Several bags of black beans, countless bars of chocolate and a couple of years ago I claimed that I’d never ever ever attempt another batch of black bean protein brownies ever again. But this summer, I kicked up my workout routine a bit and thought that I could benefit from a protein-packed snack. Letting bygones be bygones, I put my black bean brownie prejudices aside and decided to give the healthy recipe another go. The result? Amazingness!
This is one of those recipes that I just don’t get, even after making it several times. I love pancakes, something you can surely tell by all the pancake recipes on my blog (Whole Wheat Nutella Pancakes, anyone?) but for me to work my way through a whole stack they have to be good pancakes. I’m talking about thick, fluffy pancakes that stack so high on a plate that I can’t see over them. Give me crepes and I usually won’t touch them – unless they’re served with vanilla Greek yoghurt and strawberries.
I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to make these healthy oatmeal cupcakes. I’ve seen all sorts of variations on Pinterest, but it wasn’t until last weekend that I made a batch for myself. I love oats – from traditional bowls of steaming hot breakfast oatmeal and the less traditional overnight oats to oatmeal muffins and granola bars, so it’s no real surprise that I love these baked oatmeal cupcakes, too. And if you love healthy sweet treats that taste like dessert but are nutritious enough for breakfast, then you’ll love these, too!
Where do you stand when it comes to frozen yogurt vs ice cream? I’m strongly on the side of Team Fro-Yo. It’s low in fat, full in fibre, wonderfully creamy (as long as it’s made right) and has that awesome tang that you only ever get with frozen yogurt. The only downside to homemade frozen yogurt is that it can end up really icy and more like frozen water – not frozen yogurt.
It’s Monday morning. The start of a new week and the start of a new day. If you’re not a fan of Monday mornings (who is?!) this healthy breakfast recipe is for you. Loaded with oats to keep you full until lunch time, chia seeds to keep you in fighting-fit condition and fresh, fruity tastes to remind you that it’s June 1st and summer is here! If there ever was a time for this overnight oats recipe, it’s Monday morning.