Hey everyone! How’s your Monday been? I loved reading your responses on whether you thought it was healthy for anger to motivate workouts. As always, ya’ll had some incredible points and I think almost all of us agree that while it is a healthy way to get out emotions, not all workouts should be powered by anger. Working out should be ENJOYABLE and once the anger is gone, we need something else (a positive goal, like to live a long and healthy life) to fuel the motivation fire. You guys are awesome. That is all
So here it is, the long-awaited recipe for the perfect protein pancake.
The Perfect Protein Pancake
I’ve always been more of an egg girl than a pancake girl. Not because I dislike pancakes, but because I feel like I could eat 12 of them and be hungry again 5 minutes later. Pancakes are like the sexy boyfriend with a lame-o personality- delicious, but lacking staying power. I had basically kicked pancakes to the curb, and then I fell in love with this one.
It tastes as good as a greasy-spoon pancake, but has the staying power of brown rice protein. Drizzled with a little real maple syrup and served with fruit, it’s perfect.
Yield 1-2 pancakes
-1.5 scoops vanilla Sun Warrior protein (if you aren’t a Sun Warrior, use 1.5 servings of your favorite vanilla protein)
-1 egg white
-1/4 C almond milk
-2 T Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-free Baking Mix (can substitute with whole-grain flour of choice)
-3/4 t baking powder
-1/2 t cinnamon
-pinch sea salt
-1/2 t vanilla
-Stevia (optional) to taste
Heat a skillet to medium heat.
While the pan is heating up, in a small bowl, combine the protein powder, baking mix, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, Stevia, sea salt and whisk to remove any lumps.
Whisk in the egg white, almond milk and vanilla.
Cook the pancake(s) for 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
Nutrition stats (with a banana and 1 T maple syrup): 386 calories, 3g fat, 66g carbs, 25g sugar, 16g fiber, 30g protein
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The vegan version is still in progress, but it’s on the way. Enjoy and please let me know if any of you try it!