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Protein Carrot Cake

Protien Carrot Cake

Here’s a little something different – Treat yourself to a healthy dessert during the summer nights 🙂

Ingredients

400g Carrots

1 Cup Rolled Oats

3 Egg whites, 1 yolk

Vanilla extract

100g Coconut flour

Vanilla Whey Protein ¾ scoop

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

10g Shredded coconut

 

Frosting/Icing

150g Low fat cream cheese

150g low fat vanilla greek yogurt

1-2 Tbsp Vanilla extract

2 Scoops Vanilla protein powder

Coconut flakes

Handfull of White chocolate chunks (Optional)

 

To do

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  2. Peel & chop up carrots and blend in a blender with all other cake ingredients above.
  3. If the mixture seems too liquidy, add more oats.
  4. Line tray with baking paper, and add cake mixture slowly.
  5. Put in oven for 45-50 minutes.
  6. While the cake is baking, the frosting can be prepared.
  7. Add all of the frosting ingredients and whip until a thick texture forms.
  8. When cake is baked, allow to cool on wire rack for an hour before icing.
  9. Spoon the icing onto the cake and smooth over, then sprinkle coconut flakes onto the top with white choco chips!

Voila, Enjoy x

 

Healthy Eating

Common Misconceptions: Body Image

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When people think about changing their bodies, common words surface such as dieting, weight loss and calories. To begin, if you want to change your body shape, no ‘diet’ is going to get you there, and if it does, it won’t last long. You need to view changing your body shape as a permanent alteration of your body’s metabolic system. To do this, you cannot simply expend more calories than you eat, as some have thought for many years. The source of where the calorie comes from is another essential part of making a change. To essentially ‘eat clean’, calories must come from sources such as whole grains, vegetables and nuts. You need to be aware of what macronutrients you are consuming daily and the amount.

Macros are proteins, carbs and fats. Another common mistake that was introduced by the food industry is that fats make you put on fat..WRONG!! Unsaturated fats found in avocados and nuts are essential in building your body up and developing muscle. You will not get fat from eating unsaturated fats, however do avoid excessive intake of saturated fats from animal sources of food.

Carbs are the baddy behind body fat (Check out my article on complex carbs). Protein is your best friend when aspiring to change your body! Protein is needed for energy, boosting metabolism and muscle repair. Protein sources include meats such as chicken and fish, eggs, yoghurt, lentils and cottage cheese and of course, Protein Powder.

Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions!

Recipes

Hemp Protein Pancakes

Recipe:

2 Bananas
2 eggs (1 yolk)
coconut oil
Scoop of hemp protein powder (I prefer Nua Naturals)
Mix it all up & enjoy!