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Banana “No-Bread” Ice-Cream

A simple dessert was in order for today… Fortunately it is quick easy and only 3 ingredients needed!

Super Easy - Healthy 3 Ingredient 'Ice Cream'

[recipe title=”Banana ‘No-Bread’ Ice-Cream” servings=”1″ time=”2 min” difficulty=”easy” image=”” description=”A super fast, easy, peasy dessert!”]

[recipe-notes] Credit: The Functional Perspective
[/recipe-notes] [recipe-ingredients] – 1 Banana (peeled and frozen)
– 2 TB Walnuts or Pecans
– 1 TB Coconut Oil
– Flax seed, hemp seeds, sesame seeds (optional)
[/recipe-ingredients] [recipe-directions] 1. Place frozen banana and nuts in small food chopper.  I use my small Ninja chopper. Pulse chopper until banana is creamy.
2. Remove the blades and stir in the Coconut Oil.
3. Place in dish, top with optional seeds or nuts and enjoy!!
4. TIPS -This process can be used with just about any frozen fruit. Other fruits may need to be slightly thawed, or add a banana to other fruits to achieve the desired consistency.
5. Also, I like to keep bananas in my freezer as I never know when I may be in the mood for some “ice-cream”
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Fantastic Kale & Veggie Soup

For some reason I have been craving soup lately and the one I made today was absolutely delicious!  SO here is my attempt to post a “real” recipe.  Hope you enjoy!

Fabulous Fall Kale Soup - The Functional Perspective

[recipe title=”Fantastic Fall Kale & Veggie Soup” servings=”4-6″ time=”2hr 30mins” difficulty=”easy” image=”” description=”A flavorful comforting soup for those brisk fall days.”]

[recipe-notes] Credit: The Functional Perspective
[/recipe-notes] [recipe-ingredients] – 1 bunch of Celery
– 1-1 ½ lbs Carrots
– 2 – 3 Zucchini
– ¼ cup chopped fresh Kale
– 1 tsp salt (I use Himilayan or Real Salt)
– 1 TB Coconut Oil or Grass-fed Butter
– 1 TB of Olive Oil (Optional)
– Parsley (Optional garnish)
– Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (Optional garnish)
– approx 3 qts. of water (May also use beef or chicken broth as well as a mixture of water and broth)
[/recipe-ingredients] [recipe-directions] 1. Rinse and chop Celery
3. Rinse and chop zucchini (optional to peel first)
2. Peel and chop Carrots
3. Melt Butter or Oil in stock pot, add in celery. Lightly saute until celery begins to turn soft, the color will begin to appear translucent. The celery does not need to be completely translucent, just when it starts to turn.
4. Add chopped Zucchini and lightly saute
4. Add Carrots, Salt and water
5. Bring to a boil then turn down to a simmer or very low boil for approximately 2 hours.
6. If using the Olive Oil, add at this time, and stir
8. Add Kale and simmer approximately 10 min.
9. Garnish with parsley, pumpkin seeds or other favorite garnishes!
9. TIPS – I will chop the celery first and get it sauteing while prepping the remaining ingredients. As I chop the zucchini I add it to the celery. IF it looks as though the celery is getting done too quickly I will turn off the pan and just add the remaining ingredients.
10. I will often add a cup or two of beef or chicken broth during the remaining 10 min – especially the broth that is saved from a roast.
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Mouth watering…

Today’s “Daily Prompt” theme ‘copycat‘ couldn’t be more appropriate!  One of the most common things we do when we decide to change our lifestyle whether in regards to diet, activities, sports, etc., is we try to find a replacement like the one we are no longer going to practice, eat and so on.  This seems to happen a lot when it comes to our diet.

For instance, we know sugar is unhealthy for us but we reeaallllyyyyy want those chocolate brownies, ice cream and cake…and candy! I will admit I still look for these ‘healthy copycat’ recipes. Most of the time I am hugely disappointed as they just swap bad ingredients for more bad ingredients and my hopes of having something that resembles food from my past are tossed out the window.

WELL!  Today that has changed!  I haven’t tried this one yet but the ingredient list looks extremely promising and can’t wait to make them.  Look at them – do they look yummy or what?!?  🙂  FINALLY a copycat version I can add to my recipe collection!