High Protein Low Sugar + Fat Cake Baked By My Mum ❤️

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My beautiful mama made this recipe because of her dietary preferences, she wanted a cake that would be high in protein, and low in fat as well as sugar. In addition, she wanted to cut out processed bread from her diet and replace it with something that would still provide her with energy, carbohydrates, in addition to being lovingly homemade! This is not a ‘typical’ cake, due to the low absence of fat so it is more dry and almost bread-like. Whole-meal flour was also used to boost the nutritional content of the cake!

  • 1.5 cups of flour (0.5 cup whole meal and 1 cup white flour)
  • 1 scoop Optimum Nutrition vanilla protein powder
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cube of unsalted butter at room temperature (my mum didn’t really measure the exact amount of butter, she said it’s around a 1/4 cup)

Preheat the oven to 160 C/320 F/Gas 3. Line a baking tin with grease proof paper and oil it up.

Whisk together the butter and the sugar. Add the eggs, vanilla, salt and mix well. Then add the protein powder and the milk. Make sure the mixture is well blended before gradually adding in the flour. Sift the flour and baking powder in the batter (the wholemeal flour is a bit hard to sift!) fold it in the flour mixture with a spatula gradually so you don’t add too much at a time and the batter turns too thick. Making sure the batter is still runny, keep adding the rest of the flour. Try to reach a consistency where if you pick up the spatula, the mixture should drop back down in the bowl within two seconds (if the mixture is too thick, you can simply add a bit more milk, or if it is too runny, add a bit more flour). After all the flour is folded into the mixture, gently pour the mixture into the baking tin and leave in the oven for 45 minutes until golden brown. Once cooked, remove the tin from the oven and leave to stand for a minute. Run a round-bladed knife around the inside of tin to loosen the sponge, then turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool. Once it’s cooled, it’s ready to eat! ♥

You can also add some blueberries or nuts to the batter for added nutritional content!

 

 

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1461 Calorie High Protein Smoothie

 

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This is only an estimate of what this smoothie can provide, 1461 calories, and 47 grams of protein (woah!) It’s great for people who want to increase their daily calories, perhaps gain weight, or those who do body-building.  You can really alter the ingredients, depending on your preferences (but this may alter the calorie and protein intake). You can also add protein powder, or more fruits for extra protein and quick carbohydrates. However, if you’re looking to significantly increase your protein intake, make sure you eat protein with every meal (around 20-30 grams of protein)  because your body cannot actually absorb a very high amount of protein at once, therefore, for building muscles, it is more beneficial to spread out your protein intake during the day.

  • 2 cups of cow’s milk:  84 calories, 8g of protein (or the milk of your choice, please note that cow’s milk can cause you to feel bloated, especially when drinking such a rich smoothie, so I would recommend another type of milk!)
  • 45 g oats:   175 calories, 8g of protein
  • 2 bananas: 200 calories, 2 g of protein
  • 100g almonds: 600 calories,  21g of protein
  • 1 large tablespoon of peanut butter: 100 calories, 4g of  protein
  • 1 large tablespooon of almond butter: 100 calories, 4g of protein
  • 3 tablespoons of honey: 192 calories
  • 1 tsp maca powder: 10 calories
  • Ice (or frozen fruits/bananas)

Blend all the ingredients together (I usually like to blend the almonds first so they turn to powder or you can soak them in water overnight to soften them up) and enjoy the yummines! ♥

 

 

Marula Oil!

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Marula oil is by far my favourite skin care essential (along with rosewater!), it is a naturally anti-ageing, anti-oxidant rich oil, that’s reportedly the more powerful version of Morrocan argan oil. Through using it, I found that my skin looks so much more radiant, and youthful, especially when I apply it at night, in the morning my skin seriously looks magically amazing! This oil is so light weight, it absorbs fast into my skin, and even gives a matte finish to the skin (it can even be used as a make-up primer). It is a little bit pricey, but I think it’s totally worth it, since it’s completely natural, not artificial, and works absolutely amazing for the skin…

More information about marula oil:

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What to do with damaged hair?!

 

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You need to do two things – replenish protein levels and deeply condition. Replenishing protein levels in your hair is vital since this is what your hair is made from and all the damaged done to it by heat, chemicals, and everyday wear and tear can strip your hair from its optimum protein levels, and therefore leaving it weak, lifeless, and not in it’s natural state. Deep conditioning is also highly important so you supply your hair with enough moisture to keep it smooth, and sustain it’s elasticity.

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Reminder: Sign Petition

Sign: http://www.change.org/petitions/seaworld-inc-humanely-release-the-orca-whale-known-as-tilikum-to-a-seapen-for-rehab

Our message is simple: keeping a 12,000+ pound Orca whale in a pool, (that is less than a fraction of 1% of his natural habitat,) is simply illogical. To use a living, breathing, self-aware and extremely intelligent sentient being as a sperm bank in a forced captive breeding program, and as a part-time splash-machine for the enjoyment of the paying public is, considered by many, simply appalling. In captivity, Orcas cannot use their echolocation, as the sound waves will actually bounce off the tank’s concrete sides and literally deafen the animal. (In some cases the animal has literally gone insane). Tanks are sanitized with chlorine, copper sulfate, and other harsh chemicals that irritate the dolphins and whales’ eyes, causing many to swim with their eyes closed. In the wild, male Orca whales can live to be 50-60+ and wild female Orcas have lived to be over 90. In captivity, most whales and dolphins do not live to adulthood, many die in their teens.

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Healthy Skin Smoothie

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This smoothie is a real burst of antioxidants, the ingredients in it are specially designed to take care of your skin for a more smoother, renewed appearance. Blueberries, baobab, and honey are full of detoxifying properties, while the collagen provides the necessary protein needed for skin regeneration. In addition, flax seed oil and coconut oil supply your skin with lots of vitamin E, to properly hydrate your skin!  Continue reading