Posts Tagged ‘Banana’

Paleo Burger Dinner Plate

With Paleo burger platters like this, I don’t miss buns or french fries even a little bit.  If you are strictly anti-dairy, substitute a dollop of guacamole for the blue cheese crumbles I used.  It’ll be every bit as good, just a little different.

Grilled Paleo Burger Summer Plate Zucchini Fries

Starting in the upper lefthand corner and working our way around clockwise:

  1. Raw banana slices with a pinch of cocoa powder
  2. Wilted (on cast iron skillet) baby spinach with red onions and fresh tomatoes
  3. Grass fed steak burger from La Cense Beef topped with avocado slices and blue cheese crumbles
  4. Grilled white mushrooms
  5. Grilled asparagus wrapped in Genoa salami
  6. Grilled zucchini quarters seasoned with Weber Chicago Steak Seasoning (I pick these up with my fingers and pretend they’re steak fries!)

Fried Chocolate Banana Breakfast

So like I said in yesterday’s post, I don’t really know if pure unsweetened cocoa powder is truly Paleo, but I used a tiny bit for my breakfast again this morning.  The fried egg is boosted with an extra egg white, and my veggie pile is made from white mushrooms and finely chopped kale and red onion.  But you don’t care about that.

Fried Bananas for Breakfast:

You will need: Ripe (not green!) Banana, unsweetened pure cocoa powder, a healthy oil with a high flashpoint (I used grapeseed), a frying pan.

  1. Heat on medium enough oil in your pan to cover the bottom.  It’s heated when you flick a little water on the pan and it sizzles and disappears.
  2. Slice your banana lengthwise down the middle.
  3. Toss your banana slices flat side down onto your pan.  Wait for about 60 seconds.
  4. Using a spatula, flip your banana slices over.  Wait another 30 seconds.
  5. Remove to plate.
  6. Sprinkle with cocoa powder.
  7. Enjoy your decadent but maybe also kind of healthy breakfast treat!

 

Banana Cocoa Snack or Dessert

OK, so maybe the title is a little bit of a stretch.  I took this quick cell phone shot of my evening snack – something I decided on a whim to try.  I had a ripe banana and some pure unsweetened cocoa powder, and I figured it just might work.  And it did!  Although now that I’m thinking about it, cocoa is a bean… does that mean it’s not Paleo?  Oops.  But who cares – at least there’s no added sugar, and you only need a very very tiny amount of cocoa powder.

All you need is the pure unsweetened cocoa powder and a banana that is at least ripe enough to no longer have any green on it.  Actually, the more brown the better.  Up to a certain point anyways.  No rotting allowed.

My plate has half of a big room-temperature banana on it, sprinkled lightly with cocoa powder.  Pat the powder down onto the banana slice before you pop them in your mouth though – accidentally inhaling dry cocoa powder is not fun.  The ripe banana gives you all the sweet you need, especially if your taste buds are fully adjusted to the Paleo way of eating.  Mine definitely are.