Warm Flax Cereal

Warm Flax Cereal
They do say, "breakfast is the most important meal of the day!" If so, then shouldn't it be treated as just that... important!! It's what starts off our whole day and gives us the energy we need to get through!
Some times I just want a bowl of warm cereal... minus all the carbs! This breakfast is perfect... low in carbs, full of protein, full of energy!! Its so important to have protein in the AM and above all else its delish!!

1/3 cup flax seed meal
1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup almond meal
1/2 tsp cinnimon
1 1/2 cup of water

toppings: I love Organic milk/Almond milk & large medley raisins... OR fresh berries

Serving 1
~ combine all ingredients in pan 
~ cook on med heat for about 3-5 min
~ Top with favorite toppings

Almond Meal Pizza

Oh Pizza how I love you!! Pizza is one of my favorite things to eat but I thought I had to give it up when I went gluten free... Think again!! Unlike the regular carb overload then crash, stuff your face then feel disgusting, sit on my thighs for a month, pizza... this recipe is made with almond meal, guilt free, still feeling amazing, full of energy, no slowing down, and taste fantastic!! No need to give this goodness up!!

2 cups almond meal
2 eggs
3 TBS olive oil
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp fresh rosemary chopped
toppings - whatever your heart desires

My favorite was organic marinara sauce, mozzarella, Italian sausage, and olives.

preheat 350 / 12 inch pizza
~ mix all crust ingredients together until it becomes thick
~ grease cookie sheet or pizza pan with olive oil 
~ with your hands form a ball with dough. place in the middle of pizza pan and then begin to push the dough down into a 12 inch circle. (as this as possible).
~ bake only crust for 15-25 minutes... depending on how crispy or soft you like it. 
~ while crust is baking, prepare all of your toppings.. precook any meat before topping on pizza.
~ remove from oven., add pizza sauce and all toppings
~ bake again for 15 min
Adapted by level11fitblog

Crispy Sweet Potatoes

This Crispy Sweet Potato dish is unbelievable!! I promise you will not be disappointed!! I learned how to make these on a recent trip to Hawaii... My brother-in-law Dylan Grafmyre made these every morning and they are to die for!! A completely different way of making sweet potatoes, due to their yummy crispness!!! Please try these!!! These are great for breakfast, dinner, whatever!!!

coconut oil
4 sweet potatoes , sliced
1/2 onion (chopped)
1 red pepper (chopped)

Servings 4
~ Heat skillet med-high heat with 5-6 large spoonfuls of coconut oil 
~ add potatoes and cook until slightly crisp (20-30 min)... potatoes start off hard and then will soften and then start crisping. ** add more coconut oil while cooking so that pan never gets dry (if pan gets dry then they will burn).
~ add peppers and cook another 5 min 
~ add onion and cook for another 5 min or until done

Banana Bread (Gluten Free, Low Carb)

This Healthy Banana Bread is too good to be true!! Well believe it... Its truly healthy and delicious!! I love love love banana bread and have made it many times... although it was LOADED with sugar and calories!! This healthy version makes me so happy to know I will NEVER AGAIN have to sacrifice my love for banana bread!! I will be eating this often... and its GUILT FREE!!!!!!
Healthy Banana Bread + Coffee = PERFECTION

3 bananas mashed
3 eggs
1 TBS of vanilla extract
1/4 cup of honey OR 1/2 cup Swerve
(OR your choice sweetener)
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 cups almond meal or almond flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 350/ Servings 1 loaf
 ~  In a large bowl mix bananas, eggs, vanilla, coconut oil, and swerve.
~ With a spatula stir in almond flour, salt and baking soda
~ Scoop batter into a greased loaf pan
~ Bake for 40-50 minutes ***Test with with toothpick to make sure its finished. (poke toothpick in the middle and it will come out clean if finished.... if not then cook longer)
~ Allow loaf to cool before removing from pan

** I bake this one rack down from middle to prevent dark edges... for about 50 minutes