Protein-packed Recipes: Pancakes and Puppy Chow

Hi, all!

This weekend, one of the gyms where I work hosted an open house, which included a live alligator, an awesome DJ, tons of amazing raffle ticket prizes, free classes (my 20-minutes of kickboxing was off the hook!!!), vendors and one of our owners, Anny, griddling some Protein Pancakes!

1 c rolled oats

2 eggs

2 scoops protein powder

1 c unsweetened almond milk

Add all ingredients to your blender, mix well and pour onto your already hot & oiled pan or griddle!!!

Some ideas:

Hemp hearts instead of oats for those who want low-carb

1 T raw cacao powder for one scoop of the protein powder

Maybe quinoa instead of the oats…or a 50/50 mix

1/2 T cinnamon

1/2-1 T pumpkin pie spice, 2 T pumpkin puree, only 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk

Blueberries

Dark chocolate chips

We will keep these on hand for breakfast, either heated in the microwave or (my favorite) warm from the toaster, and drizzled with coconut oil…maybe a little honey.  You could use real maple syrup, your favorite nut butter, berries.  Make them yours!

I also decided to try my hand at Protein Puppy Chow, with a pumpkin spice twist!

3 T nut butter

3-4 T dark chocolate chips (or white chocolate)

6 c rice chex cereal

1/2-1 scoop vanilla protein powder

2 T pumpkin pie spice, divided

1/2 t sea salt

Add the nut butter and chocolate chips to a microwave-safe bowl or measuring cup.  At 50% power, melt together in 20-second intervals.  Mixing well.

Put all 6 cups of rice chex cereal into a large mixing bowl.

Add the protein powder, pumpkin pie spice and sea salt to a large baggie.

Drizzle the warmed nut butter & chocolate on the cereal and mix with a spatula.  Coating all.

Spoon the mix into the baggie, seal, then shake well.  Again, coating well.

Place in the fridge to cool.

Some tweaks:

1/2 scoop protein powder and 1 T raw cacao powder

Sugar-free option ~ no chocolate chips, increase the nut butter to 5 T

Meet Mr. Chip!

 

Let me know how the recipes work out in your kitchen!

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