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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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Simply-Stuffed Portobello Mushies

Sooooo…your basic cook is back again ! I’ve got a new recipe! This time something savoury. I was needing to cook something up quickly before the man of the house went to play touch football, but I really wasn’t feeling the whole “defrost the meat, cut it up, cook it”…blah blah blah. I kind of felt like something tasty, hot, warming but easy. This is what I came up with….

You’ll need…

 

Large Portobello Mushrooms (i used 5)

1 tomato diced small

1 half red capsicum diced small

1 large onion diced small

2 tspns garlic crushed

Large handful fresh spinach chopped small

2/3 cup Panko Crumbs

Danish fetta (as much as you like)

Cheddar Cheese (to top mushrooms)

Oil to cook with (i used a garlic infused olive oil as I was cooking on low heat in the pan)

 

Pop your mushies stem down in your oven on 180° degrees . Leave for 10-15mins. Checking them. You are looking for them to start leaking water. Once they are, remove them and stand on paper towel to drain. Remove the stems gently, youll be keeping these for later.

Roughly dice your capsicum, onion, tomato, spinach aswell as the stems of the mushies. Add oil to pan, add garlic and all the above listed veggies. Once veggies are sautéed and soft, add panko crumbs and season to taste with salt and pepper and any Italian herbs you desire. Turn off pan or take off heat. Lastly add the danish fetta. Mix altogether so fetta is evenly spread through mixture.

Turn mushrooms so the stem side is upright. Spoon mixture into the middle of the mushrooms. The mushrooms should hold the mixture like a cup.

Once mushrooms are stuffed add cheddar cheese to the top and place under a grill. Grill until cheese is brown and melted.

Serve with your favourite side of veggie greens.

These were honestly sooooo easy to make and were absolutely delicious. Even hubby, who isn’t a mushroom fan gave them the thumbs up.

Again, another recipe that’s simple, nutritious and back to basics!

Explore my blog for more recipes and smoothie blends!

Yours in health and wellness,

AE xx

 

 

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LEAN GREEN SMOOTHIE

This guys, is one of my new FAVOURITE smoothie recipes! It’s filled with potassium, good fats, antioxidants, protein, iron and so much more!

Use this as your breakfast or lunch or snack smoothie! Depending on your health and wellness goals!

RECIPE

1/2 Avocado

1 banana

2-3 Frozen strawberries

Serve of vegan pea protein

1 cup spinach

1 cup almond milk

1 scoop greens powder (I use MODERE green qi)

Ice

BLEND TOGETHER AND ENJOY!

 

You could actually turn this into a “smoothie bowl”. Just ensure your banana is frozen and add more ice andthen serve in a bowl! You can also add more nutrients to the smoothie! Get creative! Add LSA, maca powder, acai berries, flaxseeds etc!

Comment below for more smoothie recipes!

 

AE x