Friday, July 13, 2012

Orange Spiced Avocado Smoothie

I love anything with cinnamon and allspice. I guess I'm just an all around spice girl!  Tell me what you want, what you really really want! I'm so sorry, I just had to get that out :D  You know what I really want? Another orange spiced avocado smoothie. I made one for breakfast this morning and it was, as my son would say, DEE-licious! 

Orange Spiced Avocado Smoothie

1 1/4 cups orange juice (I used fresh but store bought would be fine)
1 small avocado (or half of a large)
1/2 cup ice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice

orange rind


1. Throw all ingredients, except orange rind, into blender and blend until smooth.
2. Top with orange rind.

If allspice isn't your thang, stay tuned, I've got a chocolate recipe in the works!  

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Strawberry Banana Muffins

I love muffins. When I first went gluten free, what I missed the most were muffins. Some of the first GF muffins I made, turned out rock hard  a little less than desirable, but I kept trying. I gotta say, I'm pretty proud of my GF muffins these days. Even hubby eats them up, which says ALOT! My boy and hubby ate quite a few of these the last couple days. I only ate ummm, 12 in one day. Yeah I kind of feel like a pig, but hey they're healthy, so whatever :P

Strawberry Banana Muffins

1/2 cup sorghum flour
3/4 cup brown rice flour
2/3 cup tapioca starch
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp xanthan gum
2  ripe bananas, mashed
1 egg (or egg replacer)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup strawberries


1. Whisk together all dry ingredients.
2. In a separate bowl, mix together mashed bananas, egg, maple syrup, oil, and vanilla. Then add this mixture to dry ingredients and beat. Slowly add in water and continue to beat until smooth.
3. Mix in strawberries.
4. Fill greased or lined muffin cups three quarters full. Bake in center of a preheated 375° oven for 30-35 minutes, or until browned and a knife inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean.
5. Then take a bite, before your Mama can get a picture of the perfect muffin...

Most GF baking is best eaten when it's still warm from the oven. Store in freezer, defrost or reheat before eating. 

Monday, July 2, 2012

Strawberry Breakfast

We went strawberry picking yesterday! The berries are super tasty. My basket was filling up pretty slowly because most of the ones I was picking were ending up in my mouth! 

I couldn't wait to juice some :D I've used my juicer every day so far and I'm amazed at how I feel already. I don't even feel like I need a coffee after I drink my juice in the morning. This is pretty shocking. If you know me, then you know that I'm the type of person that needs her coffee in the morning.  Yes, I'm one of those.  

This morning I sipped on a strawberry herb juice, and although I didn't feel like I needed a coffee afterwards, I had one anyway, because...well, I like coffee :)

Strawberry Herb Juice

1 1/2 cups strawberries
1 1/2 cups watermelon
1 cup parsley
1 cup cilantro


1. Prepare ingredients.
2. Press all ingredients through juicer.
3. Stir.
4. Drink :D 

If you haven't noticed by now, I like simple recipes. I am definitely not going to make something if it has an ingredient list that is two pages long, and fifty different things I have to do before I can actually eat it. uhhh no, not going to happen at Reb's Place! I like healthy, gluten free, dairy free recipes that are SIM-PLE. I'm all about simplicity, especially if I'm making it first thing in the morning, like this Strawberry Oatmeal.

Strawberry Oatmeal

1 1/2 cups rice milk
1/2 cup GF steel cut oats
1/2 cup strawberries

fresh strawberries
unsweetened coconut flakes


1.  Add rice milk to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
2. Add GF steel cut oats and strawberries, reduce heat to min, cover and cook for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Turn heat off, and let sit covered for 5-10 minutes.
It's ready when it looks like this. 
4. Top with agave, fresh strawberries, and coconut flakes. 

mmm strawberries!