Healthy Oatmeal Pancakes with a Berry Compote

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Lazy Sunday mornings are perfect for pancake making. It’s become a little ritual between my boyfriend and me to have pancakes almost every Sunday. In fairness, we’d both happily eat them every morning if we had the time.

Although weekends are perfect for letting go a little and eating something less healthy, treating the entire weekend like that will have a negative impact on your health and (if you have them), weight loss goals.

So, I have pinched this recipe from My Fitness Pal and created my own healthy topping.

These pancakes are pretty good- they aren’t like standard pancakes, slightly heavier but still good and a lot more filling in my opinion.

They are almost sugar free; I managed to make 9 pancakes altogether-with 1tbsp of sugar in total, per pancake thats pretty much only a tiny smidge of sugar. You could also replace the butter with vegan butter and make it dairy free.

Ingredients:

  • 1.1 ounces all-purpose flour (1/4 cup)
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup non dairy milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter, melted
  • 1 large egg (use Orgran egg replacer
  • Oil/butter for pan

For the Compote

  • 1/2 cup natural yoghurt almond/coconut/soy
  • 1/2 frozen berries
  • 1/2 small banana

Method:

Preheat oven to 150 degrees c

Combine the first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk.
Combine milk, butter, and egg in a small bowl. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.
Heat a nonstick griddle over medium heat (can use frying pan). Coat pan with oil/butter. Spoon about
2 1/2 tablespoons batter per pancake onto griddle. Turn pancakes over when tops are covered with bubbles; cook until bottoms are lightly browned.

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3 Months on a Vegan Diet…Did it Last?

Hello my lovely readers! I am back and will now be posting regularly. As explained in my last post I took some time off from blogging to complete my Personal Training course (just waiting on my results!) and then I will be fully qualified!

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Tropical Vegan ‘Nicecream’ with a Berry Swirl

  Morning my lovelies! It’s been a rainy few days in England so I thought I’d brighten up your day (and hopefully the weather too) with this deeeelish vegan tropical icecream.

It’s dead easy to make you just need to plan it a little in advance so you can freeze the nana’s.

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Berry Nice Cream Fruit Bowl

       Berry Nice Cream Fruit Bowl Hello my lovelies! Sorry I’ve not blogged the past 2 weeks I’ve been off on holiday and just been super busy. But I’m back now 🙂

I whipped this little bad boy up this morning for an early lunch and it was yummo!

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Rainbow Protein Smoothie

I love this smoothie- isn’t it a beaut? It looks quite tricky but it’s super easy to make and taste deeelish.

The key with this recipe is to make sure the mixture is thick enough so the next layer doesn’t sink into it.

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Mini Pancakes and Fruit Kebab Recipe

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Pancake Day!

Pancake day is probably one of my favourite days of the year because you have the perfect excuse to make pancakes (duh). So I racked my brain to try and think of some healthy versions of the well loved pancake. Now pancakes on their own aren’t actually that unhealthy, it’s more about what goes ON them that can be unhealthy.

I have found a new pancake recipe here guys, I love it. They are really cute little pancakes and they taste amazeballs with the fruit and a little chocolate. Also because they are mini, the calories are practically non-existent. They are also great to make with your kids, they can add whatever fruit they fancy.

If you make mini versions, this recipe will literally give you a bazillion pancakes, if you want normal sized ones, you will make about 8-10 depending on size.

If you want to make them protein pancakes, add a couple scoops of protein powder into your batter.

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7 Day Healthy Eating Meal Plan with Recipes

I have created this great meal plan to help you reach your health and weight loss goals easily, whilst enjoying what you eat. Healthy food isn’t and shouldn’t be boring! Wherever possible I have tried to make it easier and cheaper for you by turning evening meals into different lunch time meals the next day. I have also made sure each lunch time meal can be eaten cold (incase you work somewhere that you cannot cook or reheat your food) I know, I’m really thoughtful like that.

For each morning snack have some fruit, I would suggest some berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries) or perhaps an apple. I would also suggest having your fruit with some natural, low fat yoghurt and a little cinnamon (boosts metabolism).

For each afternoon snack I would suggest some veggie sticks (carrot, cucumber, celery) with a healthy dip such as my Red Pepper Houmous

If your STILL hungry in between meals (leave 2-3 hours between meals- including snacks), have a glass of water and wait 30 mins. If after that you’re still hungry, have some more fruit or veggies.

If you’re still hungry in the evenings after your dinner, I’d recommend trying one of my sweet treats such as Peach Froyo or Vegan Ice cream

Sunday evening is your cheat meal- I think it’s better to have it at the end of the week as a treat. Have whatever you fancy- it can be as naughty as you like! Cheat meals work because many people try and eat only healthy foods and they end up binge eating for days because it’s just too hard. Having a cheat meal allows you to enjoy some unhealthy food without the guilt. Then, when Monday comes around, you get back on track with your healthy eating. One bad meal won’t make you fat! However it is a MEAL, not a whole DAY of eating bad foods.

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Glowing Green Protein Smoothie

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Whipped this little one up for lunch today and it was deeelish. Great for boosting the immune system during winter and getting in your protein requirements, post workout.

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Summer Berry Smoothie Bowl

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Whipped this baby up the other morning, isn’t she a beaut?
I have had a few people ask if it’s really necessary to faff about with all the beautify like me. Of course not. I do the beautifying mostly to make the pic look lovely for you guys, my readers, BUT that being said, I do believe we eat with our eyes so the prettier it is, the more likely we are to enjoy it.

So, here’s how to make it

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Top Tips for Avoiding Refined Sugar

Sugar. It’s delicious, sweet, sweet nectar and I love it. I think about it all the time, I wake up and could easily have sugar for breakfast and go to sleep dreaming of it. On occasion (and only when really desperate) I have been known to eat icing sugar, in a glass, with a little bit of water mixed with it. Just like that. I know, I’m a sugar addict.

So what’s so wrong with sugar?

  • Sugar is the devil, seriously, sugar has been found to actually feed cancer cells. Yes, all cells use glucose to grow, however, it has been discovered that cancer cells use sugar to grow much more efficiently and in larger quantities. You can find out a little more info here.

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