My 30 (or more!) days challenges

Smoothie – Day 27 – Nutty Banana

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This is my post-workout dinner replacement smoothie, so I want it to be really filling. Plus it tastes delicious! Check out the ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 banana (frozen is better, but mine is fresh, as I forgot to freeze it!)
  • 1 scoop vanilla-flavoured whey protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon hazelnut butter
  • 1 teaspoon almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon cashew butter
  • Half teaspoon vanilla extract

Blend everything well, sprinkle with cinnamon aaaand indulge! The mixture of four different nut butters is simply amazing!

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Smoothie – Day 25 – Carrot Cake

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Usually I can’t be bothered to eat carrots. But since carrots are so good and healthy, I decided to incorporate them into my smoothie and make one that would taste like a carrot cake! Here is what I put in my blender:

  • Half cup almond milk
  • Half cup plain yoghurt
  • Two medium carrots, grated (I have to grate them as my blender is not strong enough to process chunks)
  • One frozen banana
  • One pitted Medjool date
  • One teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Half teaspoon cinnamon
  • Half teaspoon ground ginger
  • Half teaspoon ground nutmeg.

And it only remains to pour the smoothie into a tall glass, decorate it with grated carrot and desiccated coconut and enjoy the utter deliciousness!

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Breakfast – Day 49

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Another thing that all healthy eating and fitness bloggers post all the time is protein pancakes. I’ve been quite reluctant to make them myself, as even though I really like all kinds of pancakes, I thought it would be a bit of a hassle.

But somehow finally I got convinced that I should try those out! Especially that the recipes didn’t seem extremely complicated. To make this stack of pancakes, I just blend 1/3 cup ground oats, 2 tablespoons almond milk, 1/4 cup plain yoghurt, 2 tablespoons coconut flour, 1 scoop whey protein with vanilla flavour, 1 egg, half small banana, one teaspoon vanilla extract and half teaspoon cinnamon and cooked the pancakes over medium-high heat, about 2 minutes on each side. I was really worried that the pancakes would get an ugly shape, but it turns out that pouring the batter from a cup, holding it low above the pan, really helps to make them nice and round!

I’m having the pancakes with peanut butter and banana, and also some orange chunks and a cup of americano.

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Breakfast – Day 48

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I quite like porridges, especially topped with nice stuff of all kinds, but the problem I have with them is that they don’t keep me full for long. In fact, I get extremely hungry in just about 1.5-2 hours after having them.

Today I decided to make oatbran porridge, as oatbran is said to be very filling, compared to rolled oats or oatmeal. So I just cook 1/4 cup oatbran in a cup of water, adding some cinnamon and vanilla extract and then top the porridge with fresh raspberries, a knob of butter and a drizzle of honey.

My drink this morning is green tea latte, to make which I mix 1.5 teaspoons of matcha powder with 3 tablespoons of boiling hot water until smooth, add some hot milk and top with frothed milk and a sprinkle of matcha powder. I am taking my latte unsweetened.

UPD: I had my breakfast at about 7:15 this morning, it is now almost 10am, and I am already feeling quite hungry, even though not completely starving yet, like I would after having regular oats.

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Breakfast – Day 35

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My today’s breakfast is a monobreakfast, because it’s made of bananas only . That simple! First I put one banana in the blender with a little bit of water, then I pour the mixture over four more bananas, chopped. And that’s it. As a finishing touch I sprinkle some cinnamon, cocoa powder and matcha green tea powder on my banana breakfast.

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Завтрак – День 28

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Обычно я воспринимаю кашу, как завтрак для будних дней, и никогда не ем ее на выходные, но сегодня очень уж захотелось овсянки со вкусом яблочного пирога, и я делаю исключение!

Готовится это очень быстро: я помещаю полстакана овсяных хлопьев вместе с 3/4 стакана молока в кастрюлю, довожу до кипения, варю на маленьком огне минут 4-5 и отставляю кашу еще минут на 5, чтобы овсянка впитала больше жидкости. В это же самое время, в другой кастрюле или сковородке я растапливаю немного сливочного масла, добавляю одно очищенное и нарезанное кубиками яблоко сорта голден делишес и обжариваю до мягкости несколько минут. Сняв яблоки с огня, добавляю в них полстоловой ложки коричневого сахара, позволяю ему впитаться, затем добавляю четверть столовой ложки корицы. И наконец, я вмешиваю яблоки в кашу, сверху посыпаю еще корицей и наслаждаюсь замечательным вкусом!

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