Campfire Banana Boats

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Campfire Banana Boats, healthy recipe | Nutrition Stripped

THIS. This recipe is something I used to make almost every summer night when I was a kid. Those nights where all of the neighborhood kids would gather around after playing “jailbreak” or a heavy game of tag with flashlights running around for hours! We’d be famished afterwards and aching to sit down around the fire pits with our parents while they were all enjoying drinks and gossip- we were all about these desserts and refueling. To be honest, we used to beg our parents to make “foil bananas” which were peeled bananas sliced and stuffed with chocolate chips, coconut, and chopped peanuts wrapped in foil and put on the grill or open flames. Campfire Banana Boats are my grown up version of this classic summer treat.

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Summer Tomato Cherry Clafoutis

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SUMMER TOMATO CHERRY CLAFOUTIS | NUTRITION STRIPPED

I’ve been fairly lucky with growing tomatoes here in Nashville the past several years…knock on wood. Notice the word luck, as much as I’d love to say that I’m a green thumb, it’s not the case but it’s something I’m determined to learn! Nonetheless, with my gardening luck, I’ve been able to grow some amazing tomatoes during the late spring-summer, so much so that I find myself running out of ways to use them all before going bad. So in an attempt to utilize tomatoes in a very unique way, I’m marrying two red gems of summer, tart cherries with sweet tomatoes in an epic “lazy” sweet and savory clafoutis. Oh, and it’s topped with a Thyme Coconut Drizzle that’s kind of out of this world.

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Green Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

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Green Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream | Nutrition Stripped

Ice cream! I get really excited about ice cream recipes and this is probably going down as the best I’ve ever made…thus far. It’s that good. It’s not only a beautiful sage green color, but it has several things that I adore: coconut milk, rich in medium chain triglycerides (i.e. healthy saturated fats), fresh mint that soothes digestion, dark chocolate which is high in antioxidants, and greens from matcha and ALOHA Daily Greens. It’s the epitome of ice cream, thick, creamy, cold, and smooth; perfect for warmer days.

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Frozen Berries and Pink Cashew Cream

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Frozen Berries and Pink Cashew Cream | Nutrition Stripped

I’m thinking about spring. I know it’s just the start of March and technically we have a bit to go, but I’m all about spring right now and all the exciting things I have in the works to share, but also just the changing of seasons. Whenever I think of warmer months, I instantly thinking of cooling foods and the wide varieties of fruits. Frozen Berries and Pink Cashew Cream may be the most simple dessert, I’ve shared since the BanaNO Cream ice cream yet is a bit more special feeling. It’s loaded with fiber and antioxidants from my three favorite berries including raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries and is topped with a raw vegan sweet cream sauce made from cashew nuts, raspberries, coconut, and a pinch of lemon.

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Skillet Chocolate Cornmeal Cake, for Two

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Single Serving Chocolate Polenta Cake  | Nutrition Stripped

Last week on Instagram I shared a sneak peek of a recipe that I “accidentally” created in my kitchen- it turned out so great that I told ya’ll I was going to save it for my cookbook (coming out in early 2016!), BUT I had such an overwhelming response from you all aching to get the recipe now, that I thought I’d share it! Lucky lucky you. So here’s a recipe from the cookbook…and not just any ole’ recipe, it’s a chocolate cornmeal cake for two…or for one really hungry person.

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