You can’t go wrong with a potato bake. It is one of my favourite dishes to accompany special occasions.
However, as potato bakes are rich with thick cream, sour cream, cheese and of course; potatoes, I designed an alternative recipe with more nutritional benefits.
This recipe retains the iconic flavours and creaminess of the legendary potato bake, but it does so at a slightly lower calorie cost.
This recipe is vegan and can be modified to suit other diets if required.
Calories per serve
Protein per serve
Florets from 1 head of broccoli chopped into medium-small pieces
1 carrot chopped into small chunks
1 brown onion
180g uncooked quinoa
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1 cup raw cashew nuts
1.5 cup of boiling water
1.5 cups vegetable broth (or beef stock for non-vegan flavour)
2 tbsp garlic powder
Part 1 Cashew Cream: Put the cashews into 1 cup of boiling water and let them stand for 10 minutes. Then drain the cashews and add them + the remaining 1/2 cup of water to a blender. Blend until creamy paste forms.
Part 2Quinoa Casserole: Preheat the oven to 180˚C. Add all remaining ingredients + cashew cream into an oven safe dish. Stir well until all are incorporated. Place dish in oven for 50 minutes or until top is golden brown and quinoa has cooked.
This summer I’ve been seeking out protein balls/bites/bars wherever I go. This could be due to my constant snack cravings, or because they are freaking moreish.
Either way, my recent obsession has prompted the careful creation of a rich, chocolatey recipe that combines all my favourite protein ball ingredients in one.
Cacao is a dream ingredient because of all the health benefits it provides. Not only it is a powerful source of antioxidants, I recently found out it contains anandamide, which targets receptors in the brain to balance mood swings.
This summer smoothie bowl I have created with a focus on vitality, protein and fibre. The key ingredient here is the Cacao Macadamia Raw Slim & Tone Protein by Amazonia – this stuff has 7.5mg of iron and is 76% protein, which is fantastic for reducing fatigue and boosting energy.
This powder gives the smoothie bowl an irresistible nutty chocolate taste, as well as packing it with protein and iron for satiety and energy throughout the day.
In my bowl I have:
30g Slim & Tone Protein
1 cup baby spinach – a great source of vitamin C for immune health
1/2 cup frozen blueberries – for fibre, to help your body digest the protein
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tbsp psyllium husks – brilliant for digestion as high in fibre
1/4 cup water
You can also add some extra nutrients such as the collagen and pro/pre-biotic powders from Vida Glow and The Beauty Chef.