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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

Serves: 4


  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • 3-4 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder (the more, the chocolatey-er)
  • 4 teaspoons raw honey
  • 2 teaspoons sunbutter (or other nut butter)
  • pinch of salt (I omitted this part since I used sunbutter which is already pretty salty as is)

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)


Servings: 3-4

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 45 Minutes


  • 1.5 Lb Butternut Squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed
  • 6 Slices of Bacon
  • 1 Lb Ground Bison (Or Beef)
  • 1 Medium Red Onion, diced
  • 3 Jalapeños, diced
  • 2 Cloves garlic, chopped
  • 14 Ounces Organic Tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 Tsp Cayenne
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil, melted


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 Degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Mix the Butternut Squash and coconut oil together in a small roasting pan and roast in the oven for 30 Minutes or until tender
  3. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat and cook until crispy, set aside to cool
  4. Add the bison to the bacon grease in the pan and cook through
  5. Stir in the onion, garlic, and jalapeños and cook until the onions are translucent
  6. Add the salt, oregano, cumin, and cayenne and then cook while stirring for a minute
  7. Crumble your bacon and add it as well as your tomatoes with the juice and apple cider vinegar
  8. Bring to a simmer and let simmer until thickened, about 30 minutes
  9. Once done, place your chili in a bowl and top with your roasted butternut squash
  10. Sprinkle with some cinnamon or cocoa powder if desired
  11. Enjoy

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!

Chocolate Beef

  • Pastured Stewing Beef (defrosted)
  • Bacon Fat + Shmaltz 
  • Onions
  • Cumin
  • Salt + Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Cinnamon
  • Cocoa powder
  • 1/8 cup of water

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.

And voila!

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!!!

Valentine Juice

  • Carrot (as you can see I used baby carrots)
  • Apple (green, fugi, delicious, you choose!)
  • Beet 

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.

  • add ice cubes
  • a 1/2 cup of vanilla yogurt

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!

Figured you’d enjoy a little Friday Funny!

Paleo is going good so far… I am really enjoying it. I found a really great, easy and Paleo-friendly ‘salad’ recipe that I had made on Thursday night to have for lunch today. As you can tell, I tore it up before I had a chance to take a decent photo.

Luckily I did snap a pic of the salad after I prepared it so that I could share the recipe with everyone here. The original recipe called for Kamatos (which are brown tomatoes, weird I know) but I can’t find those any where, so I substituted for regular tomatoes. I actually had a lot of ‘heirloom uglies’ that I needed to use so this was perfect!

Tomato + Avocado Salad

  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 large avocado or slimcado
  • olive oil
  • sea salt + pepper

1. Chop tomato and avocado. 2. mix veggies together. 3. add 2 tbs of olive oil. 4. season with sea salt + pepper to taste. 4. chill in fridge for 24hrs. OR consume immediately!  

note: you could add various seasonings and other veggies to this. A fan on the FFG FB page suggested adding Cilantro + onion to this. I will definitely do that next time. I skipped the onion since I didn’t want to offend my co-workers. :)

Hope you enjoy this as much as I did!