Banana Ice Cream

This is a great idea for that sweet tooth craving with totally eating processed treats.

-Blend frozen bananas in a high speed blender for a few seconds. Stop and push down the banana from the side of blender and blend again. Continue this until bananas are smooth ice cream consistency.

-Add 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder and blend one last time.

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– Next I melted a few pieces of dark chocolate in the microwave and added some water until I got the consistency I wanted to resemble chocolate syrup. I topped my ice cream with sliced almonds.

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Zucchini Noodles with Pesto Shrimp

Here’s another version of cooking zucchini noodles with shrimp.

Ingredients
Shrimp
Zuchinni- julienned
Cherry tomatoes
Pesto
Minced garlic
Goat cheese
Grass-fed butter (optional)

Method

Just toss all ingredients together in a skillet on medium-low heat. Stir everything together until noodles, cheese and butter have soften up and sauce has formed. Nothing was measured here. Be creative and it all depends on quantity you have available. I had 3 large zucchinis, 1 lb. of shrimp and half box of tomatoes. I added 2 tsps of pesto, 1 tsp of minced garlic, 1 tb of goat cheese and 1 tb of butter.

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Ground Beef “Pie”

Everything looks better in a pie dish, right?? Here are two ideas of making these ground beef “pies”.
It is all very simple…

If you choose ripe plantain, just boil the plantain until soft.
Cook the meat with any seasoning of your liking and layer it with the plantain. I like to start with the mash and end with meat but it can go either way.

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Top with cheese of your liking. I use feta or goat cheese and keep it light. Broil 10-15 for cheese to get soft and top layer to get crisp.

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The second option is to use sweet potato instead of plantain. It comes out just as delicious. Follow same steps as above…

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Lamb Rack

Is it christmas yet? Because it sure felt like it when I received these from a friend. These are denuded frenched lamb rack, grass fed. It was also his recommendation to cook them with just some seasoning on the stove so I did just that, and they turned out amazing.

Ingredients
Lamb rack
Herbs de Provence
Lemon zest
Pepper
Sea salt

Method
Cut the rack into individual chops. Sprinkle all seasoning onto both sides including lemon zest. Cook on skillet with some EVOO for about 3 minutes on each side.

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