I hope you all are having a great week. Hopefully I can make your week even better by giving you the recipe to this delicious and nutritious Healthy Apple Crisp pictured above.
First I want to start this blog post by telling you about one of my favorite protein powders. It's called Nuzest. Many of you already know I have food intolerance and stomach problems. This is one of the few protein powders that does not upset my stomach. It's dairy free, gluten free, soy free, nut free, egg free, sugar free, and free of artificial ingredients. The protein base is made from golden peas, so it is also a great protein choices for vegetarians or vegans. This protein also contains all the 9 essential amino acids to aid in energy, recovery , & repair. Theses flavors of Nuzest mix well and are very versatile. I've drank them as smoothies, protein shakes, and I have also baked with them.
Nuzest has 5 flavor options: vanilla, chocolate, cappuccino, strawberry, and natural.
Here is the Cappuccino flavor:
What I like about this flavor is I get my coffee flavor and also my protein. When I have this in the mornings, I don't miss my morning coffee. This flavor is smooth and delicious. If you are a coffee lover, this flavor is for you. I mixed mine with unsweetened almond milk.
The next flavor is Strawberry:
What I really like about this flavor is there is no red dye used to make this a pink color. I had the strawberry flavor mixed with unsweetened almond milk as well, but I think this flavor would be so good mixed with a frozen banana in a blender for some homemade banana ice cream.
The next flavor is Chocolate:
I mixed one chocolate Nuzest packet with 1 banana, 1-2 T Justin's Maple Almond Butter, ice, and water in a blender. This is the perfect way to get in fats, protein, and carbs. I would even throw in some spinach if I had it on hand. It is also a great way to curb cravings.
The last flavor I am reviewing is the Vanilla:
I love how you can use vanilla for so many things. This flavor tastes great just as a protein shake. I think there is the perfect combination of vanilla to make it satisfying and light. This flavor would also be great to use for protein pancakes or waffles. I used this flavor for baking. I used it for my frosting for my healthy cinnamon rolls (recipe here: Gluten Free/Dairy Free Cinnamon Rolls) and I also used it to make this Healthy Apple Crisp below.
Healthy Apple Crisp
- 4 apples
- 1 T cinnamon
- 2 T chosen blend oil (or oil of your choice)
- 1 c. Organic Gemini Tigernut Flour
- 1/4 c coconut oil
- 1/8 c egg whites
- 1/2 c Tigernut Flour
- 2 T coconut oil
- 1/3 c pumpkin seeds
- 1 T egg whites
- 1 t Flavor God Pumpkin Pie Flavor
- 1 container of So Delicious Coconut Vanilla Yogurt
- 2 scoops Nuzest Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1/2 t Flavor God Pumpkin Pie Flavor
- Date Lady Caramel Date Syrup
Heat a skillet on medium heat. Add the oil for the apples. Slice the apples into thin slices and add to pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon & cook until apples are tender. Stir frequently.
Grease a small pan with cooking spray. I used Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Spray. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Here are some of the ingredients:
In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the crust. Below is what the mixture will look like. Once completely combined, add the dough to the greased pan. You may have to use your fingers to spread out the crust. Place in the oven and cook for 12-15 minutes.
While the crust is baking, you can make your glaze and topping. Combine the coconut yogurt, pumpkin pie flavoring, and protein powder in a bowl. It will be kind of thick. If you want it sweeter, you can add date syrup. For the topping, combine all ingredients in a bowl & stir until combined and crumbly.
Here is what the crust looks like after it is baked.
Top the crust with the cooked apples.
Top the apples with the crumble topping. Next, place the dish back into the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the crumble starts to turn a golden color.
Once you remove the dish from the oven, drizzle with Date Lady Syrup. I used the Caramel one.
Here is what the apple crisp should look like:
Now this part does not make the apple crisp look as pretty, but it does increase the protein in the dish. I also think it adds another dimension of texture to the dish that I find very satisfying.
What do you guys think of this recipe? I had some for breakfast this morning!
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Flavor God Pumpkin Pie