However, these donuts are much healthier than the ones from the donut shop. They are made in a mini donut maker and have a much higher protein content, keeping you full longer. I ate these for breakfast and it still pretty much sticks to my meal plan. It makes enough for 2 breakfasts. Here's the recipe. I hope you guys enjoy!
Servings: 18 mini donuts
Calories:~ 25 calories for 1 donut
- 1 cup vanilla protein power
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 5 packets (teaspoons) of stevia
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons nonfat greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup nonfat milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- In a bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.
- Mix in the wet ingredients.
- Preheat your mini donut maker. Spray with nonstick spray (I use PAM Olive Oil). You can also bake these as mini cupcakes or donuts in the oven (preheat to 350 F).
- If you're using a mini donut maker, you only need to put in about 1 to 2 tablespoons of batter into each mini donut hole. Coo as directed.
- If you're baking them in the oven, bake them for 15 minutes.
- Take them out and enjoy.
You can drizzle these with honey or make a chocolate glaze if you want. It's up to you!
*I liked the taste of these raw better than cooked. It's up to you how you decide to eat it. It's safe to eat raw. *
*By the way, cooking protein powder does not diminish its benefits. The proteins are just denatured, just like cooking egg whites. Either way, before proteins reach your muscles and other parts of the body, it has to be digested. Before even leaving the stomach, the proteins are denatured due to the stomach's acidic environment. Then, it gets broken down to its amino acids.
I might make a peanut butter frosting with pb2 when I eat the rest tomorrow. I ordered pb2, BumbleBee Bars and Rise Bars from Amazon 2 days ago and it arrived today! So quick and efficient. I can't wait to try these. The Rise Bars came with:
- 3 Crunchy Cashew Almond
- 3 Crunchy Macadamia Pineapple
- 2 Crunchy Cranberry Pineapple
- 2 Crunchy Perfect Pumpkin
- 2 Crunchy Honey Walnut
So, how did my health challenge go yesterday?
It pretty much went well. I'm happy to report that I didn't eat the sushi. I was really tempted to though! I also substituted tofu instead of eating the boca burger for the nori sushi roll. I ate some sweet potatoes along with the rest of my meal for dinner. I added some cashew clusters to my greek yogurt and I ate some dark chocolate.
Based on my activity level, the amount of calories I ate is just about right and I did do better than yesterday, which is a good thing. I'm hoping that today will be better.
So, here are some pictures for WIAW. It's my first time doing WIAW, What I Ate Wednesday, from Jenn's Blog, Peas and Crayons.
That concludes WIAW! I love this because it really makes you think what you REALLY eat in a day, or a week. That's also the HoW of the week. Try to track what you eat for a week to see what you really consume. You'd be surprised!
I have one last thing to say. You guys remember that I went to China the past summer, right? I climbed/hiked the Great Wall of China. As it turns out, after you do walk it, you can purchase something that says that you have climbed/hiked up the Great Wall.