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Power Packed Protein Balls

It’s a cool cloudy afternoon and I feel like getting messy in the kitchen! After surgery results confirmed stage 3 (moderate endometriosis) and chronic inflamation around the same areas. So, I’ve been trying to get organised and trying to make healthier choices and ensure I’ve got my lunches and snacks ready so I don’t fall into the trap of eating highly inflammatory foods and sweets that are easy to get my hands on. At this point, I’ve still been making some not great meal options, but everyday I’m trying to make better choices.

I got creative this afternoon and made these protein bliss balls. They are absolutely PACKED full of nutrition and are a fantastic snack option.

••• RECIPE •••

I soaked 15-20 pitted dates in boiling water for about 20mins. I drained them and then blended up the dates until  they were a smooth mixture in my blender before transferring them into a mixing bowl.

I added about 1/2 cup of lsa, 1/4 cup desicated coconut, 1 serving of chocolate  pea protein powder, 1/4 cup maca powder, 1/4 cup cocao, powder plus 1 tblspn of coconut oil to the dates mixture in the bowl and mixed with a wooden spoon.

I mixed them altogether until the mixture was semi dry and easy to roll into balls.

I then picked my different coatings that I wanted to roll them in. I chose cocao powder, hemp seeds, buckwheat and matcha green tea powder. Usually i just roll them in coconut, but felt like being a little more adventurous, and I must say, It has definitely paid off!

I’ve popped them into the freezer so they stay nice and firm and keeping them in there will ensure they stay fresher for longer!

For more recipe ideas checkout some of my previous blog posts! 

With Love,

AE xx

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Berry Yummy Pancakes

BLUEBERRY PANCAKES ANYONE?

Ok, so although in our home we try to stick to nutritious and nutrient rich meals, we also like to treat ourselves! One grey Monday morning that happened to be a public holiday, the cravings for sweet and warm were real! Enter….BLUEBERRY PANCAKES!

It was so lovely to be creating these from scratch. No box. No packet mix. All from scratch. The “old school way”. Check out the recipe below and have fun getting messy in the kitchen!

You will need…..

 

1 + 1/2 cups self raising flour

1/4 tspn bicarb soda

1 egg

1 + 1/2 cups milk of choice

3/4 cups castor sugar

2 tspns vanilla essence

25g butter, melted

1 cup organic frozen Blue berries

Mix all ingrediants (leave out blueberries). Sifting flours and sugar. Once mixture has been mixed and there are no lumps, softly fold through blueberries. Cook in a fry pan with a little bit of butter to grease the pan.

Enjoy with your favourite toppings!

AE xx