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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes

I really don't think I need to say much, the recipe speaks for itself.


Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes

- 2 scoops Vanilla Whey Protein
- 30g Organic Oat Flour (I used Arrowhead Mills)
- 6 tbsp Liquid Egg Whites
- 1/8 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1 Banana, mashed
- 1/4 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1/4 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 tsp Baking Soda

- 1 tbsp Dark Chocolate Chips
- 2 tbsp Walden Farms Pancake Syrup
- 1 tbsp Light Cool Whip  

- Combine the ingredients in a medium mixing bowl (I like to use one with a spout so it's easier to pour the pancakes).
*Tip* Use a ripe, more brown than green banana.  They are sweeter, softer, and easier to mash (you want to make sure you mash the banana very well so you don't have any chunks in your batter).  Also, research has shown  that the darker patches it has, the higher the immunity enhancement quality.
- Spray pan with non-stick cooking spray and heat on Medium-Low.
- Pour batter into pan and sprinkle 1/2 tbsp dark chocolate chips onto each pancake.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. 
- Top pancakes with Walden Farms Pancake Syrup and a dollop of Light Cool Whip. 

*This recipe makes 2 servings*
Serving Size = 2 large pancakes 

Nutritional Information:
with toppings
327 calories, 7g fat, 341mg sodium, 308mg potassium, 33g carbohydrates, 35g protein. 

without toppings
247 calories, 1.5g fat, 288mg sodium,  308mg potassium, 22g carbohydrates, 34g protein.

Enjoy :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Triple Chocolate Proats

It's no secret I have a super sweet tooth!  I'm pretty much a certified chocoholic :) lol!  So, this is an absolutely delicious breakfast, or perhaps a post workout meal, that I came up with to satisfy my chocolate craving I was having this morning.

I've been doing a lot of various proat recipes lately because they are so quick and easy to prepare.  I loving how nourishing and filling proats are.  They are very versatile too; you can pair oatmeal with any flavor of protein you desire and incorporate your favorite fruits, nuts, or seeds to suit your own taste.  Personally, my favorite flavors are chocolate, cinnamon, and peanut butter, so that's what's in this particular recipe <3

Triple Chocolate Proats 
w/ Banana & Graham Cracker Topping

- 1/3 cup Quick Cooking Oats
- 1/8 tsp Cinnamon
- Water (depends on how wet or dry you'd like)
- 1/2 scoop Chocolate SRO Zero Carb Whey Protein
- 1/2 tsp Chocolate PB2
- 2 oz Chocolate Protein Rush Shake (liquid)
- 1/2 Banana, sliced
- 1/4 Organic Chocolate Graham Cracker, crushed

- Combine oats, cinnamon, and water in a bowl.
- Cook in microwave on high for 1 minute 30 seconds.
- Mix in Chocolate SRO, Chocolate PB2, and Chocolate Protein Rush Shake.
- Top with banana slices and crushed chocolate graham cracker.

Ta da! Super easy, and VERY yummy!

Serves 1
Nutritional Information:
233 calories, 3g fat, 5g cholesterol, 107mg sodium, 246mg potassium, 31g carbohydrates (5g fiber, 8g sugar), 20g protein