Weekend Recap: Celebrating a Birthday at The Brooklyn Star & Snowdays Creamery + Protein French Toast Recipe

For the most part, this weekend was more relaxed than the last few weeks have been. We’ve been rearranging, cleaning, and putting together new furniture in the apartment for the last few weekends and we’ve finally come to a point where we can take a breather. I can’t wait to share what we’ve done with our closet room!

Birthday Celebrating at the Brooklyn Star + Snowdays Creamery

Aside from being able to finally relax, we celebrated a friend’s birthday at The Brooklyn Star in Williamsburg. Dinner was all sorts of delicious! The Brooklyn Star did a great job at busting out the food quickly and every bit of it was good. Our friend, SweetsByGrace, baked and brought over a lemon/raspberry filled cake and it was the perfect treat.

That being said, I’m surprised we were able to make our way back out to the city to try Snowdays. I’ve heard and seen this place months ago but have never made my way over to try. There have been murmurs that the line for this place can reach 45 minutes.. and sometimes even longer! Luckily, that wasn’t the case that night — there was a line but it was bareable. We walked away with a yeti-sized milk, black sesame, and green tea snow cream with strawberries, blueberries, mochi, and fruitty pebbles on top. It was so good! I’d definitely come back to try other snowcream flavors and toppings. I’m hearing that there will be one in the West Village; I’m hoping it near my office đŸ™‚


High-Protein French Toast

This weekend I also stumbled upon a french toast recipe that incorporates protein and since I was craving french toast, I decided to give it a try! I made a few adjustments on my side as I didn’t have ezekiel bread (I only had white bread) and instead of graham cracker protein, I used ON Gold Standard‘s Salted Caramel Protein.

2 slices of Ezekiel bread
3 egg whites
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 scoop ON Gold Standard 100% Whey Cinnamon Graham Cracker protein

a. Spray pan with non-stick spray and place on medium heat
b. Combine egg whites, protein powder, and cinnamon together in a large casserole dish
c. Place a slice of Ezekiel bread in mixture and let it sit until thoroughly saturated with mixture – flipping so each side gets covered
d. Place bread in pan, turning so both sides get done before the center. Make sure temperature is low enough to cook thoroughly without burning
e. Remove from pan and let cool for about 2 minutes and add toppings

I never once thought to add protein into simple recipes such as french toast & it was quick to prepare and cook. This makes a great pre-work out breakfast! I’ve also never really tried flavored proteins before and salted caramel was delicious! I’m curious to know what graham cracker protein tastes like..

My weekend was full of good eats and good company — I hope that you all had a great weekend too!

Till next time.. ♥Mariel

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