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PROTEIN PANCAKES

Yes it’s pancake day this month but these days pancakes have become something we eat all year round and for good reason! Not only are they quick and easy to make and delicious but they make a great energy snack a few hours before or just after a workout. Protein pancakes are more balanced than regular pancakes as they digest more slowly, provide sustained energy and help to maintain more stable blood sugar levels keeping you fuller for longer. These beauties were created by maryles_plantry .

Ingredients

 

MAKES AROUND 8 SMALL PANCAKES

 

 

120g self-rasing flour

 

30g Roots ‘n Shoots ‘Very Vanilla’ protein

 

65g margarine (do not melt it, or the pancakes will be too thin)

 

20g sugar

 

200ml oat milk

 

3g baking powder

 

neutral oil for frying

 

 

FOR THE TOPPING:

 

chocolate syrup (i used Sweet Freedom) warmed a little to make it runnier

 

cherries either fresh or frozen

 

Method

 

Whisk all ingredients in a bowl.

 

 

Heat a small amount of oil in non stick frying pan to medium hot. Do not overheat or you will end up with very dark pancakes.

 

 

Pour 1 ladle full of batter into the middle. Keep frying until bubbles appear all over the pancake. Flip over and fry the other side.

 

 

Continue until all the batter is gone.

 

Top with slightly warmed chocolate syrup and cherries.

 

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CHOCOLATE ORANGE MINCE PIES (LOW CARB)

Your chocolate orange and mince pie hit all in one!  These delicious mince pies created by @gingervegan are packed with chocolate-y, orange-y, protein-y, Christmas goodness. And if that doesn’t have you grabbing the rolling pin in excitement, they’re low carb too. Which means at under 10 carbs per pie you can happily eat 5 and still retain a smug grin on your face.

Ingredients

 

SERVES 12

 

 

FOR THE PASTRY:

 

160ml water

 

150g  coconut flour

 

150g  almond flour

 

150g coconut oil

 

20g ground flax seed

 

pinch of salt

 

 

FOR THE FILLING:

 

1 large apple

 

juice and zest of 1 orange

 

60g raisins

 

35g  ‘Crazy Good Cacao’ protein

 

1/2 tsp cinnamon

 

1/2 tsp allspice

 

1/3 tsp nutmeg

 

pinch ground cloves

 

 

NUTRITION FACTS (Per Pie)

Calories  88g

 

Total fat  3.6g

 

Total Carbohydrates  9.6g

 

Protein  4.1g

 

Method

 

To make the pastry mix together the flours, ground flax seed and salt.

 

 

Melt the coconut oil and add it to the flour, mix along with the water.

 

 

Mix until you have a smooth dough.

 

 

Roll out between 2 sheets of baking paper to 3-5mm thick.

 

Cut out rounds with pastry cutter and place into a greased mince pie tin. The pastry will crack but just press the pastry together inside the tin.  Alternatively you can bypass the rolling out and just press the dough into the tins, but you will get a more even result with rolling.

 

Cut out some stars with the extra pastry to cover the tops.

 

For the filling peel the apple and coarsely grate it into a small pan.

 

 

Add in the orange zest and juice, spices and raisins and cook unitl the apple is softened.

 

 

Add in the protein powder and mix until everything is well combined.

 

 

Spoon into pastry cases and place a star on top.

 

 

Bake at 180C for 15 mins or until the pies are lightly coloured.

 

 

Cool on a wire rack.

 

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CHOCOLATE COFFEE CAKE

If you like coffee and chocolate (and lets face it, who doesn’t), you’ll love this chocolate coffee cake created for us by @gingervegan. It’s vegan (obvs), gluten free, easy to make and tastes like heaven. Enjoy!

Ingredients

 

SERVES 12

 

250ml strong coffee

 

200g dark chocolate, chopped

 

150ml aquafaba (water from a can of chickpeas)

 

100g vegan butter block

 

150g sugar

 

100g Roots ‘n Shoots ‘Crazy Good Cacao’ protein

 

100g ground almonds

 

 

Chocolate sauce:

 

100ml vegan double cream (I used Elmlea plant based)

 

50g dark chocolate, chopped

 

20g sugar

 

25g vegan butter

Method

 

Preheat the oven to 180C and line a 20cm round cake tin with greaseproof paper.

 

Melt the chocolate and butter together in a small pan or in the microwave on 30 second bursts.

 

Mix together the protein, sugar and ground almonds, then stir in the coffee and melted chocolate mixture. Mix well.

 

Beat the aquafaba until stiff peaks form. Mix 1/4 of the aquafaba into the chocolate mixture to loosen it up and then gently fold in the rest of the aquafaba.

Transfer to the prepared cake tin and bake for about 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin. The cake will sink back slightly as it cools.

To make the chocolate sauce heat the cream, butter and sugar in a small pan until the butter is melted and sugar dissolved. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate. Mix well until a smooth sauce is obtained.

 

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BANOFFEE PIE

Banoffee Pie is always a winner whatever the weather. Partly because it’s so delicious and partly becasue it doesn’t need baking and is so easy to make. This pie was created by @gingervegan The only problem is one slice won’t be enough!

Ingredients

 

SERVES 8

 

250g digestive biscuits

 

125g vegan butter block, melted

 

150g cashew nuts, soaked 3 hrs or 30 mins in boiling water

 

80g coconut oil, melted

 

50g Roots ‘n Shoots ‘Salted Caramel’ Protein

 

5 tbsp maple syrup

 

2 bananas

 

150ml vegan whipping cream

 

chocolate shavings to decorate

Method

 

For the base whizz up the digestives in a food processor until they are fine crumbs.

 

Add the melted butter and whizz again until combined.

 

Press the biscuit mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 23cm loose bottomed tart tin. Refrigerate until firm.

 

For the filling drain the cashew nuts and place in a blender or food processor with the protein, melted coconut oil and maple syrup.

 

Slice 2 bananas and arrange the pieces on top of the filling.

 

Finally top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

 

Will keep for a day or two in the fridge.

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MIXED BERRY ICE CREAM

With the weather being so hot lately it’s definitely time for icecream. Last year our Salted Caramel ice cream went down a storm. So this year with thought we’d give our Berry flavour a look in. @gingervegan took the task in hand and as usual completely nailed it. Not only does this Berry ice cream taste like heaven, it’s vegan and sugar free too. Does it get better than that?

Ingredients

 

MAKES 4 GENEROUS SERVINGS

 

400g strawberries

 

200g cashew nuts

 

100g sweetened condensed coconut milk

 

35g ‘Blatantly Good Berry’ Protein powder

 

1 lime, juiced

Method

 

Soak the cashew nuts for 3-4 hours in cold water or soak for 30 minutes in boiling water.
Drain the cashew nuts and put in a high speed blender or food processor with the strawberries, condensed milk, protein powder and lime juice and blend until smooth.
If you have an ice cream maker then pour the mixture in and let it do the work, before transferring to the freezer.
If you don’t have one then put the mixture into a good sized freeze proof container in the freezer.

After 30 minutes take it out and give it a good stir with a wooden spoon. This breaks up the ice crystals so keeps them small and gives the ice cream a smooth texture.

 

Continue beating every 30 minutes until you can’t stir it any more. Then it’s ready to serve!

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SALTED CARAMEL HOT CROSS BUNS

We think home made Hot Cross Buns are always so much better than shop bought ones. And these bad boys created by @gingervegan are no exception. While you’re stuck at home during these crazy times, why not roll your sleeves up and get stuck in. They’re well worth the effort!

Ingredients

 

MAKES 6

 

270g strong white flour

 

270ml oat milk or other plant milk

 

130g Salted Caramel Protein Powder

 

100g raisins, dried mixed fruit or chocolate chips

 

70g vegan butter

 

50g dark brown soft sugar

 

7g Easybake yeast

 

2 tsp mixed spice

 

1 tsp cinnamon

 

1/2 tsp salt

 

 

FOR THE CROSSES

 

35g white flour and 3 tbsp water

 

To glaze: maple or agave syrup

Method

 

In a small pan melt the butter and sugar together. When the butter has melted add the oat milk and stir to combine. Remove from the heat and set aside while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

 

Mix together the flour, protein powder, yeast, salt and spices in a large mixing bowl.

 

Check that the milk mixture is no warmer than lukewarm and pour into the bowl with the flour. Mix together in the bowl until you have picked up all the flour then transfer to a work surface to knead.

 

Knead in the raisins a few at a time until they are all incorporated. Continue kneading for 5 minutes in total.

 

Place back in the bowl and leave to rise for about 2 hours.

 

Divide into 6 pieces and form into balls. Flatten slightly with your hand.

 

Place onto a baking sheet and cover with cling film. Leave to rise for about an hour.
Switch the oven on to 180C.

 

In a small bowl combine the flour and 3 tbsp water until you have a thick paste. Put into a piping bag and pipe crosses over the buns.

 

Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

 

Cool on a wire rack.

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VALENTINE’S DOUGHNUTS

Love is in the air…and it smells like doughnuts. So why not treat a loved one (or yourself) to these lip smackers this Valentines Day. Created for us by @gingervegan.

Ingredients

 

MAKES ABOUT 16

 

330ml soya milk

 

2 tsp cider vinegar

 

300g strong white flour

 

100g  ‘Blatantly Good Berry’ protein 

 

50g vegan butter, melted

 

50g sugar

 

1 tsp salt

 

1 tsp yeast

 

Oil for frying

 

 

FOR THE ICING

 

Icing sugar

 

Vegan friendly red food colouring

 

Cocoa powder

 

Hot water

Method

 

You can either make the dough for the doughnuts in a breadmaker if you have one, or by hand.  First mix the soya milk and cider vinegar together.

 

If using a breadmaker place the ingredients into the pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer and set to the standard dough recipe.

 

If making the dough by hand put the flour, protein powder and sugar in a bowl and mix together. Put the salt on one side of the bowl and the yeast on the other.

 

Make a well in the middle of the flour and pour in the milk and melted butter. Mix together until you have a smooth dough. Knead for 5 minutes. You can also do this in a food mixer with a dough attachment.

 

Put the dough in a bowl, cover and leave in a warm place until doubled in size.

 

Once it has risen knock it back, and roll out to about 1cm thick. Cut heart shapes out with a cookie cutter, place on trays and leave to rise again for 30 minutes.

 

Heat oil in a pan or deep fat fryer to 180C.
Fry the doughnuts, turning once, until dark golden on both sides. Drain on a plate covered with kitchen roll.

 

Once cooled make red frosting with icing sugar, a little hot water and red food colouring. Then dip the tops of half of the doughnuts in the frosting to coat.

 

Make the brown frosting with icing sugar, hot water and 1tsp cocoa powder. Dip the tops of the remaining doughnuts in to coat.

 

Put the left over coloured icings into 2 separate piping bags and pipe the alternate colour icing on the doughnuts to decorate.

 

Enjoy!

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BERRY PROTEIN BALLS

We’re loving these Berry Protein Balls created for us by @gingervegan. Packed with antioxidants and protein, they’re also sugar free and gluten free Perfect for a post workout snack or anytime energy boost.

Ingredients

 

MAKES 16 BALLS (7g protein per ball)

 

350g frozen mixed berries, defrosted

 

100g  ‘Blatantly Good Berry’ protein 

 

100g almond flour

 

100g oats

 

40g goji berries

 

 2 tbsp agave syrup

Method

 

Whizz the oats, almond flour, protein and goji berries in a food processor.

 

Add the berries and agave syrup and whizz again until well combined.

 

Form into 16 balls.

 

Store in the fridge for 2-3 days or freeze to keep for 3 months.

 

Enjoy!

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PROTEIN CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

Christmas is here again and this year we asked @gingervegan to make one of our Christmas favourites, Chocolate Truffles! These truffles are packed with protein, taste divine and also make a lovely Christmas gift!

Ingredients

 

Makes about 13 x 30g Truffles

 

200g Medjoul dates

 

40g roots ‘n shoots ‘Crazy Good Cacao’ protein 

 

65g cashew butter

 

30g cocoa powder

 

30g coconut oil, melted

 

2 tbsp almond milk

Method

 

Put the dates, protein powder, cocoa powder, cashew butter and coconut oil in a food processor and whizz until the dates are broken down into small pieces.

 

Add the almond milk and process again until everything is well incorporated.

 

You can either leave them as they are or coat them in chocolate.

 

Half of these are coated in vegan white chocolate with dried raspberries sprinkled on top and the other half dark chocolate with chopped pistachios.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

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CHAI CAKE

Ever tried Chai Cake? Chai cake is a delicious ginger spice cake perfect for November. This one was created for us by Ginger Vegan  Made with ginger, spices our ‘Very Vanilla’ protein powder and topped with coconut frosting. It packs a punch in more ways than one. Try it you’ll like it!

Ingredients

 

(Makes 1 large cake)

 

550ml soya milk

 

500g self raising flour

 

300g soft brown sugar or coconut sugar

 

180ml oil

 

50g ‘Very Vanilla’ protein

 

1 tbsp cider vinegar

 

1 tbsp ginger

 

1 tbsp cinnamon

 

1 tsp salt

 

1 tsp cardamom

 

1/4 tsp cloves

 

1/4 tsp nutmeg

 

1/4 tsp star anise

 

 

 

FOR THE FROSTING

 

2 cans full fat coconut milk left in the fridge overnight

 

2 tbsp maple syrup

 

grated zest of 1/2 and orange

Method

 

First mix the vinegar into the soya milk and leave while you measure the other ingredients.

 

Put the flour, salt, spices and protein in a bowl and mix.

 

Add the sugar and oil to the soya milk and mix well then pour over the flour mixture and stir to combine.

 

Bake at 180C for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

 

Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.

 

 

FROSTING
To make the frosting scoop out the solid part only of the coconut milk into a bowl.

Add the maple syrup and whip until it has the texture of whipped cream

 

Spread over the top of the cooled cake and sprinkle grated orange zest over.

 

Enjoy!

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