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protein pancakes

protein pancakes

Who doesn’t love a good pancake? Such a sweet comfort food, but definitely not the epitome of a healthy breakfast. Luckily, the girls of Tone It Up have come to the rescue with amazing, delicious, and (best of all) super simple protein pancakes! I whipped up a batch for myself one morning last week after an early work out and before heading off to class. The recipe was so easy to follow and SO tasty! Treat yourself here:

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Ingredient:

– 1/4 cup egg whites

– 1 scoop protein powder (I used chocolate flavor — talk about taking amazing to the next level!)

– 1/2 banana

– 1 tsp cinnamon

– 1/2 tbsp almond milk

Directions:

Mash banana in a small bowl. Stir in almond milk and mix in remaining ingredients. Coat small pan with cooking spray and set over medium heat. Pour batter into pan (about half works well) and cook until you see bubbles rising. Flip pancake and cook all the way through on the other side. Serve with fruit (or plain!) and enjoy!!

(Thank you to Karena and Katrina of Tone It Up for this delicious recipe!!)

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odwalla

odwalla

The other morning I picked up an Odwalla protein bar for myself on my way to an orchestra rehearsal. I’ve been trying to avoid chemical-y food recently, but upon reading the ingredient list for the bar, I was pleasantly surprised by the number of recognizable components there were to the food: organic rolled oats, brown rice syrup, peanuts, salt, organic soy nuts, organic sunflower oil, vitamin C — not too shabby! Clocking in at 230 calories, 8g of fat, 33g of carbs (14g of sugar), and 7g of protein, the Odwalla protein bar might not be as good for you as a lean chicken breast or a delicious salad, but for a meal on the go, you could do worse!