Blog & Recipes

Vegan Cacao protein pancakes

Ingredients:

One banana

half a cup of dried chickpeas soaked overnight

3 tablespoons of Pure Blend Co Vegan Raw Cacao protein powder

strawberries for decoration

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1 tablespoon of water

Method:

1. Soak the chickpeas overnight and blend them together with 3/4 of the banana.

2. Add the baking powder and the protein powder. The amount of the protein powder depends on the size of your banana and also the consistence of the protein powder.  Just try a little bit until the dough has the right texture.  

3. Pour about one tablespoon of the mixture into the preheated non sticking pan.

4. While the pancakes are cooking you can prepare the toppings. I used some strawberries and the rest of the banana, but you also can take some mango, coco nibs, or whatever you have at home at the moment.

5. After about 5 minutes you can flip your pancakes on the other side and wait until the other side is nice and brown. Then you can serve them and enjoy them!

 

 

by Sophia Ernst 27. Oct. 2017

Raspberry and Almond Protein Banana Loaf

The proof really is in the pudding with this recipe. Think goo-ey banana cake consistency, a sweet and sour kick from the raspberries, and the crunchy texture of toasted almonds. What’s more? This recipe doubles up as the perfect guilt free post workout snack.

Ingredients:

2 ripe bananas (mashed)

Handful of frozen raspberries

2 scoops Pure Blend Co protein powder

Handful of flaked almonds

2 large eggs

200g self raising flour

125g butter

2 tbsp honey

Olive oil

Method

1. Preheat your oven to 180C. Lightly grease a loaf tin with olive oil.

2. Peel the bananas, add to a mixing bowl, mash with the back of a fork and put aside.

3. In a separate bowl, beat the butter with a wooden spoon until creamy.

4. Crack in the eggs one at a time and beat until smooth.

5. Fold in the flour, honey, mashed bananas and frozen raspberries.

6. Add to the loaf tin and top with some extra raspberries and the almonds.

7. Cook for 40 minutes or until golden & cooked through (test this by putting a knife through the middle, if it comes out clean, it’s cooked!).

by Alexandra Reay 07. Oct. 2017

Health Benefits of Acai Berries

One of our favourite flavours at Pure Blend Company is our Acai, Blueberry & Camu Camu Protein Protein, the perfect smoothie companion.

 

The acai berry is something relatively new in the health industry, but something that has been around for years hiding in the rain forests of the Amazon. It’s one of the healthiest berries out there, that has been heralded for centuries as a healing, immune-stimulating, energy-boosting fruit, and we’re going to tell you all about it.

 

Did you know that acai:

 

  1. Promotes Heart Health.

 

Acai berries are extremely high in anthocyanins, which is basically a type of antioxidant that supports balanced cholesterol levels.

 

  1. Aids Weight Loss

 

This superfood helps you to both lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. Interestingly, a recent study showed the pulp found in the berry had the ability to reduce fat deposits in the study participants.

 

  1. Helps Digestion

 

Gut health is something people are becoming increasingly open about at the moment and we are definitely on the band wagon for healthy guts all round. Acai actually helps keep the digestive system clean and functional. The berries have very powerful detoxification capacities and are a great source of dietary fiber.

 

  1. Promotes Skin Health

 

Acai oil is a natural alternative to chemical based skin care products because of its high antioxidant content. However, by just eating the berries, you can provide your skin with the nutrition it needs for a healthy flow. Brazilians have been eating them for centuries to promote skin health.

 

  1. Immune System Booster

 

If you’re one of those people who easily picks up the slightest sniffle easily, acai is the one for you. A study has found that the polyphenolic compounds extracted from acai reduced the proliferation of malfunctioning cells by up to 86%.

 

We did!

 

 

05. Sep. 2017

Raw Acai Protein Cheesecake

Ingredients:

FOR THE BASE:

2 tbsp. Almond Butter (can use another nut butter)

2 tbsp. low calorie fruit syrup (or maple syrup)

2 tbsp. Coconut Oil

1.5 tsp. Vanilla Extract

120g Oats (use gluten free oats if required)

10g Desiccated Coconut

2 scoops of whey protein (I used vanilla)

6 tbsp. egg white

 

FOR THE TOPPING:

1 tbsp. Almond Butter (can use another nut butter)

2 tbsp. low calorie fruit syrup (or maple syrup)

1 tbsp. coconut oil

Half a scoop of Pure Blend Co Acai, Blueberry & Camu camu Whey Protein

40ml reduced fat coconut milk

55g quark

 

Recipe

1. To make the base combine the nut butter, coconut oil and fruit syrup in a small pan and heat gently until the coconut oil has melted.

2. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla, oats, coconut, egg white and protein powder until well combined and the mixture forms a sticky dough.

3. Tip the oat mixture into a lined tin and spread evenly. Keep this in the freezer while you make the topping.

4. To make the topping, gently heat the nut butter, fruit syrup and coconut oil again until all the oil is melted. Remove from the heat and whisk in the powders followed by the coconut milk and quark until a smooth purple mixture is formed.

5. Remove the tin from the freezer and top with the mixture and place back in the freezer for at least two hours.

6. Slice and enjoy!

I keep mine in the freezer, as the mixture does tend to run slightly if kept in the fridge.

by Vicky Coates 04. Sep. 2017