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Cinnamon Roll Smoothie – Dairy Free, Vegan and Paleo

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie – Dairy Free, Vegan and Paleocinnamon roll smoothie paleo vegan dairy free almond milk banana

I especially like this smoothie on Sunday mornings because it reminds me of the cinnamon rolls my Grammy used to make after church. Delicious, healthy, dairy-free, vegan and paleo smoothie here. It also makes a great after-workout smoothie because of the potassium from the bananas.

I keep individual baggies of pre-sliced bananas in my freezer all the time so that I have them available any time because I use them in lots of different recipes. If you don’t have any pre-frozen bananas, they only take an hour or so to freeze.

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie - Dairy Free, Vegan and Paleo
 
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Recipe type: Paleo, Vegan, Dairy-Free
Ingredients
  • 1 frozen sliced banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and combine until smooth.
  2. Enjoy!

 

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Easy Being Green Paleo Protein Shake

Easy Being Green Paleo Protein Shake

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One of my favorite breakfasts besides a hot cuppa joe is a delicious protein shake. They just start me off right.  I make this shake for a sweet snack too.

This is one of my most made shakes because it’s simple, has protein, potassium, a little calcium and good fats. Paleo, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and surprisingly filling at only about 160 calories. Oh and I didn’t even mention how sweet, creamy and delicious it is.

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Since the weather is gets warmer, I’ll be ramping up my shake/smoothie intake. My Nutribullet is going to be very busy.

The next super hot day I’m absolutely making my Healthy Chocolate Shake which happens to taste just like a Wendy’s Frosty, just sayin’.

Easy Being Green Paleo Protein Shake
 
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Recipe type: Paleo, Vegan
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ½ can light coconut milk (in the can)
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 cup tightly pressed fresh spinach, about 1 big handful
  • 2 Tbs unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 5 - 6 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Blend everything. A Nutribullet, Magicbullet or something similar will work fine.
  2. Enjoy your tasty green healthy treat.

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Almond Butter Banana Healthy Paleo Fudge

Almond Butter Banana Healthy Paleo Fudge

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Quick, creamy, healthy, paleo fudge. Just because I eat clean and healthy and poo-poo refined sugar, food coloring, chemicals, etc. doesn’t mean that I can’t have something sweet and delicious.

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I posted a great chocolate paleo fudge a while ago that turned out amazing but sometimes I’m not in the mood for chocolate. This fudge reminds me of a creamy peanut butter banana. I prefer almond butter to peanut butter any day. While the tastes are similar, peanuts don’t have the nutrition that almonds do.

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This recipe only has 5 ingredients which is another reason I love these. If you read most labels at the store, the list of ingredients is a mile long and most of them I can’t even pronounce. I don’t want that in my body and you don’t have to either.

I made this batch in less than 10 minutes and put them in the freezer overnight. This morning I had delicious creamy almond butter banana fudge. I used my silicone mold but you can use any baking pan that has sides. Just make sure to line it with parchment paper so you can get the fudge out easily.

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Keep them in the freezer because the coconut oil and honey melt very easily and quickly but won’t freeze. No thawing required, soft and creamy right out of the freezer.

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{ I always choose organics whenever available }

Almond Butter Banana Healthy Paleo Fudge
 
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Recipe type: Paleo, Dessert
Ingredients
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup creamy almond butter
  • ¼ cup of raw honey
  • ½ of a ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 - 1½ tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan combine all ingredients (make sure your banana is always mashed).
  2. Heat over medium heat until everything is just melted, not super hot. Just melted.
  3. Remove from heat and put everything in a food processor. I used a Nutribullet. Blend for 30 seconds or so.
  4. Pour liquid into your baking pan (with sides and parchment paper lined) or silicone molds.
  5. Put in freezer until solid.
  6. Keep leftovers in the freezer.

 

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Almond Butter Coconut Cinnamon Choco-Nana

Almond Butter Coconut Cinnamon Choco-Nana

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What immediately came to mind when I took my first bite was “you touch my banana and I will cut you”.  I felt like a kid at a carnival eating this thing because it’s so gooey chocolaty decadent, no one has to know it’s paleo, vegan, gluten-free, dairy free or healthy.

I made a little tinfoil boat for my banana to sit in while in the oven so it didn’t tip over and spill all the friggin yumminess out all over the place.

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If you have a sweet tooth and I know you do (don’t lie), you need this banana concoction in your life and more importantly, in your mouth. I cannot wait to get home from yoga tonight and devour one of these. I have 2 bananas left and if hubby plays his cards right, I might make him one because I’m certainly not going to share 🙂

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{ I always choose organics whenever available }

Almond Butter Coconut Cinnamon Choco-Nana
 
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Recipe type: Paleo, Dessert, Vegan
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter (creamy or chunky, it doesn't matter)
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon sweetened or unsweetened coconut flakes
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Optional: Any type of nut, I used walnuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Slice a little valley down the center of your banana. I used a butter knife and made 3 long slices and dug out the valley with the knife.
  3. In a small bowl mix the almond butter, cocoa powder and coconut flakes until combined.
  4. Spoon mixture into the banana valley.
  5. Top with the optional nuts.
  6. Sprinkle with cinnamon and a little more coconut flakes.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes.
  8. Eat and thank goodness you found this recipe :)

 

 

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Broiled Honey Banana Cinnamon Grapefruit

Broiled Honey Banana Cinnamon Grapefruit

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I’ve enjoyed a juicy broiled grapefruit many many times but wanted to turn it up a notch and boy did I ever! If you’ve never broiled a grapefruit, I encourage you to partake in this type of debauchery.

Broiling grapefruit softens the pulp and allows the juices to break free. You think you’ve had a juicy grapefruit before? Try broiling it, you’ll be amazed. So sweet and tender all by itself.

But add some raw honey, sliced banana and a sprinkle of cinnamon and you just took breakfast to a whole new mouth-gasm, flavor combination explosion, nutritionally packed level.

Not only are these delicious, juicy, full of favor but you can start your day with:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A
  • Fiber
  • Potassium
  • Healthy gut flora
  • Energy

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Just cut your grapefruit in half and pre-section the wedges with a knife. This will make it easier to enjoy all the goodness easily with a spoon when it’s done. When you spread the raw honey on the grapefruit it may seem difficult to spread but it only takes a couple of seconds for the citric acid to make the honey more spreadable. Top with sliced bananas and sprinkle with cinnamon. Little on steps, HUGE on taste.

You can see below how I made little tin foil circle to place the grapefruit in to keep it from tipping. It’s not necessary but It my baking pan doesn’t have sides so I didn’t want to take the chance of it getting away from me.

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Broiled Honey Banana Cinnamon Grapefruit
 
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Recipe type: Paleo, Gluten-Free, Breakfast
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 pink grapefruit, sliced in half
  • 2 tbsp raw honey (1 tablespoon per half)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • ½ tsp cinnamon (1/4 tsp per half)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to broil with baking sheet on the middle rack. Too close to the heat and your grapefruit can burn.
  2. Cut grapefruit in half and spread 1 tbsp of honey on each half.
  3. Place slices of banana on top of each grapefruit half.
  4. Sprinkle each half with cinnamon.
  5. Broil for 4 - 8 minutes. Check at 4 minutes and if not browned yet, put in for another 2 minutes at a time. Mine took the full 8 minutes but oven temperatures vary so be safe and check every couple minutes after the initial 4 minutes.
  6. Eat and have a napkin handy because these sweet delectable citrus treats are juicy!

 

 

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