Well, that's 4 workouts ina row where i've felt like crap - No energy what so ever! Normally if I just get there & start, I feel better, but not this few times. I will have a good rest tomorrow I think & try again Wed. It is getting a bit concerning.
OK, enough of my whining, here are my fave recipes to keep me sane. I use the cookie recipe for cheat days only -I'd advise you to as well, cos if you're like me & loooove PB, then these are ADDICTIVE!! OK Shelly, you have been warned! ;)
Awesome Cottage Cheese Jelly Slice
Base: Dump in a food processor -
1C quick oats,
1/2c wholemeal flour,
1tb canola oil (optional, but I think it tastes better with it)
Wizz this up for a minute till it makes a sticky dough
Press into square tin lined with baking paper (wet your fingers or a spoon to press it out)
Bake for about 15mins @ 180 C till brown - it may shrink away from sides, but that's ok
Put in food processor -
250g creamed cottage cheese,
1/2C vanilla protein powder (I like Max's)
2tsp vanilla ess.
Whizz the be-jesus out of this - all the lumps will go from cottage cheese (hate the texture of cc!) and it should look lovely, smooth and glossy. (BTW, this is good to eat by itself!!!)
meanwhile - dissolve 2TB of gelatine in 1/3c boiling water - dump this ALL IN AT ONCE while processor is going (if you trickle it in, you may get lumps)
Jelly top - grab your fave sugar free jelly and dissolve it in 1C water only.
To assemble - cool the base (room temp is fine) then whack on the filling. Put in fridge to set (about 1-2hrs) then pour on jelly top - refrigerate & leave to set (about 3-4 hrs)
Makes 9 generous serves.
Peanut butter cookies:
375g jar of smooth peanut butter
1C crushed peanuts
3/4C choc chips (I substitute with sultanas here, or you can leave them out all together for sugar free)
Mix first 3 ingredients together till smooth, then add peanuts & choc chips/sultanas
scoop out balls & put on tray - whack in 180 C oven for 12-15 mins until brown.
Leave to cool on the tray - this is important! They will be really soft, but they firm up on cooling they are lovely, soft & crumbly - to die for!!
That's all folks, I'm beat