Before we start, here’s the breakdown:
Calories: 219 (335 with 1 tbsp peanut butter topping)
Fat: 5g | Fiber: 14g | Carbs: 23g
Prep time: 5 mins
Now that summer’s approaching here in Australia, a smoothie bowl is the perfect refreshing breakfast or lunch.
I have curated the perfect recipe using healthy ingredients for vitality and energy. The key ingredient here (which I discovered recently and have been loving) is the Raw Slim & Tone Protein by Amazonia – this stuff has around 7.5mg of iron in it.
Incorporating this powder into a smoothie bowl gives it 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
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp psyllium husks (optional – but good for digestion of the protein)
- 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.
Whip these up in a blender, and pour them into a bowl. I also like to garnish with Carman’s fruit free muesli, seasonal fruits, healthy nut butter’s etc.
I think I’m going to be trying some home-made bread recipes this weekend… will keep you updated! Let me know if there’s anything else you’d like me to try!
Here’s a delicious, nutritious recipe which involves rich, chocolate-ty pancakes…
I jumped on the protein pancake trend pretty quickly, but I will admit at first I was suspicious. I didn’t understand how pancakes could be super satiating, and I was convinced that pancakes had to be a cheat meal – as they aren’t packed with overly nutritious ingredients.
I was shocked to find that each pancake had as low as 100 calories, and the meal itself kept me full until lunch (even with a morning gym session). I loved all the recipes I found on the internet, but I really wanted to craft a recipe that was light, fluffy, and flavourful, as well as densely nutritious. Note: if you don’t have the same connection I did with these fluffy creations – be sure to check out my slightly naughtier, and just as yummy, regular pancakes here.
Protein for Breakfast?? Why is that important?
Protein is an especially important macronutrient for muscle growth, as well as tissue repair and recovery. You want to make sure you are smashing protein in the morning so that your body can use the day to develop and maintain its lean muscle. Protein also helps to keep you full, so eating a healthy amount of it at breakfast time, stops you from getting ravenously hungry at 3-4pm and binging on unhealthy foods in the pantry (trust me, I’ve done this too many times).
The protein powder in the recipe: The protein powder you choose really makes the pancake – so make sure you choose a protein powder you actually enjoy the taste of. Prana Plant Protein and Vida Glow are two of my to-die-for brands, as I really crave a sweeter protein mix, and I prefer plant-based formulas. I love the chocolate variations of both these brands and I am yet to try the other flavours.
I’ve made this recipe GF, DF, low FODMAP to assist anyone with allergies or dietary restrictions – and trust me, it tastes just as good!
You will need:
- 25g Chocolate Protein Powder
- 1/3 Cup rolled oats (Use coconut flour for the gluten free option)
- 100ml almond milk
- Pinch of Salt
- Pinch of Cinnamon
- 1 egg or 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- Vegan butter alternative or coconut oil for cooking
- Peanut butter, blueberries, chopped banana for topping.
- Sometimes I also add Vida Glows Cacao Maple Beauty Skin Formula for collagen production, a pro-biotic boost and some great Omega 3’s.
My very Simple Method:
- Blend all the ingredients together in a blender to form a thick batter
- Heat a fry-pan to a medium-high heat and grease pan with vegan butter or coconut oil.
- Pour the batter into circle shapes the size of your palm and cook each for about 3 minutes. Flip when you first see bubbles forming on the top of the batter.
- EAT & ENJOY