Hormone Balancing Smoothie

Hormones got you feeling out of sorts? This smoothie contains hemp seeds and maca to balance hormones. Hemp seeds are a great source of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, which are anti-inflammatory and promote hormone health. Maca is used for boosting libido, energy, and hormone balance. Together with coconut milk/cacao butter (healthy fat) and banana (healthy carbohydrate), this blend makes the perfect treat for anyone seeking to balance hormones.

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Cinnamon Chocolate Cranberry Sauce

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is almost here! I can’t wait 😀 I made a new twist on the traditional Thanksgiving side –> cranberry sauce. I added cinnamon and chocolate chips and served it hot. Normally on Thanksgiving, I have cold sliced jellied cranberry sauce, which I also love.

This dish can be eaten along with Thanksgiving dinner or served as a dessert.

 

What are you making for Thanksgiving? Tell me in the comments!

 

See Also: 

Paleo Pumpkin Pie (Nut Free)
Shaved Brussels Sprouts
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3-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream (Dairy-Free)

This recipe is soooo easy, yet so satisfying. The frozen banana texture is perfect to mimic the texture of ice cream and adds natural sweetness, along with coconut milk for creaminess. You can always experiment with this and add more ingredients such as chocolate chips, nuts, or Cappello’s cookie dough for an indulgent treat!

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Paleo Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Pumpkin spice pancakes with pumpkin spice coffee is one of my absolute favorite things about fall! Add some bacon for the perfect breakfast. When I was food shopping, I came across a new grain free, paleo friendly pancake mix and decided to try it and make them pumpkin spice and top them with apple butter for a super delicious fall breakfast!

The flour I used is Pamela’s Grain Free Pancake Mix

Head to the search bar and type in “pumpkin” to see more of my pumpkin recipes!

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Warm Spiced Apple Slices

The fall is just beginning and I’m already into pumpkin spice everything, but since apple picking season comes and goes so quick, I figured I’d do a super, super easy apple recipe! This would be perfect to make after you get home from a day of apple picking and you’re tired but excited to make something with your freshly picked apples. It’s just 3 simple ingredients and 2 simple steps! 

On an exciting side note, look what I found at the Supermarket yesterday:

Pumpkin Spice Almond Milk Creamer

 

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See Also:

Paleo Pumpkin Pie (nut free)
Soft & Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Toasted Almond “Iced Coffee”

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Dandy Blend is an instant “coffee alternative” made from dandelions. It tastes similar to coffee, but it’s caffeine-free. Dandelions are great for the liver and detoxifying the body. I like to drink Dandy Blend when I’m craving coffee later in the day. I normally only drink two cups of coffee in the morning, so I’ll have this toasted almond flavored drink at night for a treat.

It’s also a great alternative to people who love coffee but can’t drink it.

Get yours here –> Dandy Blend Single-Serve Packets

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Paleo Pumpkin Pie (Nut-Free)

pumpkin pie 2Thanksgiving is just around the corner! If you wanna keep it paleo this year, include my paleo pumpkin pie in your dessert line-up! I use Otto’s cassava flour to make the crust. It’s my new favorite baking flour. It subs 1:1 for wheat flour and has a great texture for baked goods. You have to order it online – but it’s free shipping!

You know what really irks me? When I see Christmas stuff out before Thanksgiving – and people going “Black Friday” shopping on Thanksgiving! Why do people feel like need to skip straight from Halloween to Christmas and forget about Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving is an important holiday. We should always be thankful for everything we have in our lives – you never know when it might be taken away. Just some food for thought. I love Christmas too, but let Thanksgiving have it’s day to shine first. And come on, Thanksgiving is awesome, you get to eat all the food!

My Shaved Brussels Sprouts are also the perfect accompaniment to your turkey, potatoes, and cranberries. You may also like my Pumpkin Butter, Chocolate Pudding Pie, and Pumpkin Spice Brownies.

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Soft & Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are soft & chewy. They’re also grain and nut free. I originally created this recipe to make pancakes, but that was a major fail. As I mixed everything together, instead of turning out like pancake batter, I had a thick dough. Sooo, I decided to make cookies and add chocolate chips. They’re very lightly sweetened and make a great fall dessert. Once it hits September, I’m all about pumpkin everything. I’m your stereotypical white girl who loves fall. These cookies would pair well with my Pumpkin Spice Coffee and a crisp fall day 😉

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Pumpkin Butter Recipe

pumpkin butter 2pumpkin butter 3Fall is in the air! I get so excited when fall rolls around because that means it’s time for PUMPKIN EVERYTHING! I love all the fall treats and apple cider, apple picking, pumpkin picking, fall fashion and just about everything fall has to offer. The only downside is that it’s followed by winter- which I hate.

This pumpkin butter recipe was inspired by the pumpkin butter that was served with the bread at a restaurant I ate at when I was in Virginia for NTA’s Business Summit this past August. My best friend was nice enough to join me on the 8 hours road trip to Virginia (even though she was not attending the Business Summit with me- best friend award goes to her) and since we’re both pumpkin-obsessed this was pretty much the highlight of our night. We even each bought our own container of it to-go. Since I pretty much know that stuff was not in any way a health food, I got to work on creating my own version made with nutrient-dense ingredients. My first attempt was not the smooth sailing win I expected it to be- the butter rose to the top in the fridge and hardened on top of the pumpkin mixture that remained. My next thought was, “okay, let me add an egg yolk and see if I can emulsify the mixture and make it blend together that way.” Boom. Nailed it. This stuff is delicious and the texture is perfect. This goes great on any gluten/grain-free breads, paleo bagels, crackers, etc. It’s also delicious in your coffee.

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Blueberry Explosion Protein Muffins (grain/nut-free)

blueberry explosion muffinsI’ve been eating a lot of collagen lately. I mix it in my protein shakes, put it in my coffee, eat Bulletproof collagen protein bars, & now I’m making protein muffins with it! It definitely does have anti-aging benefits- my acne scars have been clearing up and I have younger looking skin. Collagen is also great for your joints & digestive system. The brand I use is Vital Proteins.

To make the muffins grain-free and nut-free, I used Otto’s cassava flour and Bob’s Red Mill coconut flour. I also used brown butter because it’s incredibly delicious- I get mine from Tin Star Foods, you could also make your own brown butter if you would like to save money.

If your batter is too sticky/dry you can add more coconut milk.

 

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