I’m back after a two day hiatus. It was just necessary. BUT I have exciting things to share!
Remember the other day when I tried April’s protein brownies? Well, I decided to make the blondie version… and they came out SO GOOD. I cant stop eating them. Modifications include: no cocoa powder, vanilla protein powder instead of chocolate, 1 tsp vanilla instead of 1 tbsp, added 1 tbsp cinnamon, and added some chopped walnuts (will add more next time… DEFINITELY necessary).
Guys, these were seriously good.
Is it weird that I find these babies so adorable?
BEST WAY TO EAT THEM?
SMOTHERED in Naturally More PB. OMG. This was incredible. I can’t really describe exactly how it tasted, but it was something like rich and decadent and, um, incredible. And re-living this moment right now is making me want, like, 5 more of these bad boys. Pronto.
Another thing I tried in the past 48 hours was some sort of Imitation Frap that has been circling the blog world (I forget which blog I read that inspired me to make this–otherwise I would link back, I’m sorrrrrry!)
Ingredients: 1 cup vanilla almond milk (unsweetened), 2 scoops chocolate rice protein powder (NutriBiotic), pinch (1/8 tsp) xanthan gum, stevia, ~8 ice cubes
The flavor was okay (I’m not the biggest fan of this protein powder–does anyone have suggestions how to make it less chalky?)… but I just CAN’T get the hang of xanthan gum. I know some of you bloggies swear by it, but I just can’t get it to thicken my shakes like I think it’s supposed to (and I’ve failed at making protein ice cream so many times). Do I need more ice? Do I need to use more gum? I’ve tried adding guar gum along with it, but the texture just ends up being so… gummy. Advice much needed/appreciated 🙂
Anyway, I’m off to sweat it out at the gym. Catch ya on the flipsiiiide.