Sunday, September 21, 2014

Simple Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

Coming up on the first day of fall (although it will be in the 80's this week) and it's now somewhat appropriate to post a pumpkin spice recipe! This is 21DSD approved, as long as you don't add sweetener.

1 cup full-fat coconut milk
1/4 cup canned pumpkin
1 T pumpkin spice (purchased from Whole Foods - you can also use a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves)
1 vanilla bean, scraped (or you can use 2 tsp organic vanilla extract)

Combine ingredients in a saucepan and bring to medium-high heat stirring occasionally.

Add 1-2 Tbsp to your coffee as desired. Store the remainder in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Pumpkin Spice "Latte" Smoothie

I know it's not technically Pumpkin Spice season but it's been freezing here in Nor Cal this week (and by freezing of course I mean temps in the 50's), also I saw a recipe for a Pumpkin Spice smoothie in my new cookbook (the 21 day sugar detox cookbook) so I modified it to make it a breakfast smoothie and it came out delicious, I drank one almost every morning this week!

  • a few cubes of ice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk (in the can)
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1-2 scoops of vanilla whey protein
  • half a banana
  • 1 instant coffee packet (I use VIA from Starbucks)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

Blend all of the above ingredients in your high speed blender. Sprinkle cinnamon on top.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Paleo Tortillas

I made this today:

The "tortillas" actually came out pretty good, it was like making pancakes, the first one was thick and kind of broken apart but the rest came out pretty well. They have a crepe like texture and kinda tasted like egg but they were good. I didn't have almond milk so I used canned coconut milk mixed with some water. I also used wholly guacamole instead of making my own.

I ate two of the tacos and then put sliced black olives on the third one after the pic was taken. Salsa and lettuce would be a good addition as well.

Loving that it's 7pm and still light out, not loving that I lost an hour of sleep, I was not feeling rested this morning but that could also be attributed to the wine I drank this weekend! My goal is to eat clean all this week, I washed and chopped up lettuce, spinach, carrots, bell pepper, mushrooms and red onion for salads, and am broiling a couple fillets of salmon for the salads to bring for lunch.

Time to finish my other Sunday activities (folding laundry, etc) and try and get to bed early... I know, my life is so exciting ;) Good night!