Yesterday I wasn't feeling all that great and I had left my purse at my mom and dads when I went over for a run so I pretty much just lazied around the house the rest of the day and made some almond butter but we'll get to that in a few. Heather has been cooking the heck out of my protein crepes. She makes them look and I am sure taste, so much better than mine. What a great foodie imagination that girl has! Frankly, I was feeling a bit jealous so I had to whip out an old fav. of mine. Pumpkin protein pancakes (or crepes depending on how you cook them). They hit the spot but unfortunately they made me remember why I cut out dairy and whey powders again. Here's a little tutorial...
First mix 2 egg whites with 1/3 cup canned pumpkin. Beat with fork until well mixed. Then slowly add in while still mixing 1/2 scoop to a scoop vanilla protein powder. Then add spices and sweetener. I used vanilla stevia and cinnamon. If mixture seems to thick add a little water .
Next, pour into hot pam sprayed pan. I made one big one but you can make small ones if you like.
When edges start to cook, work spatula around to loosen and prepare to flip (this usually takes a seasoned pancake flipper)Let cook a short time an the other side.
Finally, flip onto plate and top as you please. I used a tablespoon of Naturally More (this was before I made almond butter). I am sure Heathers would be much prettier and not as blurry.After eating this scrumptious meal I decided I would try my had at making some almond butter. I measured up a cup of raw almond and then roasted them in the oven. I threw them hot right into the food processor and cranked that baby up. After about 5 min. of ear ringing loud noise my nuts were still kinda powdery so I added 1 tsp. of coconut oil and a few dashes of sea salt.
That 1 little teaspoon did the trick.
Didn't make very much. I wonder how many servings this is supposed to be?
Dinner was simple last night. Leftover moms lasagna for the man and little one and a chicken stir fry for me.
Today, despite waking up with a nose dripping literally like a faucet I hit the gym. It took me a while to get goin while I was there but man did it feel good when I really started sweating! Glad I went! For a mid morning snack I had a bowl of blended oats (Katie style) with tbsp. of my almond butter. Hit the spot.
And for lunch the little one had her first bowl of blended oats. Can you tell she likes them?No big plans for the rest of the day but I do have a great dinner planned for tonight. Its healthy clean, version of BBQ sandwiches. Cant wait to share tomorrow!
CONFESSION OF THE DAY: I think I enjoy reading other peoples blogs more than writing my own.
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