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    Protein Cinnamon French Toast Squares

    Protein Cinnamon French Toast Recipe

    Hey Guys, I have teamed up with Warburtons to give on old favourite breakfast recipe a new twist! Now if you follow me on Snapchat, you will see that I love to have a high protein breakfast of eggs most mornings. Well, this recipe is a great way to get your eggs in on the days when you have that sweet craving too! Also, by subbing out bread for a wrap, this recipe feels like you're eating little french toast pancakes! Perfect for a weekend brunch. 

     

    Ingredients

    - 1 large egg

    - 1 Warburtons Protein Wrap

    - 1/4 tsp Cinnamon (or to your taste)

    - Squeeze of Honey or Agave

    - Coconut Oil

    Toppings

    - 3 Tbsp Greek Yoghurt

    - Berries of Choice

     

    Method

     

    1. Cut the wrap into 8 square pieces using a sharp knife. 
    2. In a shallow bowl, beat together 1 egg, almond milk, cinnamon and a squeeze of honey (to your taste). 
    3. Lightly grease a non-stick frying pan with coconut oil and put on a medium heat. 
    4. Meanwhile, take each square and soak in the egg mix, before adding to the frying pan. \
    5. Fry for 1-2 minutes each side, before transferring to a plate. 
    6. Add Greek yoghurt, berries & honey to serve or any toppings of your choice!

     


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    Recipe: Protein Banana Bread 

    Peanut Butter Protein Banana Bread

     

     

    So last weekend I finally had a bit of free time on a friday evening. So of course, I spent it making a healthy banana bread, and I must say, I was so pleased with the outcome. I have been snacking on this beauty every day this week. It just goes to prove, you can be in a cutting phase and still have your cake and eat it too!

    I was excited to try out some new ingredients; Sukrin Gold, which is a natural low calorie brown sugar and finally getting round to baking with the Quest Peanut Butter Protein

    The result was a rather delicious loaf, that has been the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea. I have also wrapped a piece in foil and taken it to work with me too as part of my meal prep. Another thing to note is that I devoured the last slice today, meaning it has kept for a whole 7 days! Once baked, simply pop it in a seal tight container and pop in the fridge. 

    (Serves 8)

    Ingredients 

    2 Ripe Bananas

    - 2 Eggs

    - 2 Scoops Quest Peanut Butter Protein Powder

    - 75g Coconut Flour

    - 50g Oat Flour/ Oats

    - 30g Sukrin Gold 

    - 20ml Melted Coconut oil

    - 200ml Unsweetened Almond Milk

    - 1 tsp Baking Powder

     

    Equipment: Large Mixing Bowl, Electric Beaters, 2lb Loaf Tin, Baking Parchment.

     

    Method

    1. Preheat the Oven to 180C and line your loaf time with the parchment (greaseproof paper). 
    2. Add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl. With your electric whisk, beat together until you have a smooth and fluffy batter. However, if the batter is a little dry, try adding a splash more Almond milk. 
    3. Pour batter into the Loaf tin and spread evenly. Pop into the middle shelf in the Oven. 
    4. Bake for 20 minutes at 180C. Take the cake out to check if it's ready by simply putting a knife into the middle of the cake. If the blade comes out clean it is ready. If not, pop back in the oven for a further 3-4 minutes. 
    5. Leave to cool before giving it a try. 

     

    Macros: Per 1 slice: Kcal 157 / Fat 5.8g / Carbs 16.6g / Protein 9.8g 

    Ingredients: All of the more unusual ingredients have been hyperlinked, so you can easily track them down. Musclefood has the majority of them, so please don't forget, if you do order from there to use my Code: TALLY1 to get yourself a cheeky discount on your order. 

     

     


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    Health food-a-holic

     

    My name’s Tally, and I’m addicted to Health Foods. Or rather, just food.

     

    If you’re a follower of my Instagram account @cleanfitlifestyle you won’t be surprised to hear this! I personally find it really rewarding to take classic recipes and make a healthier version that has a lot more nutritional value…but as some of you may know, it can be quite costly. Therefore, I thought I would share some of my favourite health food shop buys and cupboard essentials, where I get them from and what I use them for!

     

    1. Unsweetened Almond Milk – Yep, I pretty much use this everyday…mainly for breakfast purposes. I.e to make Oats, Smoothies, Oatmeal Bake’s… But really the possibilities are endless! I’ve never been a fan of cow’s milk, and so this is a great alternative and the nutritional value is far greater.

     

    1. Coconut Flour – Okay, so this can be expensive. However I found that Biona make one that is around about £3-£4 a box, depending on where you buy. BUT it’s SO versatile for gluten free baking as well as making the best Pancakes ever!! Recipe on my Instagram here: https://instagram.com/p/zj0PWMJacR/?modal=true

     

     

    1. Chia Seeds – A fantastic little superfood that does seem expensive…however, go to your local health food shop, rather than a supermarket and you may find there’s a lot more choice and options that are better value for money. Because not only is it amazing when making Chia pudding, Overnight Oats and Chia Jam (to name a few) it’s also packed full of nutritional value. It’s rich in Omega 3’s, calcium, phosphorus and manganese to name a few.

     

    1. Coconut Oil – Invest in coconut oil! I like to buy a big jar, and when cooking, unless it’s for a specific recipe, I never use more than ½ tsp max. That means the jar just goes on and on and on. Not only that it’s a great source of saturated fat in my diet as well as the obvious benefit of it being delicious! You can use it for stir fries, in replacement of butter in recipes, in your coffee! Google 101 uses for coconut oil and you might be pleasantly surprised.

     

     

    1. Agave Nectar – Also known as Agave Nectar, it is a natural and unrefined sweetener made from the Agave plant. It is also Vegan.

    Perfect for sweetening any recipe, even in a cup of tea! I use this as a healthier choice to drizzle on my Oats, Pancakes, Yoghurt or in recipes for flapjacks etc.

     

    1. Quinoa – A fantastic grain that is once again PACKED full of protein, dietary fibre and is gluten free as well as being very straightforward to prepare. Check out your local supermarket’s ‘Health food’ section or with other grains and you should be able to get some at the fraction of the cost in comparison with some specialist health food shop alternatives.

     

    1. Cacao Nibs – I like to think of these as anti-oxidant rich chocolate chips. Cacao nibs are basically raw cacao aka chocolate. I love adding these on top of my Oats, pancakes, Yoghurt bowls in smoothies etc…so basically you’ve got dark chocolate sprinkles but with all the added benefits! If you haven’t tried them before, they are quite bitter – but the crunchy texture with a soft fruit such as banana is amazing.

     

    1. Brown Rice Pasta – Okay, so being Gluten Free, I hadn’t eaten pasta in a LONG time. However, one day I stumbled upon some Gluten free pasta in the local supermarket that was slightly different than your average gluten free penne because it had 1 ingredient as opposed to 10. That one ingredient? Brown rice. A slow releasing carbohydrate that is high in fibre…great or sustained energy and digestion. I recommend Doves Farm Organic Brown rice spaghetti and Rizopia Brown rice pasta. And once again, very straight forward to cook as it’s exactly the same as normal pasta!

     

     

    If there are any health foods, that you recommend I should try…then please let me know! I always love to find new things to try and experiment with! And if there’s an ingredient that you’re stuck for ideas as to what to do with it, leave a comment and I will get my thinking cap on.

     

    Thank you for reading…speak soon!

     

    Tally xx