According to nutritionists, starting your day with a healthy meal will give you the energy to tackle all of your daily tasks. Moreover, if you want to stay fit and build muscles, having a good food plan is something you must not disregard. Now I know that you’re probably thinking that you would have to say goodbye to your most favourite desert – pancakes, but no, I know you are not a quitter, or at least I will not let you be one. Here’s a suggestion, why not do it the healthy way and switch to protein pancakes? These sweet pleasures infused with protein powder supplements, beside satisfying your taste buds, will also boost your energy level.
People who regularly work out and want to stay healthy and fit, often use protein powder supplements to achieve their fitness goals easier and faster. This is because aside from being a more convenient way to consume protein, protein powder supplements are also cholesterol and fat free. The two most commonly used protein powder supplements are whey and casein. Both are made from milk, help repair muscles and also help with weight loss.
Basic Protein Pancakes
Ingredients: ¼ cup cottage cheese, ¼ cup oats, ½ scoop protein powder, 3 egg whites.
Directions: Blend all the ingredients until a batter forms. Pour over a hot griddle. Flip when the edges start turning brown. You can serve it with Manuka honey to get even more health benefits, or with a tablespoon of natural peanut butter and top it with almonds. Yum!
Nutrition Facts: 269 calories, 3g of total fat, 23g of total carbs and 35g of protein.
Protein & Blueberry Pancakes
Ingredients: 1 scoop protein powder, ½ cup oatmeal, 3 egg whites, ½ medium banana, ½ cup blueberries, 1 tsp baking powder
Directions: Place the uncooked oatmeal in a blender and blend it until it becomes a fine flour. Then add banana, eggs, protein powder and baking powder and blend it all until it becomes smooth. Pour the blueberries into the batter and mix using a spatula. Place a skillet on high-medium heat and pour over about 2 tbsp of batter per pancake. To help the inside cook faster, cover the pancakes while cooking. Flip them when their edges start browning. Serve with maple syrup and some fresh blueberries.
Nutrition Facts: 544 calories, 11g of total fat, 64 g of total carbs and 47g protein.
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Pancakes
Ingredients: ½ scoop peanut butter & chocolate, 3 egg whites, 2 tbsp coconut flour, 1 tbsp protein powder
Directions: Pour all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them until they form a thick batter. Pour the batter into a skillet and cook on high-medium heat. Serve it with natural peanut butter or maple syrup.
Nutrition Facts: 342 calories, 17 g of total fat, 25 g of total carbs and 47 g of protein.