, A), anti-oxidants, and fiber.

Smoothies are nutritious and fun to make and easy to digest. They are great for all year-round drinks and you can adapt the fruits to the season as well. Particularly for winter, I’m usually craving for the tropical flavours, which makes smoothies a bright, fresh and great energy drink that helps brighten a winter day.

My new & simple recipe is called: Dairy Free Berrylicious Mango Smoothie. The ingredients for this recipe includes: frozen strawberries, mangos, and raspberries along with my fave dairy free organic soy beverage/milk, Natur-a, which I tried using both their Unsweetened Almond Beverage and Original Organic Soy Beverage. If you don’t prefer the almond taste, then I suggest you use the Original Organic Soy Beverage (Milk) and Natur-a also has the unsweetened version as well for the Original if you prefer that one. I personally loved the Original Organic Soy Beverage one!!

Why Natur-a Soy Beverage?

  • I have tried several different soy milk products and have really enjoyed the natural, organic and taste to Natur-a products.
  • It’s a Canadian brand, which is great to enjoy our own brands here in Canada.
  • Natur-a products are made entirely of natural ingredients, vitamins, and essential minerals. It has the perfect balance between good nutrition and good taste.
  • For soy milk products, I definitely recommend Natur-a as they also have different types of soy beverages that ranges from soy, almonds and rice.

The frozen fruits I chose for my smoothie: strawberries, raspberries and mangos because I love the tropical flavours as it reminds me of the warmer weather and being on the beach. If you didn’t know, I love anything that has mango in it from desserts to drinks! It is no surprise that I’m using mangos with my smoothies as well. To balance out the sweetness I decided to add a bit of raspberries for tartness.

The last ingredient to my smoothie is adding Honey Almonds Granola from Nature’s Path as a topping. I wanted to add texture to the smoothie and Honey Almonds Granola is the perfect topping to complete this tropical and healthy smoothie. You would think the Honey Almonds would make it sweeter, but it doesn’t. It’s the perfect extra crunchy taste to complete this smoothie. Nature Path’s Honey Almonds Granola is a great additional to the smoothie as it provides a good source for fiber, Vitamin E, magnesium, B vitamins and zinc. Nature’s Path makes their products organic, non-GMO and gluten free. The Honey Almonds Granola also is mixed with chia seeds, which have tons of omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, making this granola topping healthy to add to this smoothie.

Now that you know my ingredients for this smoothie, it’s time to make this dairy free sweet & healthy smoothie! It’s easy to make in 5 minutes or til it’s blended smooth. Gather your ingredients minus the Honey Almonds Granola and put them in the blender (Nutribullet cup) and blend. Once it’s blended to a smooth texture, then pour in your desired cup or glass and sprinkle the Honey Almonds Granola on top. Then sit back and enjoy this fresh tropical healthy smoothie! ~Does it feel like you’re sitting at the beach yet??~ 😊

I hope that you enjoy my Dairy Free Berrylicious Mango Smoothie recipe and just maybe those winter blues are gone while you enjoy this freshly made tropical & sweet healthy smoothie in your very own home. I would love to hear what you guys think of this yummy and healthy smoothie recipe so please leave your comments below, I always love to hear feedback from you all!!

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As winter is halfway done, I’m excited for Spring already with the next few months will be busy. I’m already counting down to my big vacation in May to Jamaica lol…😉 This tropical smoothie is already reminding me of my tropical vacation coming up!!

For now, I leave you with the sunny tropics feels along with some sweetness tasty drink while I continue my search for my next sweet dairy free dessert adventures!

-Sweet B.

For more information on Natur-a and Nature’s Path, please see below:

Natur-a – website -> click here

You can follow Natur-a on Facebook @Aliments.Natura.Foods and Twitter @Natura_Foods.

Nature’s Path – website -> click here

You can follow Nature’s Path on Facebook @Naturespath, Twitter @NaturesPath and Instagram @Naturespathorganic.

My Printable Recipe

Dairy Free Berrylicious Mango Smoothie

  • Servings: 1 person
  • Difficulty: easy
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A dairy free & healthy smoothie with tropical fruits of strawberries, mangos, and raspberries topped with Honey Almond Granola. A fresh and bright tropical tasty smoothie!


  • 1 cup soy milk or almond milk (your preference)
  • 1 cup frozen mango chucks
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • ¼ cup frozen raspberries
  • 1-2 tbsp Honey Almonds Granola


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender
  2. Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy
  3. Pour into a glass
  4. Top the smoothie with a sprinkle of Honey Almonds Granola


My Honey Sweet Summer Dairy Free SkinnyPop Popcorn Recipe

Hi everyone,

It is officially summer now and I’m ready for beach days, more food festivals, summer day trips and of course summer foods or for me, summer desserts or snacks. What are you looking forward to this summer?? Is there a summer food you enjoy most at this time of year? Love to hear what you guys enjoy for the summer so please feel free to leave a comment below.

As some of you know, I enjoy dairy free products because of my food sensitivities as I still learn and discover new foods that are dairy free as I always love to share them with my readers. I thought that I always share new vegan bakeries or restaurants that I also share with you new food products.

Now that summer is finally here, I thought what better light fluffy summer food to enjoy than popcorn, right? I recently discovered a dairy free popcorn that is perfect for me that I didn’t know before until now called: SkinnyPop Popcorn. SkinnyPop Popcorn is a premium popcorn kernel that has no GMOs (genetically modified organism), no artificial ingredients, gluten free, dairy free, peanut free, no artificial flavours, zero trans fat, and preservative free. Their motto is using simple ingredients such as whole grain popcorn, natural sunflower oil and perfect amount of salt combine together to give you a “delicious snack that you can feel great about eating everyday” – SkinnyPop Popcorn website.

SkinnyPop Popcorn comes in Popped Popcorn (already popped), Popcorn cakes and mini cakes and their new product is their microwave popcorn. SkinnyPop Popcorn also comes in different flavours from Sea Salt & Pepper to Naturally Sweet to Jalapeño to White Cheddar (Dairy Free).

I recently picked up their Popped Popcorn in the original flavour and I thought it be great to add a healthy and summer twist to it the popcorn. After searching for ideas as I’m not much of a cook or baker, I thought of a simple and easy recipe that I would love to share with you. It’s an easy recipe for the summer and perfect for the upcoming Canada’s Day celebration to share with your family and friends.

My new simple & easy recipe is called: Dairy Free Sweet Honey Popcorn with Dried Fruits. When you think of summer, you think of light and sweet so I thought with a healthy twist to put in dry fruits and with this recipe using dried strawberries and apples as strawberries are known for summer fruits. A great combination with strawberries are apples, but you can also substitute it with other dried fruits that you prefer or have just the dried strawberries on it’s own, which still works out perfectly.

The ingredients for this recipe includes: SkinnyPop Popcorn, dried strawberries & apples, brown sugar, honey, and coconut oil. I’m using coconut oil in this recipe instead of butter as it’s the dairy free alternative to butter. An interesting tip is that I found out that coconut oil is tasteless so if you were worried about making the popcorn tasting like coconut, don’t be as it doesn’t from making this recipe myself.


Once you have all your ingredients, have a large mixing bowl to put the popcorn, dried strawberries and apples ready to mix it with the honey sauce (mixture). To make the honey sauce (mixture), in a medium pot or saucepan – add the brown sugar, coconut oil and honey. Cook it on medium high heat until the mixture is bubbling and well combined. Once it is done, pour the honey mixture over the popcorn & dried fruits in the large mixing bowl that you had prepared. You can pour as little or as much as you want in the bowl. Then mix until the popcorn and dried fruits are covered with the honey sauce (mixture).  You can see below the photos of each step.

So now you are ready to taste and enjoy this sweet and healthy vegan dairy free popcorn treat with a summer twist to it. Yum!! It’s the perfect sweet summer treat to share with your family and friends or a sweet bowl for yourself.

Hope you give my new sweet, summer and healthy SkinnyPop Popcorn recipe a try and let me know what you think of it. Feel free to leave me your comments below as I would love to hear what you think of my recipe.

Don’t forget to stay connected with me on the latest updates on my next blog post or my foodie adventures, please follow me on Twitter @SweetBFoodie24 and Instagram @SweetBFoodie24.

As summer has just started, I’m excited for what the rest of the summer will bring for me including going to more food festivals and my mini summer getaway later in late July!! So I leave you for now with this sweet yet healthy dairy free popcorn treat and continue my search on my next sweet vegan bakery or restaurant hunt. Cheers to a yummy and sweet summer! 🍦 🍧 🍓 🍹 🌞

-Sweet B.

For more information on SkinnyPop Popcorn, please see below:

SkinnyPop Popcorn – website -> click here

You can follow SkinnyPop Popcorn on Facebook @SkinnyPopPopcorn, Twitter @theskinnypop and Instagram @theskinnypop.

My Printable Recipe

Dairy Free Sweet Honey Popcorn with Dried Fruits

  • Servings: 3-4 people
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

A sweet honey popcorn with summer dried fruits perfect for the summer.


  • 2-3 cups SkinnyPop Popcorn
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup Coconut Oil (you may put less if preferred)
  • ¼ Honey
  • ½ cup Dried Strawberries
  • ½ cup Dried Apples


  1. In a large mixing bowl, pour in the SkinnyPop popcorn, put in the dried strawberries and apples. In my case, I sliced the dried apples in smaller pieces as they were in rings to make it easier to eat. If you have other dried fruits, you can prepare them now.
  2. For the honey mixture – in a medium pot or saucepan, add the brown sugar, coconut oil and honey. Cook over medium high heat until mixture is bubbling and well combined by mixing it.
  3. Then pour honey mixture over the popcorn mixing bowl that you prepared before, you can pour in the amount desired or until all popcorn and dried fruits have been covered. In between pouring the honey mixture, use a wooden spoon or spoon to mix in between as it will get sticky to get an even coat of honey mixture with the popcorn.
  4. You can wait 5 – 10 mins before enjoying as letting the honey mixture soak in the popcorn before enjoy the sweetness.

Upside-Down Pineapple Cake (A Simple Cake Recipe For Beginners To Try)

Hi everyone,

This is my 1st blog entry and decided to share this sweet and tropical delicious recipe with everyone! If you didn’t know, I love my sweets and have recently started baking with my sister on the weekends. Last long Family Day weekend (I believe Family Day holiday is only in Canada and in some provinces, lucky me Ontario has it), we decided to try one of our mom’s dessert that she used to make for me all the time when I was younger, which is the Upside-Down Pineapple Cake.

I thought it was going to be a difficult recipe to do as I’m new to baking and it ended up being an easy cake recipe thanks to my sister for helping me. We enjoyed baking this sweet Upside-Down Pineapple cake together! I would definitely suggest this yummy sweet dessert cake for beginners.

We were deciding on which pan size and ended up with a rectangle glass pan instead of a round pan as per the recipe and the photo below. It still turned out pretty good – soft and sweet! Though I think next time, I would try to use a round pan to see how that works out. I definitely recommend putting the cherries in as it tops off the pineapples for more a sweet taste. Love the maraschino cherries!!

Please bare with me with the photos as I’m still learning how to take more professional photos for my food pictures.

For now, enjoy this delightful and tropical dessert with its sweet & juicy pineapples reminding you of the beach and the taste of what is yet to come for summer again during this cold and wintery weather that we are having in Toronto especially those sick of seeing snow or freezing rain, but I love the snow. I have to admit I love summer more…:) I definitely recommend this sweet & fruity dessert!!


The Ingredients


After Step 1 was completed, this is what it looked like w/ the juicy pineapples arranged in the pan.


After Step 2 was completed, this is what the batter looked like! We used a whisk instead of an electric mixer and it still does a good job!


After Step 3 was completed, the cake is baked & ready to be turned upside down! It looks like a plain cake for now!


Surprise!!!! Last step is completed, the cake is turned upside down! And you get to see the delicious pineapples & cherries!

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Recipe Source: Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook (12th Edition)

Prep: 20 minutes

Bake: 30 minutes

Cool: 30 minutes

Makes: 8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 8-ounce can pineapple slices, drained and halved
  • 4 maraschino cherries, halved (Optional)
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Melt the 2 tablespoons butter in a 9×1 1/2 –inch round cake pan. Stir in brown sugar and 1 tablespoon water. Arrange pineapple and cherries in the pan. Set pan aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, granulated sugar, and baking powder. Add milk, the ¼ cup butter, egg, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute. Spoon batter over fruit in the prepared pan.
  3. Bake in a 350o oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 5 minutes. Loosen cake from pan; invert onto a plate. Serve warm!

The recipe also suggests that you can make this cake with Pear or Apricot Upside-Down Cake