This simple recipe stemmed from my love of coffee and smoothies, it is vegan and gluten free. The flavour was exactly what I wanted, so if you’re tired of your usual smoothies and need a caffeine kick, give this a try. It can be a breakfast, snack or a pre-workout meal in my case, the best part is you can modify it by adding any vanilla protein powder you like.
I like adding cacao nibs and chia seeds at the end of making my smoothie because it adds fibre and nutrients, but also because I enjoy the texture. If simply drinking a smoothie is fine for you then you can omit this last step, but personally like the crunch.
1 1/2 frozen banana
1/2-1 cup almond milk (or any plant-based milk)
2 tsp instant coffee or 1 shot of espresso
1 tsp cacao nibs or cacao powder
1 tsp chia seeds
1/2-1 Scoop protein powder (I used Organifi’s Vanilla)
Blend frozen bananas, coffee, almond milk, protein powder and cacao nibs in a powerful blender. (I used my nutribullet)
Pulse your blender if needed.
Pour in a glass and mix in the chia seeds.
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These pancakes are perfect for when you’re craving something sweet, but still need to get that protein in. This is often my go to breakfast because, let’s face it, carbs are life! Super easy to make and you can find most of the ingredients in your kitchen. Feel free to tweak this recipe and experiment with flavours and toppings to make it your own.
1 scoop protein powder (I used Organifi’s Vanilla)
3-4 tbsp oats
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon
First blend all the ingredients together, you want a slightly thick consistency and add the oats accordingly.
Spray a frying pan with some coconut oil and allow it to heat up, the pancakes cook pretty fast so keep and eye on them.
Top the pancakes with berries, honey, almond butter or any toppings of your choice.
Any protein powder should work in this recipe, give it a try and let me know how it goes. I will be sharing a post giving you healthy breakfast options very soon, so please like and follow for more recipes.