Jacqui’s Yummy LCGF Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast Cookies

 

These tasty little morsels of low-carb and gluten-free yumminess couldn’t be easier to make or a more delicious and nutritious way to start your day.  So cook up a batch, enjoy and then freeze the leftovers (if there are any) for a quick grab ’n go breakfast anytime.  Yum Yum YUM!!!

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS: 

4 ounces nitrate-free chicken or turkey sausage

1/2 cup onion, chopped

1/2 cup red, yellow or orange peppers, chopped

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/4 cup almond meal

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper

1 tsp. baking powder

3 organic eggs

1 cup organic cheddar cheese, shredded (can substitute with other cheeses)

1//4 cup fresh herbs of your choice (basil, cilantro, parsley, etc.)

METHOD:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and place a piece of parchment paper on a large cookie sheet.  Sauté sausage, onions and peppers until sausage is browned and veggies soft.  Take off heat and let cool.

In a bowl mix coconut flour, almond meal, salt, pepper and baking powder.  In a separate bowl beat eggs and then add 1/2 cup cheese and mix together.  Add to flour mixture and combine well.  Add cooled sausage mixture and mix well.

Place big spoonfuls of batter on cookie sheet, lightly press down and sprinkle with remaining cheese.  Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.  Store in refrigerator or freezer.

 

Amazing Avo-Choco Pudding

avo-choco pudding

 

 

This decadent desert is so delicious it’s hard to believe its so heart healthy.  You could actually have it for breakfast!!  Every bite is chock full of heart-loving nutrients – enjoy anytime totally guilt free!

 

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

1 Tbsp. raw organic honey

1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract

3 Tbsp. coconut water

2 Tbsp plus 1 tsp. cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder

Flesh of 1 avocado

Sea salt to taste

Optional Garnishes: Sea salt flakes, unsweetened dried coconut, slivered almonds, pomegranate seeds, raspberries.

METHOD:

Combine the blueberries, honey, vanilla and 2 Tbsp. of the coconut water in a blender and blend on medium speed until smooth.

Turn the blender down to low and gradually add the cacao/cocoa until evenly mixed.  Add the avocado, remaining 1 Tbsp. coconut water and salt and blend until incorporated.

If the pudding is too thick, add more coconut water until it is smooth but slightly stiff.  Serve chilled, add any of the above garnishes sprinkled on top.  Any leftover pudding can be stored in refrigerator for up to 5 days.  Makes 2 servings.

Berrylicious Chia Pudding

Blueberry Kiefer Chia Pudding

 

This Blueberry Kefir Chia Pudding combines two heart-healthy ingredients, kefir and chia seeds to make a delicious and flavorful breakfast, dessert or snack.  If possible, all ingredients should be organic and non-GMO.

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)

1 cup kefir

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1 T raw organic honey

1/2 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk (I like Califia Toasted

Almond Milk)

3.5 T chia seeds

Toppings of choice: fresh blueberries, coconut flakes, cocoa nibs, dark chocolate chips etc…

INSTRUCTIONS:pastedGraphic.png

Add blueberries, kefir, vanilla, honey and almond/coconut milk to a blender and blend until well combined.  Add chia seeds and stir.  Divide mixture between 2 mason jars.  Place in refrigerator for at least 6 hours.  Add toppings of choice and serve cold.

Flat Belly Smoothie

Bloat Busters

 

 

 

 

 

This delicious anti-inflammatory, antioxidant-rich, belly-loving smoothie puts the burn on that heart-unfriendly belly fat and is the perfect way to start your day!  If possible, all ingredients should be organic and non-GMO.

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup tart cherry juice

1/2 cup plain, organic kefir

1/2 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)

1 T flax oil

1 T chia seeds

1/3 cup organic gluten-free oatmeal (uncooked)

1/2 c ice

METHOD:

Put all ingredients in blender and process until smooth.  For extra wellness benefits, throw in a handful of leafy greens.

GOOD MOOD SMOOTHIE

Good Mood Smoothie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 scoop high-quality protein powder (PurePaleo, PurePea or Whey Cool Protein Powder)

6 oz. unsweetened coconut, almond milk or kefir

1 tsp organic flax oil

1 tsp ground flax or chia seeds

1 T almond butter

3” piece banana (barely ripe) – best if frozen

1/2 c blueberries/blackberries

Sprinkle of turmeric

1 pinch sea salt

Ice (if needed)

METHOD:

Put all ingredients in blender and blend until combined.  For extra nutrition, add 1 handful of greens.  Now smile 🙂

 

Jacqui’s Kickass Mocktail Mule

 

Serves:  1 (trust me – make a pitcher!)

Ingredients:

3 blackberries (fresh or frozen)

1 thin slice (1 inch) of fresh ginger

4 fresh mint leaves plus mint sprig for garnish

Fresh lime juice (1/2 large lime)

4 ounces ginger beer (yes – it’s not considered an alcoholic bev)

4 ounces club soda/mineral water

Ice

Garnish:

Wooden cocktail skewer

Fresh mint leaves

Candied ginger

2 lime wedges

Instructions:

1 Combine berries, ginger and mint in copper mug and muddle for 1minute to infuse flavors then fill with ice.

2 Combine lime juice, ginger beer in a shaker full of ice.

3 Shake vigorously.

4 Strain into copper mug.

5 Top off with club soda.

6 Garnish with skewer of mint leaves and candied ginger, 2 floating lime wedges.

Ginger Lime Mocktail

This delightful and zesty paleo-style mocktail is from elanaspantry.com
Serves: 2
Ingredients

  • ¼ cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon zested ginger, I use my microplane zester
  • 12 drops stevia
  • 18 ounces sparkling water
Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a jar and stir
  2. Pour over ice into 2 cocktail glasses and garnish with lime wedges
  3. Serve

 

Smoothie Cubes

If this isn’t the best time-saving idea then I just don’t know what is!!!  Smoothie Cubes!!!!  How did I NOT think of this years ago!?  Anyway – now we have absolutely no excuse for not having a green drink each and every day.  No longer do we have to make them fresh – I mean really – who has time for that in the morning???  Not me for one!  Well now we can just whip up a nice big batch of my delicious Green Goddess  anytime – pour it into these cool square ice cube molds and pop in the freezer – WAA-LAA!!  DONE!!  Then each morning pop approximately 3 Smoothie Cubes in the blender with some H2O and that’s it.  You can also do the same for protein smoothies – just blend all the ingredients except the protein powder and add that just before drinking.  How’s that for a stress-free morning 🙂