Peanut Butter, Banana & Blueberry Protein Bites

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Last week I got my paws on Quest Protein Powder – peanut butter flavour, my kryptonite. My source is Sporter.Com. Personally, I find Sporter great. It saves so much time going to the store, delivery is fast and their prices are reasonable. I am not getting paid or sponsored to write this either, they provide a good service.

Moving on, I decided to whip up some protein bites after a gruelling leg session to munch on over the course of the weekend or evening as they don’t last long!

Bake from Scratch Recipe

3 Bananas

2 eggs whites

2 scoops Quest Peanut Butter Protein

1 tsp. Cinnamon

3 tbsp. Biona Coconut Flour

1/4 tsp. Baking Soda

1 tbsp. Koko Coconut Milk

Handful of Frozen Blueberries – you can use other berries if you fancy.

Make from Scratch

  • Preheat oven 180 degrees.
  • Food processor: add bananas and whip them to mush. Add peanut butter protein powder, egg whites, cinnamon – blitz until well combined.
  • Mixing bowl: pour mixture into large mixing bowl. Add coconut flour, baking soda and coconut milk. Mix well with a wooden spoon. Next fold in the frozen blueberries to the batter.
  • Baking tray: I used a square baking tray (8×8). Grease with kerrygold butter. Pour in the batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes , ovens will vary. I left them till they were golden brown, use a toothpick to poke the centre and check if the centre has set and the bites are ready to come out of the oven.

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Eat the rainbow, don’t chase it x

Vote for us – Blog Awards 2015

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Greetings Folks,

Pretty please with cacao nibs and peanut butter sprinkled on top to vote for me or my blog “Make & Bake From Scratch”, in the Irish Blog Awards 2015. It has been nominated in two categories. See below. Click the link and select “Make & Bake From Scratch”, then hit the “done”, button. It is as simple as that. Thank you in advance.

  1.  Best Diaspora: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PP7NDYC
  2.  Best Health and Wellbeing Blog: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PPBJNMZ

Lynne x

Thai Green Curry Chicken Salad

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Everytime I make a trip back to Ireland, I love planning a day in the big schmoke. Of recent I have become particularly fond of Staple Foods, Dublin. It is a chilled out spot that offers decadent salads and coffee. I know chocolate cake is decadent but so are the salads created in Staple Foods. These salads are shredded with roast chicken, homemade pesto , toasted hazelnuts and celeriac. Back in Abu Dhabi, I am yet to root out any salad that matches the abundant flavours present in the Staple Food salads. So , I decided to construct my own and I present “Thai Green Curry Chicken Salad”.

Recipe

(Serves 2)

2 Free Range Chicken Breast

Thai Choice Green Curry Paste

1 Garlic Glove

Giant handful of Spinach Leaves

1 Carrot 

Fresh Pineapple Chunks (I bought pre-chopped pineapple from the supermarket)

Handful Fresh Basil 

Handful Fresh Coriander

Avocado

Squeeze lime juice.

Make from Scratch 

  • Poach chicken breasts with one garlic clove – allow to cook through. Once this is done, pop the chicken fillets in the food processor , one garlic glove and 1/2 tsp. green curry paste (add more if you want spicey).
  • Wash all veggies. Peel and grate carrot. Cut the pineapple into chunks. Add fresh spinach to the food processor and shred , be careful not to overdo it. Tear the fresh herbs into small pieces. In a large mixing bowl add shredded spinach, grated carrots, and freshly torn herbs. Mix together with hands.
  • In a separate bowl add chopped avocado, squeeze of lime juice and pinch of salt.
  • Layer up. Get your plate and layer up the all the salad. Add chicken, avocado and pineapple. Toasted nuts would be nice on top too for extra flavour. I sprinkled blue cheese on top!

Be sure to keep me posted if you try and test these recipes by posting on Twitter: @WhelehanLynne or Instagram @makeandbakefromscratch #makeandbakefromscratch and Facebook: Make & Bake From Scratch

Eat the rainbow, don’t chase it x

Blog Awards 2015 – Shortlist

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Greetings,

“Make & Bake From Scratch” has made it onto the Blog Awards Ireland 2015 – Shortlist (Personal/Individual)!!! The blog has been shortlisted in two categories –  Best Diaspora and Best Health and Wellbeing Blog !!!

Don’t forget the public vote will open on 7th September 2015 and stay open for 2 weeks. The Blog Awards Ireland – Finalists will be reduced from the shortlist via public voting.