Two of my favorite breakfast options merge into a morning bliss with this recipe that incorporates oatmeal into pancakes. And using a package of Modern Oats Vermont maple oatmeal just makes it all the more simpler, quicker and flavorful. I love that it adds pumpkin seed, sunflower seeds and chia seeds which up the protein content and introduces a much needed texture into the fluffy pancakes.
While I always promote home cooking, I am totally for wholesome, high quality products that make like in the kitchen easier. Modern oats is definitely one of them. Having their oatmeals at the ready have been a lifesaver in many occasions, on days when I had to have a rush start on my day but still needed my warming breakfast, and of course when I am on travel. Checkout their line of oatmeals here, I am sure you will find several flavor combinations that will appeal to you. The recipe below uses the Vermont maple flavor, but feel free to swap with another or put together your own ingredients. This versatile pancake will turn out great. The recipe is below:
The best way to look forward to a workout is to have a delicious treat ready for after. This pina colada smoothie bowl definitely feels like a celebration while delivering a good kick of protein, thanks to Carrington Farms organic coconut protein blend. The blend actually has only 3 wholesome ingredients: Organic coconut powder, organic pumpkin powder and organic pea powder. Note the lack of sweeteners! This simple combination is certainly clean, but it is also potent, delivering the 20g protein from 3 different plants with complementary amino acid profiles.
Every protein powder has a certain taste, and most of the protein powder products take the unfortunate route of masking that taste with a heap of sugar and artificial flavors. While this particular protein powder chooses to stay clean and simple, the taste is not overpowering. The use of coconut powder is actually a welcome addition in many ways, and the pumpkin and pea taste is minimized in a fruity smoothie (or a chocolate one? I will be trying that as well). Carrington Farms has an array of clean and wholesome products; oils, seeds, grains, superfoods. I am glad they added a protein blend option that I can feel good about.
The recipe for the smoothie bowl is below:
A wonderfully creative and delicious take on savory pancakes, inspired by the book “My Last Supper: 50 Great Chefs and Their Final Meals” by Melanie Dunea. While not a plant-based book, I found it fascinating to look into what some great chefs would like to have as their last meal. What struck me was how simple the dishes were for many of the chefs. Of course I was going to try a few of them so I started by veganizing this potato apple savory pancake. The original recipe belongs to Michelle Bernstein. I replaced the egg with flax egg, added lemon juice rub to prevent discoloration and added nutritional yeast to enhance the taste. It all came together beautifully, with a great form and texture, and a mild but flavorful savory taste. My plant-based version of the recipe is here:
Garbanzo bean flour omelettes are my new breakfast addiction. Besides the fact that they are packed with protein, and that they are amazingly tasty, they are also so very easy to make using just a handful of ingredients whisked together. Feel free to craft the flavor to your liking of course using your choice if spices. I personally went with one of my all time favorites, the Spicemode Tikka seasoning. You have heard me mention Spicemode before, I am so grateful to have discovered this company every time I crack open the lid of one of their spice blends, so fragrant, fresh and flavorful <3
The recipe, along with a video is below 🙂
I have been having a lot of fun with vegan caramel variations lately and it only made sense to apply that to granola. The result was predictably amazing! I love this straight up as a snack, or in parfaits, or as cereal with almond milk. The easy recipe is below:
One of my favorite breakfast options is a healthy, deliciously crisp granola served with either your favorite plant milk or yogurt. Oats are awesome sources of fiber and protein and make an excellent base for a nutritious start to the day. This granola makes it so much better and turns the breakfast into a chocolatey treat that you can feel great about. The recipe is below:
This incredibly easy home made vegan protein bar is powered by five different superfood seeds, packing a serious amount protein as well as fiber, good fats and carbs. In a plant protein world largely dominated by soy, other beans, peas, gluten and nuts, the nutritional powerhouse seeds are often overlooked. But they are potent, and they are a nice alternative for those who wish to avoid or lessen soy, gluten or nut consumption.
This recipe is quite minimal, the only cooking involved is the toasting of the oats and the seeds but the bars themselves are not baked afterwards. The sweetening comes largely from dates and there is no added refined oil! And the result is a delightfully fresh and chewy consistency with an almost addictive texture due to all the variety of seeds.
I almost always have some of these available in the fridge or freezer and they are a life saver and an absolute treat. The recipe is below: