Get Back Into Your Pre-Ramadan Shape With These Low-Carb Recipes
It’s been over a month since Ramadan and the summer is on! The heat makes it so strenuous to out and get some exercise to shed the extra pounds gained during Ramadan.
However, fear not, here are a few recipes that are low in carbs and high in protein to help you shed those pounds.
This recipe takes no more than half an hour, so there’s no excuse to not get in the kitchen!
Cooled Coconut Protein Oatmeal
- Porridge oats- 1 cup
- Almond or coconut milk- half a cup
- Almonds- handful
- Banana – whole
- Berries- handful
- Protein bar – half a bar
- Peanut butter- 1 large tablespoon
Prepare a cup of oatmeal made with almond or coconut milk- you can even make this the night before and leave in the fridge if you would like a cooler breakfast. Stir in a generous tablespoon of peanut butter. Sprinkle a handful of crushed walnuts and almonds on top. For greater sustenance you can even slice up rough pieces of your favourite protein bar or, for a fruitier meal, add in a sliced banana or your favourite berries!
The oats are slow releasing energy and added protein from the nuts will keep you going for longer.
Recipe of The Day
- Eggs, 3-4
- Onion, half
- Tomato, whole
- Mushrooms, 4-5
- Ginger and garlic, 1 tablespoon of paste
- Handful of spinach
- Salt, chilli powder, black pepper, to taste
- 25gms of feta
- Fresh coriander
In a frying pan, put in a tablespoon of olive oil or ghee. Fry the onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, once sweated; add in the garlic, ginger and spices.
Whisk up the eggs, and pour over the ingredients. Once cooked on the low heat, add in the chopped spinach and feta cheese and fold over. Sprinkle with coriander and serve!
- Can of tomatoes
- One onion
- One bell pepper
- Tablespoon of garlic paste
- Salt, black pepper, chilli powder, hot paprika, and tobasco (to taste)
- Chopped parsley
In a skillet, fry the onions and peppers. Once sweated, add the garlic, chilli and add in the can of tomatoes. Cook on low heat for 20 mins. Add in the spices once the sauce has thickened. Use the back of a wooden spoon and make 3 or 4 grooves in the pan, and carefully crack the eggs in to the spaces. Place the pan in the oven or on low heat for 10-15 minutes until the eggs are set. Sprinkle some hot paprika, a couple shakes of tobasco, and finish with fresh parsley.
Flourless Banana Pancakes
- 1-2 very ripe bananas
- 2-3 eggs
- 1/3 cup of almond or coconut milk
- A teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Half teaspoon of cinnamon
- Honey/maple syrup/ yogurt/ berries/ nuts to your taste!
- ¼ teaspoon of baking powder
In a large bowl whisk the eggs until runny and smooth. In another bowl, mash up the ripe bananas, add in the coconut/almond milk, keep mashing until smooth. Put the mixtures together in one bowl, add the baking powder, vanilla extract, cinnamon and whisk again until smooth. In a hot pan, add a tablespoon of coconut oil. Pour in a ladle of the mixture, cook until brown and flip over. Serve the pancakes hot, with maple syrup or honey, a dollop of Greek yogurt and your favourite berries. Crush some nuts over for more crunch!
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