Top 5 Recipes from August

Happy Spring! We hope you’re enjoying longer, warmer days and plenty of delicious treats. If you’re in need of some kitchen inspiration, take a look our top 5 Cocobella recipes from last month. There’s sure to be something that will spark your creativity!

If you want the chance for your Cocobella recipe to be featured in next month’s top 5, be sure to tag us @purecocobella and use #cocobellarecipe.

 

@nourishing_emma  Chocolate Peanut Butter Oats

Chocolate and peanut butter is a great combination that’s made even better when coconut gets added to the mix. These oats by Emma are the perfect way to enjoy all three!
vegan coconut yoghurt

Serves: 1

Time: 20 mins

 

Ingredients:

1 cup rolled oats

2 tsp chia seeds

1 cup almond milk

1 cup water

2 heaped tbsp peanut butter

2 tsp cacao powder

 

Toppings:

1 heaped tsp peanut butter

1/4 cup peanuts

Cacao nibs

2 tbsp Cocobella Vanilla coconut yoghurt

Method:

  1. Add all ingredients in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to boil on high heat.
  3. Once bubbling, turn down to a simmer and stir continuously until desired consistency.
  4. Add toppings and serve.

@czar_anon  – Quinoa and Oatmeal Pancakes

When you have a bit of extra time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast, these pancakes by Czarina make a great treat. The batter is extra smooth and creamy thanks to the addition of Cocobella coconut yoghurt.

gluten free vegan pancakes

Serves: 1

Time: 20 mins

 

Ingredients:

1 medium-sized ripe banana

1/4 cup Cocobella coconut yoghurt

1/2 cup soy or almond milk

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 + 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp (or 2) maple syrup or sweetener

1 cup quick cook oats (OR 1/2 cup oats + 1/2 cup quinoa flakes)

 

Method:

  1. Combine everything in a blender or food processor, starting with the wet ingredients and then adding the dry.
  2. Blend or pulse for two minutes just to incorporate the ingredients – Do not overmix.
  3. Let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes to thicken.
  4. Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat, then pour in a heaping tablespoon of the batter. You can adjust the heat of the pan to low.
  5. Wait about 5 minutes until edges are almost cooked, then flip once the edges are dry and almost done cooking.
  6. Continue until you have used all your batter, then serve with desired toppings.

@cleaneats_breakfasttreats  – Peanut Butter Apple Brookie Stack

Who wouldn’t want to eat a cookie for breakfast? Especially when it looks this good! This is just one of many healthy recipes whipped up by Karina.

vegan cookie recipe

Serves: 2

Time: 30 mins

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Cocobella coconut yoghurt

1 tbs chia seeds

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking soda

60g oat flour

60g vanilla pea protein

20g coconut flour

200g apple Purée

20g peanut butter

1/4 cup coconut milk

1 tbs maple syrup

 

Method:

  1. Preheat Oven to 180 °C
  2. Combine all wet ingredients together then stir through the chia seeds and set aside.
  3. In another bowl, mix all remaining dry ingredients, then stir through the wet mixture.
  4. Mix well until smooth. It should be very thick and sticky.
  5. Place grease-proof paper onto a baking tray and divide the batter into 6.
  6. Use the back of a spoon to shape brookies into a circle ensuring they are of equal size and thickness. They will not rise or expand in the baking process.
  7. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes depending on how you want your brookie. Bake for a shorter time if you want soft brookies and longer time if you want chewy ones.
  8. Allow to cool completely.
  9. Top with Cocobella coconut yoghurt, a drizzle of your favourite nut butter and more apple purée.

 

@michellemurt  – Chocolate Thickshake

Who would ever guess that this shake by Michelle is full of fruits and veggies? It’s a super-fun way to pack some nutrients into your day.

vegan smoothie recipe

Serves: 1

Time: 5 mins

 

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana

Small handful of frozen strawberries

1 chunk of frozen zucchini

1 tbsp of avocado

1 scoop chocolate whey protein

1/2 tsp psyllium husk and maca powder

1 tsp cacao

1 cup oat milk

1/2 cup Cocobella Straight Up coconut water

Granola

 

Method:

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blitz together until smooth.
  3. Pour into desired drinking glass and top with granola.

 

@mycleanpantry  – Berry Smoothie Bowl

As the weather warms up, smoothie bowls are a great way to stay cool and refreshed. This creation by Madeline is a berry delicious option!

coconut water smoothie

Serves: 1-2

Time: 20 mins

 

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana

1 cup of frozen berries

1/4 small avocado

1 cup or 1/2 cup of Cocobella coconut water

1 scoop of vanilla protein of choice

1/2 tsp maca powder

2 cups of ice

 

Method:

  1. Place everything in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve in a bowl, topped with your choice of fruit, coconut,
    coconut yoghurt & cacao nibs.

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