Category Archives: BreakFast

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5 reasons why smoothies are good for you

5 reasons why smoothies are good for you Shakes and smoothies have become synonymous with weight loss, but there’s a fine line between detox and dessert. Nutritionist Lucinda Zammit helps us uncover 5 liquid meal myths.   1. Liquid meals contain fewer calories than solid food It’s surprisingly easy to ‘overeat’ when you’re liquefying your food. While you’d struggle to scarf six bananas, the same quantity of fruit blends to a deceptively small smoothie. Rather than throwing ingredients in a blender ad libitum, measure ingredients…

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Sweet potato cupcakes with peanut butter frosting

Sweet potato cupcakes with peanut butter frosting

Sweet potato cupcakes with peanut butter frosting is a healthy snack for your family. Sweet potatoes are one the easily available healthy food that acts as an unsurpassed source of beta-carotene. This provides us with most of our daily needs of Vitamin A. This tuber is also an amazing source of proteins called sporamins and is hailed for their anti-aging properties. If you’re looking for a sweet alternative to your regular cupcakes, this sweet potato creation is a must-try.     Ingredients    Method Blend…

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Banana Bread Granola

Banana Bread Granola This Banana Bread Granola has all the warm comforting flavors of my favorite banana bread recipe (the one right here on Simply Recipes!), but it’s a little more suitable for weekday breakfasts. The brown butter and brown sugar are perfectly matched with toasty oats and walnuts. But the real secret to this granola’s magic is how the diced bananas get caramelized and chewy after a long slow cook in the oven. It’s the perfect texture to contrast the crunch of oats and nuts. Continue reading “Banana Bread Granola” »…

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Cinnamon Proughnuts

Cinnamon Proughnuts For a sweet treat minus the guilt, try these cinnamon proughnuts. Remember moderation is key!   What you’ll need (Makes 4) 1 ½ cups gluten-free flour 1 scoop unflavoured protein powder ½ tsp baking powder ½ tsp cinnamon 1 tsp sugar Pinch sea salt ¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce ¼ cup light sour cream ½ cup almond milk ¼ cup coconut oil What you’ll do In a bowl, whisk all dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients except coconut oil. Add…

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Sweet potato brownies

Sweet potato brownies Our April cover model Nadine Dumas talks healthy treats, fit food and shares her sweet potato brownie recipe.   ON FIT FOOD I’m a fan of sweet potatoes and a protein that’s a bit lighter. I train right before lunch, so it’s usually eggs. For post-workout I will normally get a banana in right away with glutamine and then head to the local market for greens and another protein such as a chicken breast. ON HEALTHY TREATS I have a great recipe…

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