4 Macro Friendly Vegan Recipes

If you ask, you shall receive! I am spoiling you here with 4 vegan friendly recipes!

  • Banana almond Muffins
  • Chickpea protein Cookie Dough
  • Chocolate Orange protein ice cream
  • Chickpea burgers

Whilst on prep, I seemed to stay eating the same foods, day in day out. I was totally cool with this, I enjoyed my food, meal prep was easy and automatic and I knew what foods suited me well!

Now moving into my reverse diet phase, I have a few more calories and more time to add some variety back in to my diet πŸ’–

Inspired by my friend Sarah, I decided to get a little creative! Seriously guys go follow her on Insta for healthy FOOD PORN!

https://www.instagram.com/sarahlawuk

Banana Almond Muffins

Ingredients – makes 6 small muffins with 6 small muffin toppers

1 and a half bananas 🍌

150g almond flour 🌰

1 tablespoon of chia seeds πŸ’§

1 tablespoon of cinnamon

Stevia or flavour drops – Optional

Method

Pre heat oven to 180 degrees! SMILE 🦊

  1. Mix the tablespoon of chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water and leave to set (this is great for replacing eggs!)
  2. Chop the 🍌 into pieces and blend with the flour, cinnamon and the “chia egg”.
  3. Add stevia if you would like your muffins extra sweet (personally I find them sweet enough).
  4. Here you are welcome to add in extras: nut butter, berries, choc chips, whatever you desire but be warned the macros will change!
  5. Line a muffin tray with 12 muffin cases. Fill 6 of the cases to near the top and 6 of the cases a quarter of the way full. Bake for 30 mins or until they look golden brown πŸ₯§

Once cool, I placed one of the larger size muffins on the bottom, added some peanut butter and then placed a smaller size muffin topper on the top! Added more peanut butter! I am totally in love with Meridian at the moment! And sprinkled with frozen berries πŸ“πŸ‡πŸ’

Macros for 1 muffin and 1 muffin topper:

Remember any extras and peanut butter will need to be tracked too!

* Be careful if you are following Low Fodmap as the almond flour could be a trigger for you 😘

Chickpea Protein Cookie Dough

I absolutely LOVED these but be warned my OH through his in the bin 😝

Makes 2 big portions!

Ingredients

1 tin of drained chickpeas

60g of nut butter

40g of oats

1/2 a scoop of protein powder – I used Sunwarrior Mocha flavour 😍

Stevia or flavour drops – enough to make it sweet πŸ™‚

Pinch of salt

50-100ml of plant milk – I used provamel cashew milk

Method

  • 1. Rinse and drain chickpeas.
  • 2. Add all ingredients to a blender, start with 50ml of “milk” and add more if needed.
  • 3. Once blended, stir through choc chips/ choc chunks, sugar free caramel syrup/frozen berries! I used Moo Free chocolate broken into chunks!
  • 4. Seperate into 2 dishes and Refrigerate for 30 mins , SMILE and enjoy πŸ™‚
  • Macros per serving, not including any extras like chocolate!
  • Chocolate Orange Protein Dessert
  • I could legit eat this all day every day!
  • Ingredients
  • 100ml of cashew milk and 100ml water
  • 1 scoop of Raw Sport Chocolate Vanilla protein powder
  • 10g of Choc Chick choc orange cacao powder
  • 40g avocado
  • 1/2 teaspoon of xantham gum (optional) – will make extra fluffy πŸ™‚
  • 12 icecubes
  • Method
  • Blend all ingredients… easy peasy πŸ™‚ Tastes like chocolate heaven!
  • Macros
  • Chickpea burgers
  • Ingredients
  • 1 tin of drained chickpeas
  • 25g grated carrot
  • 25g grated courgette
  • 1/2 a lemon’s juice
  • Spices – I used paprika, chilli, turmeric, oregano
  • Pinch of salt
  • Method
  • Preheat oven to 180
  • Blend all ingredients πŸ™‚
  • Shape into burger patties. I chose to make 2 large burgers and 2 smaller burgers
  • Line a tray with baking powder and
  • Cook for 40 minutes or until golden
  • Pray for a miracle πŸ™‚
  • Note they will still be a bit soft, however you could add bread crumbs to help them bind together more!
  • Macros per 1 serving (1 large and 1 small or half the mixture)
  • Let me know if you try any creations πŸ™‚ I am sure they can all be spruced up and made tastier with added ingredients but as I am reverse dieting I am still tracking my macros πŸ™‚
  • Be Kind Always

    πŸ’– If you are feeling down, just remember the world literally wouldn’t be the same without you πŸ’– You touch more people’s lives than you realise, your smile and kindness may brighten up someones day. The world may be humungous but little old you will mean the whole wide world to your friends and family 🌍πŸ”₯🌈🌷 Be Kind always πŸ’–πŸ¦ŠπŸ¦„πŸ†πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Learn from your experiences rather than complaining about them!

    🦊 The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it 🦊

    I wrote a post 12 weeks before my fitness competition about the POWER of WHY and how one of my driving factors of wanting to compete was because I honestly see fitness as a privilige!

    A few years ago I was brutally attacked by a dog when he went straight in for the kill. It knocked my confidence having scars on my face and effected my training as he bit straight through most of the muscles in my hand, I had tons of complicated operations to fix my hand and I worked with a fantastic physio to get some movement back!

    I got told I would never be able to use my left hand again, but I refused to believe this! I used to go to the gym with my arm still in a cast and try to work around it πŸ™ˆ I spent hours doing the exercises the physio told me and researched anything that would help me!

    A few years later, I still have limited grip in my hand and I will never be able to do things like pushups (hallelujah no burpees for me πŸ˜‚)but I do the best I can! Fitness is my passion and prep is a choice and I am forevrr grateful that I was still able to pursue my dreams! I mean come on, I could have come off a lot worse!

    Learn from your experiences rather than complaining about them! Your mind is the source of your moods and not the situation you find yourself in, so how you choose to react to things will determine your happiness! Everything in life has a purpose so make the best use of every situation even when things seem super mega shitty!

    This post was inspired by @phoebehagan_ latest youtube video – go check her out! Stop playing victim and don’t let your past define you! β™₯️

    Food Choices Documentary – Netflix

    🦊 It’s your life, it’s your choice 🦊 Just do what makes you happy and where you feel your best πŸ¦„ πŸ¦„

    For me living plant based makes me feel incredible!πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯—πŸ₯— I Watched an interesting documentary on Netflix earlier, called @foodchoicesdocumentary .

    I have been vegan over 3.5 years now and I have genuinely never felt better, I have so much energy and feel the best I ever have! But there is still room to improve too! Last year I tried the low fodmap diet and finally figured out my triggers for bloating, so I bloat hella less now πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎ It was mad how I ate so healthy but still seemed to look like Octomum (see photos)▢️▢️▢️▢️▢️

    I suffer from ovary problems and now it’s my mission to try and heal more through nutrition and avoid any more operations! I even bloated super mega bad on peak week ans thought my dreams of competing might be shattered (see photo)πŸ™ˆ!

    I love feeling healthy and there is such a wealth of information, learning is my fave thing! Just make sure you read a variety of things and cross reference as there is literally a valid argument for everything 🀣 Experiment with what works for you, we are all individuals but we do all deserve to feel great!!!! But for me I truly believe foods can heal you or they can harm you!

    Review : Faith in Nature watermelon shower gel

    If you know me, you will know my addiction to πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰ As I cruely found out watermelon is one of my trigger foods, I can no longer eat it but I can certainly bathe in it 😍

    If you are like me and care about what you put into your body, you may also want to start carinf about the products you use on your body too! This shower gel is free from parabens and SLS πŸ˜‡

    Smell: It really does smell of watermelons and is really fresh and fruity, great for waking you up in the morning!

    Feel: It lathers up really well and contains vitamin e to leavw your skin super soft!

    Price: I paid Β£5.49 from Holland and Barrett , at the time of writing this the shower gel is included in the penny sale!

    Also its worth checking the website directly as the products are half price at the moment!

    https://www.faithinnature.co.uk/promotions/get-50-off-400ml-bath-shower-until-monday-27th-august.aspx?promotion=3220

    Overall: 5/5 – I would certainly buy again! The product is cruelty free and vegan, free from harsh chemicals and smells amazing, such good value for money as it pasta for ages!

    Let me know if you try!