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Cinnamon Oat Blueberry Protein Muffins

These Cinnamon Oat Blueberry Muffins are great at anytime of the day for a healthy snack, or after an intense workout. After a workout, your body will instantly try to rebuild it’s glycogen stores which have been depleted during intense exercise. Oats are a good carbohydrate source and are easily digested to promote faster nutrient absorption, this again makes them a great choice for a post workout snack!

These also taste amazing – win, win!

Cinnamon Oat Blueberry Protein Muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 Bananas
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 cup of Oats (if the mixture is too runny, add more)
  • 1 scoop of Vegan Protein Powder (optional)
  • 2 tsp of Cinnamon
  • Blueberry’s
  • Chai Seeds (optional)

Method

Prep: 10 mins > Cook: 20 mins > Ready in: 30 mins

Grease a cake baking tin with grass fed butter.

In a bowl mash the bananas until soft, then crack in 2 eggs in and mix well.

Next add the Oats, Protein Powder, Cinnamon, Baking Powder and mix everything together. Finally, add in the Blueberries and gently fold them into the mix.
Put the mix into the muffin tin, making sure the mix is level with the top as the muffins will raise slightly. I sprinkled a few with Chai Seeds for that extra protein fix.

Cook in the oven at 180 degrees for 20 mins then enjoy!

 

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Coconut Protein Balls

These Vanilla & Cocao protein balls are a great for a quick post workout fix, or as a healthy snack at any time of the day.

Makes 12 – 14 protein balls

Vanilla & Cocao Protein Balls

Ingredients

  • 2 scoops of vegan vanilla protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon cocao powder
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter (or hazelnut butter)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon chai seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flaked coconut

Method

In a bowl mix the protein powder, cocao powder and almond butter together.

protein ball mixMelt the coconut oil slightly in the microwave (about 10-20 seconds) and pour into the mix and stir. The mix should turn soft, if it’s still too dry add in more coconut oil until you get a smooth texture.

Pop the mix in the fridge for 5 minutes, and the coconut oil will solidify enough for you to roll into balls.

Sprinkle the chai seeds and coconut flakes out ready to coat the balls.

As you roll the mix into balls, the coconut oil will melt the balls slightly, but that’s ok, the balls will harden up again at room temperature.

Coat the balls with the flake mix, and pop them on parchment paper ready to cool and set in the fridge.

Store in an airtight container and ENJOY!!

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Crunchy Granola

Homemade Crunchy Granola

Start your day with this energy packed, good-for-you granola

crunchy homemade granola recipeIngredients

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300g rolled oats
  • 50g sunflower seeds
  • 50g almonds
  • 50g walnuts
  • 50g brazil nuts
  • 50g almonds

 

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 125C/255F
  2. Mix all nuts together and chop into smaller pieces
  3. Add the oats to the nut mix
  4. Melt coconut oil in a pan
  5. Add the melted coconut oil and honey to the dry ingredients and mix to coat evenly
  6. Line 2 trays with baking parchment and cover with the mix
  7. Bake for 30-40 mins turning once

Remove from oven and store in an airtight container.

Serve with berries & coconut yogurt.

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Protein Pancakes Recipe – Gluten Free

Gluten Free Protein Pancakes

Easy Peasy recipe to make delicious protein pancakes

  • 2 scoops of Vanilla Protein (or chocolate if you prefer)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Banana
  • Butter

vanilla_protein_pancakeMix the ingredients up in a blender, get your pan hot with a bit of butter and you will get 2 large tasty pancakes!

Serve with either yoghurt, honey and fruit or as this pancake, squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of organic coconut sugar.

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Coconut Oil Vanilla Latte – Coffee

Coconut Oil Coffee

Coconut Oil Coffee, a metabolism boosting drink! Add this coffee to your morning routine every day!

Coconut Oil Latte Coffee

Coconut Oil Latte Coffee

Ingredients

  • Cup of hot Coffee
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • Dash of Almond Milk (or milk of your choice)

Make your coffee as normal in a mug (with whichever milk you prefer), add the Coconut Oil into your coffee, whiz this in your blender for a few seconds and wholah – a creamy healthy Coconut Oil Latte!

Poor into your favourite mug and enjoy!

Why drink Coconut Oil Coffee every day?

Coconut Oil contains Medium Chain Triglycerides, and the body uses this as as energy source more efficiently than carbohydrates.

Watch this little video for a quick guide to coconut oil and it’s benefits.