Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Total Body Weightlifting Circuit & Apple Pie Stuffed Protein Enchiladas!

Okay, okay, I can't contain myself... I just have to jump straight into this morning's breakfast recipe. I made apple pie stuffed protein enchiladas drizzled with vanilla "icing." And guess what? Totally clean, totally healthy, and totally YUM! I know you guys are just dying to here what demonology I resorted to in order to accomplish this, so I'll just skip ahead to the recipe already for ya!

Om nom nom nommmmmmmmm!
Apple Pie Stuffed Protein Enchiladas with Clean Vanilla "Icing" (Serves 2)

Apple Pie Filling:
2 1/2 Cups coarsely chopped apples (this was 1 1/2 apples for me--- it will vary depending on the size of the apples you use!)
1/2 Cup water
1 Teaspoon cinnamon
Juice from 1/2 of a lemon
1/4 Cup unsweetened applesauce
2 Packets of Truvia/Stevia (or whatever clean sweetener you prefer)

Protein Enchiladas:
2 Scoops vanilla whey protein powder (as usual--- I used About Time/SDC Nutrition whey protein powder in Birthday Cake flavor)
1 Cup egg whites (Roughly 8 egg whites)
A bit of oil to "slick up" the pan

Clean Vanilla "Icing"
1/4 Cup plain Greek yogurt (make sure you're using a clean variety--- I recommend Stonyfield, Fage, or Chobani... I do NOT recommend Dannon!)
1/2 Tablespoon unsweetened almond milk (or whatever milk you prefer--- coconut, soy, rice, etc.)
1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract (not the imitation stuff... that isn't clean by any means!)
2 Packets of Truvia/Stevia (or whatever clean sweetener you prefer)

A nice chunky applesauce-like consistency
To make the protein enchiladas, blend 2 scoops of vanilla whey protein powder with 1 cup egg whites. For me, it was 8 egg whites total. The enchilada batter will be an EXTREMELY thin consistency--- that's okay, that's how it is supposed to be! Heat an 8-10 inch pan on the stove to VERY HIGH heat (important!). Make sure that the pan it hot before you add the batter and that it has a bit of oil (you barely need any!) on it, so the enchilada batter doesn't stick to the pan. Pour 1/4 cup of the enchilada batter onto the pan, and swirl the batter around in the pan so that it spreads evenly. Now, this is important--- how will you know when to flip the enchiladas? Its simple! The edges of the enchilada will start to become somewhat flaky, and shortly afterward tiny bubbles will appear in the batter. THIS is when you need to flip your enchiladas. 

You'll see tiny bubbles start to appear in the batter just after the edges start to turn flaky!
They need to cook no more than a couple seconds on the other side, and you can easily slide the enchilada from the pan onto a place when done. Using 1/4 cup increments to make the enchiladas, this batter recipe will make exactly 5 protein enchiladas! Once the protein enchiladas are done, you can fill them with the apple pie filling. Just spread a layer of the filling in the middle of the enchilada, and roll those delicious bad boys up!

As for the clean vanilla "icing," simply mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. I would recommend adding the unsweetened almond milk slowly! Depending on the brand of Greek yogurt you use, the consistency may be slightly thinner/thicker--- so add the unsweetened almond milk slowly in order to ensure that it comes out a nice drizzley consistency. In short, add enough liquid so that you can drizzle it off a spoon, but not so much that the icing comes out runny! Once mixed, drizzle your clean vanilla icing from a spoon over your apple pie stuffed protein enchiladas, and dust with a bit of additional cinnamon if you'd like!

*Tip: If you'd like a crispier/crunchier enchilada, before adding the icing, you can broil your enchiladas in the oven for a few minutes to get that crispy & crunchy texture! Or not--- Steve liked his broiled; I liked mine unbroiled! Pick your poison!

Aaaaaaand on to today's morning workout: total body circuit weightlifting. I hit all major areas of the body with my weights this AM--- arms, abs, chest, back, shoulders, and legs! Nothing better than a good total body circuit where you target all areas of your body when lifting weights... it leaves you feeling totally demolished (in a good way!) 

Total Body Weight Circuit Training
I still have two workouts slated to complete with Steve tonight as part of day 2 of his P90X3 program! Check back tonight for a workout update & another clean recipe!