Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! And it should be, too. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I will never miss a breakfast meal.
I love pancakes. I used to love these Honey Wheat Pancakes at the Original Pancake House in Minnesota. I would eat a whole plate of them. Ryan would eat a whole plate of the Chocolate Chip Pancakes. Pancakes are like dessert for breakfast - cake in the morning - terrible sugar to get you going for the day!
Once I started working out a lot, I discovered Protein Pancakes. I made these almost every morning. They consisted of: 1 scoop protein powder, 1/2 c. Oatmeal and 3 egg whites. I would cook them with Pan Spray and then use Sugar Free syrup to top them off. Better....I was surely on my way to a "healthier" pancake.
Fast forward to me finding out that Eggs are a huge no-no for me. Now what was I supposed to do?
Today I figured it out! And now, here's a great new breakfast for all of you Fitness Buffs (or non-fitness buffs) to try out:
- 1 serving Chocolate Nutribiotic Rice Protein
- 1/4 c. Bob's Rolled Oats
- 2 Tbsp Flax + 6 Tbsp Water (Yes, my egg substitute!)
- Pinch cinnamon
- Pinch stevia
I did not use any unnatural pan spray (but you need to use something, or it sticks too much - try Olive Oil Spray). I also did not use any unnatural syrups (Note: To make your own natural syrup, buy the flavor of fruit you like and freeze it. As it unthaws the leftover juice makes a great, natural syrup. ie. Blueberries). I literally just enjoyed the pancake as it was. Protein. Complex Carbs. Healthy Fats. My day started out fabulous!
Here was my day:
- 1/4 Fruit Fusion
- Protein Pancake
- Cafe Au Lait (Vanilla Soy + Stevia)
- (Steamed) Spinach + ACV + sea salt
- 1/2 c. Quinoa mixed with XLean Turkey + dill
- Nutribiotic Vanilla Rice Protein Powder with Unsweetened Rice Milk, Coconut Light Milk, Flax, 4 raspberries and Stevia
- Coconut-Hemp Smoothie
- Lean Turkey
- Organic, Raw Carrot
- Romaine Lettuce + spirulina
- Grilled Tuna + Spinach - cooked in Coconut Oil
- Maple Syrup + Balsamic Vinaigrette + Vanilla Extract
- Organic Apple
But hey, tomorrow is another day....and a glorious morning with my new Protein Pancake!