Hey friends, it’s been a great couple of days! Last night was my friend Conor’s birthday. It was a fun time! We celebrated with about 10 of us at boston pizza. The restaurant is a great socializing spot but I’m not the biggest fan of their food, I opted for a simple chicken flat bread which I packed half of it up for my lunch today! 🙂 I try to do this always when going out for dinner – cost effective AND healthier!
I don’t normally have pancakes in the morning.. but when I do, I make sure that they are the most epic and delicious pancakes EVER. Which brings me to my recipe today…
I got this recipe from an old friend from highschool and uni!! Thanks Parisa!
Ingredients (for 3 pancakes):
½ cup of rolled oats
1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder
½ a banana
1 tsp coconut flour (optional, but adds fluffiness)
1tsp of stevia (or sweetener of choice- keep it natural)
3 egg whites
1 tsp hemp seeds (optional)
1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
fruit and walnuts for garnish (optional)
Combine the protein powder, oats, coconut flour, seeds, stevia and cinnamon
Mush half the banana and mix with the egg whites
Mix the wet mix with the dry mix until you have a desired pancake consistency- you may need to add a little bit of water if the mix isn’t smooth enough
Heat the skillet, and cook the pancakes in coconut oil for about 2 minutes on each side (until golden brown)
Next is the fun part – add your favourite toppings to garnish the pancakes
I used almond butter to replace syrup, the other half of my banana, some blueberries and walnuts. I also sprinkled some cinnamon and try to add it to as many recipes I can because it’s a natural fat burner and makes any dish smell and taste delicious! These pancakes are the perfect breakfast to have after a workout, or even before because they will give you a ton of energy. I have tried a few powders, and so far I like Power Whey the best. You can buy it at any supplement store such as Popeye’s or GNC for approximately $40 for 908 grams which will last you a long time, especially if you use it only for baking and cooking. If you are sensitive to whey protein powder, there are other options (vegan powders) that you can use instead. These pancakes are PACKED with nutrients, leave you full and I promise your taste buds will thank you, so give these bad boys a try! 🙂
This morning I worked out before heading to school for work.
Here was my routine:
It was a good and sweaty session! On top of this, I also did 35 minutes on the elliptical. After work today I also upped my cardio by going on a nice speed walk with my doggy Tanner! Gotta enjoy this nice weather while it’s here! 🙂
How did you spend your ‘work it out’ wednesday??
Ahhhh I have a few spare minutes this morning so I thought I’d share with you my early morning workout today!
It consisted of:
40 minutes of HIIT on the treadmill. It looked like this routine below:
Min. Speed Incline
0-2 2-3 1
1-3 6 1
3-4 6.5 1
4-5 7 2
6-7 7.5 2
7-9 8 1
9-11 6.7 1
11-15 6.5 2
15-16 8 1
16-17 9 1
17-20 6.3 2
20-22 6.6 1
22-24 6.8 1
24-25 7.5 1
25-26 8.5 1
26-28 6.5 2
28-30 6.7 2
30-32 7.5 1
32-33 8 1
33-35 6.7 1
35-38 6.5 1
38-40 6 1
I loves me a good HIIT workout, it gets your heart pumpin’ so good and you always feel like you worked hard afterward. It’s especially nice for me in the morning because I always feel like I start on the right foot.
I then took it fairly easy. I did some pilates core work consisting of planks and stability ball work. Then I stretched it out.
My smoothie today is a weird concoction. I am in need of upping my veggie intake so I used some of the Progressive vegan vegegreens powder in blueberry medley flavour, then mixed in half a banana, ice, 1/2 cup almond milk, stevia, cinnamon and 1/3 cup oats.
It’s actually fairly good tasting! And nearly 8 servings of vegetables in it! Talk about SUPERFOOD
Sounds interesting to say the least. It was pretty good, but I still prefer my all time favourite PB and banana smoothies in the morning 🙂
I also had a handful of almonds because I was starving after hitting the gym this morning. BAH!
What is your favourite breakfast smoothie?? I need new recipes to try!