Chocolate Carrot Protein Muffins

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Mmm muffins … perfect on the go or preworkout snacks!  Recipe as follows:

▶Ingredients:

▶Dry:
•1/4C oats
•1/2C oat flour
•2Tbsp cacao powder
•1/4C almond meal
•1 scoop protein powder
•1tsp baking powder
•1tsp ground cinnamon
•1/4tsp ground nutmeg
•1/4tsp ground ginger
•1/8tsp ground cloves
•1/4C natural brown sugar
▶Wet:
•1 egg
•1/2C greek yogurt
•1/4C AlmondMilk
▶Fold in:
•1/2C packed grated carrot
•2Tbsp crushed Walnuts
•1/4C Raisins

▶Directions:
Mix all dry ingredients and then add wet, fold in remaining ingredients. Bake at 350°F for about 14-18 minutes (mine cooked for 16min) or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Yield 12 muffins.
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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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Strawberry Pancakes

Back from Mexico and back to eating normally again. I had lots of strawberries leftover from Valentine’s day so I came up with this yummy pancake meal ♡

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▶Ingredients:
1-1/2C oat flour
•1/2 scoop protein powder
•1Tbsp cinnamon
•1Tbsp maca powder (optional)
•1tsp baking powder
•1Tbsp chia seeds
•2Tbsp xylitol (or raw sugar of choice)
•1 egg
•1C pureed strawberries
•1/2-3/4C coconut milk or your choice
•1tsp pure vanilla extract

▶Directions:
Combine all dry ingredients until well combined. Puree your strawberries in blender (I had to add a little water) add all wet ingredients (start with 1/2C milk, add more if needed) to dry and mix until well combined.  Fry in pre-heated greased pan 2-4 min per side.

▶Topping:
•5 Strawberries
•1/2tsp Pure vanilla extract

▶Cut strawberries into small chunks and cook over medium heat with vanilla for about 10min, stir often and mash with fork. Top pancakes and add extra fresh strawberries.

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Chocolate chunk Froyo

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Needed something chocolatey so decided to make some chocolate froyo,  recipe as follows. This recipe has an aquired taste and can be quite tart, please make sure you like the yogurt you are using.

▶Ingredients
•2 cups 0% greek yogurt
•1-1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
•1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp raw cocoa powder
•1/2 tsp xantham gum (optional)
•1 tbsp pure vanilla
•4-5 tbsp xylitol
•3 tbsp coconut palm sugar or raw brown sugar
•Optional items:
Dark chocolate, chocolate chips, dark chocolate kitkat, almond fudge

▶Directions:
Whisk yogurt and milk then add all other ingredients except optional items and whisk until smooth. Transfer to ice cream maker, once it starts to solidify add optional items as you like, I added 1 square of 85% dark chocolate chopped into chunks, 2 dark chocolate kitkat sticks chopped, handful of dark chocolate chips and 2 of my almond fudge squares chopped (see recipe in previous post). Store in freezer. If you don’t have an ice cream maker,  put mixture into freezer and stir every 45min for up to 4 hours, add optional items once it starts ti solidify. Enjoy!

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