Sunday, July 21, 2013

Summer Recipes

Super Green Low Sugar Smoothie 
This is yummy, super healthy and low sugar/low carb.  Yes, natural sugar in juices increase your blood sugar too and cause your insulin to spike therefore causing you to store fat.  Most green smoothie recipes I see are full of natural sugar and carbs.  This one I created myself and it's so full of antioxidants but low on the natural sugar scale as well.  My kids even love it!

1 cup ice cubes
2 cups frozen strawberries or raspberries
2 cups fresh, preferably organic, kale
2 cups green tea sweetened to taste with stevia (if the tea is still warm, that is fine, just add a bit more ice)
I sliced, cored green apple 

Blend in Vitamix or other high quaility blender and enjoy! This makes a large batch to share.  And don't worry if you don't have kale, really any healthy greens will do. 

High Protein Peanut Butter Cookies

Cream 1/2 cup coconut oil and 1/2 cup softened butter
Add 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup coconut sugar
After creaming together, add 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
Beat in 2 eggs
In a medium bowl mix 1 cup high protein defatted peanut butter flour, 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1 cup white flour with 2 teas. baking soda and 1 teas. salt
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
Blend well but not for too long and then add 2 cups dark chocolate chips.
Bake at 350 F for 8-10 minutes

These are so delicious!  If you don't have coconut sugar, then just add more brown or white sugar to bring it to 1 1/2 cups total of sugar.  Also, to make these really high protein and extra yummy, you need the PB flour, which is hard to find.  Trader Joe's no longer carries it and I couldn't find it at Whole Foods, so I order it from Netrition (they carry coconut sugar too but so does my Walmart.) 

Easy Barbecue Brisket

Grass fed brisket
Put in crock pot and turn on low
Add one bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce and 1/4 cup of Texas Pete
Cook slow all day and you're done!!!

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