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Easy Plantain Bread

The most creative recipe name ever…    it’s just easy.

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This bread is an alternative to our corn bread “go to” that my kids love to eat all day, every day. Our favorite breakfast is cornbread, beans and fried egg. Yeah, we like that Central American fare- It’s easy.

This plantain bread is delicious and very versatile. With only a few ingredients, it is perfect for all of you Paleo people out there.  Personally, I like it with butter and honey drizzled on it. Some people may want to put almond or peanut butter on top. You get it, get creative.

I found a million recipes on Pinterest but they all seemed to be the same. Here is the one I followed by All Recipes.com.

NOW for Plantain Waffles. <— I will let you know!      These will be so, so good. No question about it.

Easy Plantain Bread
 
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You can add cinnamon and honey to your batter. I saw a lot of people do that in the comments. I did not add either one but I did top it with both. I have also seen people make this batter into muffins as well which is a great idea.
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Recipe type: Grain Free
Ingredients
  • 2 large plantains << mine were over ripened and so it turned out pretty sweet, which is fine with me>>
  • 2 eggs. Remember, pasture raised is best
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt or more if you love salt
  • add a tablespoon of honey to sweeten. Cinnamon to bring out the sweet... You can also use this mixture to fry up some pancakes! Just use this recipe for the batter and make just like you would a pancake...
Instructions
  1. preheat over to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. add all ingredients to a food processor and blend
  3. spread the plantain batter into a rectangle, about ½ inch thick
  4. bake about 15 minutes and let cool
  5. If frying into pancakes, do as usual! Enjoy :)

 

Be nice everyone! It’s the right thing to do.

Love, BEC

GREEN LEMONADE: Glow like B

To honor the release of LEMONADE here is a delicious green lemonade that will bring the Beyonce out in you.

 

 

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Sweetened with the natural goodness of apple, this lemonade is full of benefits and will give you that glow inside out. Adding ginger will give it a natural kick that will feel so good. Who knew that lemonade could be so healthy? Adding greens will help with the detoxification process and adding a shot of vodka will give you superwoman powers.

As you know, I love drinking warm lemon water first thing in morning and you may have read about the amazing benefits of lemon but here are a few I love to talk about with my clients. I gathered a few of these from thebudwig.com.

Blood Sugar Balance – The acidity of raw lemon juice lowers the impact of any meal on your blood sugar.

Detoxification – Raw lemon juice cleanses the kidneys and the digestive system. It helps the body in the removal of toxins and provides you with a great overall detox.

Brain and Nerve Food – The potassium found in raw lemon juice helps the brain and nerve cells, improves concentration, memory and calms the mind.

Infection – When sickness has developed raw lemon juice is an excellent fighter of infection, as it is rich in citric acid.

Immune System – Raw lemon juice strengthens the immune system which in turn helps fight many illnesses including cancers.

 

A perfect addition to your summertime feels, make this in a large batch for all of the kids and leave the ginger out. To sweeten even more just add more of apple!  If you do not have a juicer try adding coconut water to a blender and follow the recipe below. If you do not like the pulp, strain it through a cheese cloth or actual strainer.

 

 

Bey's Green Lemonade
 
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Cuisine: juice
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  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 lemon. I leave the peel on for the benefits but you may peel for less bitterness
  • 1 granny smith apple
Instructions
  1. JUICE IT UP
  2. add ginger for spice
  3. add more apple for sweetness
  4. you may also use spinach, romaine, etc.

MUCH MUCH love,

Tiffany and Mary

Protein Bars, Granola Bars. Which one to pick?

BEC approved

 

The grocery store aisle with ALL the bars gives most of my clients a panic attack! “Which one is healthy? Which one will keep me full? Does it have enough protein? How many calories? And definitely, which one actually tastes good????” I am usually lucky enough to take my clients on a tour of the grocery store and we literally spend two hours figuring out how to read labels, what ingredients to avoid, and how to pick items that will promote health and not disease. Today, we are talking bars….this section alone takes about 10 minutes. I will give you a list of a few of the bars that actually contain real food and ingredients that you will recognize. These are ingredients that you can find stocked in your pantry.(mostly) Ingredients that will keep you energized. Ingredients that will keep you full and NOT have you craving processed sugar all day long!

Lara Bar 2

 

1) The Lara Bar. My favorite is the peanut butter and the bar has only 3 ingredients. Peanuts, dates, and salt. This bar is soft and chewy and has nothing bad in it!

 

 

Kind-Bars-2

 

2) The Kind Bar. Some have a little added sugar, but are made most from nuts and fruit. Many of my clients get off junk food or highly processed granola bars with this bar because it tastes like a candy bar….well, sort of.

 

 

Chia bar

 

3) The Chia Bar.  Packed with plant based omega 3’s which are great for brain health and fiber so you stay full for a while. My favorite flavor is the coffee and chocolate peanut butter.  These bars only have a 100 calories so I sometimes grab two. Another great thing to do is buy a bag of organic chia seeds and put them on salads, yogurt, or smoothies. Be aware, chia seeds expand and fill up with liquid so if you put some IN a smoothie rather than on top you must drink immediately or they will become gelatinous. New flavor is the dark chocolate coconut sea salt. Dying to try.

 

Raw Revolution Almond Butter Cup Bar

 

4) Raw Revolution Bar. These taste like treat bars, the only downside is they put a little agave in for a  sweetener which I’m not crazy about because of the fructose content and agave is usually highly processed. But these bars taste amazing. Overall, pretty clean.

 

PERFECT BAR

 

5) Perfect Bar. I LOVE THIS BAR! It is like a treat to me. Without a doubt I choose the Almond Butter. If I’m in a mad rush and don’t have time to eat, I like this bar because it is made of pretty much real food, has 300 calories so I can use it as a small meal replacement and has a bunch of protein.

 

All these bars are non GMO which is important to me. I know there are many other brands on the market that I approve….but sometimes a smaller list is best. Now take the time you just saved in the “bar” aisle in the grocery store and use it to go on a walk, take a bath, do some yoga, or just chill.

xoxoxo,

tiffany tatom

Superfood Bowl {Tastes Like Dessert!}

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This super food bowl is insanely delicious, satisfying, and loaded with fun {healthy} surprises.  Like most of my recipes, the measurements are loose.  Add what you want, remove what you want.  Just watch your portions here so you don’t over do it.  Here’s my method:

Superfood Bowl
 
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  • ½ cup unsweetened vanilla cultured coconut milk (use full fat greek or any yogurt of your choice)
  • 1 big teaspoon Justin's Vanilla Almond Butter
  • 1T honey
  • 1T white mulberries
  • 1T cacao powder
  • 1T goji berries
  • 1T sprouted sunflower seeds
  • 1T golden berries
  • 1T lucuma powder
  • 1T chia
  • 1T ground flax
  • 1T shredded coconut
  • 1T hemp hulls
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients into a bowl and mix together. Enjoy!

I know there are a lot of ingredients in here but once you buy them they last a while, they’re tasty and super good for you!  Below are a few links to help you get started.  I order everything through Amazon Prime.

So Delicious Cultured Coconut Milk

Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter

Organic Honey

White Mulberries

mulberries_navitasCacao Powder

Goji Berries

gojiSprouted Sunflower Seeds

sunflower seedsGolden Berries

Lucuma Powder

Chia, Flax, and Shredded Coconut

Hemp Hulls

Cinnamon

 

Trust me, this bowl is so tangy, you’re going to love it!

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