Banana Almond Smoothie

Banana Almond Smoothie 1 large frozen banana (peel and dice before freezing)1 c organic almond milk (plain, unsweetened)1/3 c organic coconut milk (full fat, no sugar) 4 ice cubes1-2 Tbsp raw almond butter 1/4 tsp liquid stevia (optional)1/2 tsp almond or vanilla extract1 scoop plain or vanilla Whey Cool protein powder (optional) Blend all ingredients…

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Mashed Fotatoes

A great replacement for high-carb mashed potatoes!  I swear you can’t tell the difference! Mashed FotatoesMakes 4 Servings  1 1/2 heads of cauliflower2 Tbsp olive oil or butter2 Tbsp roasted garlic (about 5-6 cloves)1 Tbsp brown rice miso pasteSea salt and pepper to tasteSplash of Bragg’s liquid aminos 1.)  Wash and chop the cauliflower.  Steam…

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Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Spinach-Artichoke Dip 1 c frozen chopped spinach or fresh spinach1 1/2 c thawed frozen artichoke hearts1/2 c Vegenaise1/2 c organic sour cream1 c freshly grated Parmesan (raw, organic)1 c grated pepper jack cheese (raw, organic)1/4 tsp garlic powder1/2 tsp red pepper flakes 1.)  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a casserole dish with…

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Gluten FREE Coconut Flour Bread

This is a great bread that you can enjoy while following the Maximized Nutrition Plans.  Coconut flour is gluten free, jam packed with fiber (58%!) and low in carbohydrates.  Coconut oil, coconut flour, and coconut products in general are fantastic for anyone who is looking to lose weight and improve their health.  Rich in lauric…

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Raw, Sugar FREE Key Lime Pie

*** This recipe has been updated!  Second try’s a charm!  Dave and I made this pie for a party we attended this weekend and we made a few changes in the ratio of avocado to lime to coconut.  It turned out much better.  The crust is perfect for this tropical inspired pie!  *** This is…

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Cashew Cheese

Cashew Cheese – 190 grams (1 1/2 cups) plain cashew nuts (not roasted or salted)- 60 to 80 ml (1/4 to 1/3 cup) water- 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice or good vinegar- 2 cloves garlic, finely minced- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt- freshly ground pepper Makes about 1 1/2 cups. Place the nuts in…

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Chicken Breast with Cranberry-Thyme Sauce

Who said cranberries were just for the fall?  I like to mix it up and enjoy cranberries year round.  This is a great way to incorporate this antioxidant packed fruit in a healthy, savory meal. Chicken Breast with Cranberry-Thyme SauceMakes 4 servings 4 boneless, skinless free-range chicken breasts 1 Tbsp coconut flour1/2 tsp sea salt1/4…

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Berry Coconut Breakfast Smoothie

Berry Coconut Breakfast Smoothie 1/2 can organic coconut milk (whole fat, unsweetened)2 Tbsp unsweetened shredded organic coconut1/4 tsp stevia powder (or to taste)1 tsp organic vanilla extract or almond extractone scoop vanilla protein powder6 frozen organic strawberries (or other organic berry) 2-3 ice cubes Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend.  Add more ice…

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