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Protein Rich Quinoa Pudding

healthy quinoa pudding

Angela: This pudding can be used as a snack, breakfast or dessert. Super healthy and delicious. No nasties in sight. Gluten free, dairy free, paleo friendly and packed full of nutrients and protein to keep you fuller for longer. I love quinoa as a base as it’s packed full of protein and fibre.

Ingredients (Serves 2)

Method

  1. Combine all ingredients, except the Whey Protein Isolate, in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer for 25-30 minutes, stirring often particularly towards the end to prevent the mixture from sticking to the bottom of the saucepan.
  3. Add a little water if needed.
  4. Turn off heat and then stir through the scoop of 180 Whey Protein Isolate.
  5. Serve with mixed berries. Enjoy!

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11 Time Saving Healthy Eating Hacks For A Busy Schedule

Eating Healthy For the Time Poor

Guy: After doing many Clean Eating Workshops, one of the biggest challenges we hear is “I simply don’t have enough time to eat healthy”. I’m sure it’s something all of us can relate too.

But with a small commitment to yourself that you’re willing to try something new and a few sneaky health tactics up your sleeve, you’ll be amazed what’s possible when it comes to improving your daily eating habits when time poor. This is a fantastic post written by nutritionist Bronwyn Walker on how you can implement some great time saving healthy eating hacks into your week. Over to Bronwyn…

Bronwyn: Life is busy! Jobs, family, friends, training, kids, so many things to cram into a day and sometimes clean eating or eating well can fall to the bottom of the priority list!

The key to staying on track with clean eating is preparation and planning. A little food preparation can go a long way and a few hints/tips can find you fuelling your body with wholesome, nutritious foods and not reaching for poor food choices.

Cook Once, Eat Twice

At the end of a busy day, none of us want to go home and then think up an amazing and healthy meal to cook. Sunday is the day for rest and also a great day for food preparation. A couple of hours spent in the kitchen on a Sunday can make for an easy, stress-free and clean eating week, with your evening meal taking 5 minutes to prepare rather than an hour. The food prep done on the Sunday might not last you the whole week but at least it will get through to Wednesday or Thursday. When the food does run out, as you have started the week eating clean, you are more likely to make better choices later in the week.

Below are 11 tips for the time poor:

Adapt for your own taste and appetite.

  1. Cook up large meal in a slow cooker – easy to prepare and full of nutrients. Make a stew, curry or casserole full of great quality grass fed meat, vegetables, herbs and spices. It then can be reheated again for dinner or taken for lunches for a couple of days in the week.
  2. Your freezer is your ‘time poor’ friend – make large portions of your meals and freeze some in individual containers for the end of the week when food is running low or you are running late.
  3. Along with some delicious slow cooked curries and stews, make a large batch of soup that can be put into individual containers for lunch or dinner or frozen for a quick dinner snack.
  4. Make a batch of savoury muffins to have with the soup. Use almond meal/flour for a gluten free option and add your favourite ingredients – herbs, feta, grated zucchini, grated carrot, bacon etc. Make a big batch and freeze some. Pull one out of your freezer in the morning and it will be defrosted by the time you are looking for a snack on the go. Delicious heated up with lots of organic grass-fed butter.
  5. Roast a whole free range chicken – cut up or shred for salads or soups or snacks. (Guy: I use a slow cooker for this
  6. Boil a big batch of eggs – boil about 6-8 eggs for quick snacks or breakfast if you are in rush.
  7. Roast a rainbow of vegetables – they are great for snacks or a meal on the go.
  8. Chia seed pudding – simple and easy, full of omega 3, antioxidants and fibre; make in big batches; add 180 Protein Superfood for extra protein, some berries and coconut water, soak overnight and use for a quick and easy breakfast.
  9. Smoothie bags – chopped banana and berries. Put them in freezer bags for quick breakfast smoothies. Here’s a fantastic breakfast smoothie recipe that takes two minutes to make and will keep you going all morning.
  10. Keep frozen vegetables in your freezer as a backup plan.
  11. Make a list when you go shopping – this will help you get in and out of the shop much quicker.
    11a. (Guy: I’ve also used FEED ME, which are paleo friendly meals delivered to your door)

Conclusion

Stocking up on the right food and clearing the kitchen of temptations will help you to stay on track and make the right food choices. It’s all about baby steps with food preparation, start each week by making something that will get you a few meals and enjoy a stress-free, clean eating week of delicious food.

Happy and Healthy eating. Bronwyn :)

Ps. Do you have any time saving healthy food tactics? We’d love to hear them in the comments below…

bronwyn walker nutritionistBronwyn Walker from Balcony Bloomer is a qualified nutritionist with 7 years in the industry of complementary health.

A personal lifestyle change and learning to heal herself through food and exercise, Bronwyn made the decision to study nutrition and has found her passion to help people.

Bronwyn’s philosophy of nutrition is using food as a base to build better health and wellness and that a few small changes can have profound effect on avoiding chronic illness. Bronwyn specialises in weight loss, sleep issues and nutrition for training athletes. Bronwyn loves to live by the quote of the great Hippocrates, ‘ let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food’. Learn more about Bronwyn HERE.

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Paleo Friendly Gluten Free Cinnamon & Coconut Bread

Angela: I love finding good homemade wheat free bread recipes that taste yummy and are nutritional dense. This one is high in protein, gluten free, paleo friendly and packed full of nutrients. It tastes amazing toasted with a thick spread of butter on the top. I store mine in the fridge in an airtight container. If you make a big batch of it you can keep it in the freezer and pull out the slices as you toast them. Mmmm, enjoy…

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup 180 Nutrition powder (whey or vegan coconut)
  • 2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 5 eggs
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
  • 1 tbsp dessicated coconut
  • ¼ tsp stevia

paleo friendly bread Process

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line a bread pan with baking paper.
  • Combine 180 Nutrition powder, coconut flour, dessicated coconut, cinnamon, stevia, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  • Combine eggs and coconut oil large bowl. Mix until well combined using a blender.
  • Combine egg mixture with dry ingredients.
  • Add roughly ground walnuts and fold through.
  • Bake for around 40 minutes. Use a wooden stick to check if cooked through.

Notes

Serves 10. If you have any great 180 Superfood recipes you would like to share, we would love to hear from you. Simply email us support@180nutrition.com.au

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Healthy Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Slice

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Slice

Angela: The thing I like about Angeline’s recipes is not only do they look and taste amazing, you can eat them everyday. This slice is packed with protein and good fats, is gluten free, dairy free and paleo friendly… over to you Angeline :)

Angeline: So I have come across a lot of these recipes for yummy raw slices only to realise in the ingredients that they contain a lot of dried fruit, namely mejool dates. Now I had a look at the nutritional content of a mejool date and was astounded by how much sugar per 100 grams they contain. They have the same amount as a packet of lollies having 65 grams of sugar per 100 grams! I do realise that they have fibre and various other nutrients but what people have to be careful of is how often they are having these ‘healthy’ desserts because at the end of the day the body doesn’t care if your sugar comes from a Mars bar or a Mejool date it’s going to turn to fat if it’s isn’t burned off!

So that’s when my recipe came to light because I wanted to make one just as tasty but without all the added sugar from the dates. I had made a slice previously to this and used dried currants and it tasted yum but my recipes are all about everyday eating and I wanted to make something you could have everyday without feeling guilty or interfering with your health and fitness goals. I worked it out that this slice has about 175 calories per serve so all in all a great mid morning or mid afternoon snack. Enjoy!

Ingredients

Base:
3 scoops 180 Nutrition Coconut Protein Powder (I used vegan)
1 cup pumpkin purée
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tsp granulated stevia

Middle layer:
400ml can coconut milk
4 sheets gelatine (grass-fed if possible)
1/4 cup organic cacao powder
1 tsp PB powder or almond butter or peanut butter
1 tbsp granulated stevia

Top layer:
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
1/4 cup granulated stevia
Pinch of sea salt

Method

  1. For the base, mix the protein powder, pumpkin purée, melted coconut oil and stevia in a bowl and blend well. You can use a fork or hand held blender to get rid of any lumps. Spoon the mixture into a springform cake tin, press and pack tightly and pop in the freezer to harden.
  2. For the middle ‘mousse’ layer, simply heat the coconut milk in a saucepan and add the cacao powder, stevia and almond or peanut butter and the soaked gelatine sheets. Allow to cool for a few minutes and then pour over the base and pop back into the freezer to set for about 20 minutes.
  3. For the top layer, melt the oil, cacao powder and stevia in a saucepan until the stevia has dissolved and allow to cool slightly before pouring over the set mousse layer and place in the freezer to set for at least 30 minutes.

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Paleo Chocolate and Berry Brownies

Paleo Berry and Chocolate Brownies

Angela: One of our lovely fans Jen Philpott shared with us her Paleo Chocolate and Berry Brownies. Great for a treat when you need something yummy to hit the spot! Grain-free, gluten-free, paleo friendly… over to you Jen:

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Coconut flour or approx 40grams
  • 2 scoops 180 Natural protein super food (coconut or chocolate)
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 1/2 cup plus 2Tbs Butter melted (or Coconut oil)
  • 3 eggs room temp
  • 1/2 cup rice malt syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (Optional)
  • 1- 1 1/2 cup of frozen berries

Method

  • Place all dry ingredients into food processor and blend to mix
  • Melt the butter and rice malt syrup on a low heat in a pan till just melted
  • All butter mix, vanilla and eggs to dry ingredients and blend till well combined
  • Add half the frozen berries and pulse to just break them up a bit
  • Pour mixture into a greased or lined tray
  • Sprinkle remaining berries evenly over the mixture pressing in (This makes yummy big bits of fruit when you bight into brownie)
  • Bake at 180 degrees until cooked

Jen: Enjoy :) Goes fantastic with homemade ice cream

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Homemade Raw Protein Dessert

180 Nutrition Raw Protein Slice

Angela: How amazing does this look! So pretty. Another awesome recipe from our ambassador Angeline. It’s high in protein, good fats, gluten free and paleo friendly. I can’t wait to make it…over to you Angeline :)

Angeline: I’ve wanted to make a slice like this for a while now but thought it must too complicated to make but I can’t believe how easy it was. I must admit I did plan to make some protein balls but then decided to change my mind and make a raw slice instead so this recipe was a last minute creation. What makes this recipe different from others is that I’ve made this slice using gelatine which is very good for gut health so that’s an added bonus! I’ve also used some dried fruit which I don’t normally use in my recipes but I came across a brand called Table Top Grapes and they have no added sugar or sulphites which is hard to come across so I decided to use them to help bind the slice.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do and it was a hit with my mum and family so that’s a guarantee that others will love it too and they are a tough crowd to please!

Ingredients

  • 4 scoops of chocolate 180 Nutrition protein powder
  • 1 cup activated hazelnuts
  • 1 cup no sugar added currants (you could use mejool dates instead)
  • 1 tbsp granulated stevia
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1 shot espresso organic coffee

Topping

  • 1 400ml can coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 1/4 cup granulated stevia
  • 4 sheets gelatine soaked in cold water

Method

  1. For the main slice, place all the ingredients in a food processor along with the coffee and melted coconut oil and blitz for a 2 minutes.
  2. Pour into a spring board cake tin and pack down tightly and pop in the freezer to set.
  3. For the topping, heat a can of coconut milk in a saucepan and add berries and stevia and pulse with an electric hand blender, add gelatine until dissolved and allow to cool slightly.
  4. Pour topping over the slice and pop back into freezer for at least 30 minutes or until firm.
  5. Once set, decorate with a few extra berries on top.

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