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Blueberry Banana Green Smoothie

20120223-110037.jpgAnother Green Smoothie that I was very happy with the results:

1 lb bag frozen blueberries

4 bananas

5 oz bag of Spinach

Lots of deliciousness! I ate this yesterday know that I was going to “cheat”…I had a cheese pizza with my husband. He’s not vegan and will eat pizza here and there without me but this is the first time in a LONG time that I ate pizza especially with cheese. I’ve had a gluten free pizza with no cheese, just sauce and veggies. Prior going Vegan, it was my favorite from Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza and it was delicious. It was nice. I was wondering how my stomach would react but it wasn’t too bad, however my face might be showing it today. I always wonder if my favorite bloggers “cheat” or do they always eat perfectly? do you?

 

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February 23, 2012 · 4:01 pm

Raw Coconut Cinnamon bars

Eventually when I’m not in the initial phases of the BED diet then I would like to go back to being more on the high raw foods side than cooked, so in an effort to be more raw today I used the Coconut Cinnamon Muffins recipe batter, flattened it and put it in the dehydrator. I would love to give you a time amount but they only lasted @ 1 1/2 hours in the dehydrator on 105 degrees before I devoured them. That’s the beauty of a vegan recipe, nothing really needed to cook!

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Raw Cacao Peppermint Blobs

Since it is the holidays, one of my favorite indulgences prior to eating clean was Peppermint Bark. I loved it so much that I would made my own during Christmas and shared a little with friends, what you could pry out of my hands! But this year, I’m eating as clean as possible and needed that minty holiday feeling so I experimented with this Carob Coconut Blob recipe from Casey Lorraine’s website.

I don’t even get the food processor out and here are my tweaks: I just mush up one avocado, mix in 4 tbsp of raw cacao, 4 tsp of xylitol, 1/4 tsp of peppermint oil and 1 cup of coconut (I use shredded coconut that comes frozen that I thaw out not dried like her recipe). Then put in the freezer, wait an hour and I’m in Christmas heaven! Again this probably isn’t a BED approved recipe but my blood sugar wasn’t affected; it actually went down after eating them so I’m enjoying my indulgence! Hope you like them too!

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Coconut Cinnamon Muffins

20111220-105139.jpg So unfortunately while tweaking my blog, I deleted the content that was here, so not sure what I exactly wrote about on this entry but I know I had the recipe posted and explained that I took a quick shot of the last muffin, even though it was lopsided. I flipped the muffins out of the pan and it dropped on the drying rack and kinda splatted, LOL. But believe me, it was still delicious.

This recipe is adapted from Cooking with Coconut Flour: A Delicious Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Alternative to Wheat by Bruce Fife

Coconut Cinnamon Muffins

  • 3 tblsp Flaxseed with ½ cup of water, mix and leave for 1-2 minutes
  • 2 tblsp Coconut Oil
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup Xylitol
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup coconut

Blend together flaxseed, coconut oil and vanilla. Combine coconut flour, baking powder, sugar substitute, cinnamon and salt. Whisk into batter until there are no lumps and then fold in the coconut. Pour batter into greased 4 muffin cups. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 25 mins. This still leaves the center nice an gooey in my oven 🙂

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Love the food you eat

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This was dinner or dessert last night! I love the way the acorn squash looked like a heart. When you love what you eat, eating healthy becomes easy. I look forward to the meals that I make and so staying on track is easy. This is a recipe from the Body Ecology Diet (BED) and it was delicious Baked Acorn Squash. I used xylitol for my sweetener but other than that it was simple, easy and delicious. You just need a little patience while it cooks!

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