All posts tagged: breakfast

Chocolate Protein Oat Pancakes

Mooorning!  Made some chocolate oat pancakes that are protein packed and only requires 4 ingredients to make. About a year ago, breakfast was the last thing I ever wanted to eat. Now it’s my favourite meal of the day and especially hard to resist when it means I can make healthy delicious pancakes guilt free! Anyways, less of me rambling and more cooking.   Ingredients 1/3 cup Rolled Oats 1 Banana 1/2 – 1 scoop Vega Chocolate Protein Powder (I used 1/2 a scoop) 1/2 cup Water (substitute with almond milk for creamier texture) Directions Pre-heart oven top on low heat (4 or 5) In a blender add all ingredients together and blend till a liquid consistency forms Once pan is heated, lightly coat with coconut oil Scoop mixture into the pan, spread out and cook each side roughly 30sec-1min. (they cook quickly so just keep an eye on them) Lastly, I garnished them with shredded coconut, pomegranate seeds and drizzled organic maple syrup ontop. I think I ate them in under 5 minutes whoops… couldn’t help it. Enjoy the …

Warm Banana Oatmeal Bowl

Gloomy mornings means I want to be wrapped up in a warm blanket, book in my lap and a warm bowl of oatmeal with the perfect cup of tea beside me. Ready in 3-5 minutes, boil or microwave 1/3 cup of oats and quinoa in 2/3 cup of water. Top it off with sliced banana, cinnamon, pumpkin seeds, sliced almonds, chia seeds and a tsp. of natural peanut butter. Tastes delish! Happy Tuesday xo

Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes

I was going to make chocolate pancakes, but I ran out of Cacao powder so I settled for cinnamon flavour instead. On the bright side this gives me an excuse to make them again only chocolate flavoured and a chocolate sauce to go with them. Already drooling…but these turned out just as good so here’s the recipe for them. Ingredients 1/4 cup Rolled oats 1 and a half Bananas 1/2 cup water (substitute with almond milk if you want a richer creamier taste) 2 tsp Cinnamon 1/4 tsp coconut oil (coating the pan) Note: adding more water gives you a smoother consistency (varies upon preference) Directions Set oven top on very low heat (3 or 4) Blend the banana, water (or almond milk), rolled oats and cinnamon in a food processor till a liquid consistency forms Once the pan is heated, lightly coat it with the coconut oil Scoop the pancake mixture onto the pan, spread out and cook for about 30seconds on each side (they cook quickly so keep an eye on them) ** Here is the recipe for the Homemade …

Baked Strawberry-Bluberry Oatmeal Cupcakes

Breakfast severed fresh out of the oven! – Simply delicious Ingredients: 1/4 cup Rolled Oats 1 Ripe banana Handful of strawberries Handful of blueberries 1 tsp Cinnamon 1/2 tsp Maple Syrup In a bowl place the rolled oats in along with the banana and mash it up with a fork till it’s a mushy consistency.  Add the cinnamon and maple syrup in afterwards. Then cut the strawberries into thin slices and mix them in. Add the blueberries last and the mixture is done. Baking directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Lightly coat the cupcake pan with coconut oil (I only used 3 cupcake spaces in the pan since there isn’t a lot of the mixture) Separate the mixture evenly into each Bake for about 25-30minutes. They will be crispy on the outside, but still soft and gooey on the inside from the juicy blueberries giving them a good contrast in texture. You’ll definitely want the blueberries, otherwise you can play around with different fruit combinations!

Cherry-licious Oatmeal

Oatmeal is one of my absolute favourite things to have for breakfast and sometimes even make it as an evening snack. With the right ingredients it can either be a great start to your day or a simple dessert. Ingredients: 1/2 cup Rolled oats 1/4 cup Cherries 1 tsp Chia seeds 1/4 cup Unsweetened almond milk Directions: Place all ingredients in a bowl and leave it in the fridge over night. Garnishing: Unsweetened shredded coconut flakes & cacao nibs The possibilities are endless! Get creative and let me know if you’ve made any delicious one’s you want to share

Red Velvet Pancakes

Who needs food colouring when you have beets! Don’t worry you can’t even taste them Ingredients: 1/4 cup Rolled oats 1/4 cup Almond milk 1 Banana 1/4 Beet 1/4 tsp Coconut oil (for coating the pan) Pancake Instructions: Boil a 1/4 of your beet for about 10minutes While your beet is boiling blend the banana, almond milk and rolled oats in a food processor till a liquid consistency forms Set aside the pancake mixture in a bowl Take the boiled beet out of the pot and blend with a spoonful of water in the food processor Add the pancake mixture back into the food processor Blend it all together Cooking Instructions: Set oven top on very low heat (2 or 3) Lightly coat the pan with the coconut oil Scoop the pancake mixture onto the pan, spread out and cook for about 30seconds on each side (*they cook quickly – you don’t want to burn them) Garnish: Maple syrup, Banana, Cacao nibs  

Green Tea Chia Pudding

The famous chia pudding that everyone knows and loves, but with the addition of green tea! I’m generally not a huge fan of green tea, but I know how great it is so I try and sneak it into my food whenever I can. Paring Green Tea with Almond milk vs. Lactose milk White, green and black tea are powerful sources of antioxidants. A major benefit of green tea is its ability to relax the arteries. This increases blood flow which decreases cardiovascular disease. The European Heart Journal published a study in 2007 showing that its healthy effect is blocked when milk is added to tea. The casein (protein) in lactose milk binds to the catechin (polyphenols – natural antioxidant) found in green tea preventing its antioxidant effect. It has been suggested that casein could also inhibit other beneficial effects found in tea. Almond milk does not contain casein, so adding it to your green tea still lets you get all the health benefits from it! Chia Pudding To make the pudding use 2tbsp. of Chia seeds. Cover them with the combination of green tea …