Acai berry protein smoothie bowl || vegan 🌱|| sugar free ||gluten free ||

Macronutrients

 C 37.5g F 4g P 12g Fiber 11.9g – 235 kcal/serving without toppings

 

Like I promised on my social media, I’ve made for you guys an amazing protein smoothie  bowl recipe. It is sooooo simple and easy to make, but at the same time so creamy and fluffy delicious that after eating it, you may rethink about getting an ice cream. In order to make this deliciousness all you need is a food processor (or a big blender) and a some basic ingredients as following:

  • 1 big frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup of frozen mixed berries – I really love raspberries so I used them
  • coconut milk – for a super creamy consistency you can use canned coconut milk, but if you are calorie conscious like me use Alpro Coconut
  • 20 g Organic hemp protein powder
  • 1 tsp Organic acai berry powder – the powders we got from MyProtein

Asa cum v-am promis pe social media, v-am pregatit o reteta de smoothie proteic ce se serveste in bol. Este atat de simplu de facut si in acelasi timp atat de cremos si delicios incat dupa ce il mananci s-ar putea sa-l preferi in favoarea unei inghetate. Pentru a-l prepara tot ce ai nevoie este de un robot de bucatarie sau un blender mare si de cateva ingrediente de baza:

  • 1 banana mare congelata
  • 1/2 cana de fructe de padre congelate, eu prefer zmeura asa ca am folosit-o pe aceasta, dar e la fel de delicios in ambele versiuni.
  • 50 ml lapte de cocos – pentru un produs final super cremos sugerez pe cel la conserva, pentru cei ca si mine care se uita la cate calorii consuma se poate folosi bautura de cocos gen Alpro Coconut.
  • 20 g praf proteic din seminte de canepa organic
  • 1 lingurita de praf de acai organic – eu am ales aceste produse de la MyProtein

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Simple, right?

Next just throw in the ingredients, like the frozen fruit and the powders…and

Simplu nu?

Acum punem toate ingredientele in robot, fructele congelate si prafurile si….

then blitz….and add your coconut to get it going to a smooth consistency (don’t add to much because you will make it to thin and then you will need a straw, which is fine…it will taste just as good 😊)

pornim….adaugand cate putin din laptele de cocos pentru a obtine un continut cremos (avand grija sa nu punem prea mult, deoarece il transformam intr-o bautura si vom avea nevoie de un pai, iar noi urmarim o cosistenta unei creme…oricum va fi super gustos 😊)

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After it is all well combined into a yummy cream pour it into a bowl, top it with your favourite fruits, nuts and seeds and enjoy a super heathy breakfast, desert, or snack!

Dupa ce e combinat bine intr-o crema delicioasa, o punem intr-un bol si adaugam topingurile favorite, cum ar fi nuci, alune, seminte, granola, fructe proaspete sau uscate si savuram un mic dejun sanatos, sau un desert sau chiar un snack!

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Good appetite! Bon appetit! Or as we say over here in Romania…Pofta Buna!

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Spinach and Red Onion Frittata (+ goats cheese)

There are 3 things that I love about frittatas: 

  1. You can literally put anything in them.
  2. They always look so fancy 
  3. They take no effort in making them. 

So this morning I made a frittata for familia Moldovan and it was so good I just couldn’t help but share it with you guys. 

In theory a frittata takes about 5-10 minutes max to prep (depending on what you put in it) and 25 minutes in the oven, therefore to optimize time use, I prepare it first thing, pop it in the oven, then get babies and family ready for breakfast. 

So here’s how it’s done. 

  • Slice a red onion 
  • Caramelize red onion slices in 1tsp. butter 
  • Add a cup of spinach right at the end
  • Whisk eggs in a separate bowl (I made 6 eggs) 
  • Add the onions and spinach to the egg
  • Pour the mixture into an oven proof glass bowl. 
  • Place in over until risen 
  • Sprinkle on some goats cheese if you like it – if you all are a fan you can add the goats cheese into the egg mixture (I hate it, Mihai and Ayan loves it) so for us it is a sprinkle on after job. 

                            And Voila! 

Ps. The absolute best thing about this recipe is it is totally CARB FREE! 

                        ENJOY XOXOX 


Positivity ✨

Goooood morning my chocolate lovers, so there’s a saying that goes ‘Either you run the day, or the day runs you’. I like to run my day, so I start it  P O S I T I V E. How do you like to start yours?

Kisses and a great day my chocolate lovers!!

Zucchini & Mozzarella Fritters 🍴

Zucchini’s, Courgettes, whatever you like to call them, are one of my FAVE ingredients, they’re simply so versatile and absorb the taste of their surrounding ingredients so well that it truly counts as a supercool food. 
If you’re a cheesy cheese lover like me then you’ll love this recipe, quick, simple & so easy to make from just 4 ingredients + a lil bit of olive oil. Have  a go and send me pics of how yours turn out! 

I N G R E D I E N T S 

  • 1 zucchini – grated 
  • 1 large egg 
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella 
  • 1 Tbsp. chilli powder 

R E C I P E  

  1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well with your hand 
  2. Heat a pan on medium fire (my preference is a non-stick tefal pancake pan)
  3. Place small balls of the mixture onto the hot pan and pat out into ‘fritter’ or ‘burger’ shapes (yep, I eat these as burgers too)
  4. When golden and crispy on one side, then simply flip onto to the other side and cook them through. 
  5. Sprinkle with a little bit of salt for taste and either eat them as they are or use them as burgers, or eat them exactly as you prefer, enjoy them! 

                       – Bon Appetite! – 


Ps. Told you they were simple 


Vegan Chocolate Banana microwave cookie bites. 

Long Title, Short Method 

This recipe is *gluten free *sugar free *dairy free *egg free *soy free *flour free *egg free AND has the option of being *nut free. A total clean eat recipe! 

I’m writing this at about 6am on a Saturday, it’s a foggy morning, I mean seriously I can’t see anything out my window! Anyways…a lot of you mailed me and asked for this recipe yesterday, so here I am writing it down ready for your weekend microwave baking endeavors.

 Before I start, you should know that I had about 5/6 over ripe bananas in my fruit bowl the other day and had to do something with them, hence I invented this microwave cookie! Therefore there is NO ‘correct recipe, magic quantity’ or any such thing, just go with your intuition and common sense! On the other hand, these soft, chewy and healthy ‘cookie bites’ are a perfect recipe choice when you have those remaining bananas that you know no one will eat 🍌. 

INGREDIENTS (I will use exactly the quantities I used personally) 

  • 5/6 overripe bananas 
  • Pure cacao powder 
  • 2 tablespoons Agave Syrup (honey if you’re not vegan) 
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter (can be eliminated if you’re allergic to nuts – if not I strongly suggest you use the PB it’s more for texture purposes). 
  • Oats, 5-6 scoops, (I’d say on a guess 1 scoop per banana – a scoop being the protein powder scoop) 

RECIPE 

  1. Place all the bananas in a mixing bowl and mash with a hand whisk until there are no lumps and you have a bowl of thick smooth banana paste. 
  2. Add in the peanut butter and as much cocoa as you like, base this on personal preference. (Next time I will be adding a lot more than I did this time to gain a brownie effect.) 
  3. Place in the microwave for about a minute in order to melt the peanut butter, then whisk all the ingredients together with your hand whisk. 
  4. Add the honey/agave syrup and then the oats, mix everything all in until it is just one smooth mixture. 
  5. Pour it into a microwaveable dish and put to microwave – this is the most important part. I kept putting mine at just 5 minute intervals and checking it every five minutes, after 15 minutes in total they were kind of dry so I ran a knife through the semi-hard mixture to make the squares for when they will be ready. I microwaved them for another 10/15 minutes and then put them straight in the fridge. 
  6. (I forgot about them) Checked on them one hour later and they were P E R F E C T. 
  7. I’ve stored mine in the fridge and they really taste super good, they’re quick, easy and delicious to not only make but to grab out the fridge too! 

  

   
Enjoy your healthy cookie bites! 

Mrs. Moldovan 

Ox 

Banana Split for breakfast. 

  • Slit a banana lengthways in half 
  • Lay it on a plate 
  • Top with 0% Fat Greek yoghurt, nuts, seeds and a drizzle of honey. 

Why I wrote this post so simple and so quick? Because literally that’s how simple and easy it is to have this amazing breakfast! 

Voila!  

 

It looks awesome right?! Tasted that good too! So I thought I’d add this quick, tasteful idea to my recipes. Enjoy your banana breakfast split your way! 

Eggmeal! – The egg & oatmeal breakfast. 

What’s like oatmeal but has a high amount of protein in it too? EGGMEAL! 

Yep, you heard me right, this morning I wasn’t in the mood to spend time making something fancy, at the same time I wasn’t in the mood for another bowl of oatmeal. (What was I in the mood for then? You ask.) Sooo after pondering for a while on what to eat, I decided upon scrambled eggs. But of course I needed some carbs to kick-Start my day after a sleepless night (have any of you guys heard of the 4 month sleep regression? Yeah well it sucks!!) 

So then I came up with the idea to add my usual scoop of oats into my scrambled egg, then why not some tomatoes and peppers too huh? 

Anyways, within five mins without even thinking I’d thrown in the pan chopped tomatoes, chopped red pepper. I whisked in a bowl one egg, a tablespoon of soya milk, water, oats, garlic granules. Poured this all in the pan, mixed it around a bit, sprinkled some smoked paprika and ground pepper on top, let it cook until all the water (from the tomatoes) had disappeared, tipped it into a bowl, added a teaspoon of 0.2% fat cream cheese on top, and that’s when I noticed, it didn’t look like scrambled eggs, yet it didn’t look like oatmeal. What had I just made? (actually that’s what my husband asked me), to which I simply replied eggmeal’. 

I’m not posting a specific recipe as the wonder of this breakfast dish is sooo many things can be changed (e.g. Egg whites no yellow, mushrooms, onions ‘omelet type foods’ to add, remove milk, change milk type, only water, different seasonings, the list is endless, yet D E L I C I O U S. 

Try it yourself for breakfast, it’s just great! 

   

 

Strawberries & Cream 

So the other day I made this amazing Nutella Cheesecake, yes, you read that correct! What was even better than that?  This cheesecake contained 0% fat cream cheese! I experimented a little whilst making this cheesecake and with no exaggeration I ended up making the best cheesecake I’ve ever tasted in my life. 

This cheesecake was an amazing consistency, with a melt in the mouth Nutella flavour… Just pure heaven. With something so delicious, and that tasted so great, I couldn’t just eat it like that. The love it took to make this cheesecake, the same amount of love it takes to serve and eat it too. So, my answer to that was strawberries & cream

My serving suggestion for Nutella cheesecake is some strawberries to accompany it, with some sweet liquid cream poured over, heaven in every mouthful! Accompanied by a glass of dry, red wine, need I describe further? Bitter and sweet, chocolatey and heavenly, red, creamy. You’ll never eat a Nutella cheesecake without strawberries & cream again, I promise . 🍓

 

  

   

Dessert for breakfast – Carrot Cake Oatmeal. 

I like carrot cake. I lie. I adore carrot cake. As those of you who follow my blog know, I am obsessed with eating as healthy and clean as I can manage, however, that does not mean I don’t have my flaws. I have an incredible sweet tooth! I LOVE cakes, chocolate, candy you name it, if it’s loaded with sugar, I love it. 

So for days on end last week I was craving carrot cake, I kept putting it on knowing it was a calorific bomb waiting to blow. However, I woke up one morning mid-week and thought I was going to go crazy if I just didn’t get this carrot cake. (I’ve heard even breastfeeding mothers crave like crazy, so maybe that’s why.) I don’t actually have a stock of carrot cake in my house, and over here you can’t really find it anywhere except for in restaurants. So what to do? Improvise! 

I ended up making my usual bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, except it tasted like without exaggeration EXACTLY LIKE CARROT CAKE, maybe even more satisfying as it was warm and fulfilling. I don’t think I’ll ever eat carrot cake again, I mean I loved this so much I ate oatmeal for lunch. The best thing about this recipe? It takes 7/8 mins in total, is super super healthy, super tasty & it’s like eating cake for breakfast! Seriously what can be better than that?! 

INGREDIENTS 

  • One carrot, peeled and grated 
  • Milk (cows/coconut/almond/oat/skimmed/soya/ whatever milk you like.) I use Alpro coconut milk or Alpro almond milk, it’s the lowest ever calorie milk, lactose free & tastes amazing) 
  • Half a teaspoon of ginger
  • Half a teaspoon of cinnamon 
  • One clove (optional) 
  • A sprinkle of nutmeg (optional) 
  • Oats 
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup/ brown sugar/ white sugar/ golden syrup (whichever you prefer) I use golden syrup

RECIPE 

  1. Put all the ingredients in a pan, EXCEPTION of the sweetening ingredient (in my case golden syrup). – Milk and oats amount will be according to however much you eat. 
  2. Put the pan on low fire and stir continuously, it should take roughly 5/6 mins to cook and thicken. – the thickness also depends on how you like your oatmeal.
  3. If it’s too runny, add more oats. If it’s too thick add more milk until you attain desired consistency. 
  4. When it’s ready pour in a bowl, add two teaspoons of your desired sweetened ingredient, some desiccated coconut on top and enjoy! 

Yes, it really is that simple!