Chocolate Zucchini Protein Mini Muffins

I had some zucchinis laying around and I thought I would have time to cook with them, but unfortunately, I don’t think I will. I’m leaving the city on Saturday morning because of the NATO summit. There is no way I’m gonna be anywhere near here for this – everyone is saying it’s going to be crazy. Security and police is everywhere already and secret service and FBI are stopping at random establishments to make sure everyone is ready to take on the protesters. I hope there will be no violence involved.

So yeah, I’ve made chocolate zucchini bread before and I loved the taste of it. I don’t have a loaf pan in this apartment thought and I just ran out of chocolate chips, so I went for chocolate zucchini muffins sans chocolate chips.

The second muffin is still kind of frozen, that’s why it looks weird lol

I still love making muffins and although I was going to veganize this recipe (like I have been doing lately with all my muffins), I decided against it, simply because I had egg whites that needed to be used up anyway. Might as well. So sorry, vegan friends, this one includes egg whites.

For an extra protein boost, I added protein powder. And I enjoy it smeared with almond butter. I love protein and that’s that.

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What I Ate Wednesdays #5: Finals Week

Sigh, it’s that time of the semester again – finals week. Unfortunately, I am much much more unmotivated and lazy this semester than I ever have which is weird because this is also the first semester I’m only taking 4 classes. It’s really taking a lot for me to study and stay on top of things although I’m not the type of person that doesn’t do anything ever – so of course I still do what I’m supposed to. I’m an Honors student after all! It’s just not a fun time.

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Oatmeal Pancake

Sunday night was a breakthrough for my culinary experiences. A breakthrough that is rather embarrassing- especially since almost everyone has made this food before. Not me though. Not until last night, that is. Last night, ladies and gentlemen, was the first time I made pancakes. Or one pancake, actually, but I only have one mouth to feed. Yes, last night was breakfast for dinner. And yes, it was my first time ever making pancakes. Embarrassing, I know.

In my defense, we didn’t have pancakes in Poland. And my mom never made them when we moved here. The only time I really ever had pancakes was when I went to brunch with someone. I thought it was about time to change this. I thought of pancakes as indulgences because I know they aren’t usually the healthiest option on the resto menu but I know there are ways to make them healthy. This is exactly what I did.

The outcome.. wow. Extremely easy and yields such great result. Such a great outcome. Yeah, it’s silly for someone to think “oh my gosh, I made such great pancakes last night!” but for me, this is an accomplishment! I told you guys before, I am totally new to the kitchen and any time I make something that turns out better than well is just amazing to me. So yeah, this pancake will most definitely frequent my breakfast (or dinner 😉 menu from now on. I can already see it… such a great post-workout breakfast. I’m excited already.

However, the only reason why I made these really was to get rid of the lasts of egg whites I had in the fridge so I could be ready for the vegan challenge which starts today. So yeah, I have to say goodbye to egg whites and honey for a while.

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