Monday, August 12, 2013

Protein Powder Less: Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

Happy Monday!!  Ok, so my apologies for being absent from the blog last week, I really missed posting on here.  There was not much to share, I have been busy packing and cleaning our house because we are moving very soon.  I am not ready to share all of the details but, once we are at our future location I will scream it to the world.  I did manage to get in all of my workouts last week and again, busy packing and purging away.   Consequently, I have been keeping grocery shopping to the bare necessities and using up what we have in our pantry.  I had a few cans of Farmer's Market pure pumpkin in my pantry and decided to incorporate it into our breakfast yesterday.

My super-duper simple, Pumpkin Protein Pancakes...


Ingredients (1 serving):
3/4 cup of pure canned pumpkin
5 egg whites (from real eggs)
1/4 t. ground cinnamon
1/4 t. of ground nutmeg
1/4 t. of ground cloves
1/4 t. of ground ginger
1/4 t. of pure stevia (or 2 truvia packs)
a pinch of salt
a small pan or pancake pan
a blender or magic bullet (or a whisk)

Directions:
Add all of your ingredients into a blender, magic bullet or a bowl and blend or whisk a way.  Spray your pan with cooking spray and preheat at low-medium heat.  Pour your pancake mixture in to the pre-heated pan and cook just like you would a regular pancake.  These take about 1.5 minutes each side.  Makes about 5 medium size pancakes.
Pancake Macros:  148 kcal/ 21.5g protein/ 14g carbs/ 6g sugar
Feel free to add in your favorite nut butter and real fruit toppings.  I topped mine with a tablespoon of raw almond butter, "cinnamon-sugar" (stevia) and a diced nectarine.

Hope you give this one a try!

3 comments:

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    1. Thanks Lisa. So good and filling! Hope you give them a try!

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  2. To get maximum results, take any supplement 2 hours before a work out. I've experimented with the timing, and have discovered that a minimum 2 hours will get the job done. Drinking a ton of water is also a must.

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