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Cougette and chickpea pancake

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A fantastic way to incorporate local zucchini and a boost of plant-based protein and fiber into your morning or lunch routine. Makes 10-12 (3-inch) pancakes.

  • 200 g cooked chickpea

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric

  • 2 medium zucchini, grated (about 2 cups)

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided

  • 3/4 – 1 cup water

  • 2 big handful spinach

  • 5 glove of garlic

  • 1 medium onion

  • 1 cup oats

In a food processor, whisk chickpea, garlic onion, cougette with salt and turmeric, basil, 2 teaspoons olive oil, and 3/4 cup water, then add oats and blend. Add more water as necessary, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the batter is the consistency of pancake batter.

Let the batter stand for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator. If batter is too thick when removed from the refrigerator, add another tablespoon of water.

Heat about 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil in a large nonstick skillet on medium-high. When oil is hot, pour batter and spread with a spoon to form two (3-inch) pancakes. Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes, then flip and cook another 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium for the last minute to cook the pancake throughout. Repeat with remaining oil and batter.

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Qunioa protein porridge

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This breakfast is so easy to make, super satisfying, not too sweet, and really tasty.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried quinoa
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1 scoop vegan vanilla protein powder I use myprotein.com
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Toppings: 1 tbsp flaxseeds,  1/4 cup  blueberries, 1 tsp golden raisins

Instructions

  1. Bring your water and quinoa to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a low, allowing quinoa to simmer.
  2. Add in almond milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla.
  3. Stir in 1/4 cup of blueberries.
  4. Let simmer 3 minutes.
  5. Stir in 1 scoop of vegan protein powder. Stir well, adding more water as necessary if it gets too thick.
  6. Transfer to a serving bowl.
  7. Top with nuts, fresh fruit, and raisins. 

 

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