Homemade Power Protein Plate

Now to figure out how to make a Venti Iced Unsweetened Green Tea at home...

I can often be accused of being dense. There are just some things I don’t pay attention to. I’m off dreaming, or, as my dad says, I’m off in la la land. Once, in the quad at lunch in high school, I found myself singing the words to “Too Close” by Next at the top of my lungs until I was politely told to stop by my good friend Di. Who would’ve thought those lyrics were so nasty? Suffice it to say, this is a personality trait that I’m stuck with and I constantly have moments that make me feel like I’ve learned nothing in these 28 years.

So, it came as no surprise when I got addicted to Starbucks’ Power Protein Plates in 2008 and I didn’t realize the magnificent “duh” quotient (of, you know, making my own, for heaven’s sake) until, literally, last Friday. I don’t even want to discuss the amount of money I’ve wasted on novelty and convenience and unnecessary (though recyclable) packaging.

I just want to give you data.

Starbucks’ Power Protein Plate
Total calories: 370
Price: $4.95

Homemade Power Protein Plate
Total calories: 401
Price: $1.66

The reason the PPP (I’m not going to lie, sometimes I want that to stand for Peter Piper Pizza) is the ideal breakfast for me is three-fold.

1)      It is wildly convenient to eat on the way to work and at my desk.

2)      Its sweetness comes from bits of fruit and not traditional breakfasty sources which, for some reason, I don’t like. At all.

3)      It gives me 1/3 of my protein for the day. That’s good for someone who doesn’t eat a whole lot of meat.

I also like that you can switch out the type of cheese, among other things. No one wants to burn out on cheese. That would be the saddest thing ever.

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One thought on “Homemade Power Protein Plate

  1. no matter how long i know you i will always think it’s weird that you don’t like sweet breakfast foods.

    I LOVE PROTEIN.

    burning out on cheese would be tragical!

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