Good (early) morning to all you early risers- unless you’re not in Aus, then who knows what the time is…but what I’m trying to get at is that I’m writing this post this morning, opposed to the night before ha.
I’ve just taught an early BodyStep class and you can tell it was a sweaty one from my hair-
…cannot wait to wash it after my second morning class.
Thankfully I felt pretty rested when I got up at 5:20am thanks to an early-ish 9:30pm bedtime! As you can tell my weekend was pretty great, from what you saw, and I was absolutely exhausted by the time last night came. But that didn’t stop me from having a fantastic dinner.
This jacket potato was packed with curry powder, mushrooms, spinach, kidney beans, cheese and Chobani 0%, and was made according to this Jacket Potato recipe.
I also did some baking yesterday which didn’t exactly produce a stellar finish. Don’t get me wrong, it was pretty tasty by my standards- especially warmed with some light butter but it looks less than appealing and had quite a dry feel (although didn’t taste dry) when you pick them up.
Hot Cross Buns were on my 2013 Baking List and I finally tackled them after years of procrastination. I used the Healthy Chef’s recipe but reduced the oil to 2 tsps and didn’t add any dried fruit, but probably should have compensated for the lack of liquid.
We halved the mixture and made half (almost) to the recipe and tried to chocolat-ify the other half for the bf. If only they had more cocoa the flavour would have been stronger. If you do make the recipe I will warn you that they aren’t your fluffy, soft and light hot cross buns- they’re more dense and hard (especially on the outside), but I quite enjoyed them. Plus they’re a great healthy alternative to your supermarket and bakery hot cross buns. And hay, right in time for Easter in two weekends time Seriously, where has the time gone? It cannot be Easter already… surely.
However, I did have some stellar results earlier that day for breakfast. I’m a big go-er of the Sunday morning pancake breakfast as you can tell from my Almond Butter Pancake attempt, Oatcakes & favourite Chobani Pancakes.
Well they might have a run for their money because these Protein Powder Pancakes are
Protein Powder Pancakes
Adapted from TGI Paleo. Makes 3 decent pancakes.
- 1/4 cup of vanilla protein powder (even my horrible Aussie Bodies Vanilla tasted good in them!)
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 1 egg
- 1 tbs of natvia (or sugar/sweetener)
- 2-3 tbs of rolled oats (till texture is right)
- Combine all the ingredients, while a non-stick fry pan is on medium heat.
- Pour batter to make 3 pancakes.
- Cook until underside is brown.
- Flip and wait until underside is almost completely brown.
- Serve with nuts, fruit, nut butter, lemon + sugar, honey etc.
I had mine with natural pb + part of my leftover banana. These are really good and have quite a dominant banana flavour, which I just so happen to love.
Perfect start to the day if you ask me, why not have this for breakfast today?
- What is your favourite Sunday breakfast?
- Do you eat hot cross buns at Easter?