Happy monday, and it is indeed. I actually like this monday. I teach yoga in the evening, which I love, no kiddie dessert class to teach cause they are on summer break (and no offense to them, but I’m tired of those sugar buzzed 9 nine year olds), and I got a good upper body work-out in. That’s right, my biceps are still throbbing. So I’ve been on a mini quest to find the perfect protein powder to make a “commitment” to. Why “commitment”. Well for one, they are sold in tubs resembling costco mayonnaise which scare me for some reason. What scares me more is the price. I compare prices to items from trader joes, for example, “O my goodness, 30 bucks? thats like 15 Trader Joe’s greek yogurts or 15 two buck chucks!”.
So I’ve been trying to buy sample envelopes to try out protein powders. Now I must say, I am a protein powder virgin. I really dont think I NEED it, I eat plenty of meat, soy, and dairy…but to be honest, with flavors like “cake batter” and “cookies n cream”, I was curious to try them out in baked goodies. Plus, sometimes I dont want to cook up a whole fish for dinner, sometimes, I want pancakes for dinner, and what a good way to get in that “protein group” than in protein powder pancakes. So today, the shop only sold one type of single serving packets, Jay Robb’s Whey protein. So I bought is and this is what I added for the flapjacks:
-1/2 packet of Jay Robb’s Whey protien
-1 egg plus two whites (or use 1/2 cup egg sub)
– 1/8tsp baking powder
-2 tbs wheat bran
-splash of almond milk
I whizzed it in the magic bullet, and made, three GIANT pancakes! I topped it with some apricots and chocolate chips I found in the pantry. Then I thought it needed a “cream” factor, so I blobbed 2% cottage cheese mixed with an old jar berry preserves I found in the back of my fridge.
I was surprised I actually liked the taste of the protein powder. Who would have thought. Plus, I like that its got all natural ingredients and I can not only pronounce but spell all the ingredients on the back. Now THATS a feat.
So am I the only one that has this hang up about protein powders?
On another note, I’m still really digging almond butter in tuna salads, I’m currently polishing one off right now. Are my tastebuds simply out of wack or is this legitimate that I cant get enough of this combo?