Lemon Lime Smoothie- Phase 2

Lemon Lime Smoothie
Phase 2
Makes 1 serving


1 peeled lime (use knife- no white pith)
1/2 peeled lemon (use knife- no white pith)
zest of the lime (zest it before you peel it)
zest of half the lemon (zest before you peel)
1 cup baby kale
1 medium cucumber (peel and seed if you wish)
Stevia to taste (you may need extra with the lemon and lime)
1-2 cups ice
1/2- 1 cup water to blend


Add everything to a blender and blend until super smooth. Add your portion of egg white and pulse a couple time, if you want to add protein. 



Steak Fajitas- All Phases



Steak Fajitas
All Phases
Makes 4 servings


1lb lean steak, cut into thin strips
4 bell peppers, sliced thin
2 large onions, peeled and sliced
2 garlic cloves, smashed and minced
1 tsp chipotle powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp Mexican oregano
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp sea salt
1 1/2 tsp black pepper
2 limes, halved
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1-2 T olive oil (p3 only)

You can add mushrooms if you like, or zucchini strips on p1 and p3. Simply add them with the veggies


Mix the spices in a small bowl.

Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the oil if using. Add steak and half the spices. Stir to cook and coat with spice. It will cook quickly, so stir or flip continuously. Remove to a plate. Squeeze the juice of 1 lime over the meat.

Add the peppers and peppers to the skillet. Sprinkle on the spices. Squeeze the juice of the other lime over the veggies and add all four halves of the limes to the skillet. Crank the heat to high and sear the veggies- you want to let them sit in the hot skillet without stirring, for about a minute at a time to get a bit of char on them. Then stir and let sit. Repeat until done to your likeness. Add the steak, remove the lime peels. Stir together and add cilantro. Serve immediately.


 


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Swedish Meatballs- Phase 3

 Swedish Meatballs

Phase 3
Makes 8 standard servings

2 lbs grass-fed ground beef
2 tsp fine sea salt
1 T coconut flour
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup onion, minced
1 large egg
2 T coconut oil, for cooking

FOR THE SAUCE:
3 T dairy-free butter
1 T coconut flour
1 1/2 cups bone broth
1 T Dijon mustard
2-inch piece of lemon peel
2 sprigs fresh thyme
2 T coconut aminos or tamari
splash of fish sauce (optional)
1 T arrowroot
1 cup coconut cream

Heat a large, 16-inch skillet over medium-low heat.

In a large bowl combine all of the meatball ingredients and roll them into 32 meatballs.

Add the coconut oil to the skillet.

Add the meatballs to the skillet and cook for 15 minutes turning them over every couple minutes until they are browned all over.

Transfer the meatballs to a plate and cover with foil. Quickly add the dairy free butter to the skillet, the coconut flour. Stir until lightly browned and smells toasty.

Stir arrowroot into 2T of the broth and set aside. Add the remaining broth to the skillet and whisk until fully incorporated. Add in the Dijon, coconut aminos, fish sauce, lemon and thyme. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until reduced by one third. Remove lemon peel. Whisk in the arrowroot slurry and stir until thick. Add coconut cream and stir, then add the meatballs back to the skillet. Simmer for just a couple of minutes to re-heat the meatballs. Serve over sprouted wheat noodles, zoodles or cauliflower rice.