Showing posts from February, 2012

Just Getting Ready for the 5k

6 weeks of weekly track workouts, doing hard 400m repeats on the merry-go-round.

Soy Protein Pow! Pancakes

Another thing you can do with Okara after making soy milk is make your own soy protein powder. Just spread it out on a baking tray in the oven on very low heat, and lightly toast the okara until dry. It shouldn't change color. Then you can grind it in a coffee grinder until fine. Voila! Use non-GMO organic soy

Soy Protein Pow! Pancakes
1/4 c soy protein powder made from okara (by-product of soy milk)
1/4 c ground oats (or whatever flour you like)
1 tsp baking powder
Dash of cinnamon
1 egg
1/2 c soy milk
1 tbsp honey
dash of vanilla extract, optional

Mix and spoon onto hot griddle with organic coconut oil. Using one tablespoon for each pancake makes 8 pancakes. Serve with fresh fruit.


In my quest to build a better protein shake, I've started making my own soymilk from fresh organic soybeans. Fresh, homemade soymilk doesn't have all the additives that store-bought soymilk has, and isn't processed like protein powders. In the process, I have lots of  bean pulp leftover, called Okara. This stuff is quite tasty and nutritious, loaded with protein, fiber and calcium. It's a tasty addition to oatcakes, which makes a great energy bar. I cut them into circles (like hockey pucks). Here is the recipe:
1 cups of oats
1 cups okara
1 cup of whole wheat flour (or soy flour, rice flour or other flour substitute)
1 cup of ground flaxseeds
3/4 cup peanut butter or almond butter
1 cup mashed apple (applesauce) and/or banana
1/2 cup sugar or honey
1 cup of mix-ins (raisins, dried cranberries or other dried fruit, nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, chocolate chips, the sky's the limit!)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 1/4 cup of hot water
Dash of salt