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Banana Scramble

I know that the words “banana” and “scramble” don’t go well together, but this recipe will definitely surprise you. It tastes like banana bread pudding more than a scramble, so it can be eaten as breakfast or dessert.

Ingredients:

1 tbsp of coconut oil
1 medium very ripe banana, mashed
1 egg
2 tbsp of almond meal or 1/2 tbsp of coconut flour *
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of vanilla
1 1/2 tbsp of raisins

Preparation:

  • Heat the coconut oil in a skillet.
  • Whisk all the rest of the ingredients together and pour into the skillet.
  • Wait until the bottom browns a little bit before scrambling the dough, scramble a couple of times, wait for it the brown, scramble again, wait for it to brown and repeat until it is fully cooked.

The trick is to let the banana caramelize before you start scrambling it.

*This recipe works a lot better with almond flour.

 

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Mexican Paleo “Rice”

Is it rice? Is it quinoa? Couscous? NO… it’s cauliflower! But you just can’t tell and the best part is that it has a fraction of the calories and carbohydrates as regular rice
Ingredients:
1 cauliflower head
3  very ripe Roma tomatoes
1 medium carrot
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1 celery stalk, diced
1/2  onion, chopped
1 1/2 tsp of cumin
1 tbsp of garlic powder
1/2 cup of broth
1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro
2 tbsp of olive oil
Salt to taste
Preparation:
  • In a large saucepan,  saute’ the onions, bell pepper, and celery with the olive oil.
  • In a food processor, blend the carrot and tomatoes until they form a sauce
  • Add this sauce to the pot along with the broth and spices, cover and cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Uncover and continue cooking until most of the broth has evaporated.
  • Meanwhile pulse in the cauliflower florets until it looks like rice, depending on the size of your food processor you may have to grind it in 2-3 batches or you can use the large holes on your cheese grater to grate the cauliflower into small rice sized pieces
  • Add the cauliflower to the pot, mix, cover and cook for about 5 minutes or until tender stirring occasionally. Do not over cook or it will turn mushy
  • Remove from heat, mix in the cilantro and serve
Serves 4
 
 

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Rawtella

Finally! A guilt-free, healthier Version of Nutella made with nutritious ingredients.

Raw cacao is  rich in antioxidants, iron and magnesium; hazelnuts provide healthy fats, fiber and iron and dates are also filled with lots of nutrients, making this the perfect treat.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of raw hazelnuts
18 dates
1/2 cup of vanilla almond milk or water
1/4 cup of melted cacao butter **
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp of raw cacao powder

Preparation:

  •  Run hazelnuts   in a food processor until finely ground
  • Add the dates one by one and the raw cacao and continue to blend until a paste is formed
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. For softer consistency add more almond milk or water.

**be careful not to over heat the cacao butter, I put it in a small bowl and placed it over warm/hot water

Store in refrigerator
makes about 2 cups

 

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Almond Milk

Never, ever, EVER buy almond milk again, this one is so easy to make and so much tastier than the store-bought.
Make the vanilla version of it, unless you are using it to cook salty dishes.

Ingredients:

1 cup of raw almonds, soaked in water overnight , rinsed and drained
4 cups of water
Dash of salt

*For vanilla almond milk add 4-8 dates and 1-2 tsp of vanilla extract

*For chocolate almond milk add 8-12 dates and raw cacao powder to taste

Preparation:

  • Blend all ingredients together for about 2 minutes until white and creamy.
  • Strain in a nut milk bag, a fine mesh strainer or several layers of cheese cloths.

Save the almond paste in the strainer, spread over a cookie sheet, and dry using a dehydrator or an oven on it’s lower heat setting.Grind in a food processor and use as almond flour. Because the almonds will lose some flavor and fat in the process, mix with regular almond flour.

 
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Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Breakfast, Drinks, Ingredients

 

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