Archive | January, 2013

Almond Power Bars

10 Jan

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This recipe has been republished with the permission of steviva.com 

Serves: 24
Carbs Per Serving: 5 g
Prep Time:<25 minutes 

Skill Level: Easy

Ingredients:
2 cups raw almonds
1/2 cup flaxseed meal
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2 scoops whey protein powder
1/2 cup raw almond butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/8th cup Fructevia, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
8 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted and sweetened to taste with stevia and cinnamon

Directions

Place almonds, flax meal, shredded coconut, whey powder, almond butter, and salt in a food processor. Pulse briefly, about 10 seconds. In a small sauce pan, melt coconut oil over very low heat.

Remove coconut oil from stove; stir Fructevia, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder and vanilla in melted oil.

Add coconut oil mixture to food processor and pulse until ingredients form a course paste.

Press mixture into an 8×8 glass baking dish oiled with coconut oil to reduce sticking.

Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour, until mixture hardens.

In a double boiler, melt chocolate, stirring in Fructevia, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder and cinnamon. Spread melted chocolate over bars; return to refrigerator for 30 minutes, until chocolate hardens. Remove from refrigerator, cut into bars, and serve. Deeeeelish.

Baked Eggs Florentine

10 Jan

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These are a real treat for breakfast, lunch or brunch. You can change up the veggies and cheese to make your own personal “Florentine”1/2 cup wilted, chopped spinach
4 eggs
100 grams ham, diced
30 grams feta cheese (or provolone would also be nice!)
1/4 cup diced red pepper
sea salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Lightly grease a SMALL casserole dish. Sprinkle in ham, peppers and spinach. Break eggs open and place in casserole dish. Top with cheese and blackpepper. (Most likely will not need any salt)
Bake for approximately 15 minutes.

Serves 2

Nutrition Info
  • Calories: 266.9
  • Fat: 16.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.4g
  • Protein: 25.9g

Fig Newtons, Grain & Sugar Free

10 Jan

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INGREDIENTS

COOKIE
6 cups blanched almond flour
2/3 cup coconut oil, melted
6 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup steviva blendFILLING
2 cups dried figs (or one 283 gram package)
1/2 cup grape juice
1 tbsp steviva blend

DIRECTIONS

Combine filling ingredients and allow to soak for at least one hour (preferably several hours). Run through a blender or food processor and puree.Combine all cookie ingredients. Line a 12 x 17″ rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper. Evenly spread 1/2 of cookie dough on sheet. (I used a butter knife and spread it like peanut butter on bread)
Chill the pan in the freezer until some what firm. 20 minutes or so…
Spread fig filling over the cookie dough. Freeze until very firm. At least an hour.
Spread remaining cookie dough over the filling. Butter knife method seemed to work best.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 35 – 40 minutes. Cool and cut into squares. Will freeze fairly well, but you will want to seperate layers with waxed paper.

Makes 64 cookies.
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 64
  • Amount Per Serving

Calories: 103.4

Total Fat: 8.0 g
Cholesterol: 17.3 mg
Sodium: 7.0 mg
Total Carbs: 5.7 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
Protein: 3.0 g

Nut Butter Bars

10 Jan

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INGREDIENTS

Base1 cup coconut ghee (you could also use coconut oil or butter), melted
2 cups unsweetened, shredded coconut
5 scoops whey chocolate protein powder (approx 2 cups)
1 cup nut butter (I used almond)

Topping

200 grams dark chocolate (I used Pralus 100% cacao)
1/3 cup coconut milk
1 tbsp steviva blend (or a dash of stevia powdered extract)

TIPS

You may need to add more or less whey protein powder depending on how much moisture your powder absorbs

DIRECTIONS

Combine BASE ingredients and spread into 9×13″ pan. Melt chocolate, add steviva and coconut milk. Spread on top of base.
Chill, cut and serve.

Serving Size: makes 20 bars

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 20
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 301.4
  • Total Fat: 25.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.5 mg
  • Sodium: 13.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 8.3 g

Primal French Toast

10 Jan

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So Yummy!!!
I’ve had this two days in a row now for lunch. tee hee

Ingredients2 slices Paleo Zucchini Bread or Paleo Bread  (elanaspantry.com has a wicked paleo bread recipe)
1-2 eggs
dash cinnamon
1/2 tbsp coconut ghee for frying
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup blackberries
Ali All Natural Syrup (I used boysenberry)

Directions

Heat skillet and melt the coconut ghee. Whisk eggs with cinnamon and coat your sliced bread in it. I like to let it soak up the egg a little bit, but be careful cause this bread is more fragile than that stuff from the grocery store.
Cook both sides until lightly browned. Serve with Greek yogurt, topped with berries and a bit of stevia sweetened syrup (optional). Could add some walnuts too! Yum!

 

Paleo Zucchini Bread

10 Jan

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Ingredients
3/4 cup grated zucchini
8 eggs

1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
1/4 cup steviva blend
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp sea salt
3/4 cup coconut flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a medium sized loaf pan with cooking parchment and lightly oil.
Put all ingredients, except the walnuts) in a blender.
Blend until well mixed and coconut flour is no longer lumpy.
Stir in walnuts and pour into loaf pan.
Bake for 1 hour.

Serving Size: makes 15 slices; approx 1/2 inch thick

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 15
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 136.7
  • Total Fat: 12.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 86.8 mg
  • Sodium: 122.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g

Primal Power bars

10 Jan

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These are absolutely AWESOME!

INGREDIENTS

Bars2 scoops chocolate whey protein (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup almond meal/flour
2 tbsp almond butter
2 tbsp coconut flour
1/4 cup coconut milkTopping

50 grams 100% dark cacao chocolate (I used Pralus)
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/8 tsp Steviva stevia powdered extract

DIRECTIONS

Combine all BAR ingredients in a food processor. Form into 4 bars.
Melt chocolate. Add stevia. Stir in coconut milk and spread over bars.
Chill until firm. Cut into bars.

Serving Size: 4 bars

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 326.7
  • Total Fat: 22.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.0 mg
  • Sodium: 27.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 17.5 g
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