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Yes you did read that title correct, no your eyes do not deceive you. Cinnamon roll pancakes! Ok so I never used to like cinnamon until I started having turmeric lattes and cinnamon rolls (jeez I sound like an LA kid, am I lost?!). But true, cinnamon was never my thing but actually maybe the foods it was in was not my thing, so yeah basically I like cinnamon now! But only when in something super sweet. Like a cinnamon roll. Or cinnamon roll pancakes!

Now do not be fooled, these may look and sound unhealthy but in fact they are super healthy, made with a few simple ingredients and packed with plant protein … yeah I sold it didn’t I?

INGREDIENTS:

8 TBSP FLOUR OF CHOICE

60G PROTEIN POWDER (VANILLA – shop here using code STEFUK to save 20%)

1 TSP CINNAMON

1 TBSP COCONUT SUGAR (shop here using code STEFUK to save 20%)

1/2 BANANA

1 CUP ALMOND OR NON DAIRY MILK

1 TSP BAKING POWDER

1 TBSP MAPLE SYRUP ( shop here using code STEFUK to save 20%)

METHOD:

NOTE: THESE PANCAKES ARE VERY THICK AND FLUFFY DUE TO THE QUANTITY OF PROTEIN POWDER PRESENT

THE MIX SHOULD APPEAR SCOOP-ABLE RATHER THAN POURABLE FROM YOUR BLENDER

BLEND ALL THE INGREDIENTS TOGETHER MINUS SYRUP, SCOOP INTO PAN AND COOK EITHER SIDE UNTIL BROWN (MAKES AROUND 5 LARGE PANCAKES)

FROSTING:

1/2 SCOOP OF VANILLA PROTEIN POWDER

1 TBSP ALMOND BUTTER

1 TBSP SUGAR

ALMOND MILK TO GET THE RIGHT CONSISTENCY

STACK ALL PANCAKES AND LAYER WITH FROSTING, SPRINKLE WITH MORE CINNAMON AND SYRUP

 

Hi Guys!
My Name is Natalie Matthews.  I am an NFF bikini Pro, NPC Nationally Qualified bikini athlete, and Certified Vegan Chef.
I would love to share one of my favorite breakfast and post workout snacks that I have almost every day during prep. You can follow me on instagram here!
I enjoy starting my morning off with oats, berries, or a green smoothie, but lately, I’ve been combining everything into smoothie bowls.  I seem to never get tired of them.  They don’t take long to make and are packed with healthy ingredients to help you start the day off right.  This smoothie bowl is also perfect as a pre/post workout snack.  Eat this and conquer your day!
Green Boost Smoothie Bowl
Makes one bowl
Ingredients
3 oz of spinach (about 1 cup packed)
2 frozen bananas
2 pitted dates
2-3 tbsp peanut butter powder
1 tbsp flax or chia seeds
1 scoop vegan protein powder
Optional toppings:
berries: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries
dried fruit
granola
coconut chips
cacao nibs
oats
cereal
vegan chocolate chips
nuts or seeds
Instructions
Start by adding spinach to the bottom of a high-speed blender or food processor.  On top of the spinach, add bananas, dates peanut butter powder, flax seeds, and protein powder in that order.  Add some water if needed.
Blend thoroughly on high until you have a thick Ice cream consistency.
Pour the smoothie into a bowl and get creative with your favorite toppings.
This recipe could also be left as a smoothie by adding a half a cup of water or vegan milk and pouring it into a glass.  This is an excellent way to get a ton of nutrients on the go!

Hola amigas! I hope you are all having a really good week 🙂 I am bringing you something so exciting and trust me there will be plenty more recipes like this … healthy desserts with a protein punch twist! Oh yes. Healthy . Dessert . Protein packed. Need I say anymore?

I bought pretty much all ingredients from Myprotein, you guys know I am sponsored by them and this is because I LOVE their products, their vegan range is second to none. I got fancy in the kitchen today and went for this cookie dough recipe that was not only healthy but also bursting with protein to make it extra healthy .. i.e. post workout worthy if we were really going that far!

To shop any products from MyProtein please click here, and use code STEFUK for 20% off, 100% commission made the month of August is being donated to Jubilee House, a home here in Glasgow for women and children escaping domestic abuse 🙂

INGREDIENTS:

3 TBSP FLOUR

30G VANILLA PROTEIN POWDER

2 TBSP NUT BUTTER (I USED PEANUT)

2 TBSP LIQUID SYRUP

4 TBSP ALMOND MILK (ADJUST TO OWN CONSISTENCY LIKING)

2 TBSP DAIRY FREE CHOCOLATE CHIPS OR NIBS

 

 

METHOD:

  1. COMBINE ALL INGREDIENTS TO FORM YOUR COOKIE DOUGH!
  2. REFRIDGERATE AND KEEP FRESH FOR 2 DAYS
  3. ALTERNATIVELY ROLL OUT INTO ONE LARGE COOKIE AND BACK FOR 8 MINUTES (SHOULD STILL BE SOFT AND LET TO COOL FOR 10 MINUTES TO SLIGHTLY HARDEN) – COOK AT 175 DEGREES FAN OVEN

 

Hey guys!

I had the pleasure of staying at the most chic beautiful hotel in London for the second time and I wanted to share it with you 🙂 I stayed at La Suite West last year as part of winning Peta UK hottest vegan competition so I knew how great this hotel was. I was down in London this week for a fun work trip and hit up La Suite West for my over night stay! It truly is such a gorgeous boutique style hotel and has an all vegan restaurant attached!

The surrounding area is stunning, very London instagram worthy! Inverness Terrace is a very picturesque British street and La Suite West makes it even better. In the heart of Paddington with 2 undergrounds minutes away from the hotel, this location makes it so easy to jump on a tube and go anywhere you want in London! Oxford Circus is a short tube ride away if you want to go shopping, or Covent Garden is also nearby for some vegan food! You might want to check out the hotel restaurant menu first though, all vegan menu by Nosh Garden Kitchen! I will be back to try out the all vegan afternoon tea pictured below!

 

 

 

I must admit I have an obsession with white and also with marble. This made me swoon over the bathroom. Yes I get excited over instagram worthy bathrooms ok!

 

 

Ready for a perfect night sleep. If you want to check out this hotel or restaurant for yourself click here to make a booking for your next trip to London!

Myprotein have now increased my discount code to all my vegan fan and you can now get 20% off when you shop with the information below!
 
Myprotein UK vegan supplements follow link http://bit.do/VEGAN_SUPPS
 
20% Discount use code STEFUK
 
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20% discount code STEFUK

Hello everyone! Welcome back to Naturallystefanie.com. I hope you have all had a good week and are ready for the weekend … I know I am! I am bringing you a super healthy and tasty meal for you to try over this hopefully sunny weekend, Zahtar Tofu with fragrant rice in collaboration with HelloFresh! HelloFresh have launched a Flavour Generator which will help bring you some tasty new food ideas!  https://blog.hellofresh.co.uk/flavour-generator/

The HelloFresh Flavour Generator allows you to pick your cuisine of choice and then a flavour such as spicy, tangy, sweet etc! The generator then outputs an amazing recipe that I bet you have never thought of yourself! I opted for middle Eastern and spicy and it came out with this Zahtar Tofu and rice! Well the recipe actually called for Salmon but I veganized it and made tofu instead! The generator is a great tool and highly convenient when you just do not know what to make! I will definitely be using it in the future for new recipe inspiration 🙂

Check out the recipe below!

1 unit(s) Courgette

 1 unit(s) Garlic Clove

175 grams Basmati Rice

350 milliliter(s) Water

1 unit(s) Vegetable Stock Pot

 1 block tofu (firm)
1.5 tsp Zahtar Spice
 1 bag(s) Baby Spinach 

1.5 tsp Lemon

METHOD:

  1. Remove the top and bottom from the courgette. Cut the courgette into four long strips. Chop each strip into 1cm chunks. Peel and grate the garlic
  2. Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add a splash of oil. When the oil is hot, add your courgette and cook for 3 mins. Add your garlic and cook for 1 minute more before adding the basmati rice. Stir to coat your rice in the garlicky oil.
  3. Add the water (amount specified in the ingredient list) to the pan along with the vegetable stock pot and bring to the boil. Stir to make sure your stock pot dissolves. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium, pop the lid on and cook for 10 mins.
  4. Whilst your rice cooks, get on with the rest of your prep. Place the TOFU on a foil lined baking tray and sprinkle over half of the zahtar spice. Use your hands to make sure the zahtar spice is evenly spread over each salmon fillet. Season each TOFU SLICE with a pinch of salt and keep to one side. Preheat your grill to its highest setting.

  1. When your rice has been cooking for 10 mins, remove the pan from the heat, pop in the baby spinach and put the lid back on. Leave the pan to one side for 10 mins. The steam in the pan will finish cooking your rice and wilt your spinach.
  2. Zest and juice the lemon. Mix the remaining zahtar spice with a pinch of lemon zest and 1 tbsp of oil per person. Season with a pinch of salt and stir well.Finish your rice by mixing through the ground coriander. Taste and season with salt and black pepper if you feel it needs it. Add a dash of lemon juice and a pinch of lemon zest if it needs a bit of zing!
  3. Serve your TOFU on top of a bed of your fragrant rice and finish with a drizzle of your zahtar dressing. Enjoy!

CHECK OUT THE FLAVOUR GENERATOR HERE 

 

 

Hi Naturally Stefanie Crew! My name is Ivy and Im obsessed with Mangos and Green juice! To make a long story short about 11 years ago I was really really sick. I was in and out of the hospital, put on awful prescription medications that only seemed to make things worse. It was in that time that I wanted to take back control over my health and dive deeper into connection with my body. I did not want other people to communicate the messages my body was after all, sending me! It was around this time I fell in love with juice and the way it made me feel. As I began to get more clarity and understanding my love for juice grew and my knowledge of the depth and complexity of the body grew also. I wanted to help everyone around me and if I didn’t know how, I wanted learn for them, so I could them help others in their similar situation. 
Here I am 5 years into owning my own juice company, and now a certified herbalist, my crazy concoctions are still developing and my love affair with ” the green stuff” continues. Below are some of my most favorite juicing tips.
Plan a head: So much easier said than done. But know you will need to make  a mess in your kitchen. Purchase produce ahead of time, when your feeling great and focused. You WILL have days when you JUST DONT FEEL LIKE IT. Plan a head for those, and be prepared.
Storing Juice: Store juice in sealable glass containters, and make sure the containers are FULL to the top so air cannot kill the enzymes and create bacteria. Mason jars work great, old komchua bottles work awesome, or even old cleanse drinkbar bottles, just make sure everything is clean to prevent spoilage. Juices should be stored no more than three days, however, lemon acts as a preservative and can give your juices a little bit longer in the fridge. Also remember, KEEP THEM COLD. ALWAYS. ALWAYS ALWAYS.
Eating and Juicing. Remember Juice is best on an empty stomach and by itself. Sometimes, however that is just not possible. In our #30daysofjuice there is NO RULES.  Drink your juice with a bowlof ice cream or a burger, we don’t care. JUST GET IT IN.  This is a judge free challenge and a chance for you to create great habits. The likely hood of you consuming your juice while dowing fries is not high, however, should it happen, ITS OK. ITS CALLED LIFE AND A WAY TO GET THAT JUICE IN AND A POTATO, its  a vegetable, right?
FRUIT/ VEGETABLE RATIO. Now I know I said there was no rules, and THERE IS NOT. But, try to get your juices at least 70% vegetable or higher. If you get in all apple and carrot, THAT IS OK. Just when you CAN focus on it, or are preparing for a few days worth of juice, stick to cucumber and celery as your base, and add in fruit AT THE END, making sure you got in all your leafy greens.
Purchasing Juice: Now we all know making juice at home is best, but sometimes it is not practical and that is what drinkbar is for! When you are out in about, try to get vegetable based juices, NONHPP, and ALL ORGANIC. It is extremely important to reach for organic, as juicing pesticides is never a great idea!

GREEN JUICE RECIPE:
ORGANIC Is so important!! Try your best when juicing at home to buy all organic and if you cannot find it, try to substitute when possible, I.E. spinach for kale. etc.

1 medium FUJI APPLE 

4-5 kale Leaves, ( STEM AND ALL)

2-3 celery stalks

1-2 medium cucumbers ( peel included, unless not organic then peel)

1 half lemon, cut off peel.

knuckle size of ginger. ( I like alot, 🙂 but if this is your first time, start very very small, nickle size or less.)

It is important to follow the kale with a base, i.e. cucumber or celery. This will help push the juice out from the leafy kale. You can add more apple to your liking, although less is best when we are discussing a daily green juice!
Also, add a plastic grocery bag into pulp shoot for easy clean up. Making this easy, will make you more likely to do it.
Juicing enough for several days is also recommended, but make sure you close them in tightly sealed jars. Canning jars work great, but so does other bottles. Glass is best, but anything to make juicing easy IS GOOD.
Juicing 101 EBOOK. A How To Juice At Home. Plus shopping guides, recipes and More.

 

Like I have said 1 million times, I am not a makeup person. I feel like I am quite a basic makeup user, I find products I love and I stick to them. I find a look I love and stick to it. Simple as that. I am not one who has lots of time nor patience for sitting around for hours painting my face into a masterpiece. I am pretty much the most basic biatch out there when it comes to my makeup! However so many of you message me and comment asking me what makeup I use and to do a routine! Instead of a video I thought I would put together this blog post!

 

I have used the same makeup brand and products for around 2 years now. THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED POST. I just love them. Honestly. A friend of a friend who is now a friend (LOL wrap your head around that) introduced me to the brand and products a while back and I can honestly say I will never change my makeup brand. The makeup is made from high quality swiss ingredients, it is vegan friendly and is good to the skin. I have always had issues with my skin whether it be spots or dryness, something has always got to be an issue on my face! I have found that good high quality products, a clean diet, lots of water and sleep have improved my skin to where it is now. (I thought by the time I reached 23 I would have the face of an angel but no still struggling like a 16 year old!). I don’t think you ever escape your skin issues but you sure can improve them.

Like I said I found this brand around 2 years ago and WILL NEVER GO BACK. Like most people I looked for trending makeup that cool people were using, or cheap makeup that wouldn’t break the bank. Truth is, you get what you pay for. Now this brand is not expensive by any means but it is not the cheap nasty stuff you find in local drug stores either, probably because it is not filled with cheap nasty ingredients!

Arbonne transforms lives through pure, botanically based ingredients in scientifically tested products; a pure, healthy lifestyle; and the pure joy of helping others.

 

WHAT I AM WEARING:

 

SHOP: Arbonne Primer, Arbonne Perfecting Liquid Foundation shade buff, Arbonne Pressed Powder in shade light, Arbonne Glow on Bronzer, Arbonne Smoothed over Lipstick in Currant.

 


As stated this is not a sponsored post but I do have an affiliate link and I will tell you why. Like I said my friend actually introduced these products to me. She was an Arbonne consultant. What this means is she actually built her own online business with these products and also receives a cracking discount at the same time, save money and make money all in one. I joined her because saving money is my favourite hobby besides sleeping and eating! You can shop these products through my link but if you find you like them you can reach out to me and find out how to get yourself the discount too so every month your shop your newly found products, you can save money at the same time. Winner winner tofu dinner!

 

CHECK OUT MY FAVOURITES HERE: SHOP

 

Other products used are the Glow kit by Anastasia Beverly Hills you can shop here

Fake eyelashes by eyelure you can shop here