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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!

Can brunch be your favourite meal or is that cheating since it is technically classed as two meals put together? Either way it is my fave. In case you have not noticed. I am addicted to sweet food, yes I know how dare I drink maple syrup by the gallon, but it is true. I make up for this addiction by making healthy recipes of typically not so healthy foods // french toast, pancakes? Usually high in fat and processed sugar and not to mention crammed with unhealthy animal products like eggs, milk, butter and other dairy items not too friendly on the arteries .. or the waist line! So I bring you wonderful people some healthy vegan brunch ideas! PS the french toast is my favourite.

CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY PROTEIN WAFFLES 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 70 grams of oats (or 100 if omitting the protein powder)
  • 30 grams protein powder ( I used chocolate smooth by Myprotein)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 banana
  • 120-150 ml liquid depending on how dry mixture looks with protein used

METHOD:

  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth and immediately place in a waffle maker as mixture dries out fast
  2. Toast for5 minutes or until cooked and top with raspberries, coconut and syrup.
  3. Delightful.

 

CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA PANCAKES 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 90 grams oats (or 120 if omitting protein)
  • 30 grams vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 and 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1-2 tbsp chocolate chips

METHOD:

  1.  Blend all the ingredients except the chocolate chips
  2. Let mixture sit and thicken up for 10-15 minutes
  3. Pour into a heated and and cook either side for 3-4 minutes or until small holes appear in pancakes
  4. Stack, top with banana, chocolate chips and syrup

FRENCH TOAST

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 slices of bloomer style bread
  • 1 cup Almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • Strawberries sliced
  • Stevia blended to powdered sugar
  • Alpro or other non dairy pouring cream
  • Syrup

METHOD:

  1. Mix together the almond milk, cinnamon, syrup, chia seeds and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes until eggy texture forms
  2. Dip the bread and coat each side
  3. Cook in a pre heated pan and cook either side for 3-4 minutes or until looking well done
  4. Top with strawberries, syrup, sugar and cream

 

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Hola Chiccas! Happy Monday! I have just uploaded a new youtube video where I shoe you 3 super healthy snack ideas that will keep you full and satisfied, can be made in batch and are quick and easy to make too! No fancy ingredients! I worked together with Iherb on this video as they have a huge range of products on their site and I must say I am a loyalist to that site! I bought some vanilla protein powder, goji berries and also some coconut shreds to make myself 3 healthy recipes for snacking on 🙂

My oh my, this milkshake was devine. Oh sorry I didn’t see you there, sitting reminicing about yesterdays amazing lunchtime dessert. Yes lunchtime. It is healthy. Ok. Don’t judge.

I got an amazing delivery of @blitz_patisserie raw cakes at the weekend and the snickers slice (omg) got me all inspired to create an epic shake. To be fair it is just a twist on my all time favourite afternoon protein smoothie but none the less this is an amazing shake!

INGREDIENTS:

2 FROZEN BANANAS

2 TBSP RAW CACAO POWDER (SHOP MY PROTEIN USING CODE: STEFUK)

1 TBSP PEANUT BUTTER (SHOP MY PROTEIN USING CODE: STEFUK)

1 CUP ALMOND MILK

1 SCOOP CHOCOLATE PROTEIN POWDER (OPTIONAL) (SHOP MY PROTEIN USING CODE: STEFUK)

TOPPINGS:

CACAO NIBS (SHOP MY PROTEIN USING CODE: STEFUK)

PEANUT BUTTER (SHOP MY PROTEIN USING CODE: STEFUK)

MELTED CHOCOLATE

RAW SNICKERS SLICE BY BLITZ PATISSERIE!

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METHOD:

  1. BLEND TOGETHER ALL THE INGREDIENTS (SIMPLE I KNOW)
  2. DRIZZLE THE TOPPINGS ALL OVER YOUR GLASS TO MAKE IT LOOK INSTA WORTHY
  3. TOP WITH A SNICKERS SLICE
  4. DON’T FORGET A NAPKIN TO WIPE AWAY THE EVIDENCE FROM YOUR FACE

You know what day it is tomorrow right?! Pancake Tuesday! What a glorious holiday. Seriously, whoever invented a day dedicated to pancakes was an absolute genius. My favourite pancakes right now are these amazing blueberry lemon and vanilla protein pancakes. You will never know they have protein power in them and they taste just like a blueberry muffin. No lie!

Hey guys! I hope you are all doing really well 🙂 I spent today making some amazing vegan breakfast recipes for you guys, 3 quick and easy ideas that are super high in protein to keep you fuller longer, help support muscle maintenance and growth, low in fat to keep your food on your lips and not your hips and high carb to keep you energised throughout the day! Yes i am a miracle worker i know.

Personally I am a super duper fan of sweet food … banana ice cream, waffles, pancakes, smoothies etc but some on you are the opposite so I have even made a full veggie breakfast bowl for you salty tongue folks to enjoy!

  1. PROTEIN WAFFLES

INGREDIENTS:

  • 70 grams flour or oats
  • 30 grams protein powder (i used vanilla)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 banana
  • 150ml liquid (i used almond milk)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Toppings: pb fit, cacao sauce, chocolaté nuts
  • Cacao sauce (mix 2 tbsp syrup with 1 tbsp cacao powder until well combined, will be dry at first keep going)

METHOD

  1. Blend all the ingredients until combined
  2. Add to a preheated waffle maker (amazon sell these)
  3. Cook for 5 minutes
  4. Top with powdered peanut butter, cacao sauce and chocolate/nut mix

2. COOKED BREAKFAST BOWL

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 tin of baked beans
  • Handful of potatoes
  • Half an onion
  • 150grams tofu (half block)
  • 1tsp each of cumin, coriander, tomatoes, paprika, turmeric, black pepper
  • 2 slices of toast

METHOD:

  1. Potatoes: steam potatoes before adding to a pan with onions and some coconut oil
  2. Cook until crispy
  3. Tofu: crumble firm tofu into a pan and stir until browning
  4. Add 1 tsp each of cumin, coriander, tomatoes, paprika, turmeric, black pepper
  5. Cook until coated and crisp
  6. Add the potato onion mix, the beans and the tofu to a bowl and have alongside some toast!

3. PROTEIN BANANA ICE CREAM

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2-4 frozen bananas
  • 1 scoop vegan chocolate protein powder
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • Toppings: berries, granola, syrup

METHOD:

  1. Blend together the banana, protein and cacao until smooth
  2. Add to a bowl and cover in toppings!

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3 things I do not like the taste of … turmeric, cinnamon and ginger and they just so happen to make up the whole of this drink! Surprisingly it tasted quite good! So good actually that my dad stole my cup and returned it empty! Now it is quite strong, but that is what i need to cure this cold!

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk

1 heaping tablespoon turmeric

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger root (or 1 teaspoon ground)

1 tablespoon agave or maple syrup

2 teaspoons coconut sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

METHOD:

  1. Heat the milk on a pan (do not boil)
  2. Whisk in your other ingredients until combined
  3. Drink warm!

 

MMMM … Chocolate, ice cream, health, antioxidants and protein?! Did you ever expect to hear all those words typed together. I doubt it! Healthy banana ice cream made with antioxidant rich cacao and protein rich protein powder. All vegan. All yummy. All good for you! Yes you can have your dessert and stick to your new year new you too. By dessert i mean breakfast .. this was the BEST start to my day.

INGREDIENTS:

METHOD

  1. BLEND THE FIRST 3 INGREDIENTS
  2. PLACE IN A BOWL AND ADD TOPPINGS. EH YES THAT IS IT.

MYPROTEIN LINKS AND DISCOUNTS:

Myprotein UK vegan supplements follow link http://bit.do/VEGAN_SUPPS 10% discount use code STEFUK

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Before you question me, yes beet powder is yummy in this recipe! Believe it or not you can not even tell it is in there. Score!n Extra health benefits without even knowing it.  Beetroot is a good source of iron and folate (naturally occurring folic acid). It also contains nitrates, betaine, magnesium and other antioxidants (notably betacyanin). More recent health claims suggest beetroot can help lower blood pressure and boost exercise performance among many other things. SO why not add it into your food if it is only going to do you good! << see what i did there. Next rap artist of 2017.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh berries
  • 1 cup almond or non dairy milk
  • 1 tbsp acai powder (shop here)
  • 1 tbsp beet powder (shop here)
  • Top with cacao nibs, coconut, granola, berries or whatever you have on hand!

METHOD:

  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth and add toppings.
  2. Easy enough we do not need 2 steps.