One of the easiest ways to get in some of your five a day (or even more than that) is to make a smoothie bowl, I absolutely love them because you can get so creative with them. As I love them so much I thought I’d share a recipe for one!
With smoothie bowls you can use whatever fruit and veg you like, and I often add superfoods to mine, usually in powdered form. I have recently discovered a powder called NutriSmart (check them out here), which was a whopping 10 superfoods in it, including my favourites, spirulina, chlorella and wheat grass.
- 1 frozen banana
- handful of spinach
- 10g nutrismart
- handful of frozen raspberries (about 80g)
- 200ml coconut milk
Whizz it all up together in a blender until smooth and just pour into a bowl. You can add whatever you like to the top, I usually go for sugar free granola, a variety of berries, cacao nibs and some almond butter! This is also a good one from when you’re feeling a bit under the weather (or hungover) as it contains a lot of detoxifying superfoods!
As it’s coming up to Shrove Tuesday I thought I would share an easy and healthy pancake recipe! These ones are great as they use protein powder so you get that extra benefit too!
- 1 banana
- 2 eggs
- 1 scoop of protein powder
- 2 table spoons of oats (Thank @ninahealthily for this extra, it works!)
All you need to do is blend the ingredients together, heat a saucepan to medium-to-high heat, grease the pan with coconut oil, and pour a small amount of the mix into the pan. Fry for a few minute on one side, until the bubbles in the mixture begin to pop, flip it and fry for another couple of minutes.
Top them with whatever you want! I topped mine with berries, pomegranate seeds, cacao nibs and Pip N Nut almond butter!
Happy Pancake Day!
One of the hardest things about moving to a healthier lifestyle for me, was the snacking. I was such a snacker! And I still am, but I have got into the habit of making healthy things that I can snack on. I usually do this on a Sunday and then I have snacks to last me the week!
This weekend I made these delicious maca and vanilla raw protein balls. I love maca, it’s a plant that grows in Peru, and can be used to enhance your energy levels, performance, and is good for anaemia (which is ideal for me as I have a tendency towards this) amongst many other benefits! I love Organic Burst‘s super foods, and I use their maca every single day in my porridge in the mornings. Their stuff is great quality and ethically sourced AND affordable! I’ve included protein in this because I think, like most people, I struggle to get enough protein. I use Neat Nutrition lean protein as it’s my FAVOURITE, their stuff is amazing, and the only sweetener they use is stevia (win win win!).
- 6 pitted medjool dates
- 1/2 cup ground almonds
- 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1-2 tablespoon manuka honey (start with 1, and if the mixture isn’t stick enough add another)
- 1 tablespoon maca powder
Single put everything into a food processor and mix until combined. Then roll into small balls, pop them in the fridge for 20 minutes and enjoy!
I was lucky enough to receive some raw vegan protein powder from Purple Balance (click here to go to their website) to trial and when my friend Orla was visiting yesterday I decided to make us proats (protein oats), as Orla doesn’t eat dairy, so I thought this vegan protein would be great!
We both agreed it was delicious so here’s the recipe:
- 1 cup of almond milk (or any non dairy milk of your choice)
- 1/2 cup of rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon of Purple Balance vanilla protein
- 4 drops sugar free vanilla essence (I get mine from MyProtein)
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of almond butter
- 1 teaspoon maca (for an energy booster!)
- peanut butter to drizzle on top
- berries for topping
- sprinkling of chia seeds
- cacao nibs or 70% dark chocolate chips
Oatmeal or porridge is one of the easiest things to make, just bung everything in a small or medium sized pan on low-medium heat and cook for about 5-10 minutes. When it starts to look like a porridge consistency you’re good to go!
I hope you like the recipe, and of course you can use any protein you have, I just happened to have this one to hand. I will be doing a review of it soon as well!
These mini treats are one of my absolute favourites! They’re made using puffed brown rice, cacao and a few other ingredients. What’s more they’re so easy and fun to make, so if you are in the need of some ideas of healthy treats to make with the kids, this is definitely a winner!
Makes roughly 16 little treats
- 1 and a half cups puffed brown rice
- 6 tbsp honey
- 5 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
- mini cupcake cases
Add the honey, coconut oil, almond butter and raw cacao powder to a small sauce pan and on a medium heat, heat the ingredients until they form a smooth cacao sauce.
Place the puffed brown rice in a mixing bowl and pour the sauce over the brow rice puffs until you’ve got a chocolatey sticky mixture. With a small spoon, place equal amounts of the mixture into small cupcake cases. Place the treats into the freezer for 20 minutes and then transfer to the fridge until you’re ready to eat them!
Top tip: I really like breaking apart the treats and adding them to my breakfast bowls or flex bowls!
This recipe was originally found here, but I altered it slightly to incorporate ingredients I prefer using!
P.S. here are the macros for 1 treat:
78 Calories – Protein 1g – Fat 4g – Carbs 11g
Hope you enjoy,