Green Smoothie - 1 cup baby spinach, 1 cup kale, 1 pear, 1 ½ cup of orange juice, and 1 frozen banana.
Chocolate Peanut Butter – 2 TBL unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 TBL peanut butter, ½ banana, 1 cup almond milk, ice. 320 calories total.
Mango Ginger — 2 cups frozen Mango, 1 cup frozen raspberries, 1 banana, ¼ cup chopped ginger, squeeze of lime, yogurt.
Strawberry Date — 1 date, 1 ½ cup frozen strawberries, 1 cup almond milk. Optional: 1 scoop protein powder or 1 TBL of flaxseed oil.
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In the average brownie, there’s 250+ calories, and the over half these calories consist of fat.
How about a 120 calorie brownie with just 1g of fat and nearly 4g of protein? Oh - did I mention it’s Vegan?
What you will need;
- Dry ingredients - 1 1/3 cup wholewheat flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/3…
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Baked Zucchini Sticks
Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes
- 3 medium zucchini sliced into 3” x 1/2” sticks
- 1 large egg white
- 1/3 cup seasoned whole wheat bread crumbs
- 2 tbsp grated Pecorino Romano cheese
- cooking spray
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- fresh pepper
- In a small bowl, beat egg whites and season with salt and pepper. In a ziplock bag, place breadcrumbs, garlic powder and cheese and shake well. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
- Dip zucchini sticks into eggs then into bread crumb and cheese mixture, a few at a time and shake to coat.
- Place the breaded zucchini in a single layer and spray more cooking spray on top.
- Bake at 425° for about 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
Makes three servings, 1 zucchini, 122 Calories each
Fat: 2.4 • Carbs: 21.0 g • Fiber: 6.0 • Protein: 6.7 g
Making this tonight! zucchini is my favorite veggie :)
Raw chocolate and banana ice cream cups
For chocolate cups:
- 120g/1cup buckwheaties
- 20g/3tbsp cacao powder
- 3 medjool dates
- 75ml/1/3 cup water
- For sauce:
- 25g/2tbsp tahini
- 10g/1½tbsp cacao powder
- 1 medjool date
- c. ¼ cup water
- 250g 3 frozen bananas (you should break these into chunk and place into a freezer bag before freezing)
- 1/2 vanilla pod (optional)
Make the chocolate cups:
• In the processor process half the buckwheaties to a flour.
• Into a bowl place the whole buckwheaties, the buckwheat flour, and the cacao.
• Put 3 dates into the processor and add the water. Process into a sticky jam-like mixture.
• Add the date mixture to the buckwheat and cacao and work together well until you have a sticky dough.
• Line the base and side of four 3-inch muffin tins with the mixture.
• Place these into the freezer while you make the other parts of the dish.
Make the sauce:
• In the processor, combine the tahini, cacao and dates, adding the water bit by bit until you have thick and creamy sauce.
Make the ice-cream:
• Take the banana chunks out of the freezer. Leave them in the bag and break them up – this will be too difficult to do if you take them out as they are really cold!.
• Working quickly, deseed the vanilla (if using) and put to one side.
- If you are using a juicer:
• Put the banana chucks through the masticating juicer, catching the resulting ice-cream in a bowl. Add the vanilla seeds and mix well, work quickly!
- If you are using a food processor:
• Add the chucks of frozen banana and vanilla seeds to the bowl and process, including a piece of fresh banana if needed to help the processor.
Assemble the dish:
• Upturn the chocolate cups to get them out of the muffin cases and place on your serving dish.
• Scoop a generous spoonful of banana ice-cream into each chocolate cup.
• Pour over a smooth and creamy portion of sauce.