Saturday, 14 June 2014

Nut Butters, Coconut Oil and Superfood's

Happy Saturday!

Today I am sharing some very tasty recipes using some fabulous products from MyProtein which were sent to me from The Hut another online store which offers all sorts of things so definitely worth a browse and a product from MyVitamins. As you know I usually do a large review post each month but when a company send you lots of products to review I personally feel they deserve their own post plus I want you to stay interested not fall a sleep by the end of an insanely long post so this month there will be a few posts with reviews like this. If review posts aren't your thing then feel free to click away but I can assure you all my review posts this month are going to contain some fab recipes so you should stick around! 


Right on to what I received, which by the way was a very generous parcel so a big thank you to The Hut for all these products and MyVitamins. Obviously being a foodie I am a nut butter addict, you can never have enough if you ask me but my thighs may argue that! I love the Cashew, Almond and Peanut butters from MyProtein because they are literally just ground nuts which means I can salt them if I want or leave them plan. A tub of coconut oil which I use for everything so its always nice to get that, a pack of Superfood XS powder which contains lots of different super foods and a pack of Chlorella powder. Lots to play with! 


What have I been up to with all this lot? Baking and blending thats what! I have been having a fabulous time in my kitchen and made some really tasty stuff which I am going to share with you now....


This is something I need to do more of, make homemade snacks like these gluten and dairy free flapjacks. These were really easy to make, tasted great and made me realise I should be making more snacks like this. Here is the recipe so you can try them out yourself : )

Ingredients:

250g Perkier Foods Gingerbread and Raisin Porridge Oats
40g MyProteins Coconut Oil
60g Coconom Ginger Coconut Sugar
2 Tbsp Rice Syrup
2 very ripe bananas
50g MyProtein peanut butter


Method:

Pre-heat your oven to 180 and line a baking dish with parchment paper.

In a mixing bowl mash the bananas and set aside. 

In a small pan heat the coconut oil, coconut sugar and rice syrup. Stir until it has all dissolved then remove from the heat and add the peanut butter, stir again until it has melted. 

Add the oats to the mashed bananas and stir then add the peanut, sugar and oil, stir until combined. 

Pour the mix into your lined baking dish and bake for 15-20 minutes, until the top is a golden brown. 

Once cooked take out of the oven and leave to cool for 10-15 minutes before transferring the flapjacks to a cooling rack.

Once cooled slice into flapjacks, this made 12.

Enjoy with a cuppa : )

These turned out great, not too sweet and quite doughy which is way that Dale likes them so they didn't last long! I will definitely be making more and mixing up the flavours the ginger worked really well in these although I think lemon added would be lovely and switch peanut butter for almond or cashew...Mmmmm! 


Next up on the recipe front is one of my favourite ways to eat fruit smoothies of course! But my smoothies have taken a turn for the better and these couple I made were INSANELY GOOD! Oh yes the smoothies have been transformed into thick, creamy loveliness and I can see myself never turning back and the reason for this well its the addition of cashew butter! Wow it literally takes a smoothie from good to fabulous in one fowl swoop so before I go on too much I will share these two delicious recipes....

Creamy Raspberry Smoothie
(serves two)

Blend:  
2 bananas
3/4 box frozen raspberries
 1.5 cups almond milk
 1/2 tsp maca powder
 1.5 Tbsp MyProtein cashew butter

That's it! Enjoy : )


Mango, Banana and Maca Smoothie
(serves one)

Blend:
1 banana
1 cup frozen mango
1 cup almond milk
1 tsp maca powder
1 Tbsp MyProtein cashew butter

Thats it! 

If either of these smoothies is too thick I just add water to thin it out. 


Lastly these two bags of goodness have been used for making smoothies also. The Superfood xs contains a fab list of super foods to give you a health boost and the Chlorella powder is a great source of essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and fibre all in one. Now I wouldn't use either of these products alone I am not keen on the taste but in a smoothie they both rock! I tried them both in the same smoothie for a real healthy boost after a workout one morning and I gotta say it was a delicious start to my day : )


Mega Health Boost Smoothie!
(serves one)

Blend:
1 banana
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp MyProtein Superfood XS
1 tsp MyVitamins Chlorella powder 
1/2 cup ice 
1 pack of stevia

I topped my smoothie bowl with some seeds as I always like a topping if I am eating from a bowl, gotta love a bit of chew! 

So there we have it some great recipes for you to try. I have been using the MyProtein products for some time now and have never been disappointed, they do a great range of stuff for the health conscious and fitness freaks of this world so if you haven't yet checked them out go have a look I am sure there will some goodies that catch your eye : )

Questions:

Do use any MyProtein or MyVitamin products?

Have you heard of The Hut before?

6 comments:

  1. Hi Tam
    lovely scrummy recipes can't wait to try them. I have never heard of the Hut but will now look them up, what fabulous things x
    Thanks have a great weekend
    Lynn

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    1. Thanks Lynn! Let me know what you think if you try any out x x

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  2. I think I'm an affiliate of those, I certainly love the giant tubs of nut butter from MyProtein, great for baking things and those flapjacks sound awesome!

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    1. I am addicted to the giant tubs of but butters! The flapjacks were very tasty x

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  3. I'm currently trying their whey protein powder - caramel and chocolate flavour. Very tasty and great just after a run. Ben especially loves it blended with a frozen banana.
    I like the sound of that superfood blend!

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    1. That sounds yummy, the superfood blend is great but definitely needs to be with other ingredients for me

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