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I’ve not got a sweet tooth generally. I do have a salty-oily-cheesy-greasy-anything savoury tooth though… but since I’ve been cutting out a lot of nonsense from my diet and staying high protein / low carb I’ve needed to find delicious alternatives to bad foods so that I stay relatively sane and don’t feel like I’m always missing out.
That said I’ve acquired quite the pancake fetish over the past few weeks, and who’d have thunken I could enjoy the little golden drops of goodness without stacking on the kilos AND still meeting my macronutrient requirements for the day?
WELL I CAN, dammit. So you should be able to as well… It’s not like it’s a big secret and it’s quite freaking easy to make as well (this is the key when sticking to a nutritional plan-more on this later- easy recipes that are quick to chuck together keep you satisfied and out of the kitchen away from the snacks)
So here you are – this recipe (for me) will make 4 little pancakes, which I think is 2 servings… I will say that you can add a 1/4 or even 1/3 cup of quick oats or ground oats to fluff them up and YES it tastes nicer but if you’re having them later on at night or you’re already to high on your daily carb intake – they don’t NEED to have oats in them to cook…
What you need:
1 scoop of protein (pick your flavour – I use Banana Cream GNC Whey)
2 Egg Whites
50g of Low Fat Cottage Cheese
1 1/2 Tablespoons Almond Milk (You can use regular milk, it’s your choice)
Mix together, blend if you have one, it’ll stop lumping – and then cook them up in a pan… You’ll need to watch them like a hawk because you don’t want to overcook or burn them as they dry up real quick but when you get the hang of it they are fluffy gorgeous little treats.
You can add fruit, I like raspberries on top, chopped banana, chopped almonds or walnuts, whatever you like.
Queens Sugar Free Maple Syrup is low in calories as is Light Whipped cream but I truly emphasise that you use sparingly if you’re cutting – however if you’re just trying to just make better food choices – these are still better alternatives to fucking chocolate bars.
Let me know how you go with these, if you feel like they don’t cook right or they are perhaps a tad too dry for your liking — definitely add the oats…
These work as a delicious breakfast or alternative to protein shakes if you can’t stomach those bad boys, but keep in mind that the toppings you use negate the actual health factor of the pancakes themselves.
Nutritional Stats: (Without Oats)
Per Serve (Recipe makes 2 serves or 4 pancakes)
Whilst the photo up top is not pancakes I’ve prepared – CMON GUYS THE BLOGS GOTTA LOOK PRETTY – this is a legitimate photo of my breakfast today… So no, protein recipes don’t have to be grosse and second rate to the usual foods, keep that in mind ;) Eating well doesn’t have to be like pulling teeth…
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I’ve tried plenty of protein shakes, and I’ve disliked plenty of protein shakes.
The ones I continue to come back to time after time are GNC Whey Protein shakes.
They mix up well, so no lumps. They are flavoured deliciously – you can buy unflavoured too. And the prices are reasonable, not to mention the fact that GNC has a special for all Gold Card members every month or two on top of the usual % off for being a member.
My favourite flavours is hands-down Banana Cream. It’s a delicious Banana Paddle Pop tasting smoothie drink and when you mix it up with some chopped strawberries or add a touch of honey and oats and blend – then it’s on another level completely.
However, I also have Mixed Berry, Chocolate Caramel and Vanilla all of which I like for different reasons. Mixed Berry is quite sweet, Choc-Caramel tastes like a treat and Vanilla is great for cooking and in recipes.
Do you have a favourite protein?
I’ve added the nutritional statistics for the Whey Protein I’m harping on about so you can judge it for yourself.
Serving Size 29g (One Scoop)
Servings Per Container 31
Quantity per Serving
Energy 460kj (110 Cal)
Fat, total 1.5g
– saturated 1g
Carbohydrate, total 4g
- sugars 2g
#All specified values are averages.
OTHER INGREDIENTS: Proprietary Protein Blend 69% (Whey Protein Concentrate, Ion Exchange Whey Protein Isolate, Hydrolysed Whey Peptides), Natural and Artificial Flavour, Emulsifier: Lecithin, Salt, Sweeteners: Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Thickeners: Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Colour (102).