There’s a common misconception that those of us who resolve to stick to healthy eating choices perhaps coupled with some regular exercise for an overall healthy life live a life of depriving ourselves of some of the foods which taste good. That’s not what maintaining a healthy lifestyle is about and that way of thinking makes it that much more difficult, giving off the impression that trying to live a healthy lifestyle is borderline impossible.
In addition to “cheating” on your healthy-eating diet with some indulgences that perhaps go down as well-earned indulgences, here is one more indulgence to add to your healthy-diet “cheat-list,” but it’s an indulgence with a twist because it tastes so good that one might naturally assume it falls into the indulgences/cheats category, whereas it’s actually super healthy. Of course I’m talking about protein waffles and here is the recipe:
To consolidate on the healthiness of your protein waffles, go organic with as many of the ingredients as you can, a practice which if made habitual will eventually have your body enjoying a brand new level or rediscovered natural vitality.
- Oats (1 cup)
- Eggs (2 large)
- Cottage cheese (1 cup)
- Egg whites (3 eggs)
- Honey (1 teaspoon)
- Ground cinnamon (1 pinch)
- Pure vanilla extract (1/2 teaspoon)
The overall preparation time for these healthy protein waffles comes up to no more than 15 minutes, with the actual cooking time only taking about five minutes, while preparing the mix shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes max, even though the mixing methods is straight forward.
Depending on how quickly your waffle maker heats up, you might perhaps be better served preheating yours while you’re in the final stages of preparing your ingredients mix, something which would naturally have perhaps required you to have made this recipe before. There are some great ones at: www.expondo.co.uk. Otherwise some of the modern waffle makers available today don’t take that long to heat up, so you can even preheat it once you’re completely done with the preparation of the batter.
Unlike with a lot of other breakfast waffle recipes, with this particular healthy protein waffle recipe you don’t really need to worry about first mixing in the dry ingredients and then going on to add and mix in the wet ingredients. Your aim is for a smooth batter which is almost liquid-like, but not quite, perhaps better described as having to maintain the appearance and consistency of volcanic lava that flows slowly as it moves along the ground. So you can use a blender if you wish, merely pouring in all the ingredients and blending until the mix looks creamy.
Next, simply ladle the batter into your waffle maker’s irons and bake until the waffles depict a golden colour which will be accompanied with that characteristic crispiness one often sees in professionally-made, restaurant grade waffles. Repeat the process until all of your batter has cooked and enjoy some healthy protein waffles without feeling guilty about cheating on your healthy-eating diet.
P.S. The same preparation method can be used to bake the batter into pancakes so as to make for a nice variation every once in a while, perhaps.