If you missed me on Extra, here are my go-to recipes used with many of my celebrity clients whenever they need to SLIM down before a BIG day.
These recipes are designed to detoxify, tone and reset your body back on the success path for 2016.
Very Berry Acai Bowl
2 frozen bananas, sliced
2 cups (10 1/2 oz.) frozen strawberries
4 tbsp. acai powder
1 cup unsweetened almond milk, plus more as needed
1/2 tbsp. agave nectar
For the toppings:
1/2 banana, sliced
1/4 cup sliced strawberries
1/4 cup raspberries
2 tbsp. blueberries
Place frozen banana slices, frozen strawberries, acai powder, almond milk, and agave into a blender. Blend until creamy and smooth, adding extra almond milk as needed. (It should be thicker than a smoothie.) Spoon mixture into bowls and top with sliced bananas, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Enjoy!
Wake-Up French Toast
1 ripe banana, peeled
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
8 slices vegan whole-grain bread
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 cup halved grapes
4 strawberries, sliced
1 passion fruit, sliced
1 orange, peeled and sliced
1 kiwi, sliced
In a small bowl, use a fork to mash banana. Add almond milk, cinnamon, and vanilla and mix together well.
Heat a pan over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray.
Dip one slice at a time in the banana-almond milk mixture, making sure to wet both sides.
Place bread in hot pan. Cook on each side for 4 minutes, or until golden brown.
Serve 2 pieces per person. Lightly drizzle each with 2 tbsp. maple syrup and top with one-fourth of the fresh fruit. Enjoy!
Watermelon Lover’s Pizza
1 banana, sliced
1/4 cup blueberries
2 (1" thick) round watermelon slices, 8–9" diameter
2 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. lime juice
1 tsp. finely grated lime zest
2 tbsp. chopped fresh mint
Arrange banana slices and blueberries on watermelon rounds. Cut each round into 6 wedges.
In a small bowl, whisk together honey, lime juice, and lime zest. Drizzle mixture over watermelon and garnish with mint. Enjoy!
Chocolate Blueberry Muffins
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 tsp. raw sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. egg replacer
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/4 cups unsweetened coconut milk
1/4 cup applesauce
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, egg replacer, and salt.
In a small bowl, mix coconut milk and applesauce.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir to combine. Fold in blueberries.
Using a 1/4-cup measure, scoop batter into muffin tins about two-thirds full.
Bake for 20–25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
Cool for 5 minutes in the tin, then remove and let cool on a rack. Enjoy!
Asparagus Cauliflower Pizza
For the crust:
2 1/2 cups grated cauliflower
1 large egg
3/4 cup fat-free mozzarella, divided
2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
Pinch of salt
For the toppings:
1/4 cup marinara
1/2 medium cucumber
10 asparagus stalks
30 basil leaves
5 oregano leaves
Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
For the crust: Place the grated cauliflower in a large bowl and microwave for 7–8 minutes, or until soft. Remove and let cool.
In the bowl with cauliflower, mix in egg, 1/2 cup mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, and salt. Combine well. Pat into a 10-inch round on the prepared baking sheet. Spray lightly with nonstick spray and bake for 10–15 minutes, or until golden.
For the toppings: Top the pizza crust with sauce, cucumber, and asparagus. Bake in the oven until crust becomes bubbly, about another 10 minutes. Remove from oven and top with basil and oregano leaves. Slice and serve. Buon appetito!