- running 350 miles
- 87.5 hours of circuit training
- walking the dog for 171.6 hours
One of the best ways to stay on track with your nutrition is to start the day with a healthy breakfast!
Lola and I are getting ready to head out for a run with the BOB but before we do, we wanted to share what WE had for breakfast today! Add these protein packed pancakes to your breakfast repertoire--you will be glad you did.
The pancake batter recipe is from Oxygen magazine but the blueberry topping is my creation.
Every summer we go blueberry picking many, many times (remember this post?) and I love having bags of frozen blueberries available all winter long. I use them in muffins, oatmeal, pancakes etc.
The warm spices added to the blueberry topping not only tastes delicious but will make your home smell amazing!
Protein Pancakes with Spiced Blueberry Topping
|The actual pancakes I devoured this morning!|
1/2 cup oats
1T flax meal
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
2-3 egg whites
1/3 cup low fat cottage cheese
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
Combine the batter ingredients in a blender, using 2 egg whites to start. If the batter is too thick, add the third egg white. It is suggested that you use real egg whites since the carton egg whites will change the consistency of the batter. Let the batter rest for several minutes in the fridge while you prep your sauce and get the pan ready to make the cakes.
In a small sauce pan, add the frozen berries and the water. Bring to a bubble over med heat-once bubbling, add the honey. Add your spices and let the mixture simmer gently while you make your pancakes.
Heat a skillet over med heat-spray with your favorite oil to keep the pancakes from sticking. Add a scoop of batter. Once it starts to bubble along the edges, flip and cook on the other side.
This amount of batter should make 4 4" pancakes or 3 bigger ones.
Top the finished pancakes with the warm blueberry sauce and then top with walnuts (if using).
Tell me-what is your favorite healthy start to the day??
THose pancakes look soooooo good.
My favorite start of a day is a light run or trainer ride for 30 mins to rev up the metabolism and a protein shake with some fruit on the side to get me going.
You had me at the photo.
That is just awesome b/c after I was done with my run and ride this AM I 'started' the day with pancakes as well. I made some banana walnut using HoneyMilk and threw in ground flax seed and whole oats as well. I have been full ever since 8am (it is now 12p) and I normally eat every 2-3 hours.
I am going to have to make these now as well.
WOW - those look fantastic! I need to try those!
i usually have chocolate protien pancakes,but will have to try these,like right now!!!
hope you had a good run with lola!
Holy yumminess! Good reminders dring the holidays!!!
these look great! I haven't really ventured into protein powder yet - do you have a recommendation on that?
Those look so good! I'm jealous of all your blueberries!
I like one of three things in the morning--oatmeal, protein smoothie, or eggs with roasted veggies.
I start every day with a smoothie....with blueberries I picked and froze this summer! I'm bummed because I'm going through them wayyy too fast!
oh i love those... need to make them again soon!!
Those pancakes looks delicious!!! Thanks for posting!
Love your blog..the stories are so inspirational as are you!
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