This Chick’s Protein Ice Cream

Hey there!

 

Well, i’m, once again, floated by tons and tons of work..good that i’ve got some powerfood at hand!

 

some recent eats in pictures..

..asian inspired green beans /w champignons pan..

..leftover green beans /w spicy white beans..

..quickly thrown 2gether protein bars with what i had on hand..

..lovely dish @ asian restaurant, featuring maki..

..leftover veggie-curry..

..indian inspired veggie-chickpea-curry..

 

 

 

..super-yummy protein ice cream..

WAIT.

protein icecream..?!

yes, you’re damn right.

here you go:

This Chick’s Protein Ice Cream

(serves 1 hungry chick)

-1 c. cooked chickpeas

-2 small bananas

– 2 T hemp protein powder (or other)

– 2 T syrup (agave, maple,…)

– 1-2 T cinnamon (or more for freaks like me)

– 1 t vanilla extract

– 2 T chia seeds

– 1 T lemon juice

– 1/4 c. mylk of choice

* optional : add cocoa powder or carob, choc. chips, 2 T nut butter or some berries;

 

directions:

blend everything except the chia until creamy.

pour into airtight container and add the chia.

freeze and enjoy!

 

yours,

s.

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the day it all changed

hey folks!

haven’t been round here for ages..sorry bout that!

the major reason is:

on a thursday a  couple of days ago, everything changed for me. dramatically.

I MOVED OUT!

hello independency!

i kinda still haven’t realized all the changes that this fact has brought about so far.

i made a list with pro’s and cons, and the bottomline is, the pro’s outweigh the cons!:)

pics use to say more than words, so here we go:

i got my own, cozy, lil room with already all my fav. stuff in it..

…i moved tons of tupperware…

…i’ve surrounded myself with loads of delish vegan food…

(i’m trying to balance all the caffein, not-sleeping, nicotine and stress by maintaining a super-healthy, vegan diet..working on it!)

all my cupboards are stuffed with veggies, whole grains, dried fruit (mainly figs, raisins and dates), spices, fresh fruit, chia seeds and nuts! i think i never valued these tiny energyboosters more!

..i even have a broccoli to take in bed with me;))

no, seriously, college is tough, but my new place is great!

really have to work on getting more sleep, though.

btw, my green-tea consumption is at abot 5 cups per day..so imagine my daily caffein intake if you consider some extra boosters like coffee or energy drinks..man!!

all in all, i’m exhausted, working real hard, trying to work out all this new stuff coming up..-but happy! :)

i’ll catch up on that topic another time..another exam’s just waiting for me..yaaay.

so, hope to be able to blog more in the future..! 🙂

read me soon! 🙂

S. (independent, all by herself, tired and happy)

College – Bars

hey there 🙂

actually, i’ve just gotten home from my third day at college.

IT’S AMAZING!

imagine about 70 people, coming from everywhere across the whole planet in my hometown to study.

we got 22 nations covered!

here’s a list of all the countries featured by us students

i told you i need some quick grab’n’go treats to take with me when spending the whole day at college.

therefore, i created my own recipe for GRANOLA BARS!

they are very similar as my “homemade granola”, just as a comfy to-go snack.

i figured out 2 versions of these bars.

they are very easy to make and, again, very flexible.

put into your fav. ingredients, here are my tried versions:

COLLEGE  – BARS

classic  style


– 1/2 – 1 c. spelt flakes

– 1 c. amarath-pops

– 1 cup muesli mix (oats, raisins, sunflower seeds)

– 1/4 c. flax seed, shredded

– 3/4 – 1 c. nuts, chopped (i used almonds, cashews & pecans)

–> on a baking sheet, toast the above ingredients for about 10 min. at 150 – 200 ° C.

– 1 banana, mashed

– 1/2 c. rice-syrup

– 3- 4 T mylk

–  1 t salt

– 1 t carob-powder

– 1 – 3 T cinnamon

* optional: some instant coffee powder

–> mix these ingredients & set aside until your others are a little toasted.

then, mix everything & toss well.

layer everything on the baking sheet, pressing it until flat (depends on how thin/thick you want your bars to be).

turn on heat to 200° C. & bake for about 15-25 min., depending on how crunchy you want the bars to end up.

now, let cool down for about 20 min. & then cut into bars.

cool in fridge & enjoy!

COLLEGE – BARS

fruity style

– 1 1/2 c. spelt flakes

– 1 1/2 c. amaranth pops

– 1/3 c. flaxseed, shredded

– 3/4 c. nuts, chopped (almonds, cashews, pecans)

– some dried figs, chopped (i used 7)

– some dried dates, chopped

– 3/4 c. raisins

– 1 banana, mashed

– 1/2 c. rice syrup

– 1/4 c. pure orange juice

– 1 t salt

– 1 t carob

– 2-4 T cinnamon

– 2 t ginger powder

*optional: 2 t instant coffee powder

-> see the instructions above at the “classic version” & follow them. 

roast the grains & nuts first & then add the wet mixture & toss well.

layer everything on a baking sheet &  press until flat, then bake.

when finished, let cool down & then cut in bars-forms.

i am so amazed!

these college – bars are so much cheaper, healthier & tastier than store-bought granola bars!

think about how much you would normally pay for such a bar.

college – bars don’t contain any trans fats. in fact, they contain no added fat at all!

more, these bars contain no sugar, but healthy, natural sweeteners.

short: they’re good for you, for the environment, animals, your heart & for your purse!  🙂

EXTRA- RECOMMENDATION

make your own composition of bars!

if you wonder what you could change, you may take a look at my “Index” – page for substitution-ideas.

i also kinda brainstormed and could offer you the following ideas:

– add chocolate! chocolate is great in any form: chocolate chips, totally chocolate-covered bars, cocoa powder instead of the carob;

– add some dried/dehydrated/fresh berries;

– add pieces of a banana;

– add peanut or any nut butter to the wet ingredients;

– add jam to the wet ingredients;

– reduce the amount of grains & use more nuts instead for a more “nutty” bar;

– add seeds! pumpkin, sunflower etc.;

– add shredded coconut/coconut-flakes;

have a good day,

s.

2 posts per day?

yes, this is my 2nd post for today.

a little earlier i asked myself if it was cool okay to do 2 posts on 1 day.

fact is, i don’t know if there are any “rules“, so i’m simply gonna make it okay!

i think i’m gonna be pretty busy the next couple of days, considering that i’m giving a concert with my band “Oh, I Taste The Queen” on saturday, a long rehearsal tomorrow and the FH (college) starting on monday.

therefore, i take the chance and use this probably last lazy evening in a while to write more and more posts.

this posts topic is simple, savory and still yummy! (sorry, all you savory foods, but i’m just more the sweet kind of girl. always will be, ever was. not to take it personal on you!)

these 2 recipes are both easy and quick to make:

1.) SALAD-STYLE GRILLED VEGGIES

–> need some side dish containing veggies? here you go! all you need’s a pan, your fav. veggies, spices, oil & vinegar.

by the way, did you know that vinegar is good for you?

as Katie already mentioned on her blog, vinegar can help you

– alleviate joint pain and stiffness, arthritis, and weak bonea

– remove toxins from the body by helping to improve bowel irregularity

– clear up skin conditions and blemishes, giving one a smoothier complexion

– break down fats for easier use in the body

– alleviate heartburn and headaches

– circulation and blood flow

– regulate blood pressure and metabolism

quite cool, huh? 🙂

also, i really like the taste. if you don’t, feel free to leave out the vinegar and just go with the oil!

i was really lazy & used:

– 1 zucchini, sliced in halves

– chopped green pepper

– some cherry tomatoes, sliced in halves

for the taste (these are just examples & what i used):

– salt

– pepper

– chilli

– oregano

– other spices

– 3-5 T of any vegetable oil

– 2-3 T apple cider vinegar

* 1-2 T pure lemon-juice

–> just turn on heat & grill your veggies as long as you think it takes! i prefer mine slightly brown:)

2.) SPICY PROTEIN-PAN

a recipe as easy as the above one, that can be served as main dish.

the beans provide you with protein, the veggies do the rest. another really lazy meal, but nonetheless delicious and satisfying.

get a pan. again.

now, just add:

beans, cooked, drained & rinsed

– some pieces of zucchini, peppers and whatever you have at hand

* feel fry to add some peanuts, sunflower- or pumpkin seeds

vegetable oil (i used olive oil)

soy sauce

* vinegar, if you like

* pure lemon-juice, if you like

– pepper

– chilli

ginger powder

– basil

then, make these thingies sweat. 

(sorry, for the poor quality)

i really loved this dish!

so much for the healthy fast-food.

today i got some quite cool things from “DM”:

dried figs

spelt flakes 

amaranth pops (i used them for my “double choc. muffins” and my boyfriend loved the taste of these lil’ goodies! thumbs up!)

flax seeds, shredded

– huge packet of trail-mix (yep,along with the dried figs, one of my top 3 snacks!)

also, i needed some vegan make-up and stuff. 

i’m happy to have found the “alverde” brand at “DM”, the products are great and they are cruelty free!

 this is

– powder

– kajal

– mascara

– volume shampoo

– make-up remover (yes, you’re right: not in the picture!)

so,

this was my second and last post for today.

let’s get back to bed!

xo,

S.

“Sassi’s Granola”

heydiho!:)

today I felt all groggy and exhaused, I had to work for 5 hours at the shop and didn’t really get much sleep the last couple of nights.

so I decided to make me my first homemade granola to cheer me up and give me my power back!:)

here you go, I just mixed some of my fav ingredients and threw everything mixed up in a baking-pan to roast the stuff until it was golden and chrunchy.

“sassi’s granola”

(enough for a big box)

– 2 c. oats/spelt, roasted

– 1 c. oat-raisin-seeds-mixture

– 1 c. amaranth-pops

– 1 c. dried cherries

– 1 c. dried dates, chopped

– 1-2 c. banana-chips  bananas, chopped

– 2 T carob

– 2 T cinnamon

– 3/4 c. honey-ricesyrup  applesauce-maplesyrup- mixture

– 1/2 c. chai-tea

1. toast the oats + raisin-oats mix in the pan

2. let the dates, cherries & bananas sit in the hot chai

3. mix amaranth-pops, cinnamon, carob  & banana-chips & then slowly add the roasted oats & fruit

4. add the syrup-mixture and mix everything well (I did this by hand)

5. throw everything in your pan and roast the whole thingy

7. let it cool down and put it in a glass or metalbox;

and that’s it!

  *edit: you can also roast your granola in the oven, on a baking-sheet!

i’m sure this tastes yummy with some soy- or other nondairy mylk, as it would do with yome yogurt, water or even fruitjuice.

or, if you’re as into granola as I am, you can just have the “pure enjoyment” by eating your granola “raw” and all by itself. 🙂

oh, and, by the way: this granola is absolutely healthy, guilt-free, vegan and delicious!

it doesn’t contain any nuts or soy but it full of energy and taste!


 

 

* UPDATE:

i made some different varieties of this basic granola recipe. so, if you’re looking for some easy changes, extra add-ins or extra benefits, take a look at these:

“Granola Bars”

“Protein-Bars”

“Breakfast Cup” (also snack-worthy!)

feel free to play around with this recipe!

 

happy granola-eating! 🙂

s.