I finally caved.
For weeks, I have been drooling over Heather and Justine’s protein crepes. When Miss Eating Bender joined the crowd today, I knew I had to act fast and make these bad boys before I started to lick my monitor.
Here’s the drill:
Whisk 6 egg whites gently
Slowly whisk in 1 scoop of whey protein powder. The favorite seems to be Jay Robb. I used chocolate.
Cook this crazy mixture for about 2 minutes per side on a greased pan
To get this:
Okay…so the texture was NOT what I am used to. When I think pancakes/crepes, I think of light airy things and these were not that. But…that doesn’t mean they were bad. Just different. The texture is a tad rubbery but they cook up really nicely and taste great when topped with a big ol’ scoop of almond butter, sliced banana (I used 3/4 of a banana because the top fell off) and pure maple syrup. These pack in a TON of protein (about 60 grams??!) and I am skeptical about that as well. Not because I don’t love protein (I do) but because I have always been told by various personal trainers that the body can only digest 30 grams of protein at one time. The rest just goes to waste. I am definitely not a pro on the subject so does anyone have any thoughts? I would make these again for dinner but I would probably half the recipe and add in a carb. 60 grams of protein is a bit too much for at one sitting regardless if my body can digest it or not. I eat protein all day long and like anything, it isn’t good to overdo it.
After eating I was full but not content because there was no carb action! I need me some whole grains! =) So, I toasted up half an ezekiel muffin and topped it with butter and preserves
This afternoon’s exercise included jogging about a mile with the brother and then 45 minutes of a challenging Dave Farmar podcast. The one I did was from way back in December but was great and super strengthening…as always! The vinyasa flow was moving pretty fast and my heart rate was definitely up there. As for my jog…what can you say about only a mile? My shins were a little sore still from the other day; I think I really pushed the limit a bit when I sprinted to the finish line. I’m going to rest from running until maybe Thursday, Friday ….or even the weekend, depending on how my shins feel. My 5K trail run is on the 15th, followed by another 5K in Ybor City (downtown Tampa) on the 21st, and then one more on May 2nd with people I work with. After that, running season will officially be over and I plan to rest, rest, rest so hopefully I can be back at it in the fall when the weather cools down.
I’m ready for sleepytime tea, a bubble bath and my new book.
How has everyone’s Meatless in March day 2 gone?
I have to admit, it was a little challenging for me! Mainly because my normal lunch is a turkey sandwich and this really causes me to think outside of the box! Any thoughts?