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Recipe Friday – Banana Pumpkin Seed Crisps

September 2, 2016

Chewy and Crispy Yumminess!

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This recipe is so easy to make and really hits the spot when you are following a strict detox diet but are craving something sweet and cookie-like. During our last 8 week challenge, we were doing fine until the sugar cravings started to rear its head. At first, we would satisfy the sugar cravings with a big bowl of fruit. Eventually, the fruit wasn’t doing the trick and we started talking about how much we wanted a cookie!

So, before we gave into our cookie cravings, we turned to our accountability group and asked if anyone could come up with something that could help. These banana pumpkin seed crisps made by @enjoifood were so easy to make and yummy! We gobbled the crisps up and made additional batches a few more times during those 8 weeks too! They definitely helped curb those cookie cravings…Success!

Besides the fact that these chewy crisps curbed our cravings. They also were filled with some healthy ingredients too!

Pumpkin Seeds: Alkaline forming seed that can reduce LDL cholesterol levels. High in protein and helps to reduce inflammation from arthritis. Prevents kidney stone formation, good for prostate health, promotes sleep, and filled with minerals.

Flax: Rich in Omega-3’s, these seeds may lower your blood pressure and decrease inflammation. Flax is extremely high in fiber, protects against colon cancer and breast cancer and improves blood sugar levels. Finally, it is also rich in essential oils that aid in healthy hair, eyes and skin.

Bananas: Gives you instant energy and powers your brain. They keep your bowels regular and help to scavenge harmful free radicals and to curb sugar cravings, fights depression and anxiety and reduces the risk of stroke. Ripe bananas with brown spots on the peel produce a substance called Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) that helps to combat abnormal cells, which helps to fight cancer.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana mashed
  • 1 cup roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp flax seeds

Method:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl. Drop mixture by teaspoon onto cookie sheet 1 inch apart. Bake at 300 degrees F for 30 mins. Remove from oven and let cool.

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Food & Drink

Green Pudding with Chia Seeds

March 17, 2014

Green Pudding CupsToday seemed like a good day to post our green pudding recipe. We’ve been loving chia seeds lately and wanted to experiment with a chia seed dessert. This started out as a smoothie, but ended up more like a pudding, which was a nice surprise. The avocado gives a creamy almost whipped consistency, while the chia seeds add that gummy-like texture.

Ingredients

Ingredients:

1 avocado (a list of health benefits here)

1 banana

1 tablespoon chia seeds (a list of health benefits here)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup Almond Milk (we use Silk Pure Almond Milk or Trader Joe’s refrigerated, both do not contain Carrageenan)

Directions:

Blend all ingredients and pour into ramekins or glasses. Set in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. (We set ours overnight). The chia seeds will thicken as they soak up the liquid. Enjoy!

Green Pudding Collage

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