This is a recipe I made years ago from a vegetarian cookbook. It not only tastes great with a slight sweetness from the beets, it also has a beautiful color. The recipe calls for dried chickpeas, but there's no reason you can't use canned ones, though remember you would need a lot more than 8 oz if they're already cooked--!
Like mint? Enjoy milkshakes? Haas avocados give this one the texture of a real milkshake. There's NO sugar and NO artificial sweeteners either. When I make this recipe I add ingredients according to taste, so the measurements below are NOT exact... sorry... play around with it 'til you get the taste you want. I've also subtracted the mint oil and sprigs and added orange extract for a "Dreamsicle" shake or added coffee flavoring for a "Frappacino" shake.
I have been looking for a protein bar that is not full of carbs.
The following is a my own interpretation of a recipe I found online. You could experiment with other ingredients (i.e., other types of protein powder, coco powder, nuts and seeds, etc...). If you come up with other variations, let me know! :)
Fruit smoothies have been so popular, but they also tend to be high in sugar. Why not switch to veggie smoothies? They provide so much nutrition and flavor without the sugar, naturally. I have been enjoying veggie smoothie variations for breakfast and it keeps me going until lunch time. A note on the flax meal: you can buy it milled at the store or use a separate coffee grinder to grind whole flax seeds fresh).
This is my own, very different, version of the "Easy Corn Bread" recipe off a canister of Quaker corn meal. I have included honey instead of sugar, but added two eggs to help it rise (and add more protein!). The jalepeno peppers add zing. I used just one pepper, but wish I added more. The lentils add texture, as well as protein and fiber for a more wholesome snack, breakfast, or compliment to a meal.
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