Monday, January 30, 2012

January 29, 2012



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Breakfast
Chocolate Chia Smoothie
serves 1 ~ $2.15 per serving

3 tablespoons ground chia seeds ($.30)
4 tablespoons hemp protein powder ($.30)
2 bananas, frozen ($.70)
1 cup cold almond milk ($.40)
2 tablespoons cacao powder ($.40)
a few drops stevia
a few chopped pistachios ($.05)

This is a simple, creamy ~ kind of decadent ~ way to start the day, that's also packed with healthy protein and omega-3s.

In a blender, combine all ingredients except for the pistachios. Puree until very smooth. Top with a few chopped pistachios, if desired.


calories: 555
fat: 21 gr
carbs: 81 gr
protein: 26 gr

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Lunch
Cucumber Club
serves 1 ~ $2.08 per serving

1 cucumber ($.59)
1 small onion
1 avocado ($1.49)
salt

This is another recipe idea from Bette. It's so simple and made a great lunch that was both light and filling.

Peel the cucumber and cut in half. Using a spoon or scoop, scrape out the seed cavity and some of the flesh so that it's a hollowed boat. Keep what has been scraped out and chop finely. To that, add one chopped avocado and one finely minced onion. Mix together and use this to fill the cucumber.


calories: 299
fat: 22 gr
carbs: 27 gr
protein: 5 gr

 
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Dinner
 Tropical Mushrooms
serves 2 ~ $3.70

2 portabello mushrooms, sliced ($4.00)
1 green pepper, thinly sliced ($.50)
2 medium onions, thinly sliced ($.20)
1 cup pineapple, sliced or chopped ($1.50)
4 tablespoons agave ($.40)
4 tablespoons olive oil ($.40)
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar ($.40)
2 cloves garlic, pressed
salt and pepper

This is one of those dishes that no one would guess is raw. It's definitely hearty and filling.

Slice the portabellos, green pepper, and onions. Also slice the pineapple. I sliced mine into fairly large rectangles, bit smaller chunks would work, too.

Put these in a lidded container. Whisk together the remaining ingredients and pour over the sliced mushroom and veggie mix. This step can be done in the morning {or even the night before} and left to marinate. Just toss it into the dehydrator about an hour before you want to eat.

Pour out onto a lined dehydrator tray and dehydrate for about an hour, until warm and slightly softened. Serve with red cabbage sauerkraut, if desired {recipe coming soon}.




calories: 425
fat: 27 gr
carbs: 36 gr
protein: 5 gr

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Dessert
Pizza Pie
serves 4 ~ $1.51 per serving

3/4 cup walnuts ($1.50)
3/4 cup raisins ($1.00)

1/2 cup cashews ($1.00)
1/2 cup water
 1 tablespoon agave ($.10)
1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup strawberries ($1.50)
2 tablespoons agave ($.20)
2 bananas, grated ($.30)
1 kiwi, sliced and quartered ($.45)

This is such a fun dessert! To make the crust, in a food processor fitted with an "S" blade, process the walnuts and raisins until they're ground up fairly well and start clumping together. Press into a dinner plate or pie plate (or a small pizza pan!). 

In a bullet type blender, puree the cashews, water, agave, and salt until creamy, which takes a few minutes. Once blended, pop in the freezer to chill for a few minutes. 

Again using a bullet type blender, puree the strawberries and agave until very smooth.

Using a food processor fitted with a grating blade, grate the bananas (almost unripe bananas work the best).

To assemble, spoon a layer of cashew cream on the crust, spreading almost to the edge of the crust. Spoon a layer of strawberry puree on top of the cashew cream. Sprinkle the grated bananas over the strawberry puree (the bananas will be a bit gooey, so it takes a bit of finessing). Top with the cut kiwi. Let chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before cutting into pizza shaped wedges and serving.

calories: 445
fat: 24 gr
carbs: 58 gr
protein: 9 gr


Total cost for the day: $9.44
total calories: 1,724
total fat: 94 gr
total carb: 202 gr
total protein: 45 gr





2 comments:

  1. Yummy! The dessert pizza looks sooo good! I'll have to try it!

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  2. Oh my golly, love the pizza pie! The grated banana trick to mimic cheese is GENIUS.

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