I can have pancakes?!
Breakfast is, in my opinion, the most important meal of the day. But not just any breakfast: a wholesome beginning will help you stay on-track with your healthy eating plan throughout the day. In fact, a breakfast rich in fiber, healthy fats and lean protein will assist in:
-regulating glycemic (blood sugar) levels
-revving up your metabolism after a long night’s sleep
-powering up the brain for better learning retention
-greater attention span and mood boosts
-maintaining a healthy body weight
That said, oatmeal gets a little boring after awhile, and when I have time, I like to give a healthy spin on an indulgent treat: pancakes! Below is a recipe I made this morning. It’s rich in fiber, good fat and protein! Enjoy!
Skoog’s Bangin’ Blueberry-Protein-Oat Pancakes
1cup all-purpose flour
1packet instant oatmeal
2tsp baking powder
1 1/2 scoops vanilla protein powder
2 egg whites
1cup skim or almond milk
1/2cup thawed frozen blueberries, mashed
1Tbsp vegetable oil
Combine all dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. In a separate bowl, combine all ‘wet’ ingredients except for cooking spray. Pour liquid mixture into dry mixture and stir until batter is slightly lumpy.
Spray a skillet over medium-high heat. Now you know the rest. Make your pancakes and enjoy with almond or peanut butter and pure maple syrup.