It goes without saying that I am jumping for joy that spring has finally sprung and the weather is finally starting to look up. I am without a doubt not a winter warrior. I love being outside and I love all things that have to do with the sun – but the winter does not provide ideal circumstances for that.
A few of my favourite (spring) things: the garden and bird watching.
Although I do not have much experience planting, I have planted herbs before and reaped the benefits. I definitely plan on doing likewise this season. Which herbs will I plant?
A few of my favorites (herb) things: basil, dill, and cilantro!
This recipe features basil, because I couldn’t help but love the sound of ‘basil biscuits’. Not only is the name an amazing alliteration (okay, not amazing but I really wanted to throw in another alliteration) these basil biscuits boast a much higher then average protein content.
•1/2 cup brown rice protein powder
•1/4 cup coconut flour
•1/2 cup greek yogurt
•1/4 tsp salt
•fresh basil chopped (~5 leaves)
•1/2 cup egg whites
•1/2 tsp baking soda
•1/2 tsp baking powder
1)Mix all dry ingredients
2)Add greek yogurt, basil and mix well.
3)Add egg whites, mix well. Beat on high for at least 3 minutes
4)Bake 30 min in 375 def F oven
This recipe does not call for an excessive amount of ingredients, and the steps are simple. Definitely a convenient recipe if you ask me!
A very healthy snack indeed. Pair it with some cheese or butter and easily got all your bases covered. ~115cal (8 g carbs/2 g fat/ 18 g protein)
I find rice protein has a very distinct flavour, and you can taste it in these biscuits. However I still like the taste of them and love the basil.
The texture is very true to a biscuit texture. A perfect combination of crumbly and crunchy
For best results, do not use fat free yogurtRecipe Makes 4
Since I love fun facts, I will finish off with a few fun facts I learnt about basil from this source
• The basil plant has been used as a token of love in some parts of Italy
• Basil is part of the mint family
•Basil helps with nausea, and gas pain
-*-*-*-*-*-Are you a gardener? What are your favorite herbs? Have you used rice protein powder before?