Coffee Banana Smoothie

This easy Coffee Banana Smoothie Recipe is the perfect creamy and flavorful smoothie to add to your morning routine! It uses leftover coffee or cold brew, and is dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and SO delicious.

Coffee Banana Smoothie

Coffee Banana Smoothie

Looks like summer is here and I am certainly ready! I started off my day with a refreshing shake that contains my morning coffee, protein, and healthy fats (don’t be afraid of fats, you guys!). Oh, and it was DELICIOUS.

Easy Coffee Smoothie Recipe

This smoothie is a hit with everyone who makes it! To build a perfect smoothie, you want it to be nutrient dense, creamy, and not super thin. 

Frozen bananas smoothie prep

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Vanilla Coffee Protein Shake

Prep Time 00:10 minutes Cook Time 00:00 Total Time 0:00 Yields 2

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup freshly brewed organic coffee, place in fridge for 10 minutes
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop SFH Grass-fed Whey Protein {Use code LEXI for 10% off all purchases}
  • 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon raw honey or sweetener of choice
  • Optional: Handful of ice cubes

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender.
  2. Blend until creamy.
  3. Taste and add additional sweetener if needed.

Recipe Notes

  • *If your shake isn't thick enough for your liking, add the optional ice.
  • **Photos updated April, 2017.
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Double Chocolate Muffins

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These Double Chocolate Muffins are so moist and delicious! The perfect morning treat to wake up to! Eat them plain or top them with some melted chocolate of choice for a delicious dessert option. Grain-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and done in 20 minutes!
Chocolate Muffins | Lexi's Clean Kitchen
Sometimes you just need a treat (in moderation) and these double chocolate muffins are great for when you are craving chocolate! Just the right amount of sweetness and moist on the inside but crumbly on the outside = muffin perfection.
Chocolate Muffins | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Double Chocolate Muffins/Cupcakes

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 0:20 Yields 6

Ingredients

    Dry Ingredients

    • 3/4 cup almond flour
    • 1 1/2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 3 tablespoon Enjoy Life's mini chocolate chips
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • Pinch of salt

    Wet Ingredients

    Directions

    1. Pre-heat oven to 350 °F and line a muffin pan with muffin liners of choice.
    2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients and mix well.
    3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine wet ingredients and whisk together.
    4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, add in chocolate chips, and mix until well combined. Pour batter into the muffin pan, making sure to fill each muffin liner 3/4 of the way.
    5. Bake for 10 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

    Recipe Notes

    • *Frost these with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting from page 288 of the Lexi's Clean Kitchen cookbook!
    • ** This recipe yields 6 cupcakes, double the recipe to make 12.
    • ** Photos updated May 8th, 2017.

     

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    Sweet Potato Buns

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    These Sweet Potato Buns make for the perfect nutrient-rich bread-alternative! I love how creative you can get with them. Breakfast sandwiches, the traditional BLT, avocado toast… the options are endless!

    Sweet Potato Buns - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    Sweet Potato Buns are my favorite! You can make them bigger or smaller, you can make them for  breakfast, for lunch, or for dinner! You can make them open face sliders or full sandwiches! So versatile!

    Sweet Potato Buns - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    Simply roast the sweet potato, load with desired fillings, and DEVOUR! Whole30 compliant, grain-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free!

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    Sweet Potato Buns

    Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 25 min Total Time 0:30

    Ingredients

      Sweet Potato Buns

      Make It Into A Breakfast Sandwich

      • Eggs, as desired
      • bacon, cooked
      • baby spinach, wilted

      Directions

      • Preheat oven to 400°F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
      • Cut sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch thick rounds. Toss with oil, cinnamon, and sea salt.
      • Lie flat on baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes or until fully cooked, flipping over halfway through.

      Recipe Notes

      • *This recipe was updated in March, 2017.
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      Easy Salmon Puttanesca

      Easy Salmon Puttanesca

      I am speechless over this Easy Salmon Puttanesca. The puttanesca sauce is so flavorful and pairs perfectly with the Wild Salmon. I couldn’t get over how simple it was to make! 10 minutes and very little prep work! Such an elegant and flavorful dish for any night of the week! We paired the salmon with sautéd green beans, but you can use any veggies you have on hand!

      Easy Salmon Puttanesca

      Easy Salmon Puttanesca

      I am a big fan of puttanesca sauce and always wanted to make my own version. I am so happy with how this one came out and love saving the extra sauce to use throughout the week! If you are looking for low-carb, simple meals to get you through the week, this is definitely a keeper!

      Easy Salmon Puttanesca

      Easy Salmon Puttanesca

      Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:10 Total Time 0:15 Yields 2

      Ingredients

        For the Salmon

        Puttanesca Sauce

        • 2 cloves garlic, minced
        • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, oil removed
        • 2 Roma tomatoes or 1 cup whole peeled plum tomatoes
        • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
        • 1/2 onion, chopped
        • 1/2 tablespoon capers
        • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
        • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
        • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
        • 1/2 teaspoon basil
        • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
        • Optional: 1/4 cup kalamata olives, drained and pitted

        Directions

        1. In a food processor or high-speed blender combine all of the puttanesca sauce ingredients and pulse for 1-2 minutes. You don't want it fully smooth, so don't over mix.
        2. Once done, transfer mixture to a medium saucepan and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
        3. Preheat oven to 350 ℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
        4. Cut salmon into 6 oz. portions.
        5. Rub salmon with 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil and sprinkle with spices.
        6. Heat remaining oil in a medium skillet.
        7. Once the oil is hot, gently place your salmon face down in the pan and sear for 1-2 minutes.
        8. Transfer salmon to the baking skeet lined with parchment paper, skin side down and bake until the salmon has cooked all the way through. The timing will change based on how thick your salmon is, but should take about 5-10 minutes.
        8. Place salmon on a plate, top with puttanesca sauce and garnish. Serve warm with roasted vegetables of choice!

        Recipe Notes

        • Updated March, 2017
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        Cinnamon Bun Banana Muffins (Paleo!)

        These Cinnamon Bun Banana Muffins are the perfect weekday or weeknight treat. Loaded with cinnamon, bananas, and my trusty almond flour and coconut flour blend, absolutely no one will be able to tell they are gluten-free! 

        Delicious Paleo Banana Muffins

        Cinnamon Bun Banana Muffins

        Muffins are the perfect mid-week snack or Mother’s Day brunch recipe! These paleo muffins are easy to make and are loved by so many!

        These muffins are:

        • Light
        • Fluffy
        • Moist
        • And SO flavorful!

        They also make your kitchen smell amazing!

         
        Paleo Muffins

        Like this healthy paleo muffin recipe? Try these other favorites:

        Paleo Cinnamon Bun Banana Muffin Recipe

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        Cinnamon Bun Banana Muffins

        Prep Time 5 min Total Time 0:05 Yields 9

        Ingredients

          For the muffin

          For the Cinnamon Swirl

          Directions

        • Preheat oven to 350°F and line muffin tin with muffin liners.
        • In bowl combine almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt.
        • In a separate bowl combine egg, melted coconut oil or grass-fed butter, honey, and mashed banana and mix well.
        • Combine wet and dry ingredients.
        • Fill muffin tins 3/4 of the way. Top each muffin with 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon swirl mixture and mix with a toothpick.
        • Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
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