Started my new job today at my fave cafe, and [go figure] they had a beautiful, freshly-baked, gluten-free carrot cake on the menu. So, obviously, I ate a slice.
Then I came home and prepared a high protein/low carb dinner for lover and myself | avocado chicken salad w. my fave @nairnsoatcakes
Breakfast pops with crunchy tahini granola and berries
Makes: 5-6 large pops
First, make the Tahini, quinoa and blackstrap molasses granola:
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20-25 minutes
1 cups roiled oats
¼ cup puffed quinoa
Pinch of Himalayan rock salt
2 Tbsp pepitas
3 Tbsp hulled tahini
1 Tbsp coconut oil
2 Tbsp blackstrap molasses (or sweetener of choice)
Let’s make it:
Pre-heat your oven to 170 degrees Celsius/350F and line a deep dish baking tray with baking paper.
Combine all ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl. Use a wooden spoon to combine the ingredients, then mix until uniform.
Spread the mixture spreading evenly over baking paper, ensuring the mixture is spread evenly, and is touching the sides of the tray (this will prevent burning). Cook for 21 minutes, stirring the mixture every 7 minutes. Once cooked, remove from the oven and allow to completely cool before breaking apart (this will ensure you get nice large granola chunks). For the yogurt pops:
prep time: 15-20 minutes cook time: 4 hours (or overnight)
½ cup coconut yoghurt
½ cup full fat coconut cream
½ cup banana (roughly 2/3 of a large banana)
¼ tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla powder
1 Tbsp rice malt syrup
Small handful frozen berries (we used raspberries), thawed
Let’s put it together:
Combine all ingredients except the berries and granola in a high-speed blender, until completely smooth, Add in thawed berries, and gently stir until just combined.
Spoon your mixture evenly between your desired pop moulds, ensuring you leave 1-2 cm at the top.
Spoon in granola mixture to completely fill the pop moulds. Use the handle of a spoon to push the granola down, and slightly into the yoghurt mixture (so that it sticks).
Insert your popsicle sticks and set in the freezer until firm.
Remove frozen pops from their moulds. Dip in melted dark chocolate (optional) and more granola.
Yum…! Recipe courtesy of movenourishbelieve.com