5 minute protein bread recipe

This easy-to-make flaxseed bread recipe has changed my life. I can’t remember the last time I ate bread that I didn’t make myself. Why? The recipe only requires a few ingredients; it has a really short preparation time, it’s delicious, filling, and it’s gluten-free. What a win-win.

If you’re a conscious eater, monitoring what your intake, you’re also likely a person who enjoys knowing exactly what all the ingredients in your meals are – the less, the better. I love cooking my own meals. I’m not a Siba Mtongana but I know my way around the kitchen. I enjoy preparing the ingredients, estimating  the proportion of spices, and finally, savouring my meals. What I don’t like is the 45-minute wait for brown rice to cook, or having to eyeball a stewing pot for 30 minutes in the evening. That’s why I love this bread recipe so much. It’s not time-consuming and so good for you.

A cousin was kind enough to share the recipe with me. She is Banting and found the original recipe on Daleen’s Banting kitchen. I’ve tweaked the original recipe (which makes one bread roll) to produce a larger portion that requires fewer ingredients. The recipe below makes four slices of bread.

This delicious flaxseed bread is high in protein and gluten free!
This delicious flaxseed bread is high in protein and gluten free!
What you will need:
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 tbsp. Baking powder
  • ½ tsp. Coconut oil (but you can use an oil of your preference)
  • 7 tbsps. Flaxseed powder
  • 25 ml Water
  • One soup bowl
  • One mixing bowl
  • Fork for mixing
  • microwave

Preparation time: 5 Minutes

Flaxseed powder can be found at any health store. I buy my 600 g tin of powder from Dada’s Spice at Ottery Centre for R69.

Step 1:

Pour the eggs, baking powder, flaxseed powder and water into your mixing bowl. Using a fork to avoid any lumps, mix the ingredients together.

Step 2:

Line your soup bowl with coconut oil. This will prevent the bread from sticking to the bottom of the bowl during the baking process.

Step 3:

Now that you have mixed your ingredients into a sticky dough, use your hands to mould the bread into a shape of your preference. Some may prefer to roll the dough into a ball to make a bread roll while I prefer to press the dough into a square shape so that I can cut it into slices.

Side note: The consistency of the dough depends on how much water you use. You can use 5 – 10 ml more water if prefer a softer, fluffy bread. You will also have to add 30 seconds to microwave time for each additional 5 ml of water.

Step 4:

Place the dough into your soup bowl and then into the microwave on high heat for two minutes. Depending on the heat of your microwave, lower or increase the microwave time by 30 seconds. Check to see if your dough has risen well and that the texture has changed. If you’re happy, place the bread on a bread board to cool.

Slice as desired and enjoy!

Would you like to share more easy-to-make healthy recipes with you? Leave me a comment in the section below if you’d like me to continue posting. Bonne appetite!

 

The most delicious post-workout treat ever: Sweet, Banana ice cream

Hello! Hello! Hello! Let’s make sweet Banana Ice Cream!

Bananas are the staple fruit for any health conscious eater because it’s so good for you. Just some of the health benefits of bananas include bowel regularity (sorry), they can dramatically help to improve weight loss since they have a low-calorie count while being deliciously sweet, and here’s something a lot of people don’t know – bananas are good for your eyes. The little bits of Vitamin A in bananas help to regulate clear vision.

Photo/ Pixabay
Photo/ Pixabay

Who can say no to that?

Not me.

Let’s get to it.

To make banana ice cream you will need one ingredient – seriously. Aside from the perks of a healthy body, making this delicious treat is just so much easier than making anything else remotely as sweet and beneficial.

What you’ll need:

6 large bananas
1 cutting knife
A sealable plastic container
A blender

This shouldn’t take you more than 10 minutes to make. You can opt to use more or less bananas according to your preference.

STEP 1:

Peel and slice the bananas into tiny chunks using your cutting knife and prepare to blend.

STEP 2:

Blend the banana chunks to a smoothie-like texture.

STEP 3:

Pour the blended banana pump into your sealable container and freeze as desired.

It’s really that simple.

Once the ice cream is frozen, scoop yourself a good helping to enjoy after a long day or post-workout.

Top Tips:

Switch things up by flavouring your ice cream with berries and nuts. I like to use crushed almonds but you can also use peanut butter – add three tablespoons of peanut butter before blending to freeze.

I’d decided to make this post-workout treat one day after my cousin was planning to throw away perfectly good, ripe bananas one day. If your bananas begin to display brown stops, don’t throw them away, use them to make your ice cream. The riper your banana ice, the sweeter your ice cream will be.

It’s totally worth the sweet, refreshing taste.

I’d love to share more healthy, post- or pre- workout treats. Do you know any recipes? Please drop me a line in the comment section below or connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Effortless Protein Pancakes

I spend a lot of money on food. Anyone who knows me will vouch for my sometimes exorbitant spending on food, rather than clothing or make-up. Needless to say, I love to eat. I enjoy trying new dishes, even though my body is sensitive to many popular ingredients like dairy, chillies, tomatoes, and seafood.

I’ve had to cut down on a lot of delicious food for the sake of having good skin, and a settled stomach. But every now and again, I indulge in a forbidden food group and savour every lingering taste.

When I stumbled across the following protein pancake recipe, compiled by Amanda Millie, I not only acquainted myself with a like-minded soul, but also discovered what would be my post-workout meal for a very long time.

Amanda Millie is a London-based Actress, Fitfluential Ambassador, and Presenter, who also loves blogging. She’s an avid lover of life, travel and real food, so naturally, we get along. More often than not, Amanda posts marvelled photos of her delicious, recent meals on Instagram. They’re pretty amazing – if you’re a fan of healthy eating. And that’s where I saw the pancakes, drizzled with mango puree and garnished with berries. They only require three ingredients, and take about 15 minutes to prepare, overall. This is definitely a recipe that I can work with, and better yet, perfect.

Instagram/ @mandsmillie
Instagram/ @mandsmillie

Check out Amanda’s original protein pancake recipe, here. After many breakfast and snack-time pancakes, I’m happy to announce that I’m a bit of an expert. I have modified the recipe a bit to add milk and honey.

Ingredients:

Optional :

  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup of almond milk

Fry in Coconut Oil

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Preparation:

  1. Preheat a non-stick pan on low to medium heat. I use a gas stove so the heat level is always a bit tricky, but this means that I can still fry pancakes during load shedding.
  2. Mash banana, and mix with egg whites and protein powder. At this point, the mixture will begin to look stiff and thick, which is usually when I add some almond milk. Mix until you have a consistency that is thick, yet easy to pour into the pan.
  3. Be sure to add the coconut oil to the pan right before you begin frying, otherwise the coconut oil will burn and smoke.
  4. Cook for three to five minutes, while flipping on either side with a spatula.
  5. Once both sides have turned golden brown, it’s ready to serve!

Drizzle with honey or any other preferred toppings. View more scrumptious food pics and recipe ideas by Amanda Millie on Instagram.

Do you have an easy-to-make recipe, that’s just as healthy as these pancakes? I’d love to try it. Post your recipes in the comment section below or pop me an email to robyn@bewhole.co.za

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