I've always had a sweet tooth. When I was a kid, my mom was a stickler for healthy eating, so I had to hide my Skittles. Now I try to find healthy-ish ways to satisfy my sugar cravings. This slightly indulgent granola with rich cacao nibs is my morning go-to: I pile it on my vanilla-infused Brown Rice Porridge, along with fruit and a dollop of jam.
She's probably best known for her roles in <i>Steel Magnolias</i>, <i>Pretty Woman</i> and <i>Erin Brockovich</i>, but we think Julia Roberts also deserves major props for her delicious and nutritious banana muffins. They perfectly encapsulate the actor's healthy, natural California vibe -- and, lucky us, we found the recipe in Candace Nelson's new <i><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Sprinkles-Baking-Book-Recipes-Candaces/dp/1455592579?tag=thehuffingtop-20" target="_blank">The Sprinkles Baking Book</a></i>. They're pumped up with omega-3-rich hemp hearts and flaxseed meal, plus antioxidant-filled, crunchy chia seeds. Plus, the muffins are sweetened with coconut sugar, which beautifully complements the banana flavor. <br><br> <strong>Get the recipe: <a href="http://www.oprah.com/food/Julia-Roberts-Banana-Hemp-Heart-Muffins-Recipe" target="_blank">Julia Roberts' Banana-Hemp Heart Muffins</a></strong>