Are you looking for easy recipes while you are on Repairvite?  There are many foods you can enjoy while on Repairvite and here are just a few!  The Paleo Diet is very similar to the lifestyle you’ll be leading while you’re on Repairvite.  There are many good books, cookbooks and websites that may help you that focus on the Paleo Diet.

 

 

Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast will be a challenge for most Repairvite patients since eggs, bread, and grains are not allowed during Repairvite.  Please think “outside the box” as you plan non-traditional breakfasts!

 

Sweet Potato Breakfast

1 cup cooked sweet potato                                                    pumpkin spice, to taste

Cinnamon, to taste

  • Mash up the sweet potato and add the spices to taste.

 

Almost Oatmeal        

1-1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce                                                     cinnamon, to taste

4 Tbs raw, chunky almond butter                                                              dash of nutmeg (optional)

2-3 Tbs raw, unsweetened canned coconut milk

  • Combine all ingredients in a small pan over medium heat, stirring often until all is thoroughly combined and warm.

  • Add fresh or dried fruits and/or nuts for additional texture and flavor.

 

Slow Cooked Almond Apple Cereal

2 Apples, peeled and shredded                                                                 3 cups water

3 Cups of Almond Meal                                                                                 1 Tbsp cinnamon

  • Peel and shred the apples.  Place them in slow cooker.

  • Add remaining ingredients and stir well.

  • Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.

  • Serve with splash of coconut / almond milk, honey and fresh berries

 

Banana Almond Pancakes

2 bananas                                                                                                        fresh or frozen blueberries

2 flax eggs*                                                                                                    ¼ cup almonds, chopped

1 Tbs coconut flour                                                                                      1 tsp coconut oil

1-2 Tbs almond butter                                                                               dash of sea salt (optional)

*To Prepare Flax Eggs: To make 2 flax eggs, use 2 T flax meal (ground flaxseed) + 6 T warm water.   Whisk together and place it in the fridge for a minute or so. It will become gummy like an egg and can be used for baking.

  • Mash bananas in a bowl.

  • Add the eggs, coconut flour, almond butter, blueberries, and nuts and salt, and whisk until well blended

  • Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat along with a small pat of coconut oil.

  • Pour small discs of batter onto the hot pan (around 3-4″ around). They’ll be easier to flip if you keep them from the edges of the pan.

  • Flip when batter loses its “tackiness” around the edges.

  • Cook other side slowly over medium heat until fully cooked.

  • Reapply oil to the pan after each round of pancakes.

 

Paleo Breakfast Cookies

¾ cup almond meal                                                                                         1 tsp vanilla

¼ cup dried coconut                                                                                       1 tsp cinnamon

5 Tbsp coconut oil                                                                                            ¼ tsp salt

1 Tbsp molasses or honey                                                                            ¼ tsp baking soda

  • Melt coconut oil or butter together with molasses or honey and vanilla.

  • Mix dry ingredients together and mix into the wet ingredients with a spatula.

  • Form balls on parchment lined baking sheet and press with a glass or your hand to make circles.

  • Bake at 350 for 6-10 minutes. Allow to cool completely before taking off cooking sheet or they will break.

 

Simple Smoothie

6 oz. almond milk                                                                                             ½ to 1 banana

½ cup strawberries, fresh or frozen                                                         1 T almond butter (optional)

½ cup blueberries, fresh or frozen                                                           2 T plant-based protein powder (optional)

6-8 ice cubes

  • Blend and enjoy.

 

Berries + Greens Smoothie

1 cup frozen berries (blueberries, raspberries, etc.)                         1 T coconut oil

1 to 2 loosely-packed cups of spinach                                                     2 T plant-based protein powder

2 cups coconut milk

  • Blend until smooth.

 

Keepin’ It Smooth Smoothie

1 avocado                                                                                                            Unsweetened almond milk

5 ounces frozen peaches                                                                              2 pitted dates

1 handful of raspberries                                                                                                2 T plant-based protein powder

1 handful of hemp seeds                                                                              1 T ground flaxseed (optional)

  • Blend and enjoy!

 

Snacks

 

Quick Snack Mix

2 tsp dried blueberries                                                                                  2 T roasted almonds

2 tsp sesame seeds

  • Toss together and enjoy.

  • Perfect for traveling!

 

Ultimate Snack Mix

2 tsp. dried cranberries                                                                                 2 T roasted almonds

2 tsp pumpkin seeds                                                                                      2 tsp Enjoy Life vegan chocolate chips

  • Toss together and enjoy.

  • Perfect for traveling.

 

Seasoned Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Seeds from 2 medium pumpkins  (or 3-4 Tablespoons)                   1 tsp celery salt

1 T  olive oil                                                                                                         1 tsp ground cumin

  • Heat oven to 300° F. Remove the seeds from the pumpkins. Discard the pulp.

  • Spread the seeds (no need to rinse them) evenly on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake until dried, about 1 hour.

  • Toss the seeds, olive oil, celery salt, and cumin in a large skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat, until the seeds are lightly toasted, about 3 minutes.

 

Curry Roasted Chickpeas

1 ½ tsp olive oil                                                                                                  ½ tsp curry powder

½ cup rinsed, drained and dried organic chickpeas (canned)         Pinch of cumin, garlic powder and sea salt

1         Heat olive oil in saucepan over medium –high heat.

2         Add chickpeas and cook 5-7 minutes, flipping frequently.

3         Toss with curry and pinch of cumin, garlic powder and sea salt.

 

Salad Dressing Recipes

There are no commercial/ready-made salad dressings that are safe to consume while on Repairvite.  You will need to make your own salad dressings, which will be full of flavor, healthy antioxidants!

 

Raw Almond Mayo

Makes about 1 cup

1/2 cup soaked almonds (soak almonds for 8 hours and drain)                    ½ tsp salt

1/2 cup water                                                                                                                    ¼ tsp ground pepper

Juice of 1/2 lemon                                                                                                           ½ to ¾ cup olive oil

1/4 teaspoon dried mustard power                                                                         1-3 tsp agave or stevia (optional)

  • Place all the ingredients except the olive oil in a blender and blend until very smooth.

  • With blender still on, carefully and slowly pour a thin stream of olive oil through the opening in the blender’s cover. Start with 1/2 cup of oil and continue until you reach the right consistency, up to 3/4 cup.

  • Taste and adjust seasonings, adding more lemon juice or some apple cider vinegar if you want more tang and the agave/sugar if you want sweetness.

 

Vegan Ranch Dressing

Makes  1 ½ cup

1 cup Raw Almond Mayo (see recipe before this one)                    ½ tsp dried dill weed

½ c Coconut Cream*                                                                                       ½ garlic powder

½ tsp Dried Chives                                                                                           ½ onion powder

½ tsp Dried Parsley                                                                                          salt and pepper, to taste

*To obtain coconut cream, simply refrigerate 1 can of full-fat canned Thai Kitchen Unsweetened Coconut Milk for at least 24 hours.  Coconut cream will separate and solidify on top of coconut water.  Scrape cream from top and measure ½ c for this recipe.

  • In large mixing bowl, mix together mayonnaise, coconut cream and spices.  Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.  Store remaining dressing in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

 

 

Zesty Lemon Salad Dressing

1 cup organic cold pressed extra virgin olive oil                                   Juice of 1 lemon, or more to taste

1/2 cup blanched almonds                                                                           Pinch of sea salt or himalyan salt

4 cloves of fresh  garlic

  • Throw everything in your blender  and puree until smooth and creamy.

  • Add in more lemon juice, garlic and salt to taste until you reach your perfect blend.

 

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

1/2 cup cold pressed extra virgin olive oil                                              1 T coconut sugar, or more to taste

2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar to taste at the end                                          Pinch of sea salt or himalayan salt

1 Tbsp of freshly squeezed lime juice or more to taste                   Freshly ground pepper, to taste

  • Place all the ingredients (except the vinegar) in your blender  and pulse until well combined.

  • Now add in the vinegar gradually to taste.

 

Basic Homemade Vinaigrette

3/4 cup cold pressed extra virgin olive oil                                              1 tsp finely chopped parsley

3 – 4 tsp raw apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar                  1 T coconut sugar

1/2 Tbsp dijon mustard                                                                                 Pinch of sea salt or himalayan salt

1 clove fresh minced garlic                                                                           Freshly ground pepper, to taste

  • Place all the ingredients in your blender (except the vinegar) and pulse until well combined.

  • Gradually add in the vinegar to taste.

 

Homemade French Dressing

Makes about 3/4 cup, and will keep in a glass container in the fridge for a week.

1/2 cup cold pressed extra virgin olive oil                                              1 clove fresh minced garlic

1 – 1 1/2 Tbsp raw apple cider vinegar to taste at the end              1 tsp dried mixed herbs

1 Tbsp lemon juice                                                                                          Pinch of sea salt or himalayan salt

1 tsp dijon mustard                                                                                         Freshly ground pepper, to taste

  • Put everything in your blender (except the vinegar), seasoning, and herbs, and pulse until well combined.

  • Add the vinegar and seasoning to taste. Then stir in the herbs.

 

 

Homemade Italian Dressing

1/2 cup cold pressed extra virgin olive oil                                              2 T freshly chopped parsley

1 Tbsp aged red wine vinegar, or more to taste at the end            pinch of sea salt or Himalayan salt

1 fresh clove of fresh garlic finely minced                                              Freshly ground pepper, to taste

  • Place the oil and garlic in your blender and pulse together for just a couple of seconds.

  • Gradually add in the vinegar to taste, and then season, and stir in the parsley.

 

Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing

Makes 8 servings of 2 T each

1/2 c. sliced strawberries                                                                              salt and pepper, to taste

1 tsp. mustard                                                                                                   stevia, to taste

2 Tbsp red wine or balsamic vinegar (check carb counts)                                ½ c olive oil

  • Puree strawberries in a blender or food processor.

  •  Add remaining ingredients except olive oil and blend. Add the olive oil and blend until creamy.

  • Taste and adjust seasonings, if necessary.

 

 

For more recipes, visit these sites.

The Spunky Coconut

http://www.thespunkycoconut.com/

Elana’s Pantry

http://www.elanaspantry.com/

Tropical Traditions

http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/

Health Extremist

http://www.healthextremist.com/

My Whole Food Life

http://www.mywholefoodlife.com

Paleo Plan

http://www.paleoplan.com/

Mangia Blog

http://mangiablog.com/ricette-recipes/

Just Eating Real Food

http://justeatingrealfood.com/