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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.

Serving Suggestions:
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)
Calories: 103
Carbs: 5grams
Fat: 2grams
Protein: 18grams

 

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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If you’ve been following me on twitter, you would see the numerous posts I make about BodyBuilding.com orders literally robbing me blind. Let’s face it; it’s not like it’s expensive, in fact I lovelovelove bodybuilding.com for all my supps as the American Dollar is so spot on with our currency at the moment and when you add the postage costs, it’s still cheaper to shop online than it is to buy in almost any store within Australia that I’ve ever seen.

That said you are unable to ship quite a great deal of products from the US to Australia due to custom restrictions (usually this only applies to the stronger stuff that may be illegal here).

I’m not an advocate of having to do everything au natural; though I completely admire the persistance of those who are… I enjoy a little buzz through my workouts and a preworkout stim is more than welcome on the days I feel a little left of centre and have to get through a gruelling workout. I figure that plenty of people also feel this way but have never tried a pre workout supplement due to the intimidating nature and the somewhat masculine vibe that these products are marketed towards.

I never really thought much about trying a pre workout supp because they all are packaged a little scarily if you ask me and there are numerous whispers about them making you massive if you’re a girl (yawn, so sick of hearing this excuse) but when my partner ordered Jack3d I thought it was worth giving it a shot.

Personally I didn’t love Jack3d. The grape flavour was nice a few times over but after a while it got a bit sickly. I hope that I change my mind about it as I have two remaining tubs to get through at home.  I’ve also tried 1MR; in my personal opinion this stuff is the worst thing I could’ve put into my body. I burnt up with a fever, my skin went patchy and sunburn red all over and I couldn’t even get through my workout because of how sick I felt and I crashed so hard a couple of hours later.. I didn’t like how unclean this product felt to me.

MusclePharm Assault is a N.O (Nitric Oxide) supplement which is used primarily to push you harder through your workouts and it also contains BCAA’s which promote faster recovery time. You can learn more (and I suggest you definitely do educate yourself before trying any supplement) about Nitric Oxide supps here.

When bodybuilding.com offered a free multivitamin stack with their Muscle Pharm Assault, the boy and I decided to go in on a tub to trial together and see what we thought. Let me just say that the orange and mango flavour (exclusive to bodybuilding.com) is easily the yummiest flavoured preworkout supp that I’ve ever tried. Half a scoop and half an hour later,  I was buzzing like an over excitable bumble bee.

I wouldn’t take it before every workout; but that’s personal preference, I think that these sorts of products are better on special occassions and not to allow your body to adjust or get used to continuously taking them.

I also think it is worth pointing out that there are calories and a few grams of carbs in this supplement that I didn’t honestly notice when we ordered it, I think if you’re going hard enough in the gym to need to use a preworkout than you shouldn’t be too concerned about this but if you are on a cut you might be interested to take note of that fact…

I’ve added the details of the key ingredients below for you to check out also… But if you’re looking for something to give you that edge in the gym than this product could definitely be it. The benefits of a pre workout are numeral but make sure that you research what you want out of it, this particular product does contain creatine which is known to create water retention but I’ve honestly got no problem with the small amount that it might hold onto – you personally might want to take it into account depending on your goals.

You can order MusclePharm Assault here on BodyBuilding.com. 

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