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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Motion Cafe: Healthy, lean and clean – my favourite spot in Canggu

 

Motion cafe has always been one of my favourite spots in Canggu. It’s a cafe in which you can relax and enjoy a coffee and a delicious breakfast early in the morning after a surf session, but you can also stroll up in your summer dress for a late night dinner.

Everything served here is 100% homemade and fresh. You can enjoy food that has been made without any refined sugars and if requested even gluten free. If that doesn’t sound healthy enough then let me just add the fact that their menu is only based on vegan, paleo, organic and whole foods – I mean, sounds pretty much like any healthy food lovers dream right? (Do you now get why it’s one of my favourite places?)

 

What I order

Everything on their menu is healthy and clean. For the people with a sweet tooth (like me) there are some yummy vegan cakes which aren’t only delicious but also healthy! Win win! I often just come to pick up an energy ball and I’m on my way again!

Breakfast

My favourite breakfast here is the ‘Home-made Granola‘ (57k Idr/ 3 Gbp). It consists of coconut yoghurt layered with apple sauce, granola and roasted almonds. They also make a pretty kick-ass ‘Acai green bowl‘ (85 Idr/ 4.40 Gbp) which is the perfect combination of green and fruity flavours.

Lunch

For lunch I love a fresh salad in the Bali heat! The salads they make here are filling and full of flavours and textures. My two favourite salads are the ‘Vegan salad‘ (64k Idr/ 3.30 Gbp) and ‘Caramelised pumpkin‘ salad (70k Idr/ 3.60 Gbp). Both are the definition of tropical salads and the perfect meal!

 

 

Dinner

My favourite evening meals are the ‘Black bean burger‘ (80k Idr/ 3 Gbp) and the ‘Chickpeas curry‘ (75k Idr/ 3.90 Gbp). They are both absolutely delicious and taste healthy and fresh.

A little tip, get the burger with their homemade fries! They are a healthy version of what usual fries look like, you’ll finish both the burger and the fries and you’ll still feel healthy! (Unlike most burgers) It’s an absolutely delicious meal and you can get your hands dirty! (Which is always the funnest part of eating a burger!)

Snack

As I mentioned before, they make homemade vegan and healthy cakes daily and I’m in love with their ‘Powerballs‘- the green one is super yummy!

When I come back from the gym I love to stop by and get a vegan protein shake. I have tried many vegan protein shakes and they never taste extremely yummy..( a bit like fish food really). But at Motion cafe they actually manage to make a delicious one! Motion cafe, you rule for making me love vegan protein again!

 

Where to go

Motion cafe is open every day from 7am – 10pm and it’s located on Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong No.69B in Canggu. 

 

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I have discovered the new African SUPERFRUIT – why and how we should add this to our diets

Breakfast, the most important and the best meal of the day! Starting the morning with a cup of coffee is for me a must, however straight after I will be making my breakfast which usually consist of a smoothie, porridge, or on an extra good day some delicious pancakes! However, I now add something to my morning routine that makes my mornings even better! Il add a spoon of Aduna‘s Baobab super fruit powder to my breakfast and I’ve got all the vitamins I need to start the day.

Let me tell you about Africa’s super fruit which is named ‘Tree of Life’. Baobab is a fruit that has an extremely high dosage of Vitamin C and fibre, which helps aid in your overall health. Aduna is a brand that works with rural communities to harvest and process Baobab in Africa, which helps create sustainable livelihoods for hundreds of households. I am genuinely impressed by the difference they make in the African community while creating such an amazing product.

 

 

Superfruit powder

Baobab powder has a subtle sweet and tangy flavour which goes perfectly in any smoothie or mix it in your porridge, yoghurt or in a dressing to drizzle over your salad. When I’m in a hurry I also often just mix it into a bottle of water and have an energy boost on the go or when I’m going for a work out.

 

 

Superfruit energy bars

I often have Aduna‘s ‘Super fruit energy bars’ on the go and they are my absolute favourite. The Baobab energy bar has a sweet and tangy flavour and is perfect for a snack or as a pre workout before working out.

But why is it so important to be adding this super fruit to our diets? Well, here are a few of the health benefits this fruit offers. So you can see for yourself why everyone should be adding this to their daily diets.

 

 

Health benefits

1. High in Vitamin C

As I mentioned before baobab has a very high dosage of Vitamin C, which improves your immune system as well as aiding in a healthy and glowing looking skin. In fact, one serving of 2-3 teaspoons of Baobab powder has about 33% of your daily vitamin C requirement.

2. High in fibre

Baobab consist of almost 50% fibre, which aids in digestion and makes it a powerful prebiotic. 

3. High in antioxidants

Baobab has twice the antioxidants than that of goji berries – its higher than any fruit making it the queen of antioxidants.

4. Improves blood sugar

Adunas Baobab Powder contains 34% soluble fibre. This helps slow down the release of sugars into your blood stream, which helps reduce energy spikes.

5. Helps improve absorption of iron

Your body needs Vitamin C to help absorb iron.

6. High in alkaline

Baobab is considered to have one of the highest levels of alkaline compared to other super foods. Alkaline helps to balance your body’s pH levels.

7. Pregnancy

Pregnant women are advised to consume 85mg of vitamin C everyday. Baobab has 26mg of vitamin C per one serving of 10 grams, which makes it perfect as a daily consumption. The vitamin is needed to help your baby grow during pregnancy as well as aiding in your own health.

8. High in prebiotic 

The soluble fibers of the baobab fruit pulp are prebiotics.

 

 

How to get your own

Not only does it have amazing benefits for your body, it also tastes absolutely delicious! I definitely advise you to try the Baobab powder and if you work out or just like healthy snacks then you should also load up on the Baobab energy bars. I always keep a few in my bag for when I need an energy boast or just fancy some healthy deliciousness!

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Sources:

https://aduna.com/pages/baobab-benefits