Monday, October 24, 2011

Apple Cinnamon Protein Recipe

I wanted to start off by thanking the Get In Shape Girl for featuring me on her blog! I wrote an article about how to make time for the gym in your busy life which you can check out here. Also, not sure if you noticed but I bought a domain name and updated the title of my blog just a little. From now on you can find me at www.littlebshealthyhabits.com... so now you can bookmark it :) 

Today begins week 10 in Jamie Eason's LiveFit trainer which means it's time to carb cycle! Naturally, since I knew this was coming I loaded up on the carbs yesterday. I made pumpkin protein pancakes for breakfast and added a few blueberries to mine.


I also made this amazing apple/cinnamon/cottage cheese post-workout snack that Jamie Eason shared with us, and let's just say that girl knows how to create recipes! 


First, I have to start off by saying I'm typically not the biggest apple fan, but have you guys tried Honeycrisp apples? Holy. They are huge and delicious. They tend to be a little pricey, but definitely worth it.


To make the post-workout snack all you need is 1/2 an apple (or whole apple if you're a guy) cinnamon, vanilla protein powder, and 1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese. Start by dicing the apples up and adding as much cinnamon as you like. I obviously have a slight obsession. 


Then pop the apples in the microwave for about a minute. {At this point your kitchen will smell like you are making apple pie... yumm.} Then just add in a scoop of protein powder and your cottage cheese and mix well. 


{At this point you will think you're eating apple pie... even more yumm!}


This is absolutely perfect after a workout because you are getting in your simple carbs from the fruit and protein from the cottage cheese and protein powder... great alternative if you're getting sick of your boring old shake :)

Any ideas on what to name this? I've got nothin'.

18 comments:

  1. Honey Crisp apples are literally my favorite part about fall! They are sooo tasty and juicy and just yum :) This is a great recovery meal too, thank you for sharing!

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  2. I tried this...soooo yummy!!!!

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  3. Glad you liked it! It's hard not to :)

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  4. I tried this recipe and popped it back in the microwave after I mixed the cottage cheese and protein powder in... It's worth it - the cottage cheese melts a bit and makes this oh so oowie and goowie :)

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    1. I also put it back in for a few seconds and it was totally delicious warm & goowie.

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  5. Definetley going to give this one a shot, thanks!

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  6. I've never liked cottage cheese, and now I can't get enough of this recipe!
    -Brittany

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  7. you can also try this with raisons with lots of cinnimon with aplles just cut up with heating them and put some almonds slivers

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  8. I selected the link for Pumpkin Protein Pancakes, and it brought me here to the apple cottage cheese recipe. Where can I find the pumpkin protein pancake recipe?
    Thanks!
    -Alysa

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  9. Ditto to Alysa's comment...I was trying to find the Pumpkin Protein pancakes. Where are they hiding?

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    1. HI!! I would like to get my hands on the Pumpkin protein pancakes recipe, too :)

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  10. I would love to make this recipe but can't eat cottage cheese. Is there a good replacement for it?

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    1. There's a good substitution for cottage cheese from lactaid, if you're lactose intolerant

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  11. Question- I usually eat my lunch a hour after I workout, do I have this instead of my lunch of add. too, or eat lunch later?

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  12. LOVE the blog and the clean eating recipes. It is so perfect - I've been looking for a way to add so variation. I've been wanting to try protein pancakes, and clicked on the link for your pumpkin protein pancakes - but it lead me to: http://www.littlebshealthyhabits.com/2011/10/apple-cinnamon-protein-recipe.html

    Is your recipe for pumpkin protein pancakes on your blog? I'd love to try them!
    Stefanie

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  13. Try here for the pumpkin protein pancakes:

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/video-jamie-eason-pumpkin-spice-pancakes.htm

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  15. Call it Prapple Pie lol....I thought of doing this today, but I didn't think about adding cottage cheese...will try!
    I usually have my version of banana pudding: microwave a banana for 1 minute, then add a scoop of protein powder, mix and yum

    Thanks for sharing,

    Octavia
    Oh! Fitness LLC

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