Friday, March 11, 2016
About a month ago I was browsing Instagram for some recipe inspiration and I discovered several of my favorite blogs making "RawNola" - basically raw granola using only a few healthy ingredients! It sounded so delicious and easy, but since I have a very sensitive form of Celiac Disease and cannot tolerate even gluten free oats, I couldn't make this nutritious treat. However, an idea popped into my head last week for an oat-free version, so I had to try it...and my experiment turned out amazing!! This version of RawNola is nutty and sweet with a chewy texture and slight crunch, making it a perfect topping for Nice Cream, porridge, pancakes, smoothies, yoghurt, or anything else you want!
Friday, February 26, 2016
With a busy schedule, eating healthy can sometimes be very difficult. We take advantage of convenience stores and their unhealthy but easy snacks, then feel sluggish, tired and guilty after the sugar high has worn off. Being a pancake lover, I’ve often thought how awesome and easy it would be to bring protein pancakes along as snacks during the day, but individual pancakes take so long to cook! These tasty flatbreads are essentially a baked pancake – super easy to make in large batches and the perfect snack to grab when you go out. Loaded with plant-based fiber, protein and healthy carbs, they’ll keep you satisfied during a mid-afternoon slump. If I’m home, I love warming them up and slathering on a layer of Crazy Richard's 100% naturalcrunchy peanut butter for an extra dose of delicious and filling nutrients.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
After many failed attempts, I have FINALLY made the most perfect vegan and gluten free pancakes using protein powder! The trick was the flour - buckwheat was too dense and created dry, flat pancakes, and coconut flour was useless without real eggs. If you follow me on SnapChat (casey.roseee), you'll already know I used Garbanzo Bean Flour for these babies and it worked beautifully. Garbanzo beans are another name for chickpeas, a legume high in protein and fiber. Garbanzo bean flour is much lower in carbohydrates per serve than regular grain flours, much higher in protein, and delivers a great dose of healthy fats - perfect to keep your blood sugar stable throughout the morning. By adding MRM Cinnamon Bun Veggie Elite protein (40% off with code "CASEY") and topping with Sweet + Nutty Cinnamon "Icing," you can enjoy your "cinnamon roll" without feeling guilty!
Thursday, October 15, 2015
This absolutely has to be my favorite breakfast of all time, for so many reasons! Firstly, it's literally so easy to make and takes about 5 minutes total. This is also vegan and gluten free! It's loaded with healthy, whole grain carbohydrates to give you energy but keep your blood sugar stable during the morning hours. It also has added protein from MRM Veggie Elite protein powder - an unbelievable source of plant based nutrients to increase your protein intake for the day. This combination will help keep you satisfied for hours! AND - you get a secret serving of veggies along with it! Perfect for kids who don't like eating vegetables plain.
I have 5 different flavors of this porridge, read ahead to try them all! :)
Saturday, September 26, 2015
These cookies are literally SO. GOOD. Sweet little bites of delicious, healthy, plant-based perfection - decadence without the guilt! Using a mild nut butter like cashew butter really brings out the distinct flavor profile of MRM baobab, which blends perfectly with MRM Vanilla Bean Veggie Meal protein. Baobab powder contains high levels of Vitamin C, which helps support the immune system and enhances alertness and energy. These cookies are rich and fudgy, nutrient dense, and contain some of the healthiest superfood ingredients nature can provide us!
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Pancakes are my favorite breakfast on weekend mornings when I have more time to cook. These pancakes are fluffy, delicious and super healthy, containing no gluten, nuts, animal products or artificial sweeteners of any kind. Just a few ingredients like buckwheat flour, MRM Vanilla Bean Veggie Elite protein, and organic soymilk combine to create these high protein and high fiber pancakes. Start with the basic vanilla recipe and feel free to add any other flavorings that you like to change it up!
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Brownies... one of America's favorite desserts! Unfortunately, most brownie recipes are loaded with processed starches, sugars and unhealthy fats that contribute to weight gain. Luckily, these brownies are full of healthy, plant-based ingredient - high in fiber and protein, antioxidants, magnesium, potassium, vitamins A and C - can't get much better!
Sunday, September 13, 2015
In hopes of keeping the fresh, fruity summer flavors around as we head into the autumn season, I made vegan, gluten free, and grain free protein bites that taste just like a Lemon Poppy Seed muffin, but are much better for you! They only take about 10 minutes to make, and contain a well-rounded blend of healthy plant-based protein, fats and carbs from MRM Veggie Meal to keep you satisfied. Skip the sugar crash from the store bought muffin and go for a few of these, instead!
Monday, September 7, 2015
No-bake recipes are some of the fastest, easiest, most delicious and nutrient dense foods you can make! When you can just throw a handful of wholesome, plant-based ingredients into a food processor and create a delicious, decadent (but healthy!) treat, I call that a success. These truffles are just that – chocolatey, fudgy goodness! Loaded with plant protein and healthy fats, you can enjoy your dessert without the guilt. They’re perfect to bring to a party, to snack on at work, and are even healthy enough to eat post-workout!
I think this may be the longest recipe title in the history of recipe titles, but I definitely needed to write it all out because banana + peanut butter + chocolate = the best flavor combination in the universe.
Amiright? (Yes). Don't deny it! :)
Now, you're probably thinking - these are blondies, how can they be healthy?! With a few natural, plant-based secret ingredients, these flourless, vegan, gluten free, high fiber and high protein blondies are a treat you don't have to feel guilty about!