Friday, July 4, 2008

Protein Punch

So lately I have been looking at ways to change my eating habits. I LOVE food. Any kind for that matter. I love a big meal at the end of the day; however, my hips..not so much. So to level off my huge intake at the end of the day I decided to make breakfast a protein power packed extravaganza! Not leaving out of course a little bit of sweet ;)

Makes 6 servings or so

This recipe can be modified in infinite dimensions with any fruit you like, I used cherries because they were in season and they are yummy:

1/2 pint Blueberries
1 cup cherries (halved and pitted)
2 Tbsp maple syrup (NOT the fake stuff)

Throw it all into a pot on med/high for 5 - 7 minutes.
Taste for sweetness and adjust to your preference.
I also like to add a bit of lemon juice at the end for a hint of tang.

Now the protein part you ask?
Well once your concoction has cooled, spoon about 1/4 of cup of the fruit onto 1/2 cup of cottage cheese.

FYI - Cottage cheese (low fat) packs 15, yep 15 grams of protein!!!! all for a measly 100 calories - that's without fruit.

Blueberries are fab at the elimination of free radicals a.k.a "bad guys" running through our bodies. Take away the sugar aspect in the blueberries and your are dealing with an antioxident party for 1! So a serving of those hurts NOBODY! except the "bad guys".
They also pack 8.4 grams of fibre per 100 grams!
Not bad for the little fruit huh?


Kate / Kajal said...

Love the idea of a protein packed breakfast ...i'm all for proteins in the morning.This really does like a wonderful way to start your day. Cottage cheese is in fact very good for health too, in India we call it panneer and its compressed and solidified and cut into cubes, just like tofu. Then used in various stews, salad ...anything at all.

Nika said...

Thanks Kate? Kajal? which do you prefer? I love panneer as well! We usually have it here (Canada) as a savoury in curries and other main dishes ...mmmm. Although you really have to shop around to find it.

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