I made this Paleo-friendly Dark Chocolate Avocado Pudding last night and nearly fainted from dessert foodgasm!
So I had to share the recipe that I got from Paleomg however I adapted the original recipe from 5-ingredients to 4-ingredients, since i found the original seemed too salty. I also doubled the recipe since the original served only 1, and y’all know I love to stockpile nommy food.
Dark Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Prep time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Instructions: Mash up your avocado. Add in your cocoa powder, raw honey, sunbutter, pinch of salt and mix throughly. Eat it up!
Notes: For an even creamier texture, puree all ingredients in your food processor.
The amount of pudding that the doubled recipe made filled an entire small 2 cup container. As rich as the pudding is, I see a moderate serving size being between 1/4-1/2 cup. I decided to work up the caloric counts based on serving size. See below:
Even at 104 calories per serving for a sweet treat, that is low in natural sugars, less than 5 grams in a serving, the antioxidant benefits from the Avocado makes it totally worth the little indulgence. :)
Triple B Chili (Triple B stands for Buffalo, Bacon + Butternut Squash)
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Here is the Paleo friendly recipe for Chocolate Beef. This recipe was provided to me from My Paleo Life. Brock was kind enough to share this recipe with me after I swooned over a photo of his meal of Chocolate Beef that he had posted on his Paleo FB page.
I made this tonight for dinner. dH was a bit leery of it since it seemed odd to him to put cocoa powder and cinnamon on beef. But once it was done and he had a bite, he was hooked!!! I had to make 2x as much extra afterwards because it was what he wanted for lunch tomorrow! This mealtime delight will definitely be on the repeat list! :)
This recipe truly is sweet, savory and amazing!
1. Cut up the stewing beef in managable cubes.
2. Fry it in a pan with bacon fat and shmaltz
3. Add onions, cumin, salt + pepper, paprika, cinnamon and cocoa powder. Add a bit of water.
Chocolate Beef! Enjoy!
A Fittest Fat Girl FB Fan, Extra Motivation To Exercise, shared this juice recipe with me, I decided to give it a sexy little name. ;) She called it “Carrot, Beet and Green Apple” juice, which still sounds equally as delish!!!
So I made a HUGE container of this amazingly power-packed healthy juice last night and wow!!! It tastes so amazing!!! I did tweak the recipe a bit to my liking, but I’m still sharing it here with you all. Please note, I don’t have an actual ‘juicer’ but I have my new Ninja! My version is more of a Juice Smoothie but it is still so AMAZING!!!
If you have a juicer you can go directly to juicing. For those of us with processors, a little bit more is involved.
1. Chop up veggies + fruit. Add into processor.
Those carrots kind of look like Cheetos in this photo… mmm.. Cheetos…
2. Blend until it becomes a pureé. I had to add a bit of water during the blending process.
This is where I changed the recipe a little bit to fulfill my needs of incorporating a little probiotics into my day.
3. Blend ice and yogurt until you reach a smoothie like consistency.
Once completed, for us processor folks, it should look like this:
4. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
I hope you enjoy this super healthy power-packed recipe as much as I do!
To say that I went hog wild with my Paleo shopping list at the grocery store yesterday would be an understatement to say the least!
I purchased a heaping amount of veggies (nothing new there)… but the sheer excitement of the variety of meats I could now have suddenly made the meat section of the grocer look like a 70% off sale on a Black Friday!
Not to say that I wasn’t eating meat within my Eat Clean meal plan, however I was strictly limiting it to super lean meats, such as chicken, turkey and seafood, and lean cuts of beef every once in a while in moderation and lots of tofu. But the peace de resistance was winning back Pork!!!! yes, I have already exclaimed this excitement in Day 233. post. I don’t think you understand my love for it. I love pork like Anthony Bourdain loves pork. seriously.
So the very first thing I put in my basket was…. you guessed it…. PORK! and not just any kind… no. But the succulent salt cured pork! Oh how I have missed you!
Something seems so sinfully wrong about this…. Of course, I will intake with moderation. But the Paleo rules say ‘bring on the fat! bring on the meat!’…. This whole concept seems so….. NAUGHTY!!!!
Anyway, I also picked up some gorgeous pork chops.
Action Packed Pastured Chicken Livers! love these!
some pastured chicken too!
Also got some breakfast sausage. (I typically don’t like buying boxed pre-cooked meat like this because of the apparent sodium bomb, but sausage must have been the hot item of the week at the store, because there was none!)
I couldn’t forget some omega-lovin Salmon steaks.
and lastly, my other serious carnivore love - Grass-Fed Bison!!!
Yeah… Carnivore Crazy indeed….
On a separate note - Day 2 of Paleo : so far so good. I’m down 2.8 lbs of water weight. thank the stars!
So today was my first day back to routine from the Training road trip. Needless to say, I am still puffed up from Day 230’s cheat. ugh! But I’m not going to dwell on my stupid actions. What is done is done, I’m moving on… I will consider it my last unclean celebratory meal. Since I’ve decided to give Paleo a try to shake my current diet up a bit.
I’ve been feeling like I needed a change in foods to support my high intensity workouts. Yes, I was following the meal plan for the LF Training Program, but it just was not working out for me. It was just WAY too much food than I can consume on a daily basis. It left me feeling beyond full, cramped and bloated by the end of each day, not including counting the gains that accompanied the cramped bloating. Sometimes if a meal plan doesn’t work out for you, it just doesn’t. Everyone’s body is different, you have to fine tune accordingly. So I had switched back to clean eating as I had done in the beginning…but now I’m fine tuning that part toward Paleo.
Today was my first day of progression to Paleo eating. It isn’t much different than my usual clean diet except the fact that there is no grains, legumes, no sugar, no dairy (exception of probiotics such as yogurt + raw, full-fat or fermented dairy) and limited amounts of fruit + nuts.
I don’t really have a problem cutting out dairy. I don’t drink milk as I have said before since it seriously upsets my stomach. I will miss all the low-fat cheeses that I love however I am happy that I will still have yogurts and goat cheese in my life. I did get used to eating alternative clean grains - such as sprouted grains, spelt, etc. and seed crackers ( I will miss those). However I think my weakness will be fruit… Fruit has became my new ‘sweet tooth’ satisfier. It is my new chocolate. I am going to have a hard time limiting my fruit amounts.
With that said… there IS an even trade off… I will get to incorporate other foods back into my life that I did cut out - like pork, beef (grass-fed only) and lastly, most excitedly - I get to have BACON!!!!!! YES!!!! I get to have glorious BACON on Paleo!!!! God Blessed All!!!! AMEN!!!!! i am seriously one happy girl. Take the breads, cheeses and beans! Pass the Bacon Please!!!
Anyway, I really didn’t notice much of a difference except that I did miss my lunch time crackers and also the large amounts of fruit I would typically consume throughout the day to satisfy my ‘sweet tooth’. I did notice that I sustained a longer lasting feeling of fullness (but not crampy full) throughout the day which was nice.
I am interested to see how this slightly new way of eating is going to go and how it is going to sustain me throughout my workouts as well as lean me out. All the Crossfitters swear by the Paleo diet. And have you seen the hard core X-fitters, those warriors are ripped!!! So I’m willing to hear the X’fitters out, tap into my inner cavewoman and give it a try…