I didn’t know this was possible. But this high protein low carb 180 chocolate bread is simply divine! Guilt free and gluten free, with the only thing needed is 15 minutes of your time and the ingredients to put this together. This loaf makes for the perfect snack or dessert giving you a small slice of heaven.
Mix the 180 Natural Chocolate Protein Superfood and the hazelnut meal into a bowl. Add the mashed banana and egg yolks along with the mineral water. Mix thoroughly. Beat the egg whites until stiff then fold them into the mixture.
Pour into a loaf tin.
Bake at 180° for about 25 min or until cooked. No longer though as it will get a little dry if over cooked.
To serve you could put cottage cheese and strawberries on it or mashed banana and cinnamon. Play and have fun with the toppings because this is seriously delicious guilt free chocolate… Yum!!
Personally I don’t eat much bread. It’s been a number of years since I’ve cut out most grains from my diet. But I must admit, there’s nothing quite like smelling toast first thing in the morning! And when Caroline finally made a high protein low carb, grain free bread, I was very excited to try it!
How to make this amazingly easy high protein low carb bread
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Mix the eggs then add them to the dry ingredients. Add the mineral water and mix with a fork until just combined.
Pour the runny mix into a loaf tin.
Bake for 25-30 min, it gets a bit dry if it’s overcooked.
Let it cool a bit then eat!!! It’s also great to slice and put in freezer, then toast when needed. Enjoy!
Ps.Big thanks to Caroline Howe for coming up with the high protein low carb bread recipe. And if anyone out there has any great recipes ideas that they feel would go well with our blog, we’d love to hear from you. Guy
I could have really done with these delicious low carb treats flying back from the UK this week. Sadly though I’m not sure any airline would know what a healthy high protein low carb recipe would look like! Flying there was fine as I was all prepared with my little low carb protein snacks in the shape of the 180 balls. I then ploughed through the tub I took with me whilst in the UK, leaving me to come unstuck on my flight home… and there’s me thinking I was prepared! More
If there is one meal of the day that I see people struggling with it’s breakfast. I am always disappointed with our Western fixation on toast and cereal for breakfast not to mention washing it all down with a coffee. Our over consumption of wheat and dairy in this country undoubtedly contributes to the increase in allergies seen in Australia in the last few decades.
What ever happened to a high protein breakfast?
Most commercial breakfast cereals are full of sugar and while that may give you a quick pick-me-up in the morning it doesn’t sustain your energy and people are looking for another quick fix to prop up flagging energy levels by morning tea. This can ultimately lead to wild fluctuations in energy and blood sugar levels throughout the day and ultimately contributes to weight gain and fatigue (read more on common breakfast mistakes & how to fix them).
I always analyze peoples diet’s during a consultation, and this meal is undoubtedly one of the main culprits when it comes to poor diet. Ironically it is the one meal that people are most resistant to change and often they are horrified when I ask them to consider a healthier alternative. “If I can’t have toast and cereal for breakfast what will I eat?” They are always pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to whip up a quick healthy breakfast and often these small changes in diet are the ones that they continue on with over the years which makes a significant impact to long term health.
In other cultures breakfast is a proper balanced meal, not something that you bolt down as you’re running out the door in the morning. The traditional Asian culture often have a quick stir fried breakfast of vegetables and eggs, whereas some European cultures enjoy a selection of bread, cheese and fish – pickled herring anyone?
So what is a breakfast of champions?
Here’s my top three suggestions to kick start your day, that are quick, tasty and packed with nutrients to keep you going throughout the day and benefit your health
Healthy Scrambled Eggs
This protein packed breakfast is high in nutrients and will keep you full until lunch time. It is ideal for those people who want to lose a few kilos and get rid of the dreaded muffin top.
Chop up a selection of your favorite vegetables, including capsicum, mushrooms, onion, asparagus and zucchini into small pieces to speed cooking time. The more vegetables you have in your diet the better so be generous. I generally do this the night before while I’m cooking dinner and keep in the fridge over night.
In the morning put a small amount on olive oil in a pan and set on a low – medium heat. Add your vegetables and stir occasionally as you are getting ready for work.
When vegetables are cooked through toss in a hand full of baby spinach leaves and once they have started to wilt crack in two fresh eggs – organic and free range are definitely the best.
Stir through until eggs have scrambled, sprinkle with sesame seeds and fresh ground black pepper and enjoy
For another variation of this dish you could add tofu
* Note there is no need to have toast with this breakfast as there are low glycaemic index carbohydrates in the vegetables to provide nutrients and energy.
Split Apple Seed Breakfast
For this delicious recipe I have to thank Lee Nelson and chef Pen Lee of the Spit Apple Retreat in New Zealand. It’s one of my favorites and if you taste it you will know why!
Take1/2 a cup of pepitas, 1/2 a cup of sesame seeds and a whole cup of sunflower seeds and add enough water to cover them. Leave them to soak for at least 30 minutes. I soak them overnight in the fridge.
Drain them and add either 220ml of protein powder drink or nut milk (such as almond milk). Blend until is the consistency of of somewhere between smooth and crunchy peanut butter. This is enough for three breakfasts for two people.
Use a heaped tablespoon of this blend over a bowl of berries, sliced peaches. plums and apple and add a tablespoon full of probiotic yoghurt and dust with cinnamon.
This breakfast is delicious and a fabulous way to start the day. It is high in fibre, nutrients and essential fatty acids. If you would like to find out more about the Split Apple Retreat you can find them at www.splitapple.com
The High Protein Breakfast of Champions
And finally our favorite personal trainer, Guy Lawrence, the director of 180 Nutrition and the king of the super fast and super healthy breakfast, comes this power packed way to start your day.
Take 2 scoops of 180 Natural Protein Superfood and add 100ml of water and 100ml of coconut milk.
Crack in a raw egg – organic and free range is best
Add a dollop of probiotic yoghurt
Add a hand full of berries such as blue berries and strawberries and blitz with a stick blender
Drink it as your heading out the door.
The whole process should take you less time that it takes to toast bread in the morning and is guaranteed to help you power through your day, providing you with protein, fibre, valuable nutrients and essential fatty acids to give you the energy you need to get through your day.
Yes, I know the video is a little tongue in cheek. But it does beg the question, does the manufacturer care about what goes in the product that YOU would be consuming… or is it all about profit only?
2.Why are you buying a protein powder?
From my experience, the main reasons why people buy any form of protein supplement is usually because they are trying to increase muscle mass. There is a massive amount of marketing and hype around most protein supplements. So naturally that’s the main association, if I drink protein supplements I’ll get bigger muscles.
Another motive is to help fat loss. A high protein low carb diet is certainly beneficial for any weight loss program, and protein supplements can be a logical way at looking at it.
To get the real lowdown on fat loss/weight loss,CLICK HERE.
Protein supplements are also convenient, which is pretty handy when you are time poor or just walking out of the gym.
But the problem with this is that companies play on this big time, and easily mislead people into a false understanding from the many claims of what protein supplements will actually do for you. If you have not achieved the beach body you want or that slim toned look you are after, do you think taking a protein supplement alone will get you there? Or do you think it’s going to be hard work and dedication over many months through exercise and sound nutritional eating?
3.Question the ingredients that are in them. Do you recognise them and are the effects of long-term use healthy?
If you do want to improve your diet with a protein supplement, then you would have to question most protein supplements ingredients, especially when the majority of the money is spent on the marketing, not the ingredients themselves. Look at how often a new brand will come along, bamboozling you with the latest scientific break through and trying to outdo their competitors.
Did you know many protein supplements and weight loss shakes contain sugars, artificial sweeteners, fillers, thickeners and artificial flavourings? I’m often curious to see what’s in the ingredients when I see a new supplement on the shelf. I recently looked at one the other day to see one of the main ingredients in it was a form of sugar, and this was supposed to be a health product!
Watch this short 2 minute video HERE to see why we are the NO.1 Protein Superfood in Australia!
4.Follow through with a healthy nutritional and exercise plan to get the long lasting results you want.
We all like the idea of being able to take something that will make our task at hand much easier without the effort, it’s human nature, but if you have been struggling to get the results you want for a while, it’s a MUST that you look at the bigger picture. If you are taking any form of supplement expecting miracles to happen, yet your lifestyle is not that healthy, you will be waiting a long time!
Take a look at what New Zealand’s elite Crossfit athlete Ruth Anderson Horrell eats in a day. No chemical based protein powders or processed food there!!CLICK HERE to see Ruth’s diet.
If you are looking for a protein supplement, make sure they are completely transparent as a business and what the ingredients are too. Protein supplements certainly have their place, especially when they improve your health with long-term use, not diminish it, and when you add in the convenience factor, this can be a great combination of ‘time efficiency & health’ to bring into your daily diet. This can then make life a whole lot easier.
5.Before you buy, do a little research and educate yourself from reputable resources so you can then make an informed decision before you purchase.
Whether you are a stay at home mum or a competitive athlete, your health and your body is a fundamental cornerstone to how you perform on a daily basis.
So if you are looking for a protein supplement that is completely natural and will improve your health with no hidden surprises, then check out 180 natural protein superfood.
180 Superfood is a perfect high protein low carb breakfast that only takes minutes to prepare. No empty calories here. 180 is jam packed full of everything your body needs making it a extremely healthy gluten free breakfast to kick start your day.
Gluten free, high in fibre and totally natural. What more could you ask for to start your day?
We recommend taking it with milk to make a high protein breakfast, or simply shake/stir and drink! Mix with natural yoghurt etc. Or you can make high protein shakes, smoothies, sprinkle it on salads, make muffins, as it’s a raw product it’s very diverse!
Make delicious natural high protein breakfast
Our favourite method is to mix 180 in a blender. It’s here you can be creative and make your favourite smoothie. For instance, lets say you’re on a weight loss plan and you are eating a fairly high protein, low carbohydrate diet. You could simply add a little low GI fruit like a tablespoon of frozen berries or some strawberries, and substitute a meal with a delicious, all natural high protein shake.
Or if you are looking to gain lean muscle, and improve your recovery before your next workout, you could look at increasing your calorie, protein and carbohydrate intake. You could do this by adding an extra tablespoon of 180, a banana, a raw egg, or something similar along these lines, depending on personal preferences and taste, to make convenient high protein shakes. The choice is yours. By adding 180 to your daily diet you’ll be taking steps to improve your health and well being over time, we know you’ll feel the difference.
Stir & Shake
The quickest method to take 180 is to simply add 2-4 tablespoons in your desired drink, if you are looking for a quick fix or a high protein breakfast on the go. We recommend using un-homogenised milk. If you are using any other milk substitutes like soy or something similar, always check the ingredients, because they usually contain a lot of sugar or sweeteners, like maltidextrose for example. This is something that you should really be aware of if you are conscious of your health.
Or if you’re on the go and want to make high protein shakes, the other simple method is to add it into a sports container, and simply shake and drink. We recommend mixing it at the time of consumption, as it is not like most protein powders. 180 will thicken over time because of it’s raw natural ingredients. This method is ideal if you’re short on time but value the foods you consume. We know you’ll feel the difference.