I wanted to start off with introducing the cookbooks I am currently using:
Paleo Cookies By: John Chatham
Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry By: Elana Amsterdam
I will rotate these books once I’ve completed all recipes!! Breakfast details: the standard eggs and thick-cut bacon, a side of sautéed roasted red peppers (from Costco, I will post the image in the bottles section) and onion, a bulletproof coffee using 1tbsp coconut oil and a green shake!!!! Smoothie recipe below…
Cucumber-Mint (2-16oz servings):
3 cups cucumber
1/4 cup raw cashews
1/2 cup mint leaves
2 cups spinach
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/4-1/2 cup coconut water
1 cup ice
1 tsp maca powder
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp monkfruit sweetener
Add to Nutribullet large container and blend until smooth, add coconut water until thick & creamy consistency is achieved.
Recipe modified and adapted from Superfood Smoothies By: Julie Morris
These wonderful chocolate donuts are from Elana’s Pantry, she has some wonderful paleo recipes in her book! I highly recommend making these delicious treats, I did make a substitution: instead of cocoa powder I used carob powder. And, I still found the wonderful rich chocolate flavor in these donuts. Gotta run to the gym before picking up the little one. I will have some more treats for you tomorrow!!
Another batch of burgundy red wine flank steak was made and I was in heaven eating every bite of this meal. Please refer back to my first post for the initial recipe: wine infused steak… my husband added coconut sugar to this batch and wow the flavor is so much richer! We also made other steaks, which weren’t finished for dinner the night before – I used some pieces in this salad:
photographed: coconut water (home-made, check out the “hydration” tab above to see which brand I mix into water); bulletproof coffee remix (i use Nespresso vanilla pods with 1 tbsp of coconut oil mixed in a Nutribullet); green juice (apple + spinach juice made in the Juiceman appliance); beet & steak chopped salad (seasoned with herbs de provence, avocado oil & balsamic vinegar) and Terra sweet potato chips (MY NEW OBSESSION!!!).
The next morning I got to enjoy this green juice again with breakfast made by my wonderful husband…
Now it is time to burn off these calories!!!
I did part 1 & 2 only yesterday – I am working my way up to a 60 min video, currently just feeling satisfied with 40 minutes (a jump from 20 minutes). And today I engaged in this activity:
Hope everyone is staying warm and having a pleasant friday night!
Polished off the asparagus from last night to jump start the body with some morning veggies!
Plated: asparagus + eggs with a side of asparagus (thanks honey for the extra dose of asparagus!) and sweet potato hash
I attempted this new hype that everyone is posting about “Bulletproof Coffee!” I don’t have this bulletproof coffee that apparently should be used, so we made a drip coffee using Cafe Du Monde Coffee and Chicory.
I used 20 ounces of water to make one cup – I am still adjusting to caffeine, just the slightest bit of stimulant is enough to get me going. I placed this liquid in the large Nutribullet cup and let it cool. I used the blending attachment and quickly mixed the coffee plus 2 tbsp of coconut oil [the bullet proof craze uses butter – I do not believe in butter being paleo if milk products are not “allowed,” because guess what BUTTER IS A MILK PRODUCT so none of my recipes use butter or ghee]. I prefer to use Nature’s Way EfaGold Coconut Oil as it has a richer coconut flavor when I want this taste. If you want less coconut taste then I would recommend using Spectrum Coconut Oil.
Go easy on the caffeine and coconut oil though – this is not for the individual who drinks multiple cups of coffee a day as you will easily rack up the calories!
enjoy this sunny fall day… and hopefully there will be an evening like this again today,
my happy place: NOMaste.