Feb 9, 2014

Sundays are usually the only day I can sleep in. My body alarm clock always seems to wake me at 7. When my boyfriend hears me up and moving around he tells me to get back in bed and I end up sleeping until 9. But this morning I was excited to try a new recipe so I was not able to go back to sleep. Mama Laughlin posted her recipe for Protein Pancakes. I've been wanting to try some and she made it look so easy so I was eager to make them. 

My boyfriend woke up an hour earlier then normal. I was able to spend some time with him before he went to work, which was very nice. He made us some Chocolate Cherry flavored coffee in the French Press. So yum!!! He ate his breakfast while I made my pancakes. He doesn't like much breakfast food so he eats two yogurts and a banana each morning.  
Once I mixed the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients this is what it looked like. The banana, egg whites and vanilla extract (in the bowl on the right) looked so nasty while I was stirring it up but that's where all the flavor was!
By the way, I used my soy protein powder from Whole Foods. I do use Whey protein powder on occasion but I really try to avoid dairy. I also doubled Mama's recipe so that I'd have breakfast prepared for the whole week. 
This is what the mix looked like once I combined all the ingredients. Mama mentioned adding a splash of almond milk but I had to add at least a cup. I think that may be because I doubled the batter. And I did stir the batter by hand, which is an excellent arm workout!  
 I was able to get eleven good sized pancakes out of the batch. 
 And I put nine of them away in a Pyrex for the rest of the week. Yay! Success! 
I added peanut butter on one of them and the other I ate plain. (They are good enough to eat plain!) I'm thinking about adding PB2 the next time I make them. I bet Peanut Butter Banana Protein Pancakes are even better than Banana Protein Pancakes!!! 
 I logged this recipe into MyFitnessPal and for one batch it came out to 592 calories, 8.6 grams of fat, 82.5 grams of carbs, 11.6 grams of fiber, 16.5 grams of sugar and 45.8 grams of protein. That comes out to 118 calories, 1.7 grams of fat, 16.5 grams of carbs 2.3 grams of fiber, 3.3 grams of sugar and 9.2 grams of protein per pancake. I also wanted to add that these are gluten free (for those of you with a gluten intolerance) and they could easily be made vegan if you wanted to use an egg substitute. 

A big thanks to Mama Laughlin for posting her simple yet delicious recipe! 
A little non-scale victory for ya'll. I was blow drying my hair yesterday afternoon and I noticed my baby bicep coming along. Proud mom right here! 
I went to the gym yesterday to do some cardio. I was DYING! Cardio is so boring to me now. Ugh. My boyfriend has never done cardio with me and I never understood why. Now that I've been lifting weights more I totally get it! I was only on the treadmill twenty-five minutes before I jumped off. I couldn't take it anymore. I moved to the rowing machine, which was better than the treadmill, but still not as fun as lifting. I can't wait to get to the gym tonight and LIFT with my love! 

Happy Sunday!!!

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