Easy Shakshuka Recipe

Shakshuka has quickly become one of my breakfast favourites! I love serving this recipe with bread for dunking in the runny yolks – a great way to start the day 😉

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Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 1 red onion
  • 2 peppers
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Fresh parsley (to taste)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil (or oil of your choice)

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Method

  1. Finely chop the onion, peppers and garlic
  2. On a medium heat, add the oil to the frying pan
  3. Once hot, add the onion, peppers and garlic
  4. When the onions, peppers and garlic have browned off slightly, add the tin of chopped tomatoes along with the spices and seasoning
  5. Leave the some of the liquid to evaporate
  6. Make four wells in the mixture
  7. Crack one egg into each well
  8. Cover the frying pan with a lid (or foil if you don’t have a lid) for approximately 5 minutes
  9. Check regularly as a few minutes is the difference between runny eggs and hard yolks!
  10. Once cooked, sprinkle with fresh coriander

Enjoy!

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Multipower Review

Multipower sent me their Strawberry Splash 100% Whey Isolate Protein powder to review.

 

 

 

Ingredients

Instantized Whey Protein Isolate (Milk) (98%), Emulsifier Soya Lecithin, Flavouring, Beetroot Juice Powder, Maltodextrin, Sweeteners: Sodium Cyclamate, Sodium Saccharin, Acesulfame K; Palm Oil.

 

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information per 100 g 30 g*
Energy 1535 kJ / 362 kcal 470 kJ / 111 kcal
Fat 1,2 g 0,4 g
of which saturates 0,7 g 0,2 g
Carbohydrate 2,7 g 0,8 g
of which Sugars 1,3 g 0,4 g
Dietary Fibre 0 g 0 g
Protein 85 g 26 g
Salt 0,5 g 0,15 g
BCAA (Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine) 21,7 g 6,5 g

*per 30 g serving when mixed with 200 ml of water

 

Price

£36.99 for 725g which is 24 servings. This is definitely more on the expensive side, for example another high end brand – Dymatize ISO-100 is £25.95 for 733g.

 

Review

The protein powder mixed extremely well. There were no lumps stuck at the bottom of my shaker and this was with only 200ml of water, as recommended. I have to admit, I don’t usually go for strawberry flavoured protein powder as I find it usually tastes too sweet and sickly – perhaps just my bad experiences putting me off! As a shake, I really enjoyed the strawberry splash protein as the flavour tasted of strawberry but wasn’t too sweet. I also tried the protein in my morning porridge oats but I felt the flavour was much more subtle compared to as a simple shake. I think I’ll use the Multipower Whey Isolate Protein powder again in the future as it has shown me that a nice strawberry flavour does actually exist!

The 100% Whey Isolate Protein powder is available on their site, here.

Chocolate Protein Pancakes

If you follow me on Instagram (@emilygetsstrong), you’ll know that pancakes are my ultimate favourite breakfast. I thought that I’d share my go-to recipe for my pancakes as I personally LOVE them and they’re also a breakfast I always look forward to.

Ingredients

Waffle
Topping

Method

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients – oat flour, coconut flour, protein powder, cacao powder, baking powder and psyllium husks
  2. Then mix in the wet ingredients – egg white, almond milk and coconut oil
  3. Put a small amount of coconut oil in a frying pan on medium heat and swirl in round so the whole pan as been in contact with the oil
  4. Add the mixture to the pan
  5. Once small air bubbles start forming, use a palette knife to flip the pancake
  6. After a couple of minutes, or until the pancake is golden brown, add the pancake to your plate
  7. Add the banana and the blueberries/raspberries on top of your pancake(s)
  8. Drizzle the nut butter ALL over your pancake(s)
  9. Add flaxseed and chia seeds if desired

Enjoy! 🙂

Cinnamon Swirl Protein Waffles

One of my favourite combinations at the moment has to be cinnamon swirl protein and Lotus Biscoff spread. As it’s National Breakfast Week, I thought I’d combine the two to make my one of my favourite breakfasts – waffles!

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Ingredients

Waffle
Topping

Method

  1. Heat waffle iron or oven if using a waffle mould
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients – oat flour, coconut flour, protein powder, cinnamon, baking powder and psyllium husks
  3. Then mix in the wet ingredients – egg white and almond milk 
  4. Pour the mixture into the waffle iron/mould and leave for approximately 8-10 minutes
  5. Once golden brown, remove the waffle from the waffle iron/mould and plate up
  6. Add the banana and the blueberries on top of the waffle
  7. Heat the Lotus spread in the microwave for approximately 20 seconds (800W microwave, adjust accordingly for other power microwaves)
  8. Drizzle the Lotus spread over the waffle

Enjoy! 🙂 

Protein French Toast

I’ve been wanting to try my own protein french toast for a while now but thought it might be a bit risky… No one wants a gross eggy mess now, do they?! Luckily, I bit the bullet and tried it out, and I’m so glad I did. 

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Ingredients

French Toast
Topping

Method

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the egg whites, protein powder, cinnamon and almond milk
  2. Soak the bread in the mixture for approximately 5 minutes on each side – so it expands in size slightly and is nice and goeey
  3. Heat a small amount of coconut oil in a frying pan on medium heat
  4. Cook the bread in the frying pan for approximately 3 minutes on each side, until it is golden  brown
  5. Serve the bread on a plate
  6. Spread over the fruit and peanut butter to serve

Enjoy! 🙂