August 27, 2013

Gluten-free Lemon and Blueberry Cakes

This delicious recipe was inspired by a healthy baking recipe from the lovely Theresa Cutter, a qualified nutritionist and fitness trainer who writes for Australian Women's Fitness Magazine. She has a fabulous website, 'The Healthy Chef' which has delicious recipes and advice for healthy living.

These gorgeous little cakes are perfect to take to a morning tea or serve as dessert, warmed and with a little natural Greek yoghurt. I used honey in the recipe for sweetness but you can substitute with stevia or xylitol if you want to reduce the sugar content. To increase the protein, I also added some Sunwarrior powder. If you want to skip the protein powder, omit this ingredient and the almond milk.

August 19, 2013

Gluten-free Cake Batter Pancakes

My two favorite treats are cake and pancakes, and to combine them is just genius. I think cake is the perfect birthday breakfast and cake batter pancakes make any start to the day more special. Easy to make, decorate the pancakes with delicious vanilla protein glaze and sprinkles. Add some sparklers or cute candles to surprise a certain someone on their special day.

Cake Batter Pancakes

makes about 12 pancakes

  • 1 1/2 cups of vanilla whey protein powder
  • 2/3 cups of gluten-free yellow cake mix
  • 1 tablespoon of stevia
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1.5 - 2 cups of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
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  1. Combine flour, cake mix, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl and mix. 
  2. Add 1 cup of milk, egg and vanilla extract and stir until smooth. Start with 1 cup of milk and add more if needed; you will want the mixture to be pancake mixture texture (not as thick as cake mix but not runny). Fold into the mixture a few tablespoons of sprinkles. 
  3. Preheat a large fry pan to medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking oil. Pour batter in 1/4 cup measurements and let cook until bubbles form on top, about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook for 1 minute more. 
  4. Serve with vanilla sauce.
  • 1 cup of vanilla whey protein powder
  • 3 tablespoons of almond milk (warmed)
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Mix milk and protein powder until smooth and runny. You may need to add a little more powder or water/milk to reach desired consistency. Drizzle on pancakes.


August 14, 2013

Sugarfree Protein Rocky Road

If you try one recipe from my blog, it has to be this one, especially if you love chocolate. This rocky road is so good, you will happily replace fat and sugar laden chocolate nibbles with this healthy alternative. Made with toasted raw peanuts, sugar-free marshmallows and unsweetened dried cranberries to complete the flavour jumble.

Apart from the special added ingredients, this recipe uses what most health nuts will have in their pantry. I found sugar-free marshmallows at the pharmacy, but you can also source them in speciality sweet shops and health food stores.