Protein Overnight Oat "Shake"
Most days I take a protein shake to work, but today I tried something different. I saw an add for a company that makes Protein Overnight Oats. Serving price wasn't horrible (about $3-$5 a piece). But I am cheap and I have all the ingredients at home. So I tried making my own this morning. I am really liking it. Here is what I used. Now I will say that this made enough for 2 servings. But since I am working all day and forgot a lunch, I am hoping this will sustain me through. So with that said you can cut this recipe in half, or just divide it into 2 jars.
1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats (7g of protein)
4 tbsp peanut butter powder (12g of protein)
1 tsp chia seeds (.7g of protein)
1 cup water
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (1g of protein)
1 scoop protein powder (22g of protein)
1/3 cup Oikos Triple Zero Greek Yogurt - Vanilla (8.5g of protein)
1.5 tbsp organic cocoa powder (1.5g of protein
*for a total of 573 calories & 52.7g of protein for the whole recipe.
Or 286.5 calories & 26.35g of protein per serving
this makes 2 servings
Trader Joe's Vegan Cream Cheese
Spreadability: Nice and creamy
Smell: Doesn't have much of a smell
Ingredients: Filtered Water, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Soy Protein Concentrate, Corn Starch, Sea Salt, Tricalcium Phosphate, Natural Flavors, Organic Locust Bean Gum, Xanthum Gum, Guar Gum, Vegan Culture.
Flavor: Very mild and somewhat neutral.
Bagel Test: It spread on nicely and melted slightly on my freshly toasted bagel. When I bit into the bagel I didn't have any strong reactions to the flavor or texture. Overall it paired well with my plain, toasted bagel.
Husband Test: Liked it a lot, actually. He doesn't like anything coconut - so that will tell you that is doesn't have a coconut'y flavor.
I give it 4 out of 5 Cheeses.
Would like to see a little more boldness and tang in the flavor.
FINE PRINT: This is not a paid review of any kind. I am documenting my own opinions of products that I paid for out of my own pocket.
Gluten Free Hamburger Buns
This was my first time using coconut flour. It makes a nice hearty bun that can hold up to what ever you use to fill it. Tonight I filled mine with a Cooked Chicken Breast and Sharp Cheddar Cheese and it was delightful! The bun held up nicely and only started to crumble a little towards the last couple of bites.
1 1/4 cup coconut flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. Kosher salt
1/2 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp. water
Yields: 5-6 buns
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