Well hey there! Look at me, actually posting when I say I will. I would pat myself on the back but it’s pretty sore from my bench workout yesterday. I’m heading to the gym in a little bit for some HIIT and upper body sled work and I’m also going to work on my posing – gotta arch that back and work on my sass 😉
Prepping is such a funny thing, it has a way of making normally secure people feel insecure and it can cause you to tear yourself apart if you let it. I’m not going to lie, today there has been a lot of self doubt going on – Am I going to be lean enough? Have I been doing enough? Am I going to be ready in 30 days!? Most days I feel great and am really proud of where I am, but this morning was a little tough. Rather than freak out and change everything based on what other people are doing I’m going to stay course and press forward. All I can do is give it my best and that’s exactly what I’m going to keep on doing, just like I have been.
Ok so now that I’ve gotten that off my chest – honestly I feel so much better just being honest about it and putting it out there – here is my video update on my bikini prep (I shot it yesterday).
And now, onto the main event! This recipe came about by total and complete accident. I was simply trying to make a flax brownie and the darn thing just wouldn’t come together. So what did I do? I added a scoop of protein powder of course. Now, at this point I was so over the brownie (I had tried twice to make it) so I took this new protein concoction, threw it in the fridge and brought it to work the next day. When I first bit into it….OMG…. I seriously could not believe how rich and dense it was for how simple it was to make. When I made them again I simply threw everything together and cooked it. It was NOT the same. I couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t turning out properly. Then I remembered the first time I had added the protein powder after everything else had already cooked for a while. Problem solved! These are Steve’s favourite new protein treat and they are a breeze to whip together.
- 2 TBSP ground flax
- ¾ tsp baking powder
- 1.5 TBSP cocoa powder (more or less depending how chocolatey you want it)
- Sweetener to taste - I never measure
- ¼ cup coconut milk - If you don't have coconut milk you can use almond but it will be more cake like
- Optional - splash of vanilla
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (whatever fits your dietary needs)
P.S. If you slightly undercook it it becomes like a delicious molten cake. I may try this with vanilla and make a blondie of sorts.