Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Maple Spice Protein Glaze

It was Adam's birthday last week so, like every year, he insisted his parents buy him his "Birthday Cookie" (a gigantic chocolate chip cookie from Mrs Fields covered in fluorescent blue and white icing).  So I decided to make a treat for myself: A batch of my pumpkin sticky rolls.  Lately when I make them I've been experimenting with glazes and icings.  I like it super sweet, but don't want to be giddy on sugar afterwards, so I came up with this recipe this time around.  I was very pleased with it!  It could also be used as a topping for fresh or baked fruit, oatmeal, pancakes, waffles or French toast.  Just make sure you use a good tasting protein powder.

I have to say, this was probably the best long weekend we've had yet this summer.  The girls got along pretty well and we had a lot of fun.  Friday we went to my in-laws for Adam's birthday dinner.  Saturday my friend Emily, visiting from Vancouver, came by, Sunday we took the girls to see Brave, and they were very brave themselves.  I was very worried it would be too scary - in fact a little boy sitting behind us was hysterical for much of the movie, but they were both troopers and incredibly well behaved.  It's the first movie they've lasted through in its entirety without getting bored, running around the theatre or wanting to leave.  Adam and I enjoyed it too.  Aside from all the males being portrayed as buffoons, and the females being skinny and beautiful - except for the ugly witch, of course, it was a fun, modern fairy tale.

Yesterday we saw my brother and sister-in-law's new house for the first time and the kids all had a lovely time playing together in the park across the street.  We also took the girls to see the circus and sport exhibits at the Ontario Science Centre.  I have to tell you, I was appalled by some people's behaviour there.  Whoever said Canadians are polite, hasn't been to the Science Centre lately!  We had 3 seperate incidents of ADULTS butting in front of our children, or aiding their children to butt in front of our children to try out various interactive parts of the exhibits, leading one of the girls to burst into tears.  WTF?    Must be tourists because we Canadians couldn't possibly be so rude, right???

Maple Spice Protein Glaze

1/4 cup maple syrup
40g scoop sugar-free vanilla protein powder (your favorite kind)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Whisk ingredients together and pour over...whatever you like!