Original post on Kelowna Now
Ever since I talked about being on an Autoimmune Paleo diet, I get asked a lot of questions by friends and members at Global Fitness Centre. Mostly people are just curious because they don't know how I would have fun eating the way I do. The good thing about me is, I have always been a creative chef in the kitchen, always trying to find different ways to have healthy and delicious meals and snacks.
I have always chose healthy options for myself for years now, so cutting out more foods out of my diet wasn't too hard. I chose not to eat gluten, soy and most grains, and cut dairy last year, so little to my knowledge, I was already half way into an Autoimmune Paleo diet anyways.
I definitely don't eat boring, and always keep myself entertained with new ideas and recipes and below are my 3 favorite treats that I have come up with this last month, and they have been recurring in my household!
This has been an absolute favorite of mine, sweet potato banana pancakes! Preheat oven to 425F and shred 2 sweet potatoes in a food processor, then pour in a bowl. Add 2 ripe bananas, 1 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tbsp coconut flour and 2 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes. Grease a baking sheet with coconut oil and shape into patties. Bake 10 min per side and keep flipping until crispy on the outside. Serve immediately with turkey bacon and maybe a dollop of coconut cream!
To be honest I don't have the approximate measurements, I really just dump everything in. If the mixture is too dry, I will add more honey or coconut butter. In a food processor, blend 3-4 tbsp coconut butter with 6 dates. Pour in a bowl and stir in 1-2 tbsp unpasteurized honey, 4 scoops hemp protein, 1 tbsp cocoa powder and 2 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes. Roll into balls and refrigerate until they harden.
Open up a can of refrigerated full fat coconut milk and pour in a food processor along with 2 ripe bananas and 2 tbsp cocoa powder. Pour in a container a freeze 4 hours for soft ice cream or overnight for hard ice cream. Enjoy!