Valerie’s Awesomely Fluffy Pancakes
Sometimes, my usual chicken and brown rice doesn’t sound too appealing for dinner. Tonight, after an intense arm workout, I was craving pancakes. I told myself I would listen to my body, and eat some ! I usually make them using whey protein powder, but they never taste like real buttermilk pancakes. The texture and the taste is completely different. So, I decided to get creative, and find a clean, healthy and protein packed pancake recipe that would taste like regular buttermilk pancakes. Well, I think I just found it ! Pretty much like eating IHOP pancakes. Minus all the sugar and butter :
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup cottage cheese (makes them all fluffy and moist and you can’t even taste it)
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- Blend all the ingredients in a food processor/blender
- Heat a small skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.
- Top with your favorite topings, and EAT !
Makes 4-5 small pancakes. Each serving has 20 g of protein !Healthy Toping Ideas
- Walden Farm’s or E.D. Smith sugar-free syrup
- Pure maple syrup
- Greek yogurt
- Fresh fruits
If you try this recipe, take a picture, post it on your blog and tag it healthyvalerie :) I will make a collage of all your pictures and post it on here.
Cold Lettuce Rolls. These are perfect for hot summer days or when you just want something light and easy…RECIPE
Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding
- 1 Large Ripe Avocado
- 1/3 cup Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1/3 cup Agave
- 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
- 1/4 cup Almond Milk
- 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- Dash of Pink Salt
- Optional: Liquid Stevia to taste
- In a food processor or with a hand mixer, combine the ripe avocado and peanut butter until very smooth. Add the agave and mix well.
- Add the almond milk and cocoa powder. You can add a bit more almond milk or cocoa powder to reach your desired consistency. Mix until smooth.
- Add vanilla, salt and stevia if desired. The peanut butter makes this pudding a little less sweet and a bit more rich than our other chocolate pudding recipe. If you have a strong sweet tooth, I recommend adding a couple drops.
- Continue mixing the pudding until all ingredients are well combined and you have a perfectly creamy pudding. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes or enjoy immediately!
Four Ingredient Chocolate Protein Pancake
- 2 scoops Bodylogix chocolate protein powder
- ~1/2 cup egg whites (I use 2 large eggs, which is usually a little shy of a half cup)
- 1 heaping tbsp ground flax seed
- 1 medium banana, mashed
Heat up your frying pan, add 1-2 tsp coconut oil, and scoop half the batter (for a large pancake) or 1/4 (for two small) into the heated pan. Cook until brown on one side, then flip it and cook on the other.
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