At the table! 3 recipes to delight mother and mother nature

Mother’s Day, May 8, Earth Day, April 22: so many great initiatives that in an ideal world would not be necessary. Because a mother and the planet, we love her every day, right? Alpro, the plant-based food brand, has therefore declared Earth Day to be every day. It is also committed to offering a wide range of plant-based products with a low organic footprint *. Here are three tasty recipes to meet them.

Mini apple pancakes

A good breakfast is the ideal way to start the day right. The secret ingredient in these vegan mini-pancakes is Alpro This is Not M * lk Vegetable Drink, recently named Product of the Year 2022 **. It is used in cooking and for baking, but also with breakfast products, in coffee or in beverages. It is an oat drink, a sustainable grain with a low impact in terms of CO emissions.2, water consumption and land use ***. In addition, all oats used in the production of Alpro This is Not M * lk vegetable drink are grown in Europe *.

Ingredients: 3 red apples – 200g spelled flour – 1 tablespoon baking powder – 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon – 1 teaspoon salt – 300ml Alpro This is not M * lk Vegetable drink – 2 tablespoons Alpro Bake & Roast – Maple syrup

Grate two apples finely. Remove the core from the third and cut it into thin slices.
– Put all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Sift the flour to avoid lumps. Add Alpro This is Not M * lk Vegetable Drink, Alpro Bake & Roast and the cracked apples. Mix well.
Heat a lightly greased pan over medium heat. Pour about 2 tablespoons of dough into the creper machine and place a slice of apple on top. Repeat the operation to cover the entire crepe machine. Cook the mini pancakes for 1-2 minutes until the bottom is cooked through and bubbles form on top. Turn the mini pancakes over and fry for another minute on the other side. Repeat the process until there is no more dough.
– Serve the mini pancakes hot, topped with a good splash of maple syrup (and diced apple as desired).

Strawberry banana shake

Ideal for a beautiful day: a refreshing and fruity shake. With Alpro This is Not M * lk Vegetarian Drink, you can whip it up in no time, giving you time to chat in the sun with mom.

Ingredients: 200 g strawberries – 1 banana – 300 ml Alpro This is not M * lk Vegetable drink – 100 g crushed ice

– Peel the strawberries and rinse them. Peel the banana.
– Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
– Pour into 2 to 3 glasses and serve immediately. The fresher, the better!

“Vegamel” pasta

A good pasta dish is always a pleasure! For example, fill conchiglioni with vegan mince, fresh spinach, cherry tomatoes, arrabiata sauce, fresh basil and sprinkle with grated cheese. A vegan bechamel sauce will add the finishing touch to this lovingly prepared vegetarian dish.

Ingredients: 500ml Alpro This is not M * lk Whole vegetable drink – 2 tablespoons Alpro Bake & Roast – 300 g conchiglioni (shell-shaped pasta) – 2 tablespoons flour – Juice of half a lemon – 1 teaspoon nutmeg – 150 g fresh spinach – 150 g grated “fauxmage “- 300 g minced vegetables – 400 g arrabiata sauce – 250 g cherry tomatoes (optional: different colors) – A handful of fresh basil – Salt and pepper

Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package. Drains and reserves. Wash the pot to reuse it in the next step.
Melt Alpro Bake & Roast over medium-high heat. Add the flour and mix it with a whisk to obtain a roux. Pour in Alpro. This is not M * lk Vegetable Drink Whole, stir well.
– Keep stirring until the sauce has the desired thickness (but be careful, the sauce thickens further when it cools). Season with lemon juice and nutmeg. Add salt and pepper.
– Roughly chop the spinach and add it to the sauce with half of the cheese. Mix well until the spinach is ‘withered’. Pour the sauce into an ovenproof dish with high edges (ø 30 cm).
– Preheat the oven to 200 ° C.
– Brown the vegetable mince and remove from the heat. Add arrabiata sauce. Salt and pepper to taste.
– Cut cherry tomatoes in half and chop the basil coarsely. Serve the conchiglioni on the vegamel sauce and fill them with sauce and cherry tomatoes. Salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with basil and the rest of the grated cheese. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

Did it whet your appetite? Make Earth Day every day with Alpro’s vegetable assortment and be inspired by its many recipes. Protecting the planet has never been so good!

Of all foods, plant-based foods have the lowest CO2 footprint in terms of CO emissions2, water consumption and land use. Sources: 2017, Clark, Tilman – Comparative analyzes of environmental impacts of agricultural production systems, agricultural effort efficiency and food choices; 2019 – The EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Eating from Sustainable Food Systems.
** Survey and online test conducted by Nielsen / treetz with 10,000 consumers in Belgium by the end of 2021 –
*** Poore and Nemecek (2018), Science. Other calculations. J. Poore.

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