Creamy Mango Madness Protein Smoothie

Creamy and packed with mango flavor, this protein smoothie is delicious, refreshing, and tropical!

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 Ingredients: 
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use this Grass-Fed Whey)
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil
  • Optional: garnish with unsweetened coconut flakes and mango

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Garnish and enjoy!

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Benefits of Mango:

  • Rich in vitamin A and E
  • Alkalizes the body
  • Improves memory and concentration
  • Improves digestion
  • Strengthens immunity

Benefits of Coconut Oil:

  • Improves metabolism
  • Regulates blood sugar
  • Contains antimicrobial properties
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Can improve many skin conditions
  • Tip: buy organic, cold-pressed, unrefined, extra-virgin coconut oil

Benefits of Almond Milk:

  • Contains calcium and vitamin D
  • Great for your skin: 1 serving contains 50% of our recommended daily value of vitamin E
  • Low calorie
  • Rich in calcium

Benefits of Chia Seeds:

  • Loaded with iron, calcium, omega 3′s, magnesium, and antioxidants
  • Mineral powerhouse
  • Natural detoxifier
  • Improves health of hair, skin, and nails

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Italian-Style Mini Meatloaves

Italian meatloaf, loaded with veggies, spices, and delicious sauce… A great variation on a meat dish, right? I thinks so, especially when made into a mini-size that is the perfect serving of protein! The trouble I have always found is that many meatloaf recipes contain bread/breadcrumbs, sugar and other ingredients that make them not an ideal recipe for clean eaters or the allergy-friendly folk. I bring you an Italian-style meatloaf that clean, allergy-friendly, and is bursting with flavor!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. organic grass-fed beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup baby bella mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, more to taste
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce (jar or homemade)
  • 1 organic egg
  • 2 tbsp breadcrumbs or flour of choice, I used organic non-gmo corn meal

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Grease mini meatloaf pan (or muffin pan)
  3. In a small skillet, heat oil and garlic, sauté onion and mushrooms until translucent
  4. In a bowl, combine beef, veggies, spices, egg, and 1/4 the tomato sauce, mix well
  5. Fill meatloaf pan/muffin pan to the top with meatloaf mixture
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until fully cooked through
  7. Let cool, and serve with the remaining tomato sauce on top
  8. Optional: garnish with fresh parmesan and fresh basil

Serve with your favorite roasted vegetables on the side!

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Paleo Burger Bites

Burger Bites are the perfect appetizer for a night entertaining with friends, or for that Sunday football game. The options are endless (think seafood, chicken, turkey, and vegetarian options) and everyone will love trying all the different variations.

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Lexi’s Variations:

  • Pizza Burger Bites
    • Grass-fed beef
    • Homemade tomato sauce
    • Fresh parmesan (can omit and sub a favorite vegetable)
    • Roasted Eggplant
    • Fresh basil
  • Mediterranean Burger Bites
    • Grass-fed beef
    • Sun-dried tomatoes
    • Caramelized onion
    • Sautéed spinach
    • Cucumber Buns
  • All-American Burger Bites
    • Grass-fed beef
    • Chicken Sausage
    • Tomato
    • Lettuce
    • Bacon
    • Sweet Potato Buns
    • Drizzled in homemade honey mustard
  • Taco Burger Bites
    • Grass-fed beef
    • Homemade Guacamole 
    • Lettuce
    • Tomato
    • Salsa
  • Thai Burger Lettuce Wrap Bites
    • Grass-fed beef infused with garlic, coconut aminos, and sriracha
    • Grilled onion
    • Roasted Eggplant
    • Wrapped in bib lettuce

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Basic Hamburger Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. grass-fed beef
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp organic corn meal (or breadcrumbs of choice)
  • 1/8 tsp Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • Optional: 1 tsp red pepper flakes

Directions:

  1. In a bowl combine all ingredients and mix well
  2. Form into bite-size patties (balls) and place on greased grill/grill pan
  3. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through to your liking

Putting Together Burger Bites:

  1. On a plate, place bite-size burger patties
  2. Add desired topping and pin a toothpick through to hold the ‘bite’ together
  3. Serve hot with desired dipping sauces

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Burger Bites Appetizers | Lexiscleankitchen.com

Spicy Ahi Tuna Burgers with Pickled Cabbage, Avocado, and Spicy Mayo

Dinner is served, my friends! Ahi Tuna Burgers with homemade pickled cabbage, spicy mayo, and avocado on my Loaded ‘Everything’ Cauliflower Rolls. Anything goes good on the rolls, but you can’t go wrong with a spin on seafood burgers. This recipe is inspired by one of my favorite meals at a local Boston restaurant.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Sushi-grade Yellowfin Ahi Tuna, ground
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp scallions, chopped
  • 1 tsp sriracha (optional)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp organic corn meal (or flour of choice)
  • 1/8 tsp Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper

For the pickled cabbage: 

  • 2 cups cabbage, shredded
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Himalayan sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Spicy Mayo:

  • 2 tbsp homemade mayo
  • 1 tsp sriracha (more to taste)

Directions:

Ahi Tuna Burger:

  1. Take your tuna steaks and dice into pieces
  2. In a food processor, pulse tuna until ground
  3. In a bowl combine tuna with garlic, scallions, egg, corn meal, salt and pepper
  4. Form into patties and grill for 3 minutes on each side (this keeps them still pink inside)

Pickled Cabbage:

  1. In a bowl combine all ingredients and mix well
  2. Place in air-tight container in refrigerator for at least 2-4 hours, or leave overnight

Spicy Mayo:

  1. In a bowl combine homemade mayonnaise and sriracha
  2. Mix well and store in fridge until ready to use

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‘Everything Bagel’ Cauliflower Rolls

Growing up in New York, the “everything” bagel was my go-to sandwich bread. A toasted egg everything or a whole wheat everything… You name it, I loved it. Now, you know I don’t eat those bagels anymore, not even the gluten-free ones, so I bring to you an alternative that is really so beyond good! When these rolls were baking in the oven my whole apartment smelled like those glorious everything bagels I loved so much. Cheers to another delicious and healthy alternative!

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Ingredients:

Cauliflower Buns (makes 4 buns):

  • 1 head cauliflower, riced
  • 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp organic corn meal
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan sea salt

“Everything” Topping:

  • 1/2 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp dried minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp dried minced onion
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. In a food processor, or using a hand grater, pulse/grate cauliflower until rice consistency
  3. In a bowl combine eggs, cauliflower rice, almond flour, coconut flour, corn meal, garlic powder, and salt
  4. In a separate bowl combine “everything” topping ingredients
  5. Lay parchment paper on a baking sheet
  6. Make 4 even sized balls and lay onto parchment paper
  7. Sprinkle “everything” topping and slightly press them into the top
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until bread-like consistency
  9. Optional: Broil on high for 3-5 minutes after baking
  10. Optional: For extra crisp, remove from baking sheet and do the broiling step with the buns directly on the oven rack
  11. Remove from baking sheet and let cool directly on a cooling rack
  12. Serve with your favorite sandwich ingredients

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"Everything Bagel" Cauliflower Rolls | Lexiscleankitchen.com #glutenfree #grainfree #dairyfree