Banana Bread Protein Bites

These Banana Bread Protein Bites are filled with natural goodness and of course are packed with protein!

I have been training for a marathon and these bites really are a winner when it comes to getting enough protein in and fuelling my body. I simply make a batch and snack on them throughout the week!

They are amazing to have as a pre or post workout snack, giving you that extra energy kick and helping your muscles recover! All that and they also taste absolutely delicious! Win win!

 

 

Ingredients

 

 

Method

 

  1. Start by placing the almonds in your food processor and blend for about one minute until it forms a flour like texture.
  2. Then remove the pits from the medjool dates and peel the banana.
  3. Now simply add the dates, banana, chia seeds, flaxseeds, vanilla powder and Raw Plant Protein to the almond flour and mix until it forms a sticky substance.
  4. Once thats done grab a teaspoon and scoop out a spoonful, then roll it in your hands to form a ball. Repeat this until you finish the mixture.
  5. As a topping you roll them into chia seeds or hemp seeds, which will stick nicely!

You can place them straight into your fridge to let them set or to simply store them.

Enjoy!

 

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Banana Bread Protein Bites
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Mylk – the tastiest plant based mylk that tastes just like cow’s milk!

 

I have always been a huge fan of Rebel Kitchen and would always carry one of their small bottles filled with organic coconut chocolate milk around when I lived in London. So when I found out about their large cartons filled with organic plant based milk I of course had to try it! And I am so happy I did – because this milk is really something special. 

How does it taste?

As soon as I picked up the carton it already made me smile as you really feel like you are picking up a cows milk carton you’ve just bought at your local supermarket. Now for my fellow vegans, it almost feels weird as I haven’t experienced picking up a proper milk carton in a while! I poured it in a glass and the pure white mylk looked just as delicious as it tasted. Drinking it cold really makes you taste every single ingredient. The creaminess hits your lips first, then a sweet flavour kicks in, which is then being taken over by a little saltiness. It really is delicious and an amazing cows milk alternative if you are new to a vegan diet. 

What is it made of?

Just like cows milk you can choose between whole, semi skimmed and skimmed mylk. They are all made out of a combination of spring water, coconut cream, himalayan salt, brown rice, cashew, and nutritional yeast. However, what makes the difference between the whole, semi skimmed and skimmed mylks are the amount of coconut cream added. Thats why the whole mylk is extremely creamy as it has the most coconut cream, making it perfect to cook with and to create kick-ass creamy desserts with! Whilst the skimmed mylk is made with the least coconut cream. Being a total coffee freak I find that the skimmed mylk is the best to make a cappuccino with as it tastes amazing and leaves a great foam layer on top!

I honestly fell in love with this healthy plant based mylk and I am positive you will too! Enjoy a great foamy cappuccino, creamy pudding or hot chocolate made with the perfect mylk! Click here to get your own mylk!

 

 

 

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The best vegan ice-cream on the lake in Como, Italy.

 

When you’re in Italy you can expect to be finding yourself stuffing your face with ice-cream, lets be honest here. My diet has consisted of espresso’s, pasta and ice-cream in the last few days and apart from going for that extra run I feel great! Being vegan in Italy has always been seen as a very difficult task. But that’s not always true. I have been going to Italy for quite a while and have found some amazing Italian meals that even I can order in a restaurant or cafe. Nevertheless, I have recently discovered an ice salon which is now one of my favourite spots in Como.

 

What I like

In a small side street you will find a spot named Vanilla BioVanilla Bio is an ice salon which only sells vegan and bio ice-cream. Two bubbly girls make you try all the flavours you want and make you even more indecisive as everything you taste is as good as the other. However, if you want to dulge in delight you have to try two of my favourite  flavours, ‘coconut’ and ‘chocolate’. They are both vegan and absolutely delicious. Imagine a crispy cone with the most creamiest and flavoursome ice-cream, all plant based.

When you visit Como you can’t miss out on this spot, and trust me you wont be returning just once.

 

Where to go

They are open everyday and the address is Via fontana 15 in Como, Italy.
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Power Berry Breakfast Smoothie

As a breakfast lover I am totally in love with this berry breakfast smoothie. It’s the perfect combination of nutrition,vitamins and healthy fats, which will give you the best boost to start the day.

It’s also a great pre-workout smoothie if you go for a morning run or workout!

 

Ingredients

Makes one large glass.

  • 1/2 a cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of oats
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/2 a cup of ice cold water
  • splash of almond milk

 

Method

Simply place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If you think it’s a little too thick add a little more water or milk. Then, drink up and enjoy!

 

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Pecan Cinnamon Granola

 

This granola is one of my all-time favourites! It’s healthy, delicious, easy to make and if you keep it in an airtight container you’ll be able to enjoy it for more than a week – in my house it doesn’t last that long! 😉

 

Ingredients

Makes one big jar of granola.

  • 300 grams oats
  • 100 grams pecans
  • 3 dates
  • 50 grams shaved almonds
  • 100 grams agave syrup
  • 60 grams liquid coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon hennep seeds
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon

 

Method

  1. Start by turning on the oven on 180c (fan).
  2. Place the oats, shaved almonds and cinnamon inside a big bowl and mix.
  3. Break the pecans in half or smaller and mix into the bowl.
  4. Get a smaller bowl and put the coconut oil and syrup inside, mix until it forms one thick liquid.
  5. Pour the coconut oil and syrup mix into the large bowl with the other ingredients and mix well until everything sticks together.
  6. Place the mixture into a baking tray and spread it out evenly.
  7. Bake in the oven for about 15-20 min until golden brown, mix everything frequently to make sure the top doesn’t burn.
  8. In the meantime cut the dates into small pieces.
  9. When you’re granola is done take it out of the oven and mix in the chia seeds, hennep seeds and small bits of dates, then leave to cool.

 

There you have it! You’re own home-made granola which isn’t only yummy, but it’s also super healthy and will give you a great boost in the morning. Ready to start the day!

 

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Summery Strawberry Chia Jam

 

Days are getting longer and mornings are getting warmer, which means it’s time to whip out the fresh strawberries and create something summery to get in the spirit! Jam is a classic in any household but it usually consists of lots of sugars. This strawberry jam has no refined sugar but instead has lots of vitamins from the fresh fruit and protein which comes from the chia seeds. This means it’s a great way to start the day!

Put some on your porridge in the morning, on a cracker as a snack or even on a cheeky piece of cake or on pancakes as a topping! It’s super yummy and definitely very healthy!

 

Ingredients

  • 250 grams fresh strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 2 ½ tablespoons chia seeds

Method

  1. Start by placing the agave syrup and strawberries in a sauce pan and bring them to boil.
  2. Let them simmer for about 5 min, stir regularly.
  3. Then mash the strawberries using a fork or a potato masher.
  4. Once the strawberries are mashed stir in the chia seeds.
  5. Lower the heat and let it simmer for about 10-15 min, stir often.
  6. Once the mixture starts to thicken remove from the heat and poor it in an airtight jar.

 

Keep the jam in the fridge and you’ll be able to enjoy it for around a week. Buon a petite!X

 

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