Happy Sunday All
Hope you have all had a great weekend so far.
For today’s post here on the blog I thought I’d share a few really quick, easy and healthy recipes I’ve been using recently. I’ve been on a mission for the last couple of weeks to try and live a bit healthier, and as I admittedly have a huge sweet tooth, I find these handy to have ready to distract me when I’m craving something sugary. I find them really tasty, and they take hardly any time at all to throw together.
Now, I’m not going to go all dietician or health freak on you and say that these are soooo much better than sweets you find in the shop and that you will never, ever want to eat something packed with refined sugar again. Chances are you will (I know I will), and that’s okay. But, I find these a really tasty alternative to shop bought items every now and again.
Below you will find what you need and how to make them. Enjoy, and I’d also love to hear what you thought of them! Leave me a comment or send me a snap (stevesstory1) on Snapchat.
Have a great week!
Protein Milk Gummies
These sound a bit strange, but they are lovely. The consistency is something between a gummy bear and a panna cotta, and they have a really nice, creamy vanilla taste to them.
What you need:
150ml of Avonmore Vanilla Protein Milk
1 teaspoon of agave syrup
3 tablespoons of gelatine powder
Place the milk and the syrup in a pot and heat on a medium heat. Once the mixture is hot, add in the gelatine powder and stir until it is fully dissolved, but don’t let the mixture boil.
Once the powder has dissolved fully, take the pot off the heat and leave it to cool for 5 minutes. Then, transfer it to an ice cube tray or mould and place in the freezer for 20 minutes. Don’t leave them any longer, as that will be enough time to set them, but any longer and they will start to freeze.
The mixture should make about 10 ice cube size pieces, or more depending on the size of tray you use.
Mint Chocolate and Raspberry Protein Balls
Who doesn’t love a good protein ball? I made these using mint chocolate flavoured protein powder, but feel free to swap in another one that you like using if you wish.
What you need:
2 tablespoons of peanut butter
2 tablespoons of agave syrup
150g of porridge oats
1 scoop of mint chocolate flavour protein powder
120ml of water
30g of mixed nuts (cashews, walnuts, almonds)
20g of raspberries
Mix the peanut butter and agave syrup together in a bowl. Add the mashed raspberries and mixed nuts and combine. (I just bought a bag of mixed nuts in the shop, way easier than chopping them up individually).
After that, add in the scoop of protein powder, and gradually add the porridge oats and water until the entire mixture is combined. It should be sticky and hold together well while retaining a bit of moisture. Add a little extra water if you need to.
Shape into golf ball sized pieces, and leave them in the fridge to set for about half an hour. The recipe should produce around 12 or 13 pieces.
Frozen Fruit Bites
These literally couldn’t be any easier. Mashed fruit and soya yogurt, frozen. Good for you, and they are really refreshing.
What you need:
50g of raspberries
50g of blackberries
100g Alpro Soya Yogurt
The easiest recipe ever. Just mash your fruit well and mix it with the yogurt. Transfer it to a mould and use a spatula to smooth into the slots evenly and smoothly. Leave to set in the freezer for around 2 ½ hours and then they are good to go.