2 scoops vanilla protein powder
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
I also apologize that you are not getting *my* recipe today either BUT...(don't walk away mad...come back here...)
The wonderful, beautiful, GODDESS of a WLS-cook Eggface has posted her recipe for shrimp egg foo young which is very similar to mine and it looks hella tasty! So mosey on over to "The World According to Eggface" and check it out. Then make it. Cuz it's good!
My Christmas was WONDERFUL. It was white (for a minute anyway) and my family was together (both the family I am related to and the ones I don't share blood links with) and everything was just very, very nice.
I am fortunate enough to have this week off. My job just gives us the week off with pay (and it doesn't even come out of our vacation time!). I look forward to this time every year to have a few new adventures. Like yesterday, when I went to Trader Joe's for the very first time. Look? They even gave your girl a proper welcome!
I know you all are already down with TJ's but I live in the hood and there are no TJ's in the hood (at least not where I live) so I had to do a bit of traveling to get there but it was well worth the trip. I met up with my OH friend Nessa who is a HOOT! We had a 'Bux date (I love 'Bux...I repeat LOVE 'Bux) where I had a Skinny Hazelnut Latte with two scoops of protein powder (peeps...did you know about the protein powder? For fifty cents a scoop they'll put it in for you. It's an additional 30 calories and 6g of protein. With my two scoops I think my latte was something like 170 cals, 20g of protein...a bit high on the calorie side but worth it on the protein side...).
Then we went to TJ's. I gave myself an unlimited budget but decided to go easy my first go round. I got:
-Two bags of multi-grain flax tortilla chips (one regular, one spicy and...yes...pick your jaw up off the floor...I can and DO eat tortilla chips in their proper portion sizes in moderation...)
-Fat free bean dip (tasted it...mucho yum-o)
-Chipotle hummus (which is almost gone already...the kids jacked me for my hummus! They are not supposed to like hummus!)
-some Wasabi Sesame drizzling sauce
-some unsweetened cocoa powder (big tin for $2!!! It is over $4 at my local grocery store!)
-2 containers of Greek-style yogurt
-...and a partridge in a pear treeeeeeeeee (eh-ehm...sorry...couldn't resist)
I have a few good recipes in the hopper to help you ring in your New Year right so stay tuned!
We also believe we should have our own indulgences.
The account that follows is my attempt to fulfill an indulgence of my own. Please take note of a few things before we start on this thrilling journey.
#1 - this recipe was not intended to be low-cal or low-fat. Thus, it is an "occasion" treat. Thus, the indulgence
#2 - This was my very first attempt at this so this about as real as it gets
#3 - anyone remotely in the area of Baltimore...please be sure to read the request underlined at the bottom.
Moving right along...
Protein Pumpkin Roll Cake
(oh no she DI'INT...oh yes she did) Ok so our journey starts out with the main ingredients, pictured here:
We start with a very basic protein pumpkin cake batter:
1/2 c. Splenda (modified from original recipe because 1 c. was too much!)
1/2 c. canned pumpkin (not pie filling, but pumpkin)
1/4 c. Brown Sugar Twin
3 tbsp Blue Bonnet Light (or I can't believe it's...yadda...yadda...)
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 scoops vanilla whey protein powder
2.5 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Mix together wet ingredients well. Sift in dry ingredients. Mix until blended. Simple right? It should look something like this:
So once I did that I had to figure out how to make a long, flat cake. Seemed to me the best way to do it was to line a cookie sheet w/ foil, spray it down and cook the cake on that. So that's precisely what I did. And I baked on 350 for 10 minutes. Yes, only 10 minutes. Seriously. Here's what it looked like out of the oven:
Now it is VERY important with roll cakes to let the cake cool. I know you're excited. I was too. But we had to let the thing cool! The cooling process gave me time to contemplate what the heck I was gonna fill this puppy with. I had this whole grand scheme in my head involving ricotta cheese and cream cheese and all that jazz but...being that we just had a blizzard and I was not willing to trek out in the snow to procure ricotta...the cream cheese would have to do. Here's what I used.
Filling:2 - 8 oz. packages Neufchatel cheese (1/3 less fat cream cheese)
1/2 c. Splenda
4 tbsp SF caramel syrup
Yummmmmmmeeeee...oh? Wha? Yes, yes...getting back to it. So I skipped a part actually. Once I took the thing out of the oven I needed to transfer it so I could peel the backing:
Then I lined the first cookie sheet with plastic wrap and transfered the cake back onto it. There...now we're in the right place. So I iced the thing (and it looked so pretty and flat...I was so mesmerized that I forgot to take a pic at this stage). So here came the real test: could a protein cake roll?
It CAN! It DID! So here is the finished product which isn't the greatest looking thing in the world but this was my first time.
And here is what a slice looks like.
Don't ask me how many calories this is. I don't know. Probably a gamillionty seven. As I said above, I was not aiming for low-cal this time. I was aiming for a roll cake. Now that I know this is possible I can work on low-cal. So I know what you are wondering now. How did it taste?
That's where we get back to the Baltimore folks. If you live anywhere near Baltimore City...come help me eat this cake or so help me God you will find me on the floor with pumpkin roll cake hanging out of my mouth and a glazed expression on my face!
...that's it...now go make this. It's good!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Bariatric Foodie!
So why the pic of Eartha Kitt? Well...if she was a post-RNY patient she is EXACTLY the kind of person who would drink this sophisticated shake. (That and...I think grown and sexy and a mental picture of Eartha Kitt pops up...I dunno why)
Chocolate Orange Liquer Protein Shake
8 oz skim milk
1 scoop chocolate whey
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp sugar-free Davinci Butter Rum syrup
1/2 a sugar-free orange drink stick
1 tablespoon Splenda (I used 1.5 to offset the bitterness of the cocoa)
You can either blend with ice or serve over ice. Use whippage or just put it in a sexy glass and feel sexy sipping it. Go ahead...you know you wanna...