Sweet Sweet Protein

Sometimes you want a little something sweet, but you are still trying to get your protein in. Vegan recipes to the rescue! Some of these are mine, but some are not. All are delicious. Some involve protein powder, some beans, and some peanut butter (ok, many involve peanut butter, but that can frequently be subbed with another nut butter if peanuts aren’t your thing – I just love peanut butter).

Sometimes, I throw a couple of frozen bananas in the vitamix with some chocolate chips and peanut butter and make some ice cream. Sometimes, I just give in and buy some ice cream (like the chocolate on the left) and skip the whole protein. But, if I want to go a little harder (though still very easy), these are some of my go-to ideas.

And now, I want a cookie!

 

 

 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bliss Balls

Easy Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

Vegan Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cream Pie

Cookies More Cookies

Dawes Cookies – Vegan Recipe

Vitamixing it Up with Breakfast Smoothies

No-Bake Vegan Protein Bars (4 Ingredients!)

Peanut Butter and Banana Protein Bars [Vegan]

Hidden-Ingredient Tiramisu Protein Blondies [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Chocolate Covered Black Bean Brownie Pops [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Black Bean Brownies – No Flour Required!

VeganMoFo Wrap-Up – Day 30

Well, I made it through the month posting about veganism or vegan recipes almost every day.  I think I missed 1 day while on a plane 🙂  It was an interesting experience for me.  I’m not sure that what I cook most days is interesting enough to be blogged about, so this project compelled me to think of things to make that were a little more adventurous, which is good.  I’ve also found a number of great blogs to follow myself.  I’ll mention several here in this final VeganMoFo post, along with some of the highlights of their recent efforts (for me).  I’ve limited myself to seven (selected for the number of days in a week!), but there really were MANY more.  I hope that the posts that I have provided this month, as well as some of those I discuss here, prove useful in your journey.

Vegan Good Things – Mess O’Beans and Greens

Vegan Hope – Healthy Tofu Benadict

JL Goes Vegan – Yummy Vegan MoFo Weekend

That Feisty Vegan – We Have Kolaches

The Happy Herbivore – Fat Free Pumpkin Pie

The Quantum Vegan – Pinwheel Cookies

An Opera Singer in the Kitchen – Pan Amasado

Happy vegan eating!

L

Vegan Pancakes – Quick and Scratch – Vegan MoFo 23

Note: The Bisquick recipe below is no longer vegan as the mix ingredients have changed.  The recipe that I currently use most often is now posted at http://theveganasana.com/vegan-half-wheat-pancakes/

My friend Steve posted on Facebook a comment related to pancakes today (the picture below is in his honor).  It made me think about pancakes and salivate, a lot.  My kids are pancake fans.  Some of them are vegans and some are not, but I’ve given up on making non-vegan pancakes, because they taste the same either way!  Below are my two “favorite” (really, pancake recipes are all a lot alike) recipes.  Breakfast is good for any meal!

Quick recipe with Bisquick 

2 C Bisquick mix
1 C soy milk
1 t vanilla extract
1/4 C applesauce or 1/2 ripe banana mashed

Stir until major lumps are gone.  Add a little more liquid if you like thinner pancakes. Cook on a griddle or large pan, being sure to allow sufficient time on the first side before you flip.

Still Pretty Quick Recipe from Scratch

2 C flour (white or mix white and wheat or your favorite)
3 T sugar (raw or white)
3 t baking powder
2/3 t salt
2 cups soy milk (can use water here for low fat)
1 t vanilla extract
1/4 cup applesauce or 1/2 ripe banana mashed

Combine dry ingredients and mix.  Adjust liquid for thicker or thinner pancakes. Combine wet ingredients and mix well.  Add wet to dry and stir until the lumps are gone.  Cook on your favorite griddle or pan.

Serve with vegan butter and syrup. MMMM…..

L