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Rich Chocolate Brownies!

Rich Chocolate Brownies!

Its summer! The best part about summer is that you have access to such a large variety of fresh fruits and vegetables! The worst part about summer is all the picnics and party’s, which result in unfortunately many repeated bad choices.

Join us on July 28th to combat those bad choices as we will be hosting an event to discuss Principle #2 and #3 of the 5 Foundational Principles to Health – Food and Fitness.  This event is open to all past and present patients as well as to the public.

With that being said why are we promoting  a dessert of the month?  Simple. I love dessert! I simply look for ways to make the dessert option a healthier option! This 4 ingredient Brownie recipe is excellent.  It is not only very easy and quick to make (great for all the moms looking for healthier options for their kids this summer) but also very tasty!

Ingredients
  1. 3 medium, overripe bananas (approximately 1 cup or so)
  2. 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter or almond butter (can sub for any nut/seed or soy nut butter)
  3. 2 T – 1/4 cup cocoa powder (more = richer taste)
  4. 1-2 scoops of protein powder (see above content for tested recommendations)*
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven the 350 degrees, grease a small cake pan or loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a small microwave-safe bowl or stovetop, melt your nut butter.
  3. In a blender, food processor, or using your hands, combine the bananas, cocoa powder, protein powder and nut butter until smooth.
  4. Pour the mixture into the greased pan and bake for around 20 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before slicing into pieces.

For the original recipe, please click this link to go to TheBigMansWorld.Com!

 

I completely agree with the author  that the Brownies are 200% better once refrigerated overnight, however that has only occurred once in the past two years as typically the batch is gone within minutes of coming out of the oven.

My edits to this recipe:

  • I use Cacao Powder instead of Cocoa powder.
  • I have made them with Standard Process  Whey Pro Protein (link to SP website for the Whey Pro complete) as well as with our Chocolate Orgain Plant Based Protein (When we have used the Orgain protein the brownies are a bit sweeter only because the Orgain already has Stevia added into the protein mix)  [use this link to link the Chocolate Orgain Plant Based Protein to the site     http://orgain.com/products/organic-protein-powder/    ]

 

We commonly serve the brownies as a base to some homemade banana or peanut butter chocolate icecream. If you have never made healthy icecream – then here is 2 bonus links!

https://dashingdish.com/recipe/chocolate-peanut-butter-banana-ice-cream/?crlt.pid=camp.SBHt6ht1U9ez

http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/two-ingredient-banana-peanut-butter-ice-cream/

 

 If you enjoyed this recipe or are looking for an understanding of how food should play into your daily life, join us on July 28th! It’s going to be fun and we will be changing lives!


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Paleo Banana Cream Pie Bites

Paleo Banana Cream Pie Bites

During the month of May we try to make sure and celebrate mom’s! Mom’s needs treats too and here is a healthy snack that is not only guilt-free but very easy to make with the kids as well!

Banana Cream Pie Bites!

Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas (not overly ripe)
  • 4 cups of shredded unsweetened coconut (do not use flakes or reduced fat coconut.   It will not work)
  • cinnamon

Simple, right?! :)
Directions:

  1. Place your shredded coconut and about 4 dashes of cinnamon into a food processor and process until you have a nice and creamy coconut butter.
  2. Slice bananas into bite size chunks!
  3. Dip each slice into the coconut butter and coat both sides.
  4. Place each coated banana slice onto a piece of parchment paper.
  5. Sprinkle cinnamon onto each slice.
  6. Place in the freezer for about 30-40 minutes to initially set. (Move to fridge IF you have leftovers!)
  7. Enjoy!

happy-mothers-day

Click here for the full recipe and directions from Delighted Momma!

 


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Paleo Lemon Cookies

Paleo Lemon Cookies

Spring is here!

With the sun making more regular appearances, it makes me want to start switching out of our heavier peanut butter and chocolate rotation and into light spring flavors like lemon and coconut!

This is not my recipe, Cavegirl Cuisine deserves all the credit! We simply tested the recipe and everyone, including our girls, love the light sweet flavors.

http://cavegirlcuisine.com/2014/03/21/lemon-coconut-cookies/

  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons lemon est
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons organic butter or ghee, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 large egg

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Mix all ingredients until blended
  4. Place 1 tablespoon of batter on baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Using another piece of parchment paper (or wax paper) place over dough mound. Using bottom of a glass or other flat object, press down to flatten the cookies. Do this for each cookie until they are 1/8 inch thick.
  5. Cook for 12 minutes
  6. Let cool for 5 minutes. Transfer to a  cooling rack.
  7. Either eat immediately or transfer to the freezer if you like a crispier texture!
  8. Enjoy!

Check out her other Paleo recipes on www.CavegirlCuisine.com!


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Re-Learning the Art of Eating

Re-Learning the Art of Eating

Come learn the tips and tricks to make the REST of 2016 as healthy as January 2016!

Dr. Amanda will review the ways to keep your new healthy habits throughout 2016, leading you to your healthiest year! Join us on February 22nd, 2016 at 6pm.


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