My exercise today consisted of hauling the office recycling to the recycling center and 3 minutes of plank. Thank goodness I’ve eaten my body weight in carbs over the last 24 hours for such a strenuous workout.
To six egg whites (or 3/4 cup carton egg whites), add 1 scoop of protein powder slowly while whisking with a fork. I’ve tried both Jay Robb‘s whey and egg white protein powders. The whey worked much better, and for comparison’s sake if you’re using a different brand, 1 scoop of Jay Robb contains 120 calories and 25 grams of protein. The recipe yields 2 crepes cooked in a skillet sprayed with cooking spray over medium high heat. Watch them as they cook pretty fast, about 2 minutes or less on each side.
As far as the peanut butter frozen yogurt goes, I used Sarah’s idea of mixing Greek yogurt with peanut butter and then allowed it to freeze for one hour. Easy and makes a delicious crepe topping!
The stats for this breakfast were 483 calories, 14 grams of fat (26%), 26 grams of carbs (22%), and 60 grams of protein (60%). Another protein filled & very filling breakfast!
Blender, blender, I missed you at lunch yesterday! To make up for it, I’ve had 2 bowls of blended grains since last night, and I used a secret ingredient for one of them. You’ll have to read to the very end to find out what it was.
For this bowl, I combined 1 cup cooked barley with 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk and then heated the mixture on the stove-top until warm. Into the Vita-Mix it went, and that’s it. Toppings included a sprinkle of carob chips and a blob of my homemade almond walnut butter. Simple recipe and simply delicious. This makes for a very inexpensive dessert. Barley is ultra cheap when bought from the bulk bins at your local health food store.
Secret Ingredient Bowl (for my soy free friends!):
This bowl was definitely high on my list of favorite blended grains! I cooked 1/2 cup of oat bran on the stove-top, and while it was still warm, I poured in into the Vita-Mix with 1/2 frozen banana, and about 1/2 TBSP cocoa powder. Then came the creamy factor. I fear soy may me bothering me again, and so I’m trying to limit my intake. So, instead of tofu, I used…1/2 avocado. What a great addition my friends! Avocados work great in raw desserts, and I don’t know why I hadn’t thought to use them in one of my blended grain bowls before. For the most amazing raw chocolate frosting, simply blend 1 ripe avocado with equal amounts of cocoa powder and maple syrup. The combo makes a great pie filling as well! Always a hit at our dinner parties, and people are shocked when I tell them the ingredients…which usually leads to a Vita-Mix demo.
What’s your favorite secret ingredient?
Oh, and to all my beloved foodies, check out this link for a quick laugh: http://i39.tinypic.com/24w7ed0.jpg. Hilarious, yet so true!!!!
Last thing, I promise! Chocolate Covered Katie, the brilliant inspiration behind all of my blended grain bowls, is giving away an entire box of Jocalat bars by Larabar. Read all about it here.