A Freaking Awesome Paleo Dessert Recipe

One of the major benefits of eating Paleo is that I almost never have cravings for super-sweet desserts anymore.

Almost never.

Last night…..my sweet tooth came back with a vengeance.

But, instead of giving into my sugar demons and running out and grabbing a tub of Candy Cane Chocolate Fudge Crackle Ice Cream, I clung to my last vestige of self-control…dashed into the kitchen…and whipped up my favorite paleo dessert

image credit: my crappy blackberry camera

Sauteed Apples & Friends

The beauty of this recipe is that you don’t even need apples.

It works equally well with pears, pineapple, peaches, nectarines, cherries, strawberries, mango, papaya, guava, etc…

Personally, I like a mixture of hard & soft fruits.

In this case, I had apples, raisins and bananas in the kitchen….and they all went into the pan.

Ingredients

  • 2 apples – chopped into bite sized pieces (I used Honey Crisp)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of raisins
  • 1/2 a banana – chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon (I love cinnamon – you may want a little less)
  • 2 tbsp butter (you can substitute coconut oil)
  • Honey to taste (the banana & raisins provide a lot of natural sweetness)
  • a splash of spiced rum (feel free to omit, but it tastes great – I used Sailor Jerry brand)

This served two people.

Give it a try and let me know what you think.

An Unbelievably Great Post-Workout Shake

Mango Protein Shake

I just polished off this post-workout protein shake and I am ready for another. My version is a protein filled take on Jamie Oliver’s Mango Lassi.

Here’s Jamie’s recipe:

    • 9 fluid ounces (255 milliliters) plain yogurt
    • 4 1/2 fluid ounces (130 milliliters) milk
    • 4 1/2 fluid ounces (130 milliliters) canned mango pulp or 7 ounces (200 grams) from 3 fresh mango, stoned and sliced
    • 4 teaspoons sugar, to taste, or feel free to try salt and cardamom seeds
    • Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend for 2 minutes, then pour into individual glasses, and serve.
    • Feel free to try salt and cardamom seeds.
    • The lassi can be kept refrigerated for up to 24 hours

In my version, I use:

      • Approximately the same amount of yogurt. I used Balkan or Greek style yogurt. It’s thicker and creamier.
      • I replaced the milk with water
      • I replaced the mango pulp with frozen mango
      • I skipped the salt and cardamom (none in my spice rack)
      • I added 5 grams each of creatine and glutamine
      • I added 2 scoops of vanilla whey protein

I am not kidding when I say this was the BEST protein shake I have ever drank.

Give it a try.

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