What do you do at 12.30am on a Sunday morning, when you can’t sleep? Me. I think of blogposts that I can write and then write said blogposts, even though I have numerous other blogposts that I have a.) Not finished or b.) Finished, but haven’t posted. All done while watching repeat episodes of Gogglebox. Although, my best recipe ideas are often created late at night on a hungry stomach, so hopefully this post will be just as successful on little sleep. Continue reading “Where Do You Get Your Protein From?”
I love easy recipes and I especially love recipes which are easy and quick, and these chocolate dipped walnut and nut biscotti were definitely both of those things. I adapted the recipe from here: halved and exchanged ingredients for ones which I had in my cupboards and overall they were a success. Although, mine were a lot paler on the inside than his were, maybe I needed to cook them for longer, or it could have been my choice of protein powder.I don’t know. They were delicious nonetheless and I feel I’m going to become obsessed with making and experimenting with different flavours.
These chocolate dipped walnut and nut biscotti are packed with healthy fats and protein, but are also high in fibre too. So if you are someone who struggles to eat enough fibre everyday and also likes a sweet treat with their coffee, well guess what? You’re in luck. I also think these biscotti would work as ‘lady fingers’ in a trifle.
- 40g Vitafibre Syrup
- 50g Vanilla Whey
- 25g Walnuts
- 10g Chopped nuts
- 30ml Water
- 1/2 tsp Baking powder
- Pre-heat your oven to 180c (fan assisted)
- Pour your Vitafibre syrup into a saucepan and leave to boil, when the syrup starts to thin and bubble, add in the protein powder, water and baking powder. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir the ingredients into the syrup until a dough starts to form.
- Roughly chop up the walnuts and add them to your dough, as well as the chopped nuts and combine, making sure the nuts are equally distributed throughout the dough.
- Line a baking tray with grease proof paper and shape the biscotti dough into a loaf, then cook for 10 minutes.
- Remove the biscotti from the oven, leave to cool and then slice into 6-7 biscotti.
- All that’s left now is to dip those biscotti into some melted dark chocolate and you can enjoy them whenever you require a sweet treat, or biscuit with your coffee.
Per Biscotti | 84 Cals | 7.2c | 4.6f | 5.6p | 4.6fi |
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I’m always trying to come up with different ways of eating foods, but also ways to make sure I am getting in enough protein too. And as today was a rest day from exercise, protein was essential to help recover the muscles which have been annihilated throughout the week. Then I remembered the power wraps that I first made before the beginning of summer – they were delicious – only this time I used the tuna, chickpea and Quinoa meatballs which I made yesterday.
I found some peaches turning in my fruit bowl on Friday so I made a quick protein peach crumble out of them, using my favourite type of flour – coconut flour. This flour is just incredible and it comes from a company called Sukrin which makes sugar-free and gluten-free products from natural ingredients – so you won’t find any of those nasty chemicals in your food. But, their products also have far less carbs than most sugar-free products on the market.
The main thing I love about this coconut flour is that it is low in sugar and carbs, but high in healthy fats and fibre too. But like most coconut products, it can have a laxative effect, so maybe don’t dive straight in to a whole batch of these protein peach crumble squares, if it’s your first time using coconut flour 😉 Continue reading “Protein Peach Crumble Squares”