Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Friday, June 5, 2009

Acai Energy Smoothie

2 packs original Acai
1 organic banana
8 oz organic plain rice milk or apple juice
4 oz organic mixed berries (frozen are fine)

Mix in blender and enjoy! Flax seed can be added for an extra bonus or liquid vitamins to ensure your getting your daily dose.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Blueberry Energy Muffins

These muffins are sweetened with bananas only! Great tasting and easy to enjoy at breakfast or as a low calorie snack.

1 cup mashed banana
2 egg whites
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup refined coconut oil
2 cups wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup frozen blueberries, left to thaw in a strainer

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 18 standard-sized muffin cups with paper liners.
In a large bowl, combine banana, egg whites, water and oil. Add the flour and mix. Gently fold in blueberries. Immediately spoon batter into muffin cups.
Bake for about 20 minutes. Remove muffins from tins and cool on a wire rack.

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 98 calories, 4g fat, 13g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, and 3g protein.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Incorporating natural sweeteners instead of white sugar

To incorporate a liquid sweetener such as honey or agave nectar into your recipe instead of white sugar, use about 3/4 of the recipe's original sweetener quantity.

source: Clean eating, July/August 2009