Helloooo, my beautiful blog followers! Oh, how I've missed posting delicious recipes…if any of you do not know, I am currently less than 5 weeks out from competing in my first figure competition! I've come a long way from the start of this little blog. I've gained so much more knowledge in the nutrition and fitness industry and met some great people. Although I have enjoyed lifting and leaning out, I do miss my crazy bulking days when I shared with you all sorts of delicious things I got to eat…now that I am dieting down my foods are let's just say not as photogenic & appealing since I have fewer calories to work with, specifically carbs. Thus, unless you wanted to see constant photos of chicken and egg whites, I think it's best I leave the blog posts for more exciting days.
Sooo..another thing I have learned is you can get pretty creative with a limited diet, like REALLY creative, and I am no longer eating boring egg whites and oats everyday!
Okay, done babbling, I'll get to what you are all waiting for..
This recipe was delishhhh and so easy to prepare. (Unless you are uncoordinated like me and take an extra hour just to get all your ingredients together).
The waffles are super high in protein, low-carb and PACKED with fibre not to mention super fluffy and oh so good. I was honestly not hungry for a good few hours after eating these and I have a BIG appetite.
The best part? The nutrition facts actually INCLUDE the toppings. So ya, you can thank me for that, haha.
Here's how you too can enjoy one pillowy cloud of blueberry-lemon happiness…or two.
-1/4 cup 2% cottage cheese
-1/4 tsp vanilla extract
-1 tsp sweetener (or to taste)
-1/4 cup large frozen blueberries
-1/4 tsp lemon juice
-lemon zest to taste
Directions: Combine the cottage cheese, vanilla and sweetener by stirring and mashing together with a fork or blend in a food processor until smooth.
Microwave the blueberries in a small microwavable bowl for about 20-25sec. or until just thawed enough where they are not running but soft enough to mash. (Mine were picked and frozen blueberries so yours may be a bit more runny, that's okay).
Stir together the berries and the cottage cheese and add 1/4 tsp lemon juice and grated lemon zest to taste.
Place in the fridge or set aside.
For the Waffles(Serves 1):
-4 egg whites + 2 more (or 4 egg whites + 2 whole egg) (or 1/2 cup liquid egg whites + 1/4 cup egg whites)
-4 tbsp coconut flour
-dash of salt
-1/4 tsp vanilla extract
-2.5 or 3 tbsp almond milk
-1/2 tsp baking powder (scant)
-1/2 tsp splenda or other sweetener to taste
-1/4 cup blueberries
-Optional: 1/8 tsp lemon zest
Directions: Pre-heat a waffle maker to the medium heat setting (or whatever you find works best). In a medium bowl whip 2 of the egg whites to stiff peaks using a mixer. Once stiff, lightly stir in all other ingredients, coconut flour, salt, vanilla, almond milk, baking powder until combined. Fold in the blueberries until just combined.
Use a spatula to pour & spread batter into a hot waffle maker (Spray generously with pam first!). Close and let cook until browned. It may take a little longer than a regular waffle, the batter is more fluffy. Don't burn it! Spray the waffle maker again and repeat for the second waffle. Afterwards plate and top with the sugar-free syrup (I used Walden Farms) and as much of your “cheesecake lemon-blueberry sauce” as you'd like! Enjoy!
Makes 2 large waffle.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 302 calories, 6g Fat, 30g Carbs, 32g Protein, 12g Fibre
I enjoyed these this morning before an awesome shoulder workout. Perfection.