Monday, February 24, 2014

Miss Me, Miss Me, Now You Wanna Kiss Me? Blueberry Stuffed Waffles!

Today's clean eats breakfast is one that will most assuredly have you scraping your plate clean! Of course, with a clean eats recipe like this, that's not necessarily a bad thing! So what do I have for you all today?! Blueberry stuffed waffles! Oh yes, my mouth is watering as I type...

Okay, Melissa--- Tell Me More!

Blueberry Stuffed Waffles
(Serves 2)

Protein Waffles:
1 Cup whole wheat flour
1 Scoop vanilla whey protein powder (I used About Time/SDC Nutrition in Birthday Cake)
1 Teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon baking soda
2 Egg whites
1 Cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
4 Truvia/Stevia packets
2 Tablespoons flaxmeal
1 Teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 Cup fresh blueberries

Greek Yogurt Filling:
1/2 Cup Greek vanilla yogurt
1/2 Scoop vanilla whey protein powder (I used About Time/SDC Nutrition in Birthday Cake)
1/4 Cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 Teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 Truvia/Stevia packets

Blueberry Compote:
2 Cups fresh blueberries
1/2 Cup water
4 Truvia/Stevia packets
1 Tablespoon whole wheat flour

In a bowl, whisk together all of the waffle ingredients except for the blueberries thoroughly. Gently fold in the blueberries last, being careful not to crush them while mixing. Meanwhile, heat a waffle iron to high heat. Once heated completely, pour the batter onto the waffle iron, and cook according to your waffle iron's directions. For me, half of the batter fills up my waffle iron, so this recipe makes 2 large protein waffles. While the waffles are cooking, combine the Greek yogurt filling ingredients. Set aside. Additionally, heat the blueberries and water over medium heat. After about 5 minutes, the blueberries should become tender. At this point, add in the stevia and the whole wheat flour (to thicken), and continue cooking the blueberry compote until it thickens, about another 5 minutes. Once both waffles are done, cut the waffles apart, and fill the waffles with the Greek yogurt filling. My waffle iron makes round 4-part waffles, so I cut the waffle into 4 sections, and use the Greek filling to form 2 "waffle sandwiches." Top with the blueberry compote just before serving, and enjoy your delicious clean eats breakfast!

Can I just say how scrumptious this clean eats breakfast was? If you want to eat clean, but you're concerned about calories, maple syrup might not always be the best option. Yes, it's clean, but it's still very high in calories. This recipe gets its moistness from the delicious blueberry compote, so you can enjoy your waffles with a bit of sweetness that you won't feel guilty for! Not to mention that this recipe is packed with protein so you can start your day off right! Enjoy this recipe guys!