Green Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (Dairy Free, High-Fiber, Paleo)

Green Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (Dairy Free, High-Fiber, Paleo)

Green Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is one of my favourite smoothie recipes during the Autumn. Not only is it nutrient-packed, but it’s also loaded with delicious fall flavours!

This smoothie will provide you with the right balance of macro-nutrients, including protein, making it a great meal replacement. It contains …

  • Smart, high-fiber carbohydrates (from greens & some fruit)
  • Healthy and essential fats (from avocado)
  • High-quality and easily absorbed protein (from a gut friendly protein powder)

Try replacing one meal a day with a nutrient-rich smoothie like this one. It’s a great approach to weight loss and better health!

What you need for Green Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Frozen greens (spinach, kale, broccoli …)
Pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin works well)
Avocado
PurePaleo Protein (vanilla)
Dates (optional)
Pumpkin pie spice
Water (or unsweetened nut milk)

Give this DIY pumpkin pie spice recipe a try

DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice
3 tbsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
2 tsp nutmeg
1 ½ tsp allspice
1 ½ tsp cloves

I recommend buying organic ground spices to make this blend. Mix spices together in a bowl and store in a small glass jar. Feel free to double or triple this recipe so you have plenty of pumpkin pie spice for the season.

Green Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Green Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Green Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is one of my favourite smoothie recipes during the Autumn. Not only is it nutrient-packed, but it's also loaded with delicious fall flavours! This smoothie will provide you with the right balance of macro-nutrients, including protein, making it a great meal replacement.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Dairy Free, Low-Carb, Paleo
Servings: 1

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup frozen greens
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree, canned
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 scoop PurePaleo Protein, vanilla (available in my shop)*
  • 2 dates, optional
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2-1 cup water, or unsweetened nut milk

Instructions
 

  • Blend all ingredients using a high-powered blender.
  • Pour into your favourite smoothie cup and enjoy!
Keyword autumn, fall, green, pumpkin, smoothie
Easy Green Smoothie with Protein

Easy Green Smoothie with Protein

Are you looking for an easy way to fill your body with nutrient-rich fuel that’ll keep you feeling energized for the busy day and week a head?

If your lifestyle is anything like mine then you don’t always have time to fill your fridge and freezer with green goodness – and even if it’s full, you may not have time to prepare your greens.

That’s where a high-quality greens powder comes to the rescue. My fridge and freezer might not always be stocked with greens, BUT my cupboard is!

PaleoGreens has come to my rescue on many occasions, including when …

  • I’m in a rush and need to prep my smoothie fast
  • I’m low on energy
  • I feel a cold coming on
  • I’m super lazy, but still want to fuel myself with good stuff
  • I’m looking to cleanse and detox

Here’s what makes this organic greens powder top in its class …

Fruits: High-antioxidant berries, such as cranberry, raspberry, and blueberry + camu camu which is high in Vitamin C
Sulfur-rich cruciferous vegetables + sprouts: Broccoli, kale, cauliflower, collards
Colorful and high phytonutrient vegetables: Beet, carrot, tomato, spinach
Detox Greens & Juices: Spirulina, chlorella, barley grass and wheat grass juice powders — high in antioxidants and great for detox
ORAC Blend: Proprietary blend of grape seed and grape skin extracts, with guaranteed high ORAC (oxygen radical absorption capacity) content. The ORAC score is a measurement of a food’s potential for neutralizing the damaging free radicals implicated in aging and physical degeneration.

PaleoGreens is superior to many commercially available greens powders for several reasons:

  • Over 90% organic ingredients
  • No grain/legumes fibers or components, least allergenic
  • No alfalfa, a common ingredient in all other leading brands
  • Special gentle processing that retains potency
  • Proven ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity) value
  • Great taste, with no added sugar

Give my Easy Green Smoothie with Protein a try. It makes for a healthy and super easy meal replacement – and it’s LOADED with organic super-foods!

Learn more about PaleoGreens and its awesome list of organic ingredients HERE.

Easy Green Smoothie with Protein

INGREDIENTS: (serves 1)
1 cup unsweetened nut milk OR water
1/2 cup fruit of choice (optional)
1 scoop PurePaleo Protein (vanilla or chocolate) OR 2 scoops PurePea Protein
1 tbsp PaleoGreens
1 tbsp coconut oil or 1/2 avocado
A few ice cubes (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:
Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.

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Nutty “NOatmeal” with Blueberries (Keto, Grain Free, Paleo)

Nutty “NOatmeal” with Blueberries (Keto, Grain Free, Paleo)

Relationship FAQ …

Q: “When did you know that your boyfriend was a keeper?”

A: “When he made me “NOatmeal” ?”

That’s right, my man makes me “NOatmeal” – and a mean latte to go with it!

I’m uncertain if it’s the act of him preparing ME breakfast (in his butt accentuating track pants ?) that melts my insides OR if it’s simply that his “NOatmeal” is so damn good. Whatever it is, I die and go to heaven almost every Sunday morning ?.

You might be wondering – “What the heck is “NOatmeal”?”

It’s basically oat free oatmeal. So if you’re following a paleo, low-carb, keto, or IBS diet, “NOatmeal” would be a great alternative for you.

Now it’s time to take the next step in your relationship by making your girlfriend or boyfriend some “NOatmeal”!

Nutty “NOatmeal” with Fresh Blueberries

INGREDIENTS: (serves 2)
1/4 cup pecans
1/4 cup walnuts
2 tbsp whole flaxseeds
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3 eggs (free-run, pastured)
1/4 cup coconut or almond milk, unsweetened
1 banana
1 tbsp almond butter
1/4 cup blueberries

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Put nuts, flaxseeds and spices into food processor and process until everything is finely ground.

2. In one bowl beat eggs and milk together

3. In another bowl, mash banana and almond butter together with a fork.

4. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Turn heat to medium-low heat and begin mixing ingredients together using a spatula.

5. Cook for 5-minutes or longer, stirring regularly so “NOatmeal” doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan. Cook for less time if you want a more runny consistency or cook longer if you want a more dense consistency.

6. Top with fresh blueberries and enjoy!

Note: The “NOatmeal” in these photos was made by my BF and not me (because I’m not allowed in his kitchen ?). I was granted permission to plate and photograph the “NOatmeal” though ?.

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Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding (Plant-Based, Low-Carb, Grain-Free)

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding (Plant-Based, Low-Carb, Grain-Free)

If you’re looking for an easy and delicious way to add chia seeds to your diet, I highly recommend my chocolate chia seed pudding. This recipe makes for a great snack or dessert, especially when a chocolate craving hits!

3 ways chia seeds can support your digestive health …

1. Loaded with fiber! Chia seeds contain 11 grams of fiber per ounce, which will give you 44% of your fiber needs for the day.

2. Promotes regular bowel movements and prevents constipation. Because of their high fiber content, chia seeds help increase stool frequency which can be beneficial if you suffer from constipation.

3. Prebiotic for good gut bacteria. The fiber in chia seeds act as fuel for your beneficial gut bacteria, which are not only essential for good digestive health, but for overall health too.

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

INGREDIENTS: (serves 2-3)
1.5 cups unsweetened almond or coconut milk
6 tbsp. chia seeds
2 heaping tbsp. cacao or cocoa powder
2 tsp. maple syrup or honey
Cacao nibs (optional topping)

Turn this recipe into a satisfying breakfast by mixing in 1-2 scoops of Whole Body Collagen.

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Whisk all ingredients in a bowl until well combined.

2. Store in a glass container or jar in the fridge. Let sit for a minimum of 1-hr before consuming. The longer you let the chia seeds soak the more delicious this pudding becomes (I like to soak them overnight).

3. Sprinkle with cacao nibs and enjoy!

Chocolate Chunk Banana Muffins (Gluten & Grain Free, Paleo)

Chocolate Chunk Banana Muffins (Gluten & Grain Free, Paleo)

Chocolate Chunk Banana Muffins make for a healthy breakfast, snack or treat all year round. These muffins are soft, moist & full of delicious and natural flavour! Chocolate Chunk Banana Muffins are paleo friendly and free of gluten, grains & dairy. They’re packed with all the good stuff, including quality protein and healthy fats + naturally sweetened with ripe bananas, so they’ll keep you on track with your health and weight loss goals.

Five reasons to love this chocolate chunk banana muffin recipe …

  1. These muffins are easy to make with basic & wholesome ingredients. Only one bowl (or food processor) required!
  2. They’re gluten, grain & dairy free, yet they’re fluffy, moist and delicious. No one will know the difference.
  3. They’re naturally sweetened with banana, rather than loaded with refined sugar or artificial sweeteners.
  4. These muffins will warm your soul and taste even better with your morning coffee or espresso!
  5. They freeze well and thaw out fast at room temperature or defrost them in the microwave for 30 to 60 seconds, or until gently warmed through. You can also get them a little toasty in the oven or toaster-oven.

Chocolate Chunk Banana Muffins

What you need for this recipe …

Eggs*
Coconut oil
Bananas
Honey or maple syrup (optional)
Coconut flour
Almond flour
Vanilla extract (optional)
Cinnamon
Baking powder
Dark chocolate bar (85% cacao or higher)

*Substitute with 4 flax eggs or 4 chia eggs for egg free version (see recipe notes below).

Want more delicious & wholesome muffin recipes? Then you’ve got to try these …

Chocolate Chunk Banana Muffins (Gluten and Grain Free, Paleo)

Chocolate Chunk Banana Muffins

Chocolate Chunk Banana Muffins make for a healthy breakfast, snack or treat all year round. These muffins are soft, moist & full of delicious and natural flavour! They're packed with all the good stuff, including quality protein and healthy fats + naturally sweetened with ripe bananas. Paleo friendly and free of gluten, grains & dairy.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 18 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Snack/Treat
Cuisine: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo
Servings: 12 muffins

Ingredients
 

  • 4 pastured eggs*
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup, optional
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract, optional
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup almond flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 dark chocolate bar, 85% or higher, chopped into chunks

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350. Grease muffin tin with coconut oil or use liners.
  • Beat eggs in bowl, mash bananas with a fork on a plate, then add all wet ingredients together and mix thoroughly.
  • Mix all dry ingredients in a separate bowl then add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and continue to mix until a thick smooth batter is formed. (TIME SAVER TIP: Use a food processor for steps 2 & 3, if you have one)
  • Add chocolate chunks into the batter and mix (save some to add on top).
  • Fill muffin tins 3/4 of the way with batter. Top with remaining chocolate chunks.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes. Let cool before removing from tray.

Notes

*Substitute with 4 flax eggs or 4 chia eggs for egg free version.
  • 1 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp water (whisk until gelatinous and creamy) = 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp water (Stir and allow to rest for 15 minutes) = 1 egg
TIME SAVER TIP: Use a food processor for steps 2 & 3, if you have one.
Keyword almond flour, banana, chocolate, coconut flour, coconut oil, healthy snacks, muffins
Fried Eggs & Broccoli Sprouts on Coleslaw

Fried Eggs & Broccoli Sprouts on Coleslaw

I put that $#!+ on everything!

Broccoli sprouts that is.

“Why?” – you may ask.

These little guys contain a WONDER CHEMICAL called SULFORAPHANE that triggers antioxidant compounds in the body’s cells therefore boosting the body’s defense system against all kinds of disease.

Not only are we talking about inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, but also repairing damaged DNA and reducing the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease!

It’s a no brainer – buy or grow broccoli sprouts and throw them in and on everything. Give this recipe a try!

Fried Eggs & Broccoli Sprouts on Coleslaw

INGREDIENTS: (serves 1)

2 eggs (pastured or free-run)
1 cup homemade coleslaw (try Creamy Dill or Italian)
1 oz. broccoli sprouts
1 tbsp avocado oil
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Heat oil in pan and fry two eggs sunny side up. Add salt and pepper.

2. Place coleslaw on a plate and top with fried eggs and broccoli sprouts.