My 30 (or more!) days challenges

Breakfast – Day 56

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I don’t make a lot of breakfast posts these days, as my breakfasts have become somewhat routine. But today I made something very special, which turned out absolutely delicious – so I definitely have to share this! These, my friends, are pumpkin and blueberry protein pancakes.

This is how I make the pancakes: I mix 3 tablespoons Greek yoghurt, 3 tablespoons coconut milk, 1 scoop vanilla-flavoured protein powder, 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree (I made it beforehand, baking a small pumpkin and blending the flesh), 1 egg, 2 tablespoons quinoa flour, 1 tablespoon coconut flour, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or a mixture of ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and allspice) in the blender. Then I take a handful of blueberries, cut them into halves and mix into the batter. Finally I cook the pancakes on a pre-heated pan, buttered with coconut oil.

In the meantime I make the sauce in the blender, using 2 tablespoons coconut milk, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, 1 tablespoon cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon dulce de leche.

My pancakes are served with the sauce, some figs and pecans and a cup of unsweetened cappuccino.

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Breakfast – Day 55

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I am getting more and more addicted to bowl cakes, since they are so simple to make and so delicious. And of course I am trying to keep mine as healthy as possible. So, ladies and gentlemen, welcome the middle-melting chocolate protein bowl cake!

As usual, I start with buttering a bowl with coconut oil, and then mix the following in that bowl: 3 tablespoons Greek yoghurt, 3 tablespoons coconut milk, 1 egg, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1 tablespoon coconut flour, 1 tablespoon quinoa flour, 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder. Then I sink two squares of 90% dark chocolate into the mixture and put it in the microwave. My cake takes 5-6 minutes in total (in 1-minute increments).

Then I take the cake out of the bowl. The molten chocolate has come out on the surface, and I mix it with a teaspoon of dulce de leche and spread this mixture over the surface. Some fruits and berries (namely figs, raspberries and blueberries) and a cup of cappuccino accompany my bowl cake, which turned out delicious – and quite beautiful finally!

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Breakfast – Day 54

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Ok, I have to start with a confession here: I can’t cook buckwheat. I tried to make some for lunch yesterday, and I miserably failed: while I should have brought it to a boil and then left to simmer for 10 minutes under a lid, I continued cooking it at full power without a lid, which naturally resulted in the thing being overcooked.

But never mind, I thought, it would make a great porridge for the next morning. Which it did! I added coconut milk and a bit of stevia to the buckwheat and cooked it a little more, and here I am having it with chopped dates, blueberries, figs, cocoa nibs and a cup of black coffee!

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Smoothie – Day 16 – Blueberry Protein

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The easiest smoothie ever – it is only made of a cup of coconut milk, two handfuls of blueberry and a scoop of whey protein powder with chocolate flavour. C’est tout!

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Smoothies – Day 5 – Piña Colada

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One of my favourite cocktails ever is piña colada, mostly for the coconut-pineapple combination. So here I am making a piña colada smoothie, by mixing all the ingredients below, except the last one, in the blender. The desiccated coconut is used for decoration once the smoothie is ready.

  • Half cup coconut milk
  • Half cup coconut water
  • One small frozen banana
  • Half cup chopped pineapple (frozen)
  • One teaspoon coconut butter
  • Half teaspoon desiccated coconut, for decoration

Pina Colada Smoothie

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Smoothies – Day 3 – Double Choc-Peanut Butter

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Today I am making a delicious muscle-restoring Double Chocolate/Peanut Butter smoothie, which should be perfect after a resistance workout.

It is made of:

  • Half cup coconut milk (feel free to use cow/soy/rice/almond/hemp or whatever milk instead)
  • One banana
  • One tablespoon cocoa powder
  • One scoop whey protein with chocolate flavour
  • One tablespoon peanut butter
  • One tablespoon ground flaxseed

Double Choc & Peanut Butter Smoothie

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Smoothies – Day 2 – Chocolate-Banana-Date

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I generally don’t have a sweet tooth, but I do get occasional sweet cravings every now and then, and this smoothie should be a perfect healthy solution.

To make it, I simply mix the following ingredients in the blender:

  • Half cup coconut milk (feel free to use cow/soy/rice/almond/hemp or whatever milk instead)
  • Two tablespoons of plain yoghurt
  • One large frozen banana
  • Two large dates, chopped up
  • One tablespoon of unsweetened cacao powder
  • A pinch of cinnamon

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