So I had two VERY ripe plantains sitting in my kitchen and I had noooo idea what to do with them… I did some thinking and I decided to give a whack at some plantain brownies. Honestly, THESE ARE DELICIOUS. … Continue reading
No intro necessary: Behold the glory of the sunbutter patty. Sunbutter Patties Ingredients: 1 cup of sunbutter, unsalted ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1 tablespoon coconut oil 2 tablespoon honey 1 cup dark chocolate chips Instructions Place almond butter, oil and … Continue reading
I’ve recently been CRAVING a Starbucks mocha, but alas, I don’t drink coffee because it upsets my stomach (I have very bad acid reflux, I blame my dad for this wonderful gene). Good new’s though, a few months back I found some coffee extract. There was no real reason why I bought it, I just thought “what the hell”. But I have finally put it to some good use! Introducing my Paleo Mocha Frappuccino. Okay I’ll be honest, this doesn’t taste exactly like Starbucks, BUT it’s wayyy healthier and its a good source of protein before your morning workout session.
Another new endeavor for me: eliminating nuts. This is super hard for me. Ever since I went Paleo, I’ve been really dependent on nuts as a source of protein and snacking. I L♥VE trail mix. For the last 2 years it’s been one of my basic food groups, but I have been having stomach issues and I’m thinking that nuts could be the culprit. I have not eaten them for a few days and I’m already feeling a bit better, not as bloated or “full”, less water retention, the list goes on… In replacement for all these nuts butters and flours, I’m now trying organic sunbutter and pumpkin seeds. I’m eating them in very little moderation, but it seems to be going well and my tummy is happy ☺ hooray!
I PROMISE I will add a picture when I get the chance, but I’ve already guzzled this down. Off to my dance class!
Paleo Mocha Frappuccino
- 1 green tipped banana (if on 21DSD)
- 1 cup of ice
- 1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk, organic or almond milk (coconut milk will make it creamier)
- 3/4 cup of water
- 1 1/2 Tbs of cocoa powder, unsweetened
- 1/2 Tbs of sunflower seed butter, organic (Use this sunbutter)
- 1/2 tsp – 1 tsp of coffee extract (Use this one)
- A few drops of liquid stevia
- Place everything in a blender and combine until smooth
- Top with cocoa nibs if you like!
So, these are notorious in my household…Honestly, I don’t know why people think these are so good! Like yea, they are great, but my family goes bonkers over this recipe. My secret ingredient is the cream of tartar… it makes … Continue reading
I have been obsessed with making mug muffins lately! Why? Cuz they are super easy to throw together and you basically get a pretty good snack or breakfast item in about 3 minutes. Way easier than bringing out the pots … Continue reading
These are an interesting experiment and luckily, they came out pretty darn good! Honestly, they were exploding in the oven and I thought they were gonna be horrible, but the flavor is pretty yummy. Word to the wise, keep them … Continue reading
This is AHHH-MAZZ-INGGG!!! I gave up chocolate, but it’s Friday night and I decided to treat myself to some primal chocolate milk. yummmyyy… Any who, I stumbled upon this chocolate syrup recipe on another bloggies site. I thought this was … Continue reading
So, an old HS friend who now lives in NYC with me was telling me how her good Wake friend just got this cool job at a new health start-up in the city. Of course, I was intrigued. She was … Continue reading
So, I made myself a beastly salad last night. I’m literally exhausted- for whatever reason- and I feel like my body really needed some good nutrients. This literally is the perfect “Italian” fall salad. Technically, the dressing is more a … Continue reading
So, it’s official: I AM BRILLIANT. Not to “toot” my own horn or anything, but this is recipe is an original Baconista creation. No one, no where has EVER attempted a Neapolitan flavored cake. This was one of my biggest successes … Continue reading