White Chocolate Macadamia Protein Bars


Hey guys,

I'm back with another protein-packed recipe that is perfect on the go for all of you busy babes working, going to uni or school. Wrapped up in parchment paper this bar looks like you just bought it at that hip vegan café around the corner for 5 bucks - and it tastes just as good if not better.

A special thanks goes to Nutrition Plus for providing me again with the perfect protein powder for this creation.



White Chocolate Macadamia Protein Bars 

makes about 12 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups oats
  • 1/2 Cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 Cup coconut nectar
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup Nutrition Plus White Chocolate
  • 2-3 tbsp plant based milk 
  • 1/4 cup chopped macadamias 
  • 1/4 bar vegan dark chocolate

Method


  1. Mix all the ingredients except from the chocolate in a large bowl, this works best when using your hands. You may need to add a little more milk or protein powder, depending on how dry or wet your mixture is. It should stick together but not on your hands. 
  2. Transfer into a lined form and press the dough down. 
  3. Let sit in the fridge for about 3-4 hours (or 30 min in the freezer).
  4. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate.
  5. Take the bars out and cut them into 12 equally sized pieces. 
  6. Drizzle chocolate on top using a fork. 
  7. Store the bars in an airtight container in your fridge. 


Vegan Protein-Packed Tiramisu


I'm incredibly happy to announce that i'll be one the bloggers to create recipes for the upcoming website of my favorite protein powder brand Nutrition Plus Germany! It's been a rough year for me, my Instagram and the Blog but getting opportunities like this one really pushes me to keep going, creating and not to give up on things I love: Creating yummy vegan food, drinking green smoothies in cute Cafés and saving the world just a tiny little bit. 

However, let's talk coffee. I drink it in the morning, sipping that steaming cup of black gold while I plan my day and listen to relaxing tunes. I drink it during class to keep my head up and sharp in statistics, I drink it on coffee dates with my girls and I drink whenever I like it. You feel me? Don't get me wrong, my main source of liquid is still water ;) 


So why not eat the coffee? Tiramisu does not have the best reputation in terms of being healthy, low in calories and high in protein but I decided to change that. And it turned out amazing, let me tell you! I added two lotus biscuits at the end for decoration purposes but this is totally optional and I excluded those from my calculation, but feel free to top your tiramisu with whatever you like! 






makes 3 big and 6 small portions

Protein-Packed Vegan Tiramisu


Ingredients:


For the "biscuit"-layer

  • 3/4 cup oats (blended into a flour)
  • 1 cup dates (if using medjoul dates, you might have to adjust the amount) 
  • 2 tbsp coconut nectar
  • 2 scoops Nutrition Plus Vanilla Protein
  • 6 tbsp cold strong espresso
  • 1/2 tsp rum-extract

For the cream-layer

  • 1 cup vegan curd cheese (quark), I used Alpro Go On 
  • the solid part of 1 can coconut milk (the cream)*
  • 1/3 cup Nutrition Plus Cappuccino Protein
  • 6 dates, soaked in boiling water for about 10 minutes

Additional

  • 1/2 bar dark vegan chocolate
  • 2 lotus biscuits 

Method:

  1. Combine the oat flour, dates, coconut nectar and protein in a food processor and blend until sticky but still crumbly. 
  2. Press into your desired jar/glass/container.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the coffee and the rum extract and soak the biscuit layer with it. 
  4. To make the cream, add all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth, fluffy and creamy. 
  5. Pour over the first layer and freeze them. 
  6. Melt the chocolate in a small bowl over hot water. Take out the jars, crumble the cookie on top and drizzle with chocolate. 
  7. Let sit in the fridge for about 2-3 hrs. 
  8. Enjoy! xx

Nutrition Facts: 

per portion (1/6 of the recipe): cals 349 / c 36 / f 12 / p 16
 

Apple Pie Superfood Smoothie



Apple pie. There is something so special about it. The smell that floats into every angle of your home, filled with warmth, sweetness and the feeling of being home. Cinnamon, brown sugar and warm apples have the ability to turn even the darkest days of February into something not-so-bad. But what if you're not really feeling like having an apple pie? I mean, that's practically impossible but hey, it's Friday morning and you're craving the taste of it? You could skip work/uni/school and simply bake one but it's probably not what you should do. Make this smoothie instead.

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Hey guys!

It's been a while, I know. I'm sorry.
I needed time to get settled in a new city after my move in September, needed to spend time with new friends, find a job, get uni life flowin' and over all, just create a life here. I hope you understand that blogging wasn't my no.1 priority during this important and exciting time of my life.
If you want to check out more frequent food posts, i encourage you to take a look at my Instagram (@mangoandcoconuts) and for even more frequent updates, check out my snapchat (@jasminbo) as well.

Okay, now. I'm almost done with my final exams for this first semester, which will, once completed, end in a lot of time to write, create & practice my photography.

This porridge up there is creamy, yummy, coconuty and delishhh. Could it get any better? Nah, don't think so.

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On those winter mornings when you’re bed seems like the only place that can keep you warm and safe, it’s so important to have a comfy, warming breakfast which will make you want (kinda) to get out of bed and tackle your day. This is it.

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Making raw chocolate is actually the easiest thing eveeeerrr. To get started you basically need coconut oil and cocoa powder. If you have that and maybe some peanut butter (or any kind of nut butter) at home, get in your kitchen and invest the next hour into something reeeaal good.

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Like I mentioned before, I kinda got into the hang of a very poor diet. I had heaps of processed foods like toast and bagels and artificial vegan cream cheese or pizza cheese and (really good) vegan pita bread filled with garlicky sauce and deep fried soy meat, etc. I could go on for hours but I do not want to show you the bad things I ate and how I really did not care about nutrients and minerals and all that kind of really important stuff for both vegans and omnivores.
Once I became aware of this whole circle I had let myself fallen into, I decided that it was about time to change that again.

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I made these cookies from scratch, being like "okay let's throw in a little of this.. and some of this...okay now blend! Does this even work? Lemme taste.." and then, I was BLOWN AWAY. I rolled the dough out and stuck it in the freezer for some time and later, I gave it to my flatmate to try. According to his facial expression and how he quickly grabbed another one, I could guess what he was about to say, but I did not expect it to be that praising: "This is among my top 3 eats of the year!" , he said.