Monday, February 10, 2014

Coconut-Lime Grits Served with Spicy Turkey Sausage... Clean Yet Yummy Eats!

My husband was so bummed that we missed out on the vegan brunch we were so looking forward to yesterday because of the snow, and he kept griping about not getting any of the coconut grits he'd been craving since last time--- so I decided to try to concoct my own recipe for him instead (just to shut him up... hehehe!). If I do say so myself, the results were quite delicious, especially when paired with some homemade spicy turkey sausage, and it made for an amazing clean eats breakfast! Enjoy this recipe guys!

Coconut-Lime Grits (Serves 1)

1/4 Cup grits
1/2 Cup light coconut milk
1/2 Cup unsweetened almond milk
1 Tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
1 Tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
Juice from 1/2 of a lime

In a pot, bring coconut milk, almond milk, and grits to a simmer. When the majority of the liquid has been absorbed, remove from heat to stir in the shredded coconut, lime juice, and cilantro. Enjoy!

Spicy Turkey Sausage Patties (Serves 1; Makes 2 Patties)

4 Ounces 99% fat free lean ground turkey
1 Teaspoon hot sauce
1/4 Teaspoon cumin
1/4 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 Teaspoon pepper

In a bowl, combine all ingredients until thoroughly blended. Form the spicy turkey sausage mixture into 4 patties. In a pan over the stove, cook the patties until browned on both sides, ensuring that the patties are cooked all the way through (about 2 minutes on each side). Serve and enjoy!

This one was a hit in the clean eats book, guys! The sweetness of the coconut-lime grits combined with the heat from the spicy turkey sausage made for a delicious combination... I WILL be making this one again sometime... and SOON! I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!