My Favorite Paleo Recipes:
Easy, Nutrient-dense Salad

Alvin H. Danenberg, DDS Nutritional Periodontist
November 1, 2017

 

 

Easy, Nutrient-dense SaladI tell all my patients that a healthy plate of food is made up of more that 50% non-starchy vegetables; less than 25% healthy animal protein with its healthy fat, and less than 25% nuts, seeds, small starchy vegetable, and/or healthy fruit. Here is a perfect meal that is easy to prepare, colorful, and very healthy.

 

Easy, Nutrient-dense Salad

Ingredients:

  • Mustard greens, chopped
  • Sardines, bone-in and skin-on
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Sauerkraut, live culture
  • Pomegranate arils
  • Pumpkin seeds and almonds, raw and soaked overnight
  • Olive oil
  • Kelp granules (I use Maine Coast Sea Seasonings’ Organic Kelp Granules)
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

 

Preparation:

  • Put in bowl and enjoy! How easy is that?

 

 

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My Favorite Paleo Recipes:
Green-Tea Avocado-Coconut Ice Cream

Alvin H. Danenberg, DDS Nutritional Periodontist
August 17, 2017

 

 

Green-Tea Avodcado-Coconut Ice CreamAlmost everybody loves ice cream. While smooth, creamy, and refreshing, traditional ice cream is not a healthy choice. So, here is my recipe for a relatively healthy ice cream. First, I use organic coconut cream instead of pasteurized cow’s milk and cream. In addition, I include avocados. Then I increase the nutrient list with matcha green tea powder. To sweeten it, I combine a banana, local raw honey, and vanilla extract.

 

For those not familiar with matcha green tea, it is a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. Matcha has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea. It has a rich but an astringent taste. For more information about matcha green tea, here is a helpful source.

 

Green-Tea Avocado-Coconut Ice Cream

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 Medium, ripe avocados, pitted
  • 1 Medium, ripe banana
  • 1/4 Cup coconut cream (I use Trader Joe’s organic coconut cream, which is only organic coconut and water)
  • 1/4 Tbs local raw honey
  • 1 Tbs vanilla extract
  • 1-3 Tsp matcha green tea powder (vary amount based on taste)

 

Preparation:

  1. Pit and scoop out avocados and peel banana
  2. Place all ingredients (except matcha green tea powder) into Vita-mix or high powered blender
  3. Blend until smooth
  4. Slowly add matcha green tea powder into blended mixture and continue to blend thoroughly
  5. Pour into a covered bowl and freeze
  6. Scoop out (allow to sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes before enjoying)

 

 

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