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Super breakfast

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This morning  i managed to make a super delicious breakfast!! A normal and simple breakfast i.e quark, raspberries and almonds but i also added Green valley Ranch chocolate sauce to it!! Delicious, though i do admit maybe a little too sweet for breakfast!! But delicious nonetheless!

Today its school and im hoping to have time for a shoulder workout!!! Ive changed my workout plan a little and im going to see if it gives any affect… i will try write about the change once i get a chance 🙂 I also got a little delivery from MMsports which i want to show!!!
Have a lovely day 🙂

 

 

 

Pumpkin spice chocolate chip balls

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Source: X

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 4 medjool dates, pitted
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup oats
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips (can sub carob)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine the dates, almond butter and ½ cup of the oats in a food processor. Process until finely chopped.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl, add the remaining ingredients and mix together until fully incorporated.
  3. Refrigerate the mixture for an hour (not necessary, but makes it easier to roll).
  4. Roll the mixture into balls about the size of a golf ball.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

PB and questbar delivery

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Just as i got off the bus on my way home i got a message saying that a package had arrived for me. Feeling confused i walked to the shop to pick up my package and when i carried it home and opened it i suddenly realised what it was – i have gotten the chance to try the new Cookie Almond Butter from Bodyaction/Feelalive.nu

And they had also thrown in some quest bars (O_O) and a quest nutrition top for me 🙂 Oh my gosh… i am dancing on the inside!


This is how i looked from the outside:

How i looked on the inside:

Hhahaah!

It was definitely the highlight of my day!!

Make this snack!!! (Its an order, haha!)

No but you can use any type of cookies (The oreo cookie recipe i posted a while back would taste amazing!) and then add any nut butter = heaven!

Such a simple and delicious snack.

And my honest opinion on the nut butter. AMA-zing. Chocolaty, runny, almondy, sweet…. do i even need anything else?

Love. love. love it!! I have a feeling half of the jar will be eaten this evening 🙂

 

Recipe substitutions

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Sometimes you dont always have the ingredients needed for some baking, or in my case i cant eat banana so i substitue with applesauce or coconut oil.

Not all recipes will work with the substitutions, i.e sometimes when a recipe says protein powder it doesnt work to switch to oat flour or to switch from avocado to mashed banana… it all depends, but also the amount needed changes. But it can be good to know that some of these do work if you dont have say banana at home, you can use applesauce 🙂

 If recipe calls for:  Substitute with:
 White flour  Whole wheat flour, oat flour, barley flour, teff flour, a mix of flour and protein powder, a mix of flour and corn starch, Arrow root, tapioca flour, locust bean gum powder
 Sugar  Fresh fruits, dry fruits, honey, maple syrup, rapadura, agave nectar, coconut palm sugar, stevia, thaumatin, xylitol, Erythritol, splenda
 Oil, margarine or butter  Applesauce, mashed banana, mashed avocado, mashed beans, coconut oil
 Heavy cream  Dry skim milk, fat-free Greek yogurt
 Sour cream  Fat-free Greek yogurt, fat-free quark, silken tofu
 1 whole egg  2 egg whites
 Nuts  Reduce the amount by half
 Chocolate  Fat-reduced cocoa, carob powder

 

Very useful link

80 healthy recipe substitutions: www.greatist.com/health/healthy-recipe-substitutions

You might also have already seen this infographic from picklee.com/2012/08/01/recipe-substitutions on the web:

Casein Mugcake

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Devil’s Food Mug Cake - Curb chocolate cravings in minutes

Ingredients:

1 scoop CHOCOLATE casein protein powder (ensure casein for cake-like consistency)
2 TB. unsweetened cocoa powder
4 tsp. coconut flour
2 tsp. instant coffee granules
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 packet stevia
2 egg whites
3 TB. unsweetened almond milk

How to Prepare

1. Spray all sides of a mug (or your favorite microwaveable cup) with non-stick cooking spray. This will help the cake to form its shape as well as prevent sticking. Set aside.
2. Put egg whites and almond milk in a bowl and fluff with fork.
3. Add all remaining ingredients and mix until ingredients are well blended.
4. Pour cake batter into the mug (make sure you get it all in there or you just lose precious bites of cake).
5. Microwave for 1 minute or until cake is firm in the center. You can either let cool or eat it while it’s hot. Enjoy!

Source: X

Protein pancakes recipe

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Ingredients:

1 scoop whey protein (I used Vanilla Pear from Mmmsports)
1 tablespoon stevia
1 egg white
1 tablespoon psyllium husk
Almond/coconut milk

Directions:

1. Add the protein, stevia, psyllium husk and flavourings/spices into a small bowl and mix into a liquid by slowly adding the milk. You should only need approximately 1- 2 tablespoons of milk.

2. Add the egg white last and whisk it into the mixture. The batter should appear like a regular pancake batter, the thicker it is, the easier it will be to make smaller pancakes but If it is too thick it will stick to the pan.

3. Put a non-stick pan on high heat setting and add some coconut oil to the pan (Only a very small amount). When the pan is hot add a tablespoon of the mixture and reduce the heat. The pancake will take about a minute on each side to cook depending on the size of your pancake.

I topped mine with sugar free blueberry sauce & sugar free chocolate sauce from Green Valley Ranch & Peanut butter from Body science & strawberry casein.

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Pre workout breakfast

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This morning i think i spent 20 minutes making breakfast… thats 15 minutes more than usual. But i am happy of the results!!! It was absaloutly delicious and filling, couldnt have made myself a better breakfast. And lots of energy as well, so now im ready to go with all this energy!!! The reason it took so long to make was because i decided to photograph as well… haha

I made a fruit salad with quark mixed with funlight (the juice). (and added cinnamon as well) and topped with a chocolate sauce and a blueberry sauce. On the side was half a melon, an egg, coffee and an Aloe Vera!!! Super full and energy filled!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snacking!!

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Today i recieved my package from MMsports (i ordered it yesterday!! O_O Super quick delivery!)  in my package it contained lots of yummy things and one of them was peanut butter and chocolate covered nuts 🙂 My 2 favourite things!

 
Feeling tired and needing an energy boost i decided to eat peanut butter right out of the jar, along with the rest of my snack, which was sweet egg cake with quark & nuts and milk. & white chocolate cashews and i ate ALOT more of those nuts 🙂 hahah 150g or something :):) Can never have too many nuts or too much nut butter 🙂
 

 

I will show what i bought in another post 🙂 🙂 And will review it all as well.