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I’M FINALLY DONE WITH CHRISTMAS SHOPPING. Woohoo! I’m cheap. Sorry but not sorry..
I’m having my Christmas tomorrow, I can’t wait! Christmas is my favorite holiday. Funny story my birthdays on Halloween. Haha yeah Christmas rocks. I’m getting all kinds of neat stuff to tumblrize my room. c:
Celebrated my Christmas Eve with banana pancakes for breakfast! Mmmm.
But now, I’m freaking out. I’m about to serve these to my grandparents for the first time. Like, they never had my cooking before. More flour? More banana? More cinnamon? Less cinnamon? Ahh!

1 banana, mashed
1 egg
1-2 tbs coconut flour
1 tbs peanut butter
1-2 tbs cinnamon
1 tbs skim milk

First, heat your stove to something low with some coconut oil.
Whisk your egg with a little fat free milk-maybe a tbs or two.
Then mash your banana.
Add the peanut butter.
Add the cinnamon
Add the egg.
Mix.
Make like a pancake. It might take a little longer but it tastes better on a low heat. =)

I’m sick. WAH. Sick people need soup. It’s just a must. So, for the first time in pretty much ever, I made some soup. Some damn good soup. I don’t want to toot my own horn or anything, but I make mean soup. My mom wanted to follow a recipe, but I finally persuaded her to let me take charge. She was glad she did.

Ingredients

6 cups vegetable broth
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
A ton of vegetables (I uses almost 1 cup diced tomatoes, and I didn’t measure the rest but a bunch of diced carrots, cauliflower, peppers, onion, and minced garlic)
1 pound chicken

In a large Dutch oven, bring 6 cups of vegetable broth to a boil. Add chicken and simmer, covered, for 15 min. Remove chicken from broth and set aside to cool. Shred the chicken. Strain the broth through a colander lined with two layers of cheesecloth-(I used coffee filters!) Then, in the Dutch oven, heat 1 tbs olive oil. Throw in all your veggies! Once tender, stir in the strained broth, chopped tomatoes, oregano, and rosemary. Bring to boil. Add 3 tbs line juice and some thin lime slices. Simmer, covered for 20 minutes. Then, add the shredded chicken and heat. We toasted some tortilla chips to put in our soup! YUM.

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Can I just take a moment to say, this generations music is. awful. Completely awful. I want to move to the 70’s. or the 60’s. or at least the 80’s. geez.
On a happier note, these brownies are amazing. Every year me and my mom bake brownies and listen to hit the road jack while eating the batter. Why only once a year? I don’t know-it seemed more traditiony. But after these brownies, I’m going to have a serious talk with her about making it once a month. Or week.
This is the first year making healthy brownies! My mom was really surprised they turned out good. She was pretty iffy about the whole black bean thing.

Ingredients
1 cup cooked black beans or canned no-salt-added or low-sodium black beans, drained
10 Medjool dates
2-3 tbsp raw almond butter
1 tsp vanilla
3 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
1 mashed ripe banana
1 egg

Preheat oven to 250

Blend the vanilla, almond butter, dates, and beans together. (I had to mash the dates first)

In a separate bowl mix the egg, cocoa powder, and mashed banana

Mix both together. Try to make sure there’s no big chunks of date or banana.

Pour into an 8 x 8 baking pan and bake for about 40-60 minutes. My ovens weird though so I suggest checking yours every so often.

Feel free to experiment with this recipe and tell me how it goes! Two eggs? Honey? More black bean, no banana? I don’t know. You tell me!

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Its so hard to type right now because I’m on my extremely cracked phone. I stupidly put it on top of my locker and then I leaned down to get my backpack and the next thing I know..
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My poor baby 😦

Cheered myself up with some protein pancakes! Here are two of my favorite pancake recipes..

Chocolate banana protein pancakes

1/2 mashed banana
1.5 scoop chocolate protein powder
2 tbs egg whites
1-2 tsp cocoa powder
Cinnamon
Pinch baking powder
Cook like normal pancakes, I love topping this with cinnamon, nuts, and my chocolate cream which is just chocolate protein powder mixed with a little water and sometime pb2.

Cottage cheese protein pancakes

2 egg whites
1/4 cup nonfat cottage cheese
1/2 cup oat flour
Nutmeg
Cinnamon
Pumpkin pie spice
Pinch baking soda
A bit of milk to even it out if needed

Or you can replace some of the flour with pumpkin purée or mashed banana or a little bit of both 🙂 This won’t come out like a normal batter but it’s delicious cooked like a pancake. I suggest cooking these smaller pancakes, it would probably fall apart if you did a big one.
I love to top these with pear butter and pumpkin pie spice.
Enjoy!

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Everyone loves milkshakes. It’s just a fact so don’t bother disagreeing. Well this is pretty darn close to a milkshake. And it’s delicious.

Ingredients

1/2 cup almond milk

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cube dark chocolate

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

3/4-1 banana

1/5 tbs almond butter

Throw it in the blender and ta-da!

OR if you want to make it more ice cream or pudding like, you could replace the almond milk with greek yogurt and eat it in a bowl! (Except not blending the yogurt) But then it wouldn’t be paleo!

Yurrmm. Maybe I should start making my pictures all pretty and pro. Ha. Ya we’ll see about that.

Don’t judge. I’m in love.

Like oh mer gawd.

This morning I had just realized I couldn’t remember the last time I had pancakes. That was unnacptable. SO i made some paleo pancakes. AND THEY WERE DELICIOUS. It’s weird, that was probably my biggest meal in a while (I definitely had more than pictured…) but I haven’t felt this fit and amazing in so long! Well..Before I continued to eat like a million more pancakes. Now I just feel like a stuffed whale.

The recipe is so simple!

Makes 4-5 Small/Medium sized pancakes

Ingredients

1 cup almond meal/flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 Banana

Cinnamon to taste

1/2 Teaspoon almond extract (Or lemon extract. Optional)

4 tbs egg whites

1 tbs sunflower seed butter

1 tbs almond butter

3 tbs almond or coconut milk

Directions

Heat up your pan thing with some olive oil

Mix the almond meal, milk, baking soda, extract, 1/2 banana, and if you want some extra almond butter to taste

Seperate bowl, whisk the egg whites including lots of air in the whisking (This makes the pancakes fluffy!)

Mix the egg whites and other stuff together

Make like normal pancakes!

I topped mine with sun butter, almond butter, cinnamon, and the other half of the banana. I probably would have down a honey (Organic, raw) drizzle too but I couldn’t find any! Still tasted great too. If you want you could add some nutmeg to the mix too!

I ate this sitting next to my brother who was eating Krispy Kreme doughnuts. With these babies, I wasn’t even tempted.

My dad tried a pancake and loved it which made my day! I don’t think I’ve ever heard him actually compliment something healthy before. …I’m not even sure if he’s ate something healthy before. I kid, I kid. Kind of.

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I didn’t have time to make it all pretty..I just wanted to eat it.