Berry Green Smoothie

With food sensitivities, it can be challenging to create a healthy smoothie that doesn’t annoy the gut.

This smoothie is dairy free and coconut free, and serves up a significant portion of vegetables.  The protein comes from the most easily digested source that I know of: collagen.  You can buy Great Lakes Collagen or Bulletproof Collagen.

With a smoothie like this in the morning, I can delay my proper breakfast by a couple hours (or have an early lunch).  This is an acceptable first food of the day, as the protein (collagen powder) will stabilize the blood sugar nicely.

This smoothie also makes a great snack when I’m trying to delay dinner (my 4:00 hunger zone).

 

pink-green smoothie

 

 

Berry Green Smoothie

2 cups chopped celery

1 cup frozen strawberries

1/4 cup frozen cherries

1/2 inch ginger (optional but delicious)

1/4 cup collagen powder

juice of half a lemon

water

 

Instructions:

1.  Place all ingredients in high speed blender (Blendtec or Vitamix).  Add enough water to make a consistency that you like.

2.  Blend thoroughly and enjoy!

Chocolate Macademia Nut Cake

macademia-nuts

Baking a cake once a month fits into my paleo lifestyle very well.

We feel “treated” to have a moist, chocolate cake that is made with 100% whole foods.

I put this together because I had some macademia nuts and my children wanted a cake.

It’s so simple it took only minutes to make!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup macademia nuts
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tb cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Instructions:

  1. Place nuts in food processor and blend until very fine
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend well
  3. Place batter in 8×8″ greased baking dish
  4. Bake at 350 for 15-20 min, or until done in centre

Paleo Fast Food

Wondering what foods make it to the “healthy” list when you’re too busy to cook?  I’ve got some go-to meals that are not only fast, but they are easily digested and taste delicious.  And those 3 criteria are becoming more and more important to me!

  • fast
  • digestible
  • delicious

So here are my top 4 creations when I’m in a major rush and need to pack some food to leave the house, or I’m so hungry I need to eat something substantial right away.  (they both happen regularly around here)

Dandelion Latte

Here it is… the best latte in town. That is, if you can’t drink coffee (like me).

I’ve tried to drink coffee, but I cannot detoxify the over 300 alkaloids well enough and always end up with skin eruptions.  Not a problem, I have a favorite alternative that is… well, better!?

You’ll find the ingredients at a good health food store, typically sold in bulk herbs sections.  I’ve ordered 1lb bags

Beautiful Broth

What’s the big deal about broth?

Why is everyone in the health industry promoting old fashioned bone broth?
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It is the healing properties of broth that is keeping this old ‘food as medicine’ alive.  For me, it is bone broth magic that has healed my gut.  And you can too, if you make it right.