Yesterday I was at work eating breakfast after I did some fasted cardio. For breakfast my coach had (just got a new plan) me eating 1/3 cup of oats and 250 ml or 1 cup of egg whites. I LOVE breakfast, it is my favorite meal of the day and at the time, one of my only carb meals during my prep. So, to keep things fun and interesting during my 16 week diet I would turn these oats and egg whites into pancakes! Some ladies saw me eating them, thought they smelled delicious, I gave one of them a TINY piece to try (have to save every last bite for me lol) and they loved it! So I shared the recipe, and then I realized I should share some of my favorite things to make while on prep. Things that keep me sane, and on track with my goals. Because, let’s face it, eating the same thing everyday can get boring! And during my last show prep that’s exactly what I did. So this time I decided to not punish myself so much and get creative!
I will share with you my protein pancake recipe here as well, but I never took photos of it lol that’s mostly because after fasted cardio all I wanna do is eat! But I did however, take a photo of this delicious avocado dessert that I made last night 🙂 Coach gave me a new plan yesterday and there’s absolutely no carbs in my diet anymore, except for a reefed day that I’m sure Coach will let me know when that is… Or I’m sure I’ll remind him lol 😉 Anyway, I’m allowed to have half an avocado as part of my last meal with the standard white fish and asparagus. So last night I was craving chocolate and I thought, aren’t there chocolate avocado recipes out there? Pretty sure there’s pudding I can make or something to make my Saturday night in more exciting LOL So I Googled and I was inspired to make myself this delicious bowl of chocolate avocado pudding! I literally scrapped the inside of the magic bullet to get every last bite! Totally hit the spot! I mean… I was still hungry a bit after but that’s all part of being on show prep lol C’est la vie! haha but it did make me so happy so that’s what matters! Now you have to keep in mind that this is a single portion for one person, and eat this if you’re really dying for something sweet late at night! Also, make sure it’s cool with your coach, and don’t do it all the time… I only say this because it’s better to be safe than sorry lol
How I made my Chocolate Avocado Pudding:
- 1/2 an avocado
- almond milk
- vanilla extract
- 1 stevia packet
- cocoa (2 heaping regular teaspoons, I didn’t use the real measuring spoons)
- coffee grinds
Get your magic bullet out, and put your avocado in it with two heaping teaspoons of cocoa. Then I put a dash of vanilla, one stevia packet (or Splenda if you don’t have stevia). I eye-balled the amount of cinnamon… I just sprinkled maybe a 1/4 teaspoon of it into the magic bullet. Then a smidge of coffee grinds to help bring out the chocolate flavor. Now, as for the almond milk, you can use any kind of milk really, but almond milk is fewer calories and more diet friendly. Pour about a 1/3 cup in and then blend, only add enough almond milk until you reach your desired consistency. And there you have it! A diet friendly treat that is actually so delicious! Maybe I just think it’s delicious because I’ve been prepping hard for 11 weeks now and the taste of chocolate is amazing! But honestly, I LOVED it and I’m sure you will too!
Protein Pancake recipe that I used during the earlier part of my prep!
- 1/3 or 1/2 cup of rolled oats (I used both, depending on what coach allowed at the time for my carb intake)
- 250 ml of egg whites or 1 cup
- cinnamon, (or add a bit of your favorite protein powder in for flavor)
- 1 stevia packet
- a pinch of baking powder
- vanilla extract
Take out your magic bullet and put the rolled oats, stevia, baking powder and cinnamon in. Blend until you’ve made a flour and there are no whole pieces of oats left. Then add your egg whites and a dash of vanilla extract. Blend in the magic bullet. Once it is all combined, add a spoon into the mixture because the oats tend to fall to the bottom, so stir it often while you cook it. Cook these pancakes in a skillet using coconut oil, coconut oil spray, or PAM. The first pancake tends to be the thinnest, but the rest of the stack comes out perfect! Especially, if you remember to stir the mixture a bit before you pour it into the pan! ENJOY!
Macros for the stack of pancakes: P 28g, C:26g (for 1/2 cup measurement) F: 0 (These are approximate and there would be some fat if you cooked it in coconut oil, but not much)