Hi guys! I’m back with my favorite recipe this time of year – PUMPKIN PROTEIN PANCAKES. And I keep my recipe simple so when you are HANGRY like I was after a heavy leg workout this morning, you can whip these up in literally 5 minutes.
Ingredients you’ll need:
120 g pumpkin puree (not pictured)
50 g egg whites
2 Tbsp Silk unsweetened organic Soymilk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (not pictured)
1 tsp cinnamon
- Combine pumpkin, egg whites, soymilk, protein powder, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
- Heat pan over medium heat and coat with unrefined extra virgin coconut oil spray.
- Cook pancakes in batches and pile high.
- Top with Pumpkin Puffins, coconut butter, and Walden Farms zero calorie syrup
It’s funny the amount of pumpkin-spiced food I am currently eating when the current temperature in Tampa is 90 degrees and sunny. I just moved into my dream apartment in Tampa and I love that I feel like I’m on a mini-vacation every day I wake up! My job has been SUPER stressful (traveling across country, working late hours, big presentations for clients, etc) but I love that I have been taking the time to create new recipes, workout, unpack, explore, dine out, drink wine and just relax on the weekend instead of travel. Traveling every weekend gets tiring even though I love it.
And what’s better than waking up on a Saturday morning, relaxing with a big cup of coffee, walking to the gym for an hour leg workout with your boyfriend, and then coming home to make pancakes together?!
Even though I eat a primarily plant-based diet (I actually eat a pescatarian diet which means I don’t eat poultry or red meat but eat fish – even though I hate labels!), I still focus on my protein intake. When I used to have an unhealthy relationship with food, I didn’t understand the power of protein. I thought I could get by with as little calories as possible (and protein was CALORIES in my eyes) so I would just avoid protein all together. WOW, how things have changed! I aim to eat at least 100 g of protein on most days but sometimes eat up to 140 g of protein on days as well. I am no longer super strict about limiting my protein intake as I know eating protein amounts throughout the day really does help me feel full and sustain my energy (along with carbs and healthy fats). Hence, why I love to cook with egg whites, brown rice protein powder, and Silk Soymilk! Who knew soymilk had 8 grams of protein per cup. Also if you’re interested, visit https://silk.com/signup to signup for their newsletter and receive a coupon for some soymilk for yourself!
Now, off to the pool my friends. Enjoy your relaxing weekend!
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Silk.