Raspberry plantain bread. Paleo bread recipe.

by purelytwins

Morning friends!!

We are so thrilled to see everyone liking our new leg and balance workout. Funny how we feel we have good balance until we do moves that require more focus and stability.

raspberry grain-free bread

New plantain bread recipe – keep reading to get the recipe.

We love our grain-free plantain breads! Yes we do!  We are fine with admitting that we are obsessed with them.

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our 5 minute plank workout

Before taking Michelle to the airport we got up to do our 5 minute plank. #PFChallenge check-in!

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Saw a few others doing their June challenge check-ins on Instagram! Keep up the great work! It’s not too late to join in on our June Purely Fit Challenge! Anyone can do it 🙂 A great way to build support for each other to be purely fit in all aspects of life!

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Lori’s day:

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Lori: Started with a green juice ( romaine, kale, cucumber, fresh basil)

coffee with new plantain bread

Later it was time for coffee and a new plantain bread (recipe below). DELICIOUS! So moist (yes I used that word) and thick like a bread-cake or something 😉

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Sleepy Jax.

Love!

lunch bowl

Lunch was last bit of things from the fridge that have been leftovers. Spiralized zucchini, turkey, half avocado, white rice and coconut oil. Topped with a lot of nutritional yeast! I just love topping my meals with nooch. Something about it that is just so tasty. The first time I ever had nooch I admit I was not a fan. But I kept trying it and over time my tastebuds have learned to love it!

mahi brussels

Dinner was pan sautéed mahi mahi served with steamed brussel sprouts (that were frozen), half avocado, a duck egg and some coconut oil. I meant to put my black lava sea salt on my dinner but forgot. By the time I remembered my plate was empty – oh well next time.

It has been awhile since I have had brussel sprouts (mainly Michelle and I wanted a break from certain veggies) for stomach and digestive reasons. And I had some in the freezer so I decided to have them with dinner.  I felt pretty good afterwards, a little bloated. I still felt like I had energy and was able to get work done. It was nice to have them again as they are a favorite veggie of mine.

My face is still doing well. I just get really tiny pimples. Nothing major so I am still very pleased with the foods I have been eating. I hope to give more thoughts on food, supplements and acne here soon.

Michelle’s recap:

green juice from blue print

Enjoyed this BluePrint Green Juice before heading to airport. At Blend, we received a coupon to buy one, get one free. So Lori and I got some at Wholefoods. It was good. I could taste the celery the most, Lori is saving her juice to try later.  They are pretty expensive but the bottle says 6 lbs of veggies in there, so I can see why the high price.

travel food and coffee

Coffee and raspberry plantain bread for breakfast.  Perfect travel food.

egg spinach banana protein lunch

Once I got home to FL, I enjoyed an egg cooked up with spinach with a side of perfect fit and banana topped with coconut oil.

Weird combo I know.

beach

Headed out to the beach for dinner with the parents.

I love the beach! I miss being so close to it. But luckily I can come down and visit whenever 🙂

dinner

Dinner was so good!  We went to one of our favorite restaurants on the beach –  Thistle lodge. Ahi Tuna trio to start, ribeye with mashed potatoes and veggies for dinner (one of the specials), enjoyed a few glasses of wine and dessert was creme brulee and coffee of some kind.   Everything was amazing, worth every bite! I ate everything, so left leaving a little too full. haha

raspberry plantain bread

Now onto the raspberry plantain bread recipe!

We have already shared the recipe for a grain-free plantain no flour needed recipe, but this time added in some raspberries and basil for a new flavor.

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raspberry plantain bread

grain-free gluten-free bread made from plantains. contains no flour.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 6 oz raspberries
  • 1 large plantain (yellow with a few black spots) – 200 grams
  • 4 eggs
  • handful fresh basil (optional)
  • 2 tbsp ghee (or butter or coconut oil)**
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients (eggs, plantains, raspberries, basil, cinnamon and 1 tablespoon ghee) into a blender and blend till smooth. Pour batter into a oiled baking dish. We did 1 tablespoon oil in the pan to cook it in. We used a rectangle shape (8×11), but any shape will do. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Baking times will vary depending on pan used.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: serves 2

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Today’s challenge is a back challenge! This is what started us doing this challenge –> to get back into working our backs to help with many things but mainly posture! Last summer when we took the summer off from doing intense workouts, we just focused on planks and pull-ups on our equalizer. And we noticed our backs getting weak again.  Therefore we knew we needed to challenge ourselves again, but instead of doing something every day for our backs we thought we would mix in with other challenges.

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Here is our back challenge details for you:

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If you do not have the ability to do a pull-up – please do 10 back flys instead. You can use weights for more challenge.  For the low lunge with twist – you stay on the one leg in a low lunge position. Followed by twisting up and extending your arm straight up. Again you can hold a weight for more challenge. You repeat the series 2 times.

If you remember last year we did a pull-ups challenge of where we tried to do pull-ups on our equalizer every day. We were pretty successful with it and now want to do something similar. Our back is one body part that we both really would like more muscle. So we hope by starting this new mini back challenge with other great back exercises we can continue to build more muscle on our backs.

 Twins question: Do you like the beach? Do you like the being at the beach, in the city or in the mountains better? What do you like to do when you are at the beach?

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26 comments

Christa @ Edible Balance June 4, 2013 - 12:16 pm

Ohhhh, those eats are looking crazy good! Great combo of flavours on the plantain bread. I seriously can’t wait to try plantains!

I really need to get back into consistent workouts… I’ve been taking a break to heal, I just haven’t had the energy these days. Once I introduce more foods I hope to start back into things slow and steady. It’s hard to balance workouts, I tend to go too hard and push myself too much. My body doesn’t need that kind of pressure, I just need to move. I’ll have to look up your beginner workouts again!

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purelytwins June 4, 2013 - 12:43 pm

yes taking things easy as you heal is important! soon you will have more energy to get back into working out 🙂 HUGS

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Daph July 19, 2013 - 1:10 pm

Is it bad to have this many egg yolks? I know they are very high in cholesterol and it high cholesterol runs in my family. Can I just use the egg white or something else to replace the yolk?

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purelytwins July 19, 2013 - 3:42 pm

actually there have been new studies and research that eating the egg yolks does not raise your cholesterol. The yolks have all the nutrition you need; you can read more here http://paleodietlifestyle.com/an-egg-yolk-a-day-keeps-the-doctor-away/ and here http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-straight-dope-on-cholesterol-10-things-you-need-to-know-part-1/#axzz2ZWJ7enCe
I know it can be scary to think about, but really egg yolks are not as bad as everyone thinks.

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jodye @ chocolate and chou flour June 4, 2013 - 12:20 pm

The raspberry plantain bread sounds like such a great snack, and all of your eats look so good. Thanks for the recipe!

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purelytwins June 4, 2013 - 12:44 pm

thank you Jodye!

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Kim June 4, 2013 - 1:19 pm

I love being at the beach!!! This morning I even worked out at our swim beach (by the lake). My favorite things – running and laying out!!!
I’ve been doing the challenge (I just am bad about tweeting – I’m old and don’t get it all) – today since part of my workout was back, I counted that (I did the same moves just different order).

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purelytwins June 4, 2013 - 2:04 pm

awesome Kim!! HUGS

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table June 4, 2013 - 1:40 pm

I did a plank this morning and thought of you guys. 🙂

Love this bread flavor idea. I bet it would be delish with strawberries and balsamic too!

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purelytwins June 4, 2013 - 2:03 pm

🙂

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Chris June 4, 2013 - 3:15 pm

I tried to make the egg free plantain bread/socca recipe, but it did not come out. It was very oily and did not cook underneath. I only had an 11 3/4″ skillet to bake in. What do you think happened?
Thanks!

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purelytwins June 4, 2013 - 4:49 pm

not sure why it did not work – what kind of plantain did you use – was it green or yellow/brown?

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chris June 4, 2013 - 5:03 pm

It was green!

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purelytwins June 4, 2013 - 5:58 pm

oh weird, not sure why it did not work then. maybe next time reduce water to 1/4 cup and see if that helps.

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The Delicate Place (@misathemeb) June 4, 2013 - 3:31 pm

i love the beach! i miss it so much! haven’t been there in over a year :/ i just like to totally relax and play frisbee 🙂 i feel like my back is one of my most developed muscle groups from doing yoga/balance exercises and also my lats get a lot of work from all the pipet work haha.

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purelytwins June 4, 2013 - 4:50 pm

haha 🙂 we hope with doing yoga more often here that our backs will get stronger by doing that as well 🙂

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Katie June 4, 2013 - 6:46 pm

I need plantains in my life! All these recipes you have been creating make me wanting!!!

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Beth June 4, 2013 - 7:44 pm

How do you make your spiralized zucchini?

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purelytwins June 4, 2013 - 9:26 pm Reply
Beth June 4, 2013 - 7:51 pm

And where in Florida do you visit? I would love to live near a beach!

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purelytwins June 4, 2013 - 9:25 pm

Beth south Fl on the gulf side.

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GiGi Eats Celebrities June 4, 2013 - 11:18 pm

I always get really excited when you both have a new recipe on your site! 😀

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purelytwins June 5, 2013 - 8:41 am

😉 xoxo

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Meg June 5, 2013 - 7:22 am

I love thistle lodge! I got there all the time with my folks as well. Did your 18 mins of sweat and glory yesterday before my clinic day and it was awesome! Thanks gals.

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