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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


– 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


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!!)


5 things to try this week (2)

I’ve done a “5 things to try this week” post before (here), but I love the idea so much that I figured I’d have a go at it again. It’s easy to make weekends great, but sometimes just that fact that the week is the week can make it quasi-miserable. Don’t let that happen! Here are 5 things to try this week:

1. Make kale chips


My best friend from college is a bit of an epicurean and is always testing out new (and incredible!) recipes. When she visited me at school in the fall she brought some home-made kale chips and I’ve been dreaming about them ever since. This recipe seems to be easy enough!

2. Work out


I’ve been doing some of the video work-outs from Karena and Katrina’s ToneItUp.com and I absolutely love the routines. They are super fun, but they also make you work up a good sweat! Plus, the girls have a new show on Bravo, so after you’ve burned some cals you can burn some time in front of the TV!

3. Call a relative


It’s too easy sometimes to let life get in the way and the next thing you know every holiday with the extended family becomes more of a catching-up time than a time for celebration. Give one of your relatives a call this week just to chat. You’ll be surprised how surprised they’ll be!

4. Organize


A lot of college students are either headed back to school soon or already back at school. Set aside at least one hour this week to get organized. Whether this is color-coding your notebooks, cleaning out the top drawer of you desk, updating a studying application on your phone, or organizing your email inbox (see my tips here!), this is one “unproductive” hour that will increase the productivity of all your other hours!

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