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Vegan MoFo: Chocolate Protein Nice Cream & Double Chocolate Oatmeal Protein Squares

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Do you even protein, bro?
     So today’s prompt is asking how I get my protein.  I would imagine my question to this ever present question from non-vegans would be to show them a bit of a double whamey: a protein-packed breakfast.
It’s very difficult to come by vegan breakfast foods that are prepared in this country.  It’s ironic, too, because breakfast foods can so easily be made vegan.   The foods that are used to make a nutritious vegan breakfast are also pretty cost effective on the whole.  These two items that I’m featuring today are both very economical and keep for the entire week.  The protein oatmeal squares are also a much cheaper substitute for store bought energy or meal replacement bars.  I’m guilty of buying those to keep on hand in case I’m stuck on the go without food for a while (especially after I work out).  However, if you make these, they certainly can save you some money.  They’re also more eco-friendly!
These two recipes are very forgiving and are also great canvases for your own flavors.  I chose chocolate because I had a tub of chocolate Sun Warrior protein on hand.  Feel free to use your favorite flavor and brand of protein powder for these.  Alternatively, you can also use natural sources of protein like flax and hemp seeds or nuts ground into a flour,
The nice cream is great stored in the freezer but will most likely need to be warmed a bit before scooping since it hardens into a solid mass depending how cold your freezer is set.  You can either leave it thaw at room temperature or nuke it in the microwave if you aren’t opposed.  I like to top mine with nuts and seeds for more added protein!  It makes a great option if you don’t feel like whipping up a smoothie in the morning (or want to wake your housemates because you get up at 4:30 AM for work like I do).
Combine these two treats for a chocolate-filled yet also healthy and filling breakfast!  I’m definitely going to come up with another post with flavor variations on these.  The possibilities don’t end!

Chocolate Protein Nice Cream

Yield: approximately 7 servings
Free from: gluten, nuts*, soy*
*Use appropriate ingredients for these options

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe frozen bananas, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk*
  • 1/2 Tb cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop vegan chocolate protein powder* (I used Sun Warrior)
  • 1 scoop powdered greens, opt. (I used Amazing Grass Chocolate)
  • 2 Tb coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum (for optimal consistency)

Instructions

Blend all those things above in a food processor or high speed blender until smooth!  Images below.  ✌️

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Double Chocolate Oatmeal Protein Squares

Yield: 8 Squares (9×5 loaf pan)
Free from: Gluten
Adapted from: Chocolate Covered Katie’s Wonderful Baked Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten-free oats
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop vegan chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup applesauce/mashed banana
  • 3 Tb maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup nut or seed butter (I used almond)
  • 1/3 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chunks/chips, opt.

Instructions
Preheat oven 340 F.

  1. Measure all dry ingredients (the first four) in a large mixing bowl and stir together until incorporated.  Set aside.
  2. In another large mixing bowl, measure out the wet ingredients (the rest except for the chocolate chips).
  3. Whisk the wet ingredients together until smooth.
  4. Pour the wet ingredient mixture into the dry and stir until a thick “dough” forms.
  5. Fold in the chocolate, if using.
  6. Line a 9×5 loaf pan with parchment paper.
  7. Pour the completed “dough” into the loaf pan and spread out evenly.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for about 25 minutes or until set and firm.
  9. Let cool completely before cutting.  I recommend chilling in the fridge.
  10. Enjoy whenever you need a boost! 💪

 

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