Chocolate Zucchini Loaf

One of my favourite vegetables is zucchini, I love it grilled, baked, fried and even in my baking with chocolate! See below for my recreated healthy version of chocolate zucchini loaf. 
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Recipe↓ 
▶Ingredients:
•1 C oat flour
•1 tsp cinnamon
•¼ tsp sea salt
•¾ tsp baking soda
•3 Tbsp unsweetened cocao powder
•¼ C coconut oil melted
•½ C xylitol
•¼ C demerara sugar (raw brown sugar)
•2 eggs  
•1 tsp vanilla
•¼ C Greek yogurt
•1½ C grated zucchini, patted dry
•½ C mini chocolate chips

▶Instructions: 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour large 9″ bread pan and set aside. Whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and cocao powder in a small bowl until combined. Set aside. In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, beat together sugars, oil, and eggs for about 1-2 minutes until slightly fluffy. Add vanilla and Greek yogurt. Fold in the grated zucchini. Add the remaining dry flour ingredients. Stir to combine and lastly fold in the chocolate chips. Pour into prepared 9″ bread pan (sprinkle extra chocolate chips over batter if desired). Bake for 50-60 minutes. Oven temperatures vary, so just make sure a toothpick entered in the center comes clean. Let cool for about 20-30 minutes and remove from pan.
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Strawberry Pancakes with Greek Yogurt drizzle

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Strawberry everything! Love strawberries and now they are becoming readily available so I try and incorporate them with as many of my meals as possible. Recipe as follows↓↓

Serves 2 hungry people

▶Ingredients:
▪Dry
•1-1/2C oat and spelt flour
•2 scoops protein powder (I used vegan vanilla bean)
•1tsp baking powder
•1tsp cinnamon
•1Tbsp xylitol or raw sugar of choice
▪Wet
1C almond milk
•6 fresh medium strawberries
•1 egg
•1tsp pure vanilla extract
•1/4C applesauce

▶Directions:
Whisk dry ingredients until well incorporated (I used 1/2C oat flour and 1C spelt flour). In blender combine all wet ingredients and blend until smooth, whisk into dry (may need couple more splashes of almond milk until you get right batter consistency). Preheat greased pan and fry 2-4min per side.

Topping:
5 strawberries
•1/3C plain greek yogurt
•1tsp honey
•1tsp pure vanilla extract
•1/2tsp cinnamon
•Splash almond milk
▶Blend all ingredients adding almond milk to get right texture. Serve on top of pancakes. ♡

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Nut and Oat Protein Bites

Oh wow these are aaaamazing! I want to experiment more with adding and swapping different ingredients but these were still so good! Took them on my surfing trip, great grab n go snacks or pre/post workout. Recipe as follows↓

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▶Ingredients:
1C nut butter (I used half peanut butter and half homemade nutella)
•1C Oats (I used large flake)
•1/3C scant, honey or agave or maple syrup
•1/4C chia seeds
•1 scoop protein (I used chocolate whey)
•1/4C dairy free chocolate chips (enjoy life)

Directions:
Heat up nut butter until plyable, add all ingredients and mix until well incorporated (get your hands dirty). Place in fridge for 2 hours then roll into balls and place on parchment lined dish (i used a tablespoon and portioned that way, plus made easy ball). Eat and store in fridge.

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Blueberry Protein Pancakes

I love pancakes and am always trying to come up with different ideas, these are very simple and healthy! Hope you enjoy ♡

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 ▶Pancakes:
•1C oat flour
•1/2C oats
•1tsp baking powder
•1-2 scoops protein powder (I used vanilla bean vegan powder)
•1tsp cinnamon
•2Tbsp xylitol
•1 mashed banana
•1 egg
•1tsp pure vanilla extract
•3/4 to 1-1/4C almond milk
•1C blueberries 
▶Mix dry then add wet, start with 3/4C milk then slowly add more as needed to get right consistency, stir in blueberries and fry over medium heat 2-4min per side. 

▶Topping:
•1C blueberries
•1tsp pure vanilla extract
•1tsp xylitol (optional) 
▶In saucepan cook ingredients over medium high heat for about 10-15 minutes until you get a compote. Top pancakes. 
Serves 2-3 ♡

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