Chocolate Protein Waffles

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This recipe has been a LONG time in the making. I have been trying to perfect this recipe since July! I finally think I have mastered this recipe enough to share it with all of you 🙂

It has been quite the busy Summer and I can’t believe it is already Fall! I have moved into a new place and got a new job all in this past month and unfortunately, have had little time to work on my blog. However, I have still made time to test new recipes and gather more ideas to share with you soon! Although I would love to get to a point where I have time to blog recipes on a regular basis, I know it isn’t always realistic. My hope is that you will still follow what I post and try my recipes throughout your own busy life. I can guarantee this recipe will not disappoint and will soon become a weekend staple as it has for my house! Enjoy!

xo,  Curls&Kale

 

Recipe:

3-4 Servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

 

Ingredients:

1 1/4c Strawberries, blended until smooth (about 1 container of fresh strawberries)

4 eggs, Whisked

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

2 TBSP Coconut Oil, melted

1 c Arrowroot Flour

1 c Chocolate Protein Powder (I use this one)

1 tsp Baking Soda

2 TBSP Cocoa Powder

3/4 c Chocolate Chips (I use these)

Pinch of Salt

Coconut oil Spray

 

Instructions:

Plug in your waffle iron to start warming up.

Take a carton of fresh strawberries and pulse them in a blender until smooth. I used my magic bullet and it took about 1 container of strawberries to make 1 1/4c of blended strawberries.

Whisk eggs together in a medium-large size bowl. Add vanilla and melted coconut oil.

In a separate bowl, mix together flour, protein powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt.

Slowly add the dry ingredient mix into the wet ingredients. Stir together until everything is mixed together.

Add the chocolate chips into the waffle mix and then transfer into a measuring cup or other easy to pour container.

Use the coconut oil spray to grease both sides of the waffle iron. When the waffle iron is ready, pour mixture into your waffle iron and close the lid until cooked through. My waffle iron takes about 3 minutes to make the waffles crisp and delicious. You will just need to test out your own iron to see how long they will take.

Note: Before you pour each waffle into the iron stir the waffle mixture. The chocolate chips sink to the bottom of the mixture so you need to continue to stir them to the top so they are evenly distributed when you are making your waffles.

*This recipe was adapted from a post I saw here!

Enjoy!

 

Stupid Easy Paleo Simple Paleo Tortillas

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Similar to probably every other paleo-nut out there, I love reading other blogs and trying out new recipes while also reading about other bloggers’ lives (we all secretly love hearing about other people’s lives right? It’s not just me?). I have a list of all my favorite blogs HERE, but once in awhile I also want to highlight specific blogs—and specific recipes– when something particularly catches my eye. I found a fellow CrossFit and Paleo blogger, Stupid Easy Paleo, a few months ago and can’t get enough from her website. Her paleo recipes are exactly what her name describes: easy! There are not a million different ingredients in her recipes that you have to spend a ton of money on and her recipes are simple to put together. She really caught my attention with these simple paleo tortillas. You can find the details and directions on her BLOG and you can find arrowroot and coconut flour HERE or I have also found them in Whole foods and specialty stores.  I made a few batches of these tortillas this weekend and really thought they were going to be more difficult than her directions read, but it turns out they are just as simple and her instructions and pictures are perfect. I used a nonstick pan and heated the pan prior to adding any of the batter. When you are adding the batter, you don’t need a lot. I made this mistake with my first tortilla before I understood how to pour a little bit of the batter and then roll the pan around to move the batter all across the bottom. The tortillas cook fast so keep an eye on them. One batch will make 3 tortillas if you don’t pour too much batter in the first time like I did. Three tortillas weren’t enough for me and another hungry CrossFitter so I made a double batch. I made tacos with them and also just spread some honey and cinnamon on them for a sweet dessert, they are amazing! This is perfect for any meal that would normally have tortillas and they could even be a quick pre or post workout snack. She states they are easy to fold up and freeze so you can make them ahead of time and then pack them for your afternoon workout.

Ingredients you will need for one batch:

For directions and step-by-step pictures visit Stupid Easy Paleo, she also has a great section for athletes so check out her full site!

xo, Curls&Kale