Friday, November 16, 2012

Skinny Protein Pancakes

I love breakfast food. I'd eat such foods at every meal if I could, if you're eating 6 times a day like other fit ladies then that's a lot of goodies! I don't know many who don't like pancakes. It's not enough that most pancakes are fluffy white flour and sugar then topped with what- butter and syrup. Calories, sugar, fats, insulin... don't expect to feel so fabulous after such consumption.

I have a few really good pancake recipes that are fit for any bikini driven lady. Some with healthy whole grain carbohydrates like oatmeal, and other like the following recipe that's low in carbohydrates so if you are feeling extra bold and want breakfast food later in the day, these are for you.

Skinny Protein Pancakes
  • 1/4 cup nonfat cottage cheese
  • 1 whole omega-3 egg
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 TBS unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pack of stevia or 2 drops liquid
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.

Let sit for 5 minutes (the baking powder will "fluff" up the batter).

Heat a skillet to medium. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Cook and eat without guilt!

Makes about 2-3 pancakes. Serves ONE! 

Per Serving: 
250 calories
6g fat
7g carbohydrates
42g protein

Monday, July 2, 2012

Avocado Chocolate Protein Mousse

Ask any woman the one thing she craves the most and I guarantee the majority of the time it's chocolate. I swear it's built in our DNA. It just makes ladies happy. Pure unsweetened cocoa in it's natural form is actually good for you! Full of minerals and one of the highest amounts of anti-oxidants than any other food....even higher than those gorgeous blueberries. Some call it the 'bliss food' because it increases happy hormones. More the reason to give in. Life's not about deprivation and if you haven't already can eat well and still look fit & fabulous!
If there's one thing I can't get enough of it's this chocolate mousse. It's incredibly rich tasting (but oh-so-healthy) and full of healthy fats thanks to the miraculous, creamy avocado. This is great as an afternoon snack to curb hunger or evening treat to give in to that chocolate temptation.

Avocado Chocolate Mousse
  • 2 oz ripe avocado
  • 1 - 1 1/2 tbsp quality cocoa powder (darker the better)
  • 2 tbsp nonfat plain greek yogurt
  • splash unsweetened almond milk
  • 1-2 packs stevia
  • 1/2 scoop chocolate whey protein (optional)
  • pinch of sea salt (brings out the chocolate intensity) 
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla powder or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Place all of the ingredients in blender and mix on high speed for a minute or so. The longer, the more mousse texture it becomes.

Eat right away or place in air tight container. Will keep in fridge for a couple of days.

* I love having this with raspberries or sliced strawberries.

Serves 1

Nutritional Info:
198 calories
10g fat (healthy)
10.5g carbs
6g fiber!!
21g protein