Monday, January 30, 2012

Blueberry Lemon Protein Loaf

So... does someone want to give Mother Nature a ring and ask her what the heck is going on!? This weather is insane! I'm in no way complaining, my cold blooded body is absolutely loving 75 degree days and flip flops in January, but I do love me some hoodies and Ugg boots and they have not been worn nearly enough this winter. On Saturday we had the back door open as I was daydreaming about being on the beach, and I noticed the neighbors lemon tree was big, beautiful, and full of lemons. I'm no gardener/ tree connoisseur but I don't think that is normal for January. Anyway, the sunshine and lemon tree inspired me to put a spin on one of my favorites- lemon protein bars. You can thank the beautiful Arizona weather for this recipe, oh and Pinterest which is where I saw a picture that led me to this awesome blog. I didn't follow her recipe, but just wanted to give credit for the photo inspiration :)


Ingredients
1 1/4 cup oat flour + 1/4 cup oat flour
1/2 cup non fat greek yogurt
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup Stevia in the raw
Juice from 2 lemons*
Zest of one lemon*
1 tsp baking soda
4 egg whites
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup blueberries
* I didn't use True Lemon (because I didn't have any), you can if you want to though just remove the lemon juice and zest*

Glaze: 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1 packet Truvia, 1 tbsp almond milk

Directions
1. Combine all ingredients except blueberries and additional 1/4c oat flour in mixing bowl and mix well.
2. Pour batter into a prepared loaf pan.
3. Sprinkle blueberries with water then roll in 1/4 cup oat flour until coated. Gently drop blueberries into batter.
4. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
5. In a small bowl mix protein powder and Truvia for glaze. SLOWLY begin to pour in almond milk and mix well until you have a frosting type consistency.
6. Coat top of loaf with glaze while still warm.

This loaf is SO moist, I actually really like the consistency of this with using the greek yogurt and leaving out applesauce and almond milk. I just might have to play around with the other protein bar recipes.

32 comments:

  1. Awesome!!! Good idea to roll blueberries in the flour then adding them in. They really sink in well it looks like.

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  2. Wow...this looks SO good! Loving your awesome photos! :)
    ~Heather

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  3. This looks great! I just found your blog and want to try several of the recipes. Can you tell me a sample day of your meals/snacks. I think I read you eat 6-7 times a day. It seems like so much food. Thanks!!

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    1. Hi! If you type WIAW (What I ate Wednesday) you will find posts where I list out everything I eat in a day :)

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    2. Thank you so much! I looked at them and got so many great ideas. I work out first thing in the morning...about 30 minutes after I get up. Would you still eat your overnight oats before a early morning workout or do you think that is too much for a pre workout meal/snack? Do you always drink a shake post workout? Thanks!

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    3. I workout really early too and I have overnight oats or egg whites and toast before the gym. It's really important to fuel your workouts... it's what makes your muscles grow!

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    4. Sorry, forgot the second part of your question- YES! Protein and quick carbs like fruit after every single workout :)

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  4. That looks lovely!!!! Protein loafs are my favorite, except when they are SO delicious and I eat a little too much ;)

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  5. That bread really does look insanely moist! (and I wouldn't say it if I didn't mean it, I HATE the word moist! haha)

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  6. I just made this for the first time and it is delicious! I'm going to make these again! Thank you so much!!

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  7. Oh wow! I just made this with strawberry slices and lime juice (I'm out of bberries and lemons) and it's so delicious! Thank you so much for sharing! I'll be making it again and again!

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    1. Wow that sounds great! Will have to give it a shot!

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  8. I made this last night with a few modifications, only becaus I didnt have a few items and was being to lazy so didnt want to go to the store. I used Almond Flour in place of oat flour, (just used about one cup though for the loaf) and i didnt have any lemons so I sprinkle some lemon Crystal Light in it for the lemon flavor. lol OMG, amazing!!! I can not wait to make it again with actual lemons! I was amazed how moist it turned out! Thank you so much for sharing...Oh, I ended up eating 2.5 pieces last night it was so good! :)

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  9. Looks so good I can't wait to make it :)


    Karen

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  10. This looks wonderful! I'm going to try it this weekend :) Does it make 16 slices just like the other protein bar recipes?

    Kimber

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  11. I made these in a small 8 by 8 pan...How many servings should it make? And...how many packets of True Lemon should be used? Thanks girl! I made them tonight...YUM!

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  12. Are the oats in the oat flour ground or whole oats? Just curious so when I measure these they come out right! yummm :)

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  13. I made this for breakfast this morning and it was AMAZING!!! Even my 2 year old ate a slice. I was a bit skeptical about the glaze, but it was great! Thanks for the delicious recipe.

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  14. Made this yesterday and it came out perfect and tasted deeelicious!!!!!!!!!!!Thanks so Much.. Can't wait to make it again maybe next time I will try it with Almond flour.. Thks

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  15. Hey there! GREAT Recipes & Easy to follow! :D Myself a few other nurses i work with follow your page and we make things and bring them into work for each of us to try! We are all clean eaters and train hard so this page was amazing when we came across it!

    Thanks girl!! :D

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    1. Myself AND a few other nurses...**

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  16. Hiya, just wondered if this is a typo: 1 1/4 cup oat flour + 1/4 cup oat flour or do we add 1 and a half cups of oat flour? Or is it meant to be a different flour in that 1/4 cup?
    x

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  17. Mine didn't rise as high as I thought it should. Maybe I made it wrong?

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  18. This is my favorite recipe, I make it all the time and just don't get tired of it!

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  19. I loved this recipe! I used applesauce instead of stevia and also used lemon non-fat greek yogurt. In addition, I used fresh lemon/zest and a bit more vanilla extract then required! The batter tasted a bit "fizzy" (I think due to the baking soda) but once cooked it tasted great! Do you know how long this bread lasts for? Also how many slices should this make? Thanks for a yummy recipe!

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  20. Hey there, do you happen to know the calorie content in a slice of this bread?

    Thank you!

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