Hormone healthy banana chocolate ice cream

I had to share this AMAZING recipe with you: you can make it in your food processor in less than 5 minutes!

Ingredients:

  • 2 large ripe bananas, sliced and frozen solid
  • 1/3 cup raw milk (can substitute coconut milk)
  • 1/2-3/4 cup cream (organic strongly recommended)
  • 2 tablespoons collagen powder (Great Lakes or Bulletproof)
  • 3-4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla

How to:
Throw everything into a food processor or VitaMix and blend until smooth (see pic below). It’s that simple!! SO delicious!
I love the soft texture of this ice cream and that it uses bananas as the sweetener. Very rich and creamy. You can freeze it if you prefer a firmer texture. The collagen helps the texture after it is frozen, but I think it is best to eat it right after you make it. Enjoy!

In health,

Rebecca

Grain-free Taco Salad

This recipe is quick, easy, and delicious! One thing you will notice that is different is that there aren’t any refined starches or grains in it. I’ve found that for myself and many of my clients that it’s easy to get carried away with starches at meals and that leads to health symptoms like weight gain (or stalling weight loss), energy crashes, increased appetite, and sugar cravings. What you’ll love about this meal is that it is super easy to customize. If you do well with more carbs, then you’ll do great with more green leafies, cabbage, and salsa. If you do well with less carbs, these are great options that won’t spike your blood sugar and you can add a bit more fat and protein to stay balanced. Everybody wins!

Ingredients for taco salad filling:

  • 2 lbs grass-fed ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp-1.5 teaspoons of chili powder (depending on how spicy you like it)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder (or 1/2 chopped yellow onion)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Optional: Organic hot sauce to taste (I love Organic Harvest Foods’ Jalapeno Pepper Sauce)
  • Toppings: avocado or guacamole, sour cream, shredded cheese, olives, salsa or chopped tomatoes

Ingredients for taco salad base:

  • 1-2 cups of leafy greens and/or cabbage (crispy romaine is especially delicious)
  • Optional: organic whole or refried beans

How to:

  • In a large skillet, crumble ground beef and add spices. Cook on medium heat until meat turns brown, stirring occasionally (5-10 minutes).
  • While filling is cooking, wash and chop lettuce.
  • If having beans, heat those up in a small pot with a little coconut oil on the bottom to prevent sticking.
  • When meat is brown, turn off heat.
  • Put lettuce on plate, top with meat (and beans), and add your favorite toppings~avocado or guacamole, sour cream, shredded cheese, olives, and salsa or chopped tomatoes.
  • Enjoy!

Tropical Breakfast

Aloha! I’m enjoying a little vacay in Hawaii and wanted you to enjoy an easy tropical breakfast we’ve enjoyed several times. Generally, I like a hearty breakfast, so I was surprised that this one provided good energy and was really satisfying.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup full-fat plain organic Greek yogurt
  • 1 small apple banana (or half a regular banana), thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup macadamia nuts
  • vanilla creme stevia SweetDrops to taste (3-5 was good for me, I don’t like things very sweet)
  • optional: unsweetened shredded coconut on top

How to:

Put everything in a bowl and mix it up!
Delicious and satisfying, this breakfast is especially good if you do well with a little more fat with your meals. If you don’t, then it’s easy to cut back the fat by substituting low or no fat yogurt.
I hope you enjoy this easy breakfast! Also, I’m still collecting teleseminar input so please hit reply to rebecca@choosinghealthnow.com and share with me the #1 health challenge you’re having that you’d like help with.
Aloha!

In health,
~Rebecca