We all love our carbs, right? But they’re not always ideal at breakfast, especially when you have weight or fat loss goals. Plus, sometimes eating a carb-rich breakfast may just end up creating more cravings or leave you with a midmorning crash.
So what’s a human to do when you’re fiercely craving carbs in the a.m., but you know they might leave you feeling not-so-good?
Make protein pancakes!
We know there are a ton of options out there these days for protein pancakes, but let us just say that this recipe was created by a dietitian (who is also a master trainer) and it’s been taste-tested countless times. Yep, it was so good that we all decided it was share-worthy. So we know you’ll not only enjoy every morsel of your pancakes, but also that they’ll turn out perfect and leave you feeling completely satisfied.
And if you’re in the mood for a little something extra to top these protein-rich beauties off, then try one — or all three — of the amazing toppings below. They include a high-protein, high-fat and superduper tasty option, too.
- 1 large (organic) egg
- ¼ cup vanilla Grass-Fed Whey Protein
- 2 Tbsp. organic coconut flour
- ¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- ¼ tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. baking soda
- Beat all ingredients together on low until protein powder is dissolved.
- Spray skillet with non-stick coconut oil spray.
- Pour mix onto skillet to desired pancake size and fry on medium heat until thoroughly cooked.
- You should end up with about 2 big pancakes or 4 small pancakes. Amount varies slightly by desired size of pancake.
Calories: 169 | Protein: 14g | Fat: 8g | Carbs: 10g
High-protein: ½ scoop Grass-Fed Whey Protein, 1 scoop Life Greens, and add water or almond/coconut milk as need to find preferred consistency.
High-fat: 1 Tbsp. nut butter, 1 scoop Life Greens, and add water or almond/coconut milk as need to find preferred consistency. Note: use 2 Tbsp. PB2 in place of nut butter.
Superduper tasty stuff: ½ scoop Grass-Fed Whey Protein, 1 Tbsp. nut butter, 1 scoop Life Greens, and add water or almond/coconut milk as need to find preferred consistency.
Want more breakfast ideas? Try these.