21 DSD Banola Recipe


Here is the recipe for Banola. I figure since I talk about it a lot that you should make it. This is taken directly from The 21-Day Sugar Detox: Bust Sugar & Carb Cravings Naturally, which is FULL of great recipes!


2 cups whole or halved nuts of choice (walnuts, pecans, macadamias, almonds)
1 cup slivered or sliced almonds
1/2 cup seeds of choice (pumpkin, sunflower, sesame)
1/2 cup almond or other nut meal
2 green-tipped bananas (to yield about 1 cup when puréed)
1 egg
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt


Preheat the oven to 350°F.
In a food processor, pulse the whole or halved nuts until they’re partially ground and partially still in small chunks. Pour the nuts into a large mixing bowl, then stir in the slivered almonds, seeds, and almond meal. Place the bananas, egg, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg (if using), and sea salt into the food processor and process for 20 seconds or until all the ingredients are puréed. Pour the banana mixture into the nut mixture and stir until the nuts are well coated. Pour the nut mixture onto a parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Bake in the oven for about 30 to 35 minutes, checking every 10 minutes and turning the chunks of granola with a large spoon to break up the very large pieces. This allows it to dry out and lightly brown on all sides. Remove from the oven and let cool, uncovered, or turn off the oven and allow it to continue to dehydrate as the oven cools. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week. Enjoy it plain as a snack, or with coconut or almond milk as a cereal.


Paleo Kim’s 21 Day Sugar Detox Journal Entry – DAY 6

OMG – Day 6 was sooo busy! Hot Yoga – work – walk dogs – make supper for the family – go to Ashtanga Yoga – home to eat my supper, do dishes and laundry then bed. Ugghhh…I try to get at least 7 hours sleep every night but I can’t do it! Now that I am in my mid (almost mid) forties I can’t for the life of me stay sleepin…g for more than 3 – 4 hours. I wake up to pee – then my dogs have to go pee and the fact that they cannot seem to coordinate their pee times with each other I have to let them out at least twice a night – usually at 2 then at 4:30 (since I get up at 5:15 every morning the 4:30 pee time is obviously my favorite especially since Fyn is the slowest dog in the world to pee and then when he finally comes back in he has to spend the next 20 minutes scratching his neck just so I can hear his metal collar thing go back and forth. As my friend Candice says, “Holy Monkey!” – that dog really doesn’t know how close he has come to being murdered some mornings. Anyway…

BREAKFAST: Being very original and interesting I had two hard boiled eggs and an avocado…nuff said…

LUNCH: I originally brought my lamb curry meatballs and cauliflower to eat but the chicks at work really wanted to go out so we went for pho instead. I got my usual – vermicelli chicken with no vermicelli and no fish sauce. They bring a pot of jasmine tea to the table so that is what I drink – and it is free!

KIM’S SUPPER: Because I didn’t want to eat before my yoga class I waited until around 7:30 to eat my supper but I had a couple of the cinnamon cookies that I made from the 21 day sugar detox book. When I did come home I just reheated the lamb curry meatballs and cauliflower rice.

FAMILY’S SUPPER: I made homemade pizza with green peppers and pepperoni. It was quick and easy. I love kids (well my son is 18 so not really a kid I guess). I phoned him to tell him that if he wanted anything at the grocery store to put it on the Anylist. If you don’t know what Anylist is – it is like my favorite app for the iPhone. it lets people share a grocery list so when I go shopping I ask Marc and Matt to add what they want and then it all shows up on my list for when I get to the store! Its free and it saves a lot of time. Back to my story…I asked Matt if he was going to be home for supper and he said that he might be home but he was probably going to eat at the mall with his girlfriend. Then he asked me what we were having. The words “home made pizza” barely left my lips and he said “Oh Yea I will be home!”. Is that the secret to keeping them home?

SNACK: No snack tonight – only my presupper cookies. But I did go to Bulkbarn to buy all the ingredients needed for 21 Day Sugar Detox Banana Granola (I can’t remember the real name). Peace out.

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