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2 Minute Raspberry Coconut Protein Shake

January 9th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “2 Minute Raspberry Coconut Protein Shake”

Looking for a low effort health kick? This shake recipe is super simple, and uses store-cupboard ingredients for those busy January mornings.

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Protein Snow Balls

December 10th, 2018 Posted by Protein Balls & Bars, Recipes 0 thoughts on “Protein Snow Balls”

These bitesize beauties use only three ingredients and take minutes to prepare.

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Protein Snow Balls
Gluten-free, dairy-free, raw and vegan.
Servings
balls
Ingredients
  • 50 g Desiccated Coconut and extra for dusting
  • 75 g Liberto Organic Vanilla Flavoured Protein Shake
  • 300 ml Coconut Milk The tinned variety
Servings
balls
Ingredients
  • 50 g Desiccated Coconut and extra for dusting
  • 75 g Liberto Organic Vanilla Flavoured Protein Shake
  • 300 ml Coconut Milk The tinned variety
Instructions
  1. Combine the three ingredients and mix well. Roll into balls. Dip into some reserved coconut milk and roll in desiccated coconut.
Recipe Notes

We think these make the perfect gift, just pop three in a clear gift bag and tie with a ribbon!

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Protein-Powered Mince Pies

December 6th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Protein-Powered Mince Pies”

It’s definitely easy to overdo it at the holidays. So why not bake a healthier mince pie?

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Protein-Powered Mince Pies
It’s definitely easy to overdo it at the holidays. So why not bake a healthier mince pie? With the addition of Liberto organic vanilla-flavoured protein shake, this Christmas classic is instantly transformed into a protein-powered treat. Not only is this recipe gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan, it’s also sweetened with natural sweeteners and fruit sugars rather than refined sugar.Many thanks to Instagrammer @monika_heathyliving for sharing with us!
Course Dessert
Servings
Ingredients
For the pastry:
  • 1 cup ground almond
  • 0.5 cup plain gluten-free flour
  • 0.5 cup ground oats
  • 3 tbsp Liberto Organic Vanilla Flavoured Protein Shake
  • 100 g vegan butter
  • 1-2 tbsp stevia to taste
For the filling:
  • 1 jar gluten free mincemeat we like Meridian's organic, vegan and gluten free mincemeat
Course Dessert
Servings
Ingredients
For the pastry:
  • 1 cup ground almond
  • 0.5 cup plain gluten-free flour
  • 0.5 cup ground oats
  • 3 tbsp Liberto Organic Vanilla Flavoured Protein Shake
  • 100 g vegan butter
  • 1-2 tbsp stevia to taste
For the filling:
  • 1 jar gluten free mincemeat we like Meridian's organic, vegan and gluten free mincemeat
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200C / 180C fan.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor, adding small amounts of water to get the desired texture.
  3. On a floured surface, evenly roll out the dough until it’s 2-3mm thick.
  4. Cut out 7 discs for the base (using a mug, cookie cutter or glass).
  5. Brush a shallow muffin tin or mince pie tin with a little vegan butter.
  6. Lay each round into a shallow muffin or mince pie tin, adding enough mincemeat to be level with the top of the pastry.
  7. Combine remaining pastry scraps and roll out again until 2-3mm thick, cutting out discs or stars for the lid. Make sure to brush the edges of the lid with water and press to seal.
  8. Bake for 25 min or until the top is golden-brown.
  9. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
Recipe Notes

Check out @monika_healthyliving's amazing Instagram for more inspo here.....

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Chocolate Cherry Overnight Protein Oats

November 21st, 2018 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Chocolate Cherry Overnight Protein Oats”

Brighten a cold and wintry morning with this indulgent tasting, high fibre, high protein breakfast. Using our Liberto shake boosts the protein content by over 10g!

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Chocolate Cherry Overnight Protein Oats
Course Breakfast
Servings
person
Ingredients
  • 50 g Bob's Red Mill Rolled Oats
  • 2 handfuls Frozen Cherries Defrosted
  • 1 tablespoon Dark chocolate chips
  • 125 ml Soya Milk
  • 20 g Liberto Dark Chocolate Protein Shake with Sour Cherry Flavouring
  • 1 level tbsp Cacao
  • 2-3 tsp Honey To taste
Course Breakfast
Servings
person
Ingredients
  • 50 g Bob's Red Mill Rolled Oats
  • 2 handfuls Frozen Cherries Defrosted
  • 1 tablespoon Dark chocolate chips
  • 125 ml Soya Milk
  • 20 g Liberto Dark Chocolate Protein Shake with Sour Cherry Flavouring
  • 1 level tbsp Cacao
  • 2-3 tsp Honey To taste
Instructions
  1. Mix the soya milk with the protein shake, cacao & honey, whisk. Combine with the oats. Leave overnight in the fridge.
  2. Add a layer of cherries to your serving dish.
  3. Layer with the chocolate overnight oats.
  4. Continue layering the cherries and oats.
  5. Finish with a sprinkling of chocolate chips.
  6. Enjoy!
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Chestnut Protein Balls

October 13th, 2018 Posted by Protein Balls & Bars, Recipes 0 thoughts on “Chestnut Protein Balls”

These chestnut protein balls make a healthy on-the-go snack with great autumnal flavour. Made with Liberto organic vanilla-flavoured protein shake and chestnut puree, these tasty little treats can be prepped in less than 15 minutes. No baking necessary!

Many thanks to Instagrammer @monika_heathyliving for sharing this recipe with us!

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Chestnut Protein Balls
Servings
Balls
Ingredients
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp Liberto Organic Vanilla Flavoured Protein Shake
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 250 g chestnut puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark rum
  • 3-5 tbsp Maple Syrup to taste
  • 2 tbsp water or milk
  • Desiccated Coconut set aside for coating
Servings
Balls
Ingredients
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp Liberto Organic Vanilla Flavoured Protein Shake
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 250 g chestnut puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark rum
  • 3-5 tbsp Maple Syrup to taste
  • 2 tbsp water or milk
  • Desiccated Coconut set aside for coating
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Shape into small (1- 1 ½ inch) balls.
  3. Roll each ball in dessicated coconut until completely coated.
  4. Refrigerate in an airtight container until use.
Recipe Notes

Check out @monika_healthyliving's amazing Instagram for more inspo here.....

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Plant protein and heart health

July 25th, 2018 Posted by Health & Nutrition, Healthy Eating 0 thoughts on “Plant protein and heart health”

At Liberto we love to offer great tasting food that is good for our health. We also love to read the most current evidence about how our diet can impact our families’ health for the future.

This recently published study looked at the effects of swapping portions of animal protein for plant protein on heart health. The study combined the results from many (112) smaller randomised controlled trials, making it a meta-analysis, which is the highest grade of evidence (think top of the class!).

What did they find?

Swapping animal for plant protein significantly reduced three different measurements of blood lipids – LDL Cholesterol (bad cholesterol), non HDL Cholesterol and a lipoprotein called Apo-B. These have all been associated with higher risk of cardiovascular (heart) disease.

The researchers calculated that this level of reduction of LDL cholesterol equates to a 4% reduction in risk of major cardiovascular events.

How does it work?

Potential mechanisms include:

  • The displacement of saturated fatty acids and cholesterol, so the more plant protein we eat, the less saturated fat we eat from other sources such as red meat.
  • Foods rich in plant protein also contain soluble fibre (such as beans), and healthy fats (such as nuts) that lower cholesterol.
  • Plant protein itself lowers cholesterol (they found no difference in effect of whole plant protein foods, and protein isolates (so, for example, soy beans versus a soy protein powder). Plant protein is higher in the amino acid argenine, which in animal models has been shown to reduce bad cholesterol.

How to attempt to achieve this effect:

  • The studies most commonly substituted 30g of protein, so aim to swap animal protein sources for 30g plant protein each day. This equates to around two servings a day, so swap meat, eggs or cow’s milk for soya, peas, beans, nuts and legumes.
  • Most of the trials used soy protein as the plant protein, but other plant proteins studied included legumes, pulses, pea and nuts so include a variety in your diet to make it more interesting!
  • The studies included a mix of whole proteins (as you would find them in whole foods) and isolates (such as plant protein powders) – so alongside whole foods you could try a plant protein powder or shake.
  • The study included both people with high cholesterol and normal cholesterol levels – and found it lowered levels in both groups so you don’t have to have high cholesterol to reap the benefits!

Try some Liberto plant protein

One serve of our Edamame pasta contains an amazing 22g of plant protein

One serve of our Pea Protein powders contains 20g of plant protein as a minimum

To maximise the effect

While the impact of this dietary change on blood cholesterol levels was a small percentage, to achieve a greater reduction you can include this change as part of the portfolio diet – which makes other dietary changes to maximise the reduction in bad cholesterol levels (by up to 30%!). For more information on the portfolio diet check out our blog post here.

Read the full article here.

Effect of Plant Protein on Blood Lipids: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Siying S. Li, HBSc; Sonia Blanco Mejia, MD, MSc; Lyubov Lytvyn, MSc; Sarah E. Stewart, MSc, Effie Viguiliouk, MSc; Vanessa Ha, MSc; Russell J. de Souza, ScD, RD; Lawrence A. Leiter, MD; Cyril W. C. Kendall, PhD; David J. A. Jenkins, MD, PhD, DSc; John L. Sievenpiper, MD, PhD. Journal of the American Heart Association. 

ProYo Overnight Oats

June 27th, 2018 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “ProYo Overnight Oats”

If you have little more time, use our ProYo to make overnight oats.

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ProYo Overnight Oats
Course Breakfast
Servings
Person
Ingredients
  • 0.5 Medium Apple grated
  • 3 Medium Dried Apricots sliced
  • 3 tbsp Oats we used Semper Organic Gluten Free Oats
  • 150 g ProYo recipe on our blog - click the link at the top of this page
  • 75 ml Coconut Milk we used KoKo
Course Breakfast
Servings
Person
Ingredients
  • 0.5 Medium Apple grated
  • 3 Medium Dried Apricots sliced
  • 3 tbsp Oats we used Semper Organic Gluten Free Oats
  • 150 g ProYo recipe on our blog - click the link at the top of this page
  • 75 ml Coconut Milk we used KoKo
Instructions
  1. Layer the grated apple, apricot and oats. Add the coconut milk. Leave overnight, in the fridge.
  2. In the morning top with the ProYo and serve.
Recipe Notes

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ProYo

June 27th, 2018 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “ProYo”

ProYo = protein yogurt!

Super simple, two ingredient, protein boosted breakfast!

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ProYo
Our protein powders work wonders in any plain yogurt. We love CoYo (coconut yogurt) but it is low in protein (only 1.2g/100g). Adding 20g of our protein powder boosts the protein content by a whopping 12g.
Course Breakfast
Servings
person
Ingredients
  • 20 g Liberto Organic Coconut & Lemon Protein Shake
  • 150 g CoYo We used coconut collaborative
  • A dash Water
Course Breakfast
Servings
person
Ingredients
  • 20 g Liberto Organic Coconut & Lemon Protein Shake
  • 150 g CoYo We used coconut collaborative
  • A dash Water
Instructions
  1. Mix the protein powder, yogurt and a dash of water together with a fork. Viola! Best served immediately.
Recipe Notes

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Almond, Vanilla & Coconut Protein Balls

April 29th, 2018 Posted by Protein Balls & Bars, Recipes 0 thoughts on “Almond, Vanilla & Coconut Protein Balls”

We were inspired by @romylondonuk to make some protein balls of our own. These almond, vanilla & coconut balls are the perfect healthy snack or post workout fuel! Vegan, dairy free, gluten free, plant based, raw – they tick all the boxes!

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Almond, Vanilla & Coconut Protein Balls
Servings
Balls
Ingredients
  • 4 Large Medjool dates Pitted
  • 1/2 Large Lemon Juiced
  • 2 Tbsp Almond Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut flour
  • 1 Tbsp Almond & Coconut Butter We used Pip & Nut
  • 1 Tbsp Desiccated Coconut For decoration
  • 2 Tbsp Liberto Organic Vanilla Flavoured Protein Shake
Servings
Balls
Ingredients
  • 4 Large Medjool dates Pitted
  • 1/2 Large Lemon Juiced
  • 2 Tbsp Almond Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut flour
  • 1 Tbsp Almond & Coconut Butter We used Pip & Nut
  • 1 Tbsp Desiccated Coconut For decoration
  • 2 Tbsp Liberto Organic Vanilla Flavoured Protein Shake
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients, apart from the desiccated coconut, in a food processor and blitz well.
  2. Roll into 9 balls, and coat in the desiccated coconut.
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Chocolate Cherry Protein Truffles

April 29th, 2018 Posted by Protein Balls & Bars, Recipes 0 thoughts on “Chocolate Cherry Protein Truffles”

We were inspired by @romylondonuk to make some protein balls of our own. These ‘truffles’ are the ultimate raw, dairy free, gluten free, vegan, protein packed, guilt free treat! Enjoy!

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Chocolate Cherry Protein Truffles
Servings
Truffles
Ingredients
  • 4 Large Medjool dates Pitted
  • 1/2 Large Lemon Juiced
  • 4 Tbsp Almond Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Liberto Dark Chocolate Protein Shake with Sour Cherry Flavouring
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Cherries
  • 1 Tbsp Cacao powder for dusting
Servings
Truffles
Ingredients
  • 4 Large Medjool dates Pitted
  • 1/2 Large Lemon Juiced
  • 4 Tbsp Almond Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Liberto Dark Chocolate Protein Shake with Sour Cherry Flavouring
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Cherries
  • 1 Tbsp Cacao powder for dusting
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients, apart from the Cacao powder, in a food processor and blitz well.
  2. Roll into 9 balls, and dust with the cacao powder.
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Protein Bliss Balls by @romylondonuk

April 29th, 2018 Posted by Protein Balls & Bars, Recipes 0 thoughts on “Protein Bliss Balls by @romylondonuk”

We are so excited that @romylondonuk has used our coconut & lemon protein powder to make her delicious bliss balls! Do check out her super inspiring Insta page for seriously delicious vegan recipes.

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Protein Bliss Balls by @romylondonuk
Photo credit: @romylondonuk
Servings
balls
Ingredients
  • 4 Large Medjool dates Pitted
  • 1/2 Large Lemon Juiced
  • 4 tbsp Coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp Liberto Organic Coconut & Lemon Protein Shake
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 tbsp Shredded Coconut For decoration
Servings
balls
Ingredients
  • 4 Large Medjool dates Pitted
  • 1/2 Large Lemon Juiced
  • 4 tbsp Coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp Liberto Organic Coconut & Lemon Protein Shake
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 tbsp Shredded Coconut For decoration
Instructions
  1. Simply blend up all the ingredients, then roll into bitesize balls, wet your fingers, then roll the bliss balls in the desiccated coconut. And you’re done!
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BAOBAB

April 3rd, 2018 Posted by Health & Nutrition, Healthy Eating, Super Additions 0 thoughts on “BAOBAB”

Our Vegan Protein Shakes are super powered by select additional ingredients. In this series of blogs we will go through why we hand selected each addition to boost our shakes! This month, the wonderful Maca & Baobab!

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MACA

April 3rd, 2018 Posted by Health & Nutrition, Healthy Eating, Super Additions 0 thoughts on “MACA”

Our Vegan Protein Shakes are super powered by select additional ingredients. In this series of blogs we will go through why we hand selected each addition to boost our shakes! This month, the wonderful Maca & Baobab!

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Shake recipe inspiration

December 20th, 2017 Posted by Protein Shakes, Recipes 0 thoughts on “Shake recipe inspiration”

Get some quick recipe inspiration…..!

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Creamy Vegan Avocado & Courgette Edamame Fettuccini

August 28th, 2017 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Creamy Vegan Avocado & Courgette Edamame Fettuccini”

So creamy you won’t believe it’s vegan!
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Super Green Edamame Noodle Salad

August 28th, 2017 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Super Green Edamame Noodle Salad”

Did you know Liberto Edamame Spaghetti also works well as a noodle?
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Vegan Pâté 4 Ways

April 9th, 2017 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Vegan Pâté 4 Ways”

Get some inspiration and try our delicious Vegan Pâté.

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