I love popcorn! I love them salty, sweet, or spicy! I love them in the afternoon, at night, to see a movie, for snacking, to celebrate! They are beautifully served at parties (specially for kids!) or snacks.
Usually I prefer them salty, but these just won my heart. First because they are made with coconut oil (great for your health) and also because they are crunchy because of the tasty caramel that glues them together in pellets of sweetness.
Have a great weekend!
SERVES: 2 TIME: 15 min
75g of popcorn corn
2 tbsp of sugar
1 tbsp of coconut oil
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp fine salt
Heat the coconut oil with the sugar. When it starts to brown, add the corn and cover.
Let the corn pop, and when it’s finally done, add the cinnamon and stir, letting over the fire for 30 seconds.
Remove, sprinkle with salt and let it cool for 2 minutes for the caramel to solidify.
Have you ever tried to make granola at home? I can assure you that it is addictive! Why? Well, first because we can combine any ingredient and secondly because we can regulate the amount of sugar and fat added, getting a healthier product than many of those bought (I also add some protein in powder as it helps to maintain the level of satiety).
Everyone likes it! With fruit, milk, yogurt, or simply as a snack! It lasts a long time and is so very convenient!
TIME: 120 min
350g Oat flakes
80g Dried Apricots
25g Sunflower Seeds
25g Sesame Seeds
2 tbsp Coconut oil
2 tbsp grated coconut
Zest and juice of 1 orange
3 tbsp of Protein powder
2 tbsp Brown sugar
2 tbsp of Honey
Preheat the oven to 125 ° C.
In a pan put the coconut oil, sugar, honey, juice and zest of the orange. Let the oil melt and set aside.
In a bowl place the remaining ingredients: the oat flakes, diced apricots, walnuts and seeds. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry and stir with a spoon to get everything involved.
Place the granola in a baking tray lined with parchment paper, and bake for about 60-80 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes and remove when it is well golden.
Allow to cool completely before storing in a jar.
Our food choises aren’t always easy! There are temptations everywhere, and the fact that lunch hours tend to be short, and at dinner we are already so tired that we don’t always make the best choices.
For some years I try to make balanced meals, and choose organic products with nutritional quality. Also the week’s meals are planned and prepared in order to facilitate the day-to-day and to ensure that we consume almost always homemade food. Of course none of this makes sense without a healthy lifestyle, combined with exercise. Especially at this stage of pregnancy, it becomes mandatory to make responsible choices.
Precisely for all these factors, I didn’t hesitate to meet My Protein products and incorporate them into our meals. Not only for athletes, but for all those who like me seek healthy food choices but also delicious, the biggest brand in the UK for sports nutrition, offers different products: from more specific ranges to products well known for it’s benefits. This is the case of flax seeds (in powder) extremely rich in soluble and insoluble fiber and fatty acids (especially omega-3). It contributes to the reduction of cholesterol, and moreover doesn’t contain sugar, soy or milk . You can incorporate it easily into bread, smoothies, yogurts, match with fruit, or in my case on pancakes, which besides being delicious, work very well frozen, ensuring a healthy breakfast, accessible at any time.
Moreover I also used coconut oil: from an organic origin, it’s the most healthy dietary oil, and may be used as a direct substitute for other cooking oils, since it’s extremely stable at high temperature.
SERVES: 4 TIME: 30min
50g Oat Flakes
150 g Wheat Flour
20g Flax seed powder
1 tsp Yeast Powder
1 coffe spoon of cinnamon
100g of Honey
1/2 coffe spoon of fine salt
1 tbsp coconut oil
For your convenience you can have all the dry ingredients combined and stored in a jar, and when preparing the pancakes, just add the milk and egg.
In a bowl combine the dry ingredients and the liquid ingredients in another. Mix both and set aside. If you wait too long you may need to add a little more milk to the mixture to get the ideal consistency.
In a frying pan place the coconut oil and let it melt. Add it the dough, mix again and now you already have your pan greased .
Place spoonfuls of the dough in the pan, and cook for 40 seconds on each side, or until well browned.
Serve with honey and fruits.