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 😉
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)
- Finely chop the onion, peppers and garlic
- On a medium heat, add the oil to the frying pan
- Once hot, add the onion, peppers and garlic
- When the onions, peppers and garlic have browned off slightly, add the tin of chopped tomatoes along with the spices and seasoning
- Leave the some of the liquid to evaporate
- Make four wells in the mixture
- Crack one egg into each well
- Cover the frying pan with a lid (or foil if you don’t have a lid) for approximately 5 minutes
- Check regularly as a few minutes is the difference between runny eggs and hard yolks!
- Once cooked, sprinkle with fresh coriander
Multipower sent me their Strawberry Splash 100% Whey Isolate Protein powder to review.
Instantized Whey Protein Isolate (Milk) (98%), Emulsifier Soya Lecithin, Flavouring, Beetroot Juice Powder, Maltodextrin, Sweeteners: Sodium Cyclamate, Sodium Saccharin, Acesulfame K; Palm Oil.
|Nutrition Information per
||1535 kJ / 362 kcal
||470 kJ / 111 kcal
|of which saturates
|of which Sugars
|BCAA (Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine)
£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.
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.
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.
- In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients – oat flour, coconut flour, protein powder, cacao powder, baking powder and psyllium husks
- Then mix in the wet ingredients – egg white, almond milk and coconut oil
- 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
- Add the mixture to the pan
- Once small air bubbles start forming, use a palette knife to flip the pancake
- After a couple of minutes, or until the pancake is golden brown, add the pancake to your plate
- Add the banana and the blueberries/raspberries on top of your pancake(s)
- Drizzle the nut butter ALL over your pancake(s)
- Add flaxseed and chia seeds if desired
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!
- Heat waffle iron or oven if using a waffle mould
- In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients – oat flour, coconut flour, protein powder, cinnamon, baking powder and psyllium husks
- Then mix in the wet ingredients – egg white and almond milk
- Pour the mixture into the waffle iron/mould and leave for approximately 8-10 minutes
- Once golden brown, remove the waffle from the waffle iron/mould and plate up
- Add the banana and the blueberries on top of the waffle
- Heat the Lotus spread in the microwave for approximately 20 seconds (800W microwave, adjust accordingly for other power microwaves)
- Drizzle the Lotus spread over the waffle
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.
- In a large bowl, mix together the egg whites, protein powder, cinnamon and almond milk
- Soak the bread in the mixture for approximately 5 minutes on each side – so it expands in size slightly and is nice and goeey
- Heat a small amount of coconut oil in a frying pan on medium heat
- Cook the bread in the frying pan for approximately 3 minutes on each side, until it is golden brown
- Serve the bread on a plate
- Spread over the fruit and peanut butter to serve