Espresso Powder

I was looking to create some recipes with mocha/espresso flavours and came across espresso powder, I then went to go and search where to buy it and found it was quite pricey. I then did a little bit more digging and realized espresso powder is just brewed coffee, then dried and finely ground. So I took my brewed coffee grounds and placed it on a parchment lined sheet put my oven at its lowest temperature which is 170° Fahrenheit and I let it bake for 2 and 1/2 hours until it was dry and crispy feeling. I then made some peppermint mocha protein balls with it and it worked!! It also enhances any chocolate flavour if you’re using with chocolate recipes which I use often; haha!

What you need and how to do👇🏽

Brewed coffee grounds (I used 1 whole brewed pots worth)

Preheat oven to 170°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and spread coffee grounds evenly out.

Place in preheated oven and let bake for 2-1/2 to 3 hours. You want it to be dry and crunchy feeling.

Once it’s cooled place in coffee grinder and grind until you get a very fine powder.

That’s it, I stored mine in freezer. I think it will keep for 6 months … if it lasts!

Chocolate Oat Protein Bars

I’ve been wanting to make some oat bars for a while now and finally got to it! These are super simple to make with only 6 ingredients. I topped mine with chocolate because chocolate makes everything better, you can totally omit this step if you prefer but I don’t reccomend doing that 😂

I use VitaFiber syrup in my recipe for sugar free/high fiber but you can substitute any sticky sweetener such as maple syrup, honey or brown rice syrup with same effects. I use my favourite Organic CompleteGreen protein powder by LeanFit. I’ve also found a new local product for my peanut butter called Fatso, the ingredients are amazing with healthy fats and fiber, yummy peanut butter taste, chia seeds and a hint of sweet coconut, I’m in love ❤

RECIPE:

Chocolate Oat Protein Bars

Ingredients:
•3 Cups rolled oats
•2 Scoops LeanFit CompleteGreen protein powder
•1 tsp cinnamon
•1 Cup natural peanut butter (Fatso PB)
•½ Cup VitaFiber syrup or honey/maple syrup
•2Tbsp Almond milk
TOPPING:
•100g of chocolate + 2Tbsp coconut oil, melted

Method:
Combine rolled oats, protein powder and cinnamon in large bowl, set aside. Melt together peanut butter, syrup and almond milk then add to rolled oat mixture, stir together until well combined. Line loaf pan with parchment paper and press down mixture into pan, place in fridge to harden. Melt chocolate and coconut oil together, pour over cooled oat mixture and place back in fridge to harden. Slice into 16 bars (I sliced into 8 then slice in half). Store in fridge for up to 2 weeks, in freezer for up to 6 months or at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Potato Patties & Poached Eggs Whole30

Day 13 of Whole30 over here and I’m feeling amazing! Love Saturday and Sunday mornings because I have time to make yummy breakfasts like this one. This recipe is super simple too. Hope you enjoy!

Potato Patties with Smashed Avocado & Poached Eggs

Ingredients:


Patties:

• 5 cups grated potato (I used russet but any potato or sweet potato will work)
• 1 tsp sea salt
• ½ tsp freshly ground pepper
• ½ tsp onion powder (optional)
• 2 eggs, whisked
• ¼ cup almond flour
• 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
• 2 Tablespoons chives, chopped (you can also use dry)
• 2-3 tablespoons ghee or clarified butter


Topping:

• 1 ripe large avocado, mashed
• Poached eggs 1 per patty
• Chives / parsley for garnish


Instructions:

1. Grate potatoes using food processor or box grater. Place potatoes in cheesecloth or paper towels/clean dish towel and squeeze out excess moisture (try and get as much moisture out as possible for crisper patties).

2. Place grated potatoes in a bowl. Add salt, pepper and onion powder and toss together. Add whisked eggs, almond flour, arrowroot powder and chives. Mix together until well combined.

3. Heat a pan over med-high heat. Add 1Tbsp ghee and heat pan until hot. Scoop ½ cup at a time of potato mixture and press down onto hot pan. Cook until golden brown about 3-4 minutes and flip, cook until brown again (turn pan down if it gets too hot). Remove and place on paper towel. Add more ghee to pan if needed for next batches. While potatoes cook mash avocado with a fork. 

4. Poach your eggs (I use handy egg poacher). Click here for a good tutorial if you don’t know how to poach eggs or don’t  have an egg poacher.

5. Top patties with mashed avocado and poached eggs. Sprinkle with sea salt, pepper and garnish with chives and parsley.

Yield 7 patties.

Red Velvet Protein Donuts

Happy Valentines Day ❤ Protein donuts for the win! I used beet juice to get the red hue in these beauties 🍩

Recipe:

Red Velvet Protein Donuts

Ingredients:

•½ Cup whole wheat pastry flour (can sub oat, buckwheat, all purpose, etc.)

•½ Cup LeanFit All-In-One protein powder (can sub plant based protein powder)

•1 tsp baking powder

•½ tsp cinnamon

•¼ Cup unsweetened applesauce

•3 Tbsp beetroot juice

•¼ Cup VitaFiberIMO syrup (can sub honey, maple syrup, etc.)

•½ tsp pure vanilla extract

•1 Tbsp coconut water (can sub milk of choice or water)

•1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Method:

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease donut *pan. Combine all dry ingredients in large bowl. In separate bowl whisk together all wet ingredients and add to dry, stir until just combined. Place batter into large Ziploc bag and cut the corner to pipe into donut pan. *Bake as per notes below. Let cool completely before icing.

*Notes: Yield 16-18 mini donuts or 6-8 large donuts – Baking time for mini donuts is about 8 minutes and for large donuts about 10-12 minutes.

Donut toppings: For half I used just plain melted coconut butter and for the other half I used equal parts of coconut oil & cacao powder and added VitaFiber syrup to my sweetness liking (can sub honey, maple syrup, etc.) and then sprinkled with freeze dried raspberries right away. Feel free to use whatever you desire.