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Why not make something decadent healthy? Pecans are healthy, eggs are healthy, and compared to most other sweeteners maple syrup contains a lot of minerals which are good for you, but less sugar (more liquid). Most special protein rich recipes claim egg whites only, but as a matter of fact the egg yolk is higher in protein, and research has shown that the cholesterol in eggs is NOT the problem with high blood cholesterol levels. Mostly it's the carbohydrates which elevate the cholesterol, not butter, eggs or bacon. Prep time does not include soaking time!
- Soak dates in one cup of water for about two hours.
- Put soaking water with the dates and pecans in food processor and process until smooth. That may take 2 to 5 minutes.
- As soon as the nutmilk is smooth, add maple syrup, whey protein and egg. Continue processing until everything is smooth and creamy.
This was great for my post-yoga brekkie this morning! I soaked the dates before I left, then came back and threw everything in my special smoothie blender - I used vanilla protein powder. Made for PAC Spring '11