Tonight I was invited by Musgrave Marketplace to try and make some healthy snacks in real time, following the recipes live on Twitter!
I’d never done something like this before and I’m pretty slow when cooking and baking, (checking and double checking the recipe books that I’m doing it right) so I was looking forward to trying it out as quickly as the 140 character Tweets were flowing.
I was sent the ingredients (and the hat!) from Musgrave and the blender from Kenwood and at 6pm I was ready to go!
On the Twitter menu…? A Nutty Banana Smoothie, Hummus and Protein Bounty Balls, all recipes from three time Olympian and cookbook author, Derval O’Rourke!
So how did I get on? Well here are the pics and recipes! It was a thumbs up from the family!
Thanks again to Musgrave- what a interesting way to learn!
Nutty Banana Smoothie
1 banana, peeled
1 tbsp nut butter
3 tbsp porridge oats
1 tbsp milled flax seeds
200 ml almond milk
1 scoop Kinetica chocolate protein powder
Makes one tall glass.
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into a tall glass and serve, or pour into a BPA-free travel cup and take on the go.
1 tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
4 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
zest and juice of 1 lemon
4 tbsp good quality extra virgin olive oil
1-2 tsp tahini
1-2 tsp tabasco sauce
salt and pepper
Makes four large portions.
Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and blitz until you have a smooth consistency.
Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve with crackers.
Store any leftover hummus in an airtight container and keep in the fridge.
3 scoops Kinetica chocolate protein powder
25g raw cacao powder
40g porridge oats
40g unsweetened desiccated coconut, plus some for rolling
75ml almond milk
pinch of salt
Makes seven to eight bars.
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
Scoop out onto parchment paper and form into a flat (about 2cm tall) square. Cut into squares or rectangles, roll in remaining desiccated coconut, and enjoy.
Best stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator
And relax and enjoy!