I drop a list of recipe options on facebook and ask YOU to choose the blog's next recipe. I then go to the gym while the votes pile up and, an hour or so later, get home (ravenous and buzzing creative energy), count the votes, and make the winning recipe. It's a blast for me because I never quite know what you will choose and, a lot of the times, the options are completely out there so that I never quite know how they'll turn out either! It's a game of chance, completely and, for this reason, I like to drop a joker in all my stacks. This weeks, the joker was the 'Protein Vincent' (it got two votes, booo). Last week, it was 'Something with a Face' (it got one vote) and the time before that 'Protein Pinguins' (two votes). I keep waiting for the jokers to attract the majority of votes but, so far, no dice. Maybe next time my recipe for Protein Eugenes will win? Time will tell ;-)
Anyways, this week the Protein Tiramisu won! It was close: 14-12 against a Pumpkin Protein Pie Recipe (with crust). As soon as I got from from the gym, I counted the votes, on came the apron and BOOOOOM! I got to work ;-)
Ingredients - blended together and panfried:
1 cup (220g) of liquid egg whites
1/2 cup (28g) of unflavored Plant Fusion no access to Plant Fusion? Turn to the Substitutions Chart ;-)2 tbsp (24g) of coconut flour
1/2 tbsp (5g) of toffee flavdrops
1 shot (48ml) of decaf espresso (could do regular caf espresso, I just don't like downing more caffeine postworkout)
OK. This yielded six small pancakes (you COULD make three bigger ones or one gigantic one; I just wanted to end up with two stacks of three so I did it this way). After they were done, I got out a bowl and mixed 1/8 cup (55g) of ricotta cheese (could sub this with good old Mascarpone!) + 1 tbsp (9g) more of Plant Fusion (again, sub with casein if you don't have any Plant Fusion) + 1/8 cup (30ml) of cartoned coconut milk + 1/2 tbsp (5g) of toffee flavdrops, with a spoon. Finally, I just stacked the whole thing up - pancake, filling, pancake, filling, pancake, filling - and sprinkled with cocoa powder at the end, KaPOWWWW!
Result? Ohhhh, Zeus almighty! The batter itself in its uncooked form is worthy of accolades (I had a couple of spoonfuls before frying up the pancakes and, I tell you, it was one of the best batters I've ever made). I loved loved loved the Plant Fusion! It's the first time I try it and it's gorgeous - mildy nutty, creamy, and ohhh, splendid! If I could rap, I'd break into freestyling some madness while forcefully dropping some shapes right now. Because oh! this is one of those recipes that you've GOT to try ;-)
Macros per one stack of 4 pancakes (out of the two you get from the mix above): 245kcals, 29.2g protein, 7.65g carbs (4.6g sugars), 8.8g fat (2g sat) and 4.45g fiber!!!!!!!