[ Protein packed pancakes ]
It should be declared mandatory that Sundays are dedicated to pancakes with warm maple syrup, reading in bed & lazily enjoying the company of someone special. Last Sunday we opted to stay in doors [ excuse: the slight rain ] & cook homemade pancakes while watching our new favorite TV show American Horror Story. I made these delicious protein packed pancakes [ created by my girlfriend & fellow Pure Barre instructor, Dory ]. Needless to say, it was a lovely, relaxing day.
Quick Skinny Tip: The best kinds of syrups are pure maple ones [ found at Whole Foods or Trader Joe's ]. The low sugar & low calorie syrups are filled with the sugar replacement & chemical, aspartame [ yuck! ].
[ My new blue farmer's egg crate which will also substitute as a jewelry holder ]
[ Gluten-free rolled oats from Whole Foods ]
[ My nana's china used primarily for holding fresh berries ]
[ I paired the pancakes with tangerine juice & maple syrup ]
* Serves two people
1/2 dry rolled oats
3 egg whites
1/2 scoop of protein powder [ I like Isagenix - contains alot of vitamins & antioxidants ]
Dollop of low fat cottage cheese
Sprinkle of cinnamon
1/2 packet of Stevia [ no aspartame! ]
A handful of raspberries, blueberries and/or strawberries
Option: a sprinkle of walnuts or almonds
Spray a pan with cookie spray. Mix all ingredient together in a bowl. Pour small sections in to the pan. Flip when pancake is lightly brown. Options for toppings: organic jam or pure maple syrup. Eat and enjoy with someone special.