Hello, beautiful people!
This morning was met with a busier start. After eating breakfast, I quickly headed off to Starbucks to grab a much needed coffee. I’ve been enjoying the simple things in life. The weather, family, friends, and wonderful summer foods at the store. I’ve also been making sure to rest more and get less stressed about these simple things.
Oh so wonderful.
For dinner, I enjoyed a wonderful new turkey burger recipe.
I picked up some ground turkey at the store earlier this week since it was on sale, and decided today I finally make something with it.
Almond-Coconut Crusted Turkey Burgers
- 420 grams (or 1 pound) extra lean ground turkey,
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/4 cup egg whites.
Mix together the flours and salt.
Form the ground turkey into 4 separate burgers.
Coat the formed burgers in the coconut/almond mixture.
Turkey burgers are a big staple over here for protein options. The flour combos went really well together and definitely gave the turkey burgers some much needed flavour.
I ate the burgers alongside a huge pile of my favourite roasted veggies and some goat cheese. Nothing you haven’t seen before.
Backtracking to the afternoon, I had a craving for some dough. I quickly mixed up a batch of “cookie dough” to enjoy as a snack.
Let’s discuss this for a minute.
Yes, it looks totally bizarre because of the florescent green colour. I swear it is totally delicious. The chickpeas give it its thick texture, with extra protein punch, and the coconut flour and protein powder give it delicious flavouring. Just trust me, its awesome.
Green Cookie Dough (serves 2)
- 1 cup garbanzo beans
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese
- 1-2 cups fresh spinach
- 2 tablespoons protein powder
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
- 1/4 cup pumpkin
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 20ish drops vanilla stevia + 1 teaspoon stevia granules
Blend everything in a food processor and enjoy. The added spinach was inspired by my green loving friend, Kristin.
I topped mine with a little cashew butter for some healthy fat action. It was all kinds of fabulous.
I don’t know what else I will have planned for the day yet, possibly going out with some friends later. We’ll see what turns up.
What’s you favourite cookie dough recipe? Do you enjoy creating healthy alternatives to your favourite indulgent foods?
Have a wonderful day all!