“Ice Cream” for One

91 degrees today.  Humid.  Hot.  Sweaty.  Need to cool off.  Started out the day with a green smoothie and ended the day with delicious almond butter “ice cream”.  The Nutribullet comes to the rescue again.  I can’t believe this delicious treat consists of only 3 wonderful ingredients.  So easy and very satisfying after tonight’s gym class.

Almond Butter “Ice Cream”

Serves 1

  • 1 banana, cut into 1″ pieces, frozen
  • 1 tablespoon, almond butter (or any nut butter of your choice)
  • 2 oz. almond milk

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  1. Place all ingredients into Nutribullet.  Blend until you achieve a smooth, creamy consistency.
  2. Enjoy!  I suppose you can place in an airtight container and freeze for a later date, but why wouldn’t you want to consume ALL OF THIS right now?!

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Paleo Pancakes (Trial #1)

I’m on a mission to find the perfect recipe for Paleo pancakes.  A few months ago, I tried making them with two simple ingredients: mashed ripe bananas, and an egg.  It did not come out great.  It tasted like….. scrambled eggs with bananas (yum?).  After that weird experience, I held off on trying another recipe for awhile… But today, I was craving something other than eggs for breakfast (I know, shocking, right?!).  I found a few ingredients in my fridge, threw them together in a mixing bowl, and this resulted in Paleo pancakes – trial #1.  It’s not perfect yet, but it was MUCH better than the scrambled eggs and banana recipe…

Paleo Pancakes (First of many recipes)

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup of almond meal
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter
  • 1/4 cup of coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Coconut oil
  1. Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
  2. In a small skillet over medium to low heat, melt some coconut oil (or cooking oil of your choice), and pour batter into the skillet into small silver dollar sized circles.
  3. Cook for 4 minutes on each side (be patient or it will fall apart!!).
  4. Serve with fresh fruit or agave syrup.

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