May 29th, 2011

The fifth (and final!) episode of Bitchen in the Kitchen comes out Wednesday, June 1! I battle Starbucks to create a healthier and tastier alternative of their Mocha Light Frappuccino and Bacon, Egg & Gouda Breakfast Sandwich in less time. Will my Rise ‘n Shiner and Protein Pita Pocket beat Starbuck’s breakfast? “Like” the Facebook fan page to be notified when the episode is posted. You can also follow our YouTube channel. And, as always, I will post a link to the episode here on wikiKitchen.

Bitchen in the Kitchen’s Nutrition vs. Starbucks’ lack of nutrition:
Almond Milk vs. Regular Milk

  • Same calcium & vitamin content
  • Dairy-free & gluten-free
  • Lower in saturated fat
  • Fewer calories

Chocolate Whey Protein Powder

  • Builds muscle, reduces stress levels, promotes fat loss, and contains all essential amino acids
  • None of that zero-calorie Splenda that makes you gain weight!

Green Onion

  • Lowers your glucose levels
  • Lowers your cholesterol levels
  • Reduces colon cancer risks

Uncured Black Forest Ham vs. Bacon

  • Lower in calories, sodium, and saturated fat (the bad kind of fat linked to heart disease)
  • No added nitrates/nitrites

Whole Grain Pita Bread vs. White Sandwich Roll

  • High in fiber
  • Keeps blood sugar levels low

Rise ‘n Shiner
Makes 1-2 drinks

6 oz. water
2 tbsp Trader Joe’s Coffee a Cocoa (found in the coffee section)

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop Chocolate whey protein powder
1 cup ice

Boil the water with the Coffee a Cocoa. Place a colander on top of an open blender. Then, place a coffee filter on top of the colander. Slowly pour the boiled coffee into the blender (with the colander and coffee filter on top). If it drains too slowly, fold up the filter and squeeze out the liquid into the blender (like a tea bag). Pour the almond milk and protein powder into the blender and blend. Add ice and blend again.

Protein Pita Pocket
Makes 1 serving

2 eggs
1 green onion, sliced
1 slice Trader Joe’s uncured black forest ham, chopped
About 1/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 Trader Joe’s whole grain Turlock Pita bread, cut in half

Scramble the eggs in a small bowl. Stir in the onion and ham. Pour the mixture into an oiled pan that has been pre-heating on medium heat; move it around with a spoon or fork to cook it . Add the cheese to the pan once the egg mixture is almost set.

Microwave one half of the pita bread for 20-30 seconds. Split open the pita half to form a pocket and stuff with egg mixture.

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