3 Ingredient Recipes

Keep it simple in the kitchen.

It’s summer, it’s hot, and frankly I would rather be outside soaking up the sun than sweating in the kitchen.

So let’s keep it simple in the kitchen today, here are some amazing recipes with only 3 ingredients. Yup, that should save us some time.


1. basil or cilantro – 2 cups

2. olive oil – 1.5 tablespoons

3. salt – to taste

Blender or food processor

Energy Bars

1. nuts – 1 cup

2. dried fruit – 1 cup

3. dates, pitted – 1 cup

Food processor until a ball is formed and everything is well combined. Spread out into 8×8 square and wrap. Chill in fridge at least one hour, or overnight.

Caramelized Citrus Fennel

1. fennel – 1 head

2. orange – 1

3. red onion – 1

Cut the top and bottom of the orange off, and set aside, they should be about at least and inch thick. Dice the red onion, fennel and remaining orange with the peel still attached. Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and drizzle juice from the orange slices to placed to the side. Bake at 400 for 25-45 minutes until oranges are caramelized. Using a spatula mix everything after the 15 minutes, and every 10 minutes after that.


1. bananas – 3

2. eggs – 6

3. coconut flour – 1/3 cup

Blend. Cook using oil so pancakes don’t stick to the pan.


1. tomato – 4

2. onion – 1

3. cilantro 1/2 bunch

Food processor until chopped, not liquid.


1. avocado – 1

2. lime – 1

3. cumin – generous pinch

Mash avocado with the juice of one lime, a pinch of cumin, and salt and pepper to taste.

Mexican Grilled Corn

1. corn – 2 ears

2. lime – 2

3. cilantro – 1/3 cup chopped

Toss the corn in oil and salt and pepper, grill until tender, then toss in lime juice and cilantro.

Ginger Prawns

1. prawns – 1lb

2. apricot jam – 3/4 cup

3. grated ginger – 1 tablespoon

In a sauce pan, melt jam and ginger together. Drizzle about 3 spoonfuls of the sauce over the prawns and broil for 3-4 minutes, until just starting to brown. Serve with the rest of the sauce as a dip.


1. Edamame

2. salt

Steam the beans, or cook in boiling water until tender. Remove and toss with salt.

Watermelon Smoothie

1. frozen watermelon

2. coconut water

3. fresh mint

Blend it.


About Amanda Greenthumb

Hey, I’m Amanda! I help busy, successful women feel FEARLESS, SEXY AND HEALTHY by teaching them everything they need to know about food, how to have more energy and boost self-confidence to fall in love with their life. I have two coaching programs The Fearless, Sexy and Healthy Group Coaching, and The Elite Private Coaching Program. I am also the creator of Naturally Conquer Your Cravings the free 7 day E-Course, and a blogger at amandagreenthumb.com

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