Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tropical Smoothie

I have been so insanely busy with school and preparing to sell our house that I'll admit that I haven't had much time to cook or post! I made this fantastic smoothie the other day for my hubs and me while we were staging the house and I could not stop talking about it. I felt like I should have been sipping my smoothie on a beach with Bob Marley playing in the background!

Hope you enjoy this tropical treat as much as we did. Cheers to warm weather and sunshine!

Tropical Smoothie (Serves 2)
- 1 to 1 1/2c Pineapple (Frozen)
- 6z Coconut Yogurt, I like to use Liberte Mediterranee Yogurt
- 1 Mango 
- 1 Big Handful of Spinach
- 1 Banana (Frozen)
- 1c of Milk (You can use water, almond milk, coconut milk, etc.)
- Top with toasted coconut flakes and an umbrella

Optional: Protein powder, coconut flakes, chia seeds, flax seeds, etc.
  1. Place ingredients in blender and mix until your desired consistency! If you don't have frozen fruit on hand, throw in a few ice cubes to chill your smoothie. If the smoothie is too thick, just add additional liquid.
Health Benefits of Pineapple

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Paleo "Puerto Rican Beef"

My friend shared this paleo recipe with me last month and I've already recreated it twice! Once with beef and once with chicken. It's very easy to make and versatile, serve it with mashed sweet potatoes, wild rice, or on top of a salad!

Paleo "Puerto Rican Beef"
Time: 30mins

- 1-1.5lb Ground Beef or Chicken
- 1-2 tbsp Coconut Oil/Olive Oil
- 1 Onion
- 2 cloves Garlic, minced
- 1/2 tbsp Cumin
- 1tsp Coriander
- 1/2-1 tbsp Tumeric Powder
- Salt and Pepper
- 1/2 tbsp Garlic Powder
- Cayenne or Crushed Chili Peppers (Optional)
- 1 tbsp Oregano
- 1 bunch of chopped kale (spinach or chard works too!)
- 6-10oz Jar of Green Olives (I've used garlic stuffed and jalapeno stuffed)

  1. Add oil to a medium heated pan and cook the onion and garlic. Once onions become translucent, add ground beef or chicken and crumble. Incorporate the spices into the mixture, add more as necessary.
  2. Reduce heat and add your kale and olives. Once the kale wilts the dish is ready to serve!
  3. Serve with sweet potatoes or with tomatoes, avocados, and cucumbers! Enjoy!

Benefits of Tumeric
Paleo Diet - Mark's Daily Apple
Original Recipe Link