Blueberries – Celebrate All Things Blueberry + HM #192

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Blueberries – Celebrate All Things Blueberry + HM #192

Blueberries — such a wonderful summer fruit. These little berries burst with sweet, delicious flavor, are vesatile to work with, and are good for you too. The gals at Home Matters have some fabulous blueberry ideas for you so hop around to see them all. Enjoy!

 

No-Bake Frozen Blueberry Pie from Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table

 

Homemade Blueberry Syrup with Honey from Rachel @ Grow A Good Life

 

How To Freeze Blueberries from Missy @ Graceful Little Honey Bee

 

Watermelon, Blueberry & Feta Salad Recipe from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

 

Blueberries – Celebrate All Things Blueberry Blog Hop

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Breakfast Recipes Packed With Protein, Coconut, And Blueberries

Vegan recipes that provide the protein and flavor you want first thing in the morning. Have a Coconut Smoothie or Blueberry Pancakes for breakfast or snack.

 

Breakfast Recipes

Packed with Protein, Coconut, and Blueberries

In today’s fast food-oriented culture, it is vital more than ever, to seek out healthy and nutritious alternatives for one’s diet. Vegan selections provide such an option. This certainly includes breakfast, which is often considered by experts to be the most important meal of the day. Indeed, with a full day of activities in store, you want to have the nutritional energy to start your day off successfully.

This typically entails meal offerings high in protein and low in starchy carbohydrates. In addition, you are probably going to desire a morning meal that does not take up too much of your valuable time preparing. With this in mind, here are the vegan breakfast recipes that are exactly what the doctor ordered – delicious, nutritious and easy to whip up.

Creamy Coconut Flavored Protein Smoothie

This is an easily prepared breakfast option that seems more like a delectable treat, rather than the nutritious repast that it actually is. Not only will you find this healthy morning shake with a crushed ice right from your home cooler to be a delicious offering, but also fulfilling, due in part, to the respectable portions of protein (21 grams) and fiber (7 grams) that each serving contains.

Here’s what you will need to get started:

  • 1 scoop cup of protein powder (vanilla)
  • 1 fresh banana (frozen)
  • ¾ cup of coconut milk (non-sweetened)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut flakes (non-sweetened)
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut cream (this is optional)
  • ½ cup of crushed ice

Once you have all of your ingredients assembled and ready to go, the next couple of steps quick and easy. First, take all of your ingredients, except the coconut cream, and place in a blender. Blend your ingredients until they attain a creamy consistency.

Next, pour the contents from the blender into a large cup or glass. Separately, mix your coconut cream in a small bowl until contents become fluffy. Finally, pour the coconut cream on top of your smoothie. Your morning protein smoothie is now ready to serve.

Printable Recipe

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Creamy Coconut Flavored Protein Smoothie
 
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A delicious and healthy Vegan recipe that provides the protein and flavor you want first thing in the morning.
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Type: Smoothie
Ingredients:
  • 1 scoop cup of protein powder (vanilla)
  • 1 fresh banana (frozen)
  • ¾ cup of coconut milk (non-sweetened)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut flakes (non-sweetened)
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut cream (this is optional)
  • ½ cup of crushed ice
Directions:
  1. Take all of your ingredients, except the coconut cream, and place in a blender.
  2. Blend your ingredients until they attain a creamy consistency.
  3. Pour the contents from the blender into a large cup or glass.
  4. Separately, mix your coconut cream in a small bowl until contents become fluffy.
  5. Pour the coconut cream on top of your smoothie.
  6. Your morning protein smoothie is now ready to serve.
3.5.3226

 

Protein Rich Blueberry Pancakes

No breakfast is complete without the presence of a few fluffy, golden brown pancakes. This high-protein vegan offering has the right balance of tradition, nutrition, and preparation ease to make it a first-choice culinary favorite for the entire family. In fact, with only 15 minutes required to prepare this meal, this pancake recipe is particularly inviting to early risers on the move.

You will need the following ingredients to get started:

  • ½ scoop cup of your favorite protein powder (vanilla works best)
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup of oat flour
  • ¾ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup of almond milk (non-sweetened)
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut milk yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ¼ cup of egg whites
  • 1 fresh, large egg
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ¼ cup of apple sauce (non-sweetened)
  • 1/3 cup of blueberries (fresh)
  • ¼ cup of maple syrup

With your ingredients on hand, it is time to prepare your batter. Begin by placing all of your dry ingredients (i.e. oat and coconut flour, baking powder, etc.) into a properly sized mixing bowl. Stir until contents are thoroughly combined. Once this is complete, add your wet ingredients, plus your eggs, to the dry contents in the mixing bowl. Stir until the contents are evenly mixed. Now it is time to add in your blueberries (or other berry options if you so desire).

Stir to combine all your ingredients. Let your mixed batter sit for about 5 minutes. While you are waiting for a batter, you can begin prepping your cooking pan by preheating and adding cooking spray (preferably non-stick). You are now ready to begin cooking. Pour ¼ to 1/3 cup of batter per pancake into your cooking pan. Cook each side of your pancakes for approximately 3 minutes or until the coloring becomes brownish gold. Now you are ready to serve and enjoy.

Printable Recipe

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Protein Rich Blueberry Pancakes
 
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A delicious and healthy Vegan recipe that provides the protein and flavor you want first thing in the morning.
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Type: Breakfast
Ingredients:
  • ½ scoop cup of your favorite protein powder (vanilla works best)
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup of oat flour
  • ¾ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup of almond milk (non-sweetened)
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut milk yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ¼ cup of egg whites
  • 1 fresh, large egg
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ¼ cup of apple sauce (non-sweetened)
  • 1/3 cup of blueberries (fresh)
  • ¼ cup of maple syrup
Directions:
  1. Prepare your batter.
  2. Begin by placing all of your dry ingredients (i.e. oat and coconut flour, baking powder, etc.) into a properly sized mixing bowl.
  3. Stir until contents are thoroughly combined.
  4. Add wet ingredients, plus your eggs, to the dry contents in the mixing bowl.
  5. Stir until evenly mixed.
  6. Add blueberries (or other berry options if you so desire).
  7. Stir to combine.
  8. Let your mixed batter sit for about 5 minutes.
  9. Prepping your cooking pan by preheating and adding cooking spray (preferably non-stick).
  10. Once ready, pour ¼ to 1/3 cup of batter per pancake into your cooking pan.
  11. Cook each side of your pancakes for approximately 3 minutes or until the coloring becomes brownish gold.
  12. Serve and enjoy.
3.5.3226

 

These are just two great vegan recipes that provide the protein and flavor you want first thing in the morning. If you are looking for a healthy alternative that will not impact negatively on your time and happens to be delicious, you cannot go wrong with these offerings.


~Amily Blanch

 

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Watermelon, Blueberry & Feta Salad Recipe

Watermelon, Blueberry & Feta Salad

A Refreshing PATRIOTIC Side Dish!

 

Labor Day is here. That means the end of summer, and the last of the big BBQs. So, get out your flags and bunting, and let’s make another Patriotic splash! I’m sharing with you today a recipe for a delicious and refreshing red, white, and blue salad that is wonderful anytime, but especially fun for those Star-Spangled holidays–Watermelon, Blueberry & Feta Salad. It is super quick, super easy, and super tasty.

Here’s What You Need:

Watermelon, Blueberries, Feta Cheese, and Balsamic Vinegar. Can you believe it? There are only 4 ingredients.

The Directions:

Cut your watermelon into large rectangles, triangles, crescents, or whatever shape you’d like. Stars perhaps? Place the watermelon on a platter. Top with blueberries and Feta cheese. Drizzle with Balsamic vinegar. Easy peasy, right?

This watermelon salad will not only be a big hit for its fabulous flavor, but also for its fun and festive appearance.

Tip for Cutting Watermelon

If you are just wanting bite-sized chunks of watermelon for this salad or any other time, try this easy cutting tip.

  1. Cut your watermelon in half.
  1. Using a knife, cut along the outer edge of the red, along the rind.
  1. Now, take the knife and cut through the ripe fruit (but not through the rind), making strips or vertical lines.
  1. Then cut perpendicular lines, so it resembles a checker board.
  1. Scoop out the watermelon using a large spoon. Scoop horizontally to make chunks.

All the juices stay within the rind making for easy clean-up.

Here’s a Printable Recipe just for you… Enjoy!

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Watermelon, Blueberry & Feta Salad
 
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A delicious and refreshing red, white, and blue salad that is wonderful anytime, but especially fun for those Star-Spangled holidays--Watermelon, Blueberry & Feta Salad. It is super quick, super easy, and super tasty.
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Type: Salad
Ingredients:
  • Watermelon
  • Blueberries
  • Feta Cheese
  • Balsamic Vinegar
Directions:
  1. Cut your Watermelon into large rectangles, triangles, crescents, or whatever shape you'd like. Stars perhaps?
  2. Place the watermelon on a platter.
  3. Top with Blueberries and Feta Cheese.
  4. Drizzle with Balsamic Vinegar.
Notes
Tip for Cutting Watermelon:

If you are just wanting bite-sized chunks of watermelon for this salad or any other time, try this easy cutting tip.

1. Cut your watermelon in half.
2. Using a knife, cut along the outer edge of the red, along the rind.
3. Now, take the knife and cut through the ripe fruit (but not through the rind), making strips or vertical lines.
4. Then cut perpendicular lines, so it resembles a checker board.
5. Scoop out the watermelon using a large spoon. Scoop horizontally to make chunks.
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