Friday, April 9, 2010

Strawberries and Cream, P2 style

this is another dish in my paleo-primal (p2) dessert series.

in a certain regard, the idea of a paleo or primal dessert seems like an oxymoron to me. this is my own personal issue, stemming from the fact that paleo-primal eating and lifestyle has really saved my life. I was a sugar junkie and was metabolically deranged, the full deal syndrome X. Crossfit+paleo+primal+zone zapped the syndrome x in the matter of a few months, and, as is to be expected, I feel, perform, and look better, I am better...and this all because paleo really helped me get my sugar jones under control.

So I have, in my mind, separated "paleo" from the concept of "dessert". But hey, you have to kick your heels up every once in awhile, as our favorite nurtition guru Robb Wolf would say. And I am trying to get better at kicking myself heels up with out totaly falling off the wagon, and with minimal detriment to my ongoing nutrition goals.

So this is a simple dish that I have been whipping up frequently in the past few weeks. Other people have probably done this before, but I sort of stumbled on it for myself and was very happy with the results:

2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced

1can coconut milk

1 tsp vanilla

I really like to jack uo the vanilla content, the ideal thing would be to grate whole vanilla bean on top. If you're feeling wild and crazy, sprinkle a bit of cinnamon.

I'm thinking next time I might add some raspberries and blackberries to the mix.

I have also been using a simliar mix in some post workout shake (don;t go crazy on the shakes folks, stick to solid food!, only occasional PWO shakes):

p2 strawberry blast

2cup frozen strawberries (or mixed berries)

1 cup coconut milk

approx 2 "scoops" whey protein

1 tsp vanilla

combine in blender and blend until smooth and frothy

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