Some useful staples for the kitchen
Chococonutty protein goodness
I found this amazing organic whey powder, made from milk produced by European cows left to forage and graze open pastures on certified organic farms that guarantee high welfare standards.. So I decided to try it out!
My first recipe with it:
200 ml coconut milk
30 g serving of whey proteins
1/2 tbsp of cocoa powder
AMAZING start to the day!
For a yummy plant-based, protein-packed lunch to reduce the environmental impacts of your diet, this lentil hummus will do the job well!
All you need:
- 50 g of dried lentils, boiled with some smoked paprika (or spice of choice)
- garlic clove
- extra virgin olive oil
Blitz! And done
Want a breakfast bread that will fill you up with nutritious ingredients ? Believe it or not this bread has no grains, it's very low in fat, dairy free and sugar free! Yet super tasty.
What you need? for one tin loaf (7 big breakfast portions)
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 6 tbsp of coconut flakes
- 2 tbsp of cocoa powder (optional)
- 500g of unsweetened soya yogurt
- some stevia or other sweetener (I used very little so that mine is more bread tasting than cake)
- 1 sachet baking powder
- some water to bring consistency to dough
Mix all ingredients, and bake in oven at 200°C for about 1 hr!
Nutrition per portion:
Carbs: 15.8 (of which sugar 7.7 and fiber 7.5)
Vanilla protein breakfast!
Again using the amazing PureDiet organic whey, this is my second recipe try
250 ml unsweetened Almond milk
30 g serving of whey protein
a tablespoon of chia seeds
a drop of Vanilla extract
YUM! day starting on a high
(leave the chia seeds to soak in the almond milk for a few minutes before adding the rest for extra yumminess!)
Kelp 'linguine' al pomodoro e peperoncino
Looking for a plant-based (well technically algae based), healthy and nutritious, quick lunch?. Kelp shreds can be found in any asian supermarket and they make a great pasta alternative - and it's an Italian saying it!
What you need?
-Olive oil (a good one!)
- Cherry tomatoes
- Kelp shreds
in one pan put the olive oil, chillies and tomatoes, while in a separate pot boil the kelp for 2-3 minutes. Once the kelp is boiled mix in the tomatoes and chilli pan.
Feel free to adjust the recipe by adding some garlic with the chilli!
Similar as recipe on the left, this is a sweeter version (still sugar free!) and similarly vegan, gluten free, grain free, low carb, low fat, paleo and extremely nutritious!
What you need? for one tin loaf (8 big breakfast portions)
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 1.5 tbsp coconut flakes
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 6 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 cups UNSWEETENED almond milk
- 2 sachets baking powder
- stevia (to taste)
- some water if needed
Mix all ingredients well, and bake in oven at 200°C for about 1 hr
Nutrition per portion
Carbs 13.7 (of which sugar 3 and fiber 9.6)
In need of some energy but trying to stay off the caffeine?
Try this extra spicy yogi tea, the cinnamon and ginger will keep your energy up for sure!
All you need:
- Classic yogi tea (or any naturally caffeine free chai or tea of choice)
- milk (i used almond but any of your choice)
- boiling water
-spices (i love cinnamon and ginger)
To make boil water and make tea as normal, while still on the hob gently add the milk and the spices - Easy done!
Healthy hummus with a secret
Hummus.. Hmm so yummy and growing in popularity!
Yet, shop-bought ready made varieties can have hidden fats and preservative. Plus they came in plastic tubs!
No need to worry - you can make your own in a few easy steps!
Makes 2-4 portions:
1/3 cup dry chickpeas
2 Tbsp tahini
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1/2 lemon
cumin (shh is my secret)
Soak and boil the chickpeas (can be done in advance), leave to cool down before blending with the other ingredients (warm chickpeas will change the taste of the lemon...). If it's too solid, instead of adding more oil try add a little bit of water - just be careful not to add too much, a little at a time is the best way to go!
Blitz and done - now you can add to your favourite salad or crudite for a super healthy and nutritious lunch with some plant-based proteins that doesn't compromise on flavour!
Keep in the fridge in a closed containers for up to 2-3 days.
Fishy fishy soup!