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Chocolate pudding- paleo style

IMG_3899Leftover day!

Time to raid the fridge and pantry of whatever is left over and attempt to make something yummy out of it. This is a play on a recipe from the 21 day sugar detox (it was gross) and PaleOMG recipe. Enough sugar to make it feel like a treat, but not enough for Joe to actually enjoy it as much as I will! Ingredients might be a little off, I literally just threw it all in together and hoped for the best.

Ingredients:

  • 2 overly ripe avocados
  • 1 overly ripe almost brown banana
  • 1-2 tsp raw honey. Just depends on how sweet you want this
  • 2-3 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • handful or whatever is leftover of the Enjoy Life Chocolate chips
  • splash of vanilla extract
  • splash of leftover canned coconut milk

Put the avocado’s, banana, honey, cocoa powder, vanilla, and coconut milk in a food processor. Mix until creamy smooth. Taste it when done and if its not sweet enough then add that second tsp of honey. Once mixed together then throw in a small amount of the chocolate chips and blend again. Whammo- chocolate pudding! If I had kids I think this would be a great dessert to serve them chilled as a treat. But since I dont, Joe will have to do!

 
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Posted by on September 5, 2012 in Desserts

 

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Sugar free chocolate banana pancakes

So we are winding down this 21 day sugar detox. I am scraping here to make some treats. This actually sounds better then it was, BUT it is pretty good. For the sugar starved individual like myself. I only haveĀ 3 days left so I am making the best of it! I just eyed all the ingredients so it may be a little off so just play around with it.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 banana (green tipped for those sugar detoxing. Nice and ripe for those not!)
  • 2 tbls of coconut flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • dash of cinnamon
  • Tbls melted coconut butter

Mix all ingredients together. Mash up the banana nice and fine or you can just throw this all in a mini food processor. Coat your pan with coconut oil so the pancake doesnt stick. Pour in and wait until you see little bubbles at the top. Flip over and cook until finished. Top with organic butter or melted coconut butter. After this SD is over, I am going to add a tablespoon of honey to the batter and top with raspberries and coconut butter. That will be amazing. But these are pretty good. Not very pretty, but pretty good!

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2012 in Breakfast

 

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Coconut Milk Banana Popsicles

So the one thing I miss about this sugar detox thing is having popsicles at night. Joe and I love our popsicles, we had one (or two) every day in Mexico and we usually have them at home for after dinner too. This recipe comes right off the sugar detox recipes, so last night I had a crazy craving for one. Which also sucks because obviously I have to make them, then freeze them. So no instant gratification here. But my friends were laughing at me as I was calling around to rite-aid’s and safeway’s asking if they had popsicle molds at 9:30pm. And yes, Rite-aid did, plus they were 75% off so I got them for $.75. Score.

These definitely hit the spot!!! Popsicle crisis over!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water (or coconut water)
  • 4 tbls unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • I am sure you can add cocunut bits or some nuts and it would be even better…next round

Mix all ingredients together until they are smooth and creamy. Pour into popsicle molds and let sit overnight. To get them out, run warm water over the one you are trying to pop out, makes it much easier. YUM YUM.

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Posted by on August 19, 2012 in Desserts

 

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Bacon Banana Eggs

Well today is day 7 of my sugar detox. I made it to 7, just 14 more to go. Things I notice. Im a little sluggish. I am a little more hungry then usual. (they say to just drink water first, see if your just in need of hydration instead of food), and my taste buds are like brand new taste buds. I called them virgin taste buds, but that seems to get an odd reaction. But Joe and I went to dinner and I said to him, ‘you HAVE to taste these carrots!, they have so much flavor and are so sweet!” . Yeah, he tasted them and said- ‘they are carrots’. Same thing with an avocado last night. I thought it was a different variety then normal because it had a sweet flavor to it. So that is a bonus.

So if anything from this sugar detox, my cravings are gone. (But I know those little bastard cravings will come back!), things taste much better overall. No need for salt whatsoever. And I also am much more aware of how much sugar you could potentially eat if you dont pay attention to it. Just a tablespoon of ketchup is 20 grams of sugar! What I am doing, I need to eat less then 10 grams A DAY! So my awareness of how much sugar is in foods and what foods to eat that don’t have a lot of sugar has grown tons. After this is over I think I will go back to low fruit and sugar only on special occasions.

So to kick off my 7th day sugar detox, I decided to go a little wild! I used a ripe banana instead of the green tipped one’s we are allowed on the SD. Oh what has life become when a ripe banana feels like a cheat day! So here is a little sweet and savory breakfast meal. I got this off checking out instagram again.

Ingredients: (I made this for 2 so I up’d the ingredients a little)

  • 1 banana
  • 4 eggs
  • some bacon (I used bacon pieces that I got from TJ’s. They are uncured and nitrate free so no sugar, but this would have been WAY better with just regular yummy crispy bacon)
  • Cinnamon
  • Dash of coconut milk (optional)

Start off with throwing your bacon in the pan and cook until crispy. Add the slices of banana until they start to get a little brown. Take the eggs and add a dash of cinnamon and coconut milk and whisk them together. Add this to your bacon/banana mixture and cook until done. The taste is suprising. The mix of sweet with the bacon is odd, but really good at the same time.

Enjoy!

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Posted by on August 19, 2012 in Breakfast

 

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Coco Monkey Smoothie

Thank god I discovered this. I got this from the 21 day Sugar Detox book of recipes that are okay, and this is the best. I only wish I could have one at every meal. I didnt put any coconut cream concentrate in mine and it was still delicious but I can’t wait to try it when I get that creamy delishesness in my house. I made this after searching around my cabinets and found my handy dandy magic bullet blender. I forgot I had this and now I cant wait to start using it more.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut water (no other added ingredients)
  • 1 frozen banana (with green tips so not quite ripe)
  • 1 tbls almond butter
  • 2 tbls coconut cream concentrate (optional)
  • 4-6 ice cubes
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt

Mix all ingredients in the blender or hand blender and enjoy. So good I want another! As you can see I didnt have the patience to put in a regular cup or even wait to drink before taking a picture!

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Posted by on August 16, 2012 in Breakfast, Sides, Sugar Detox approved!

 

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