Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Healthy Protein Pancake

Well, your mom was right...again.  Breakfast IS the most important meal of the day and she has scientific proof to back it up.  Body uses food as fuel and just like when your vehicle's gas tank in empty, your body will not function to its full capacity without a full tank.  After a long night's fast, it is important to provide your body with a healthy and nutritious meal to jump start your metabolic rate (which is how fast you burn calories). 

Studies have proven that individuals who skip breakfast experience greater difficultly losing weight than those who choose to have breakfast regularly.  But not every breakfast is made to benefit your body. 

Here is a delicious and healthy breakfast option to get your day started the right way.

Healthy Protein Pancake (makes 4)
1/2 cup large rolled oats (I like to use Bob's Red Mill, which are also gluten free)
1/2 cottage cheese or Greek yogurt
4 egg whites
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (optional)
1 tsp of vanilla extract 

In a blender, mix all ingredients together until a smooth batter has formed.  Spray non stick pan with cooking oil and cook like regular pancakes.  

Top these with your favourite toppings. 


These are so delicious that it's hard to believe they are healthy.  
I eat them without any toppings but from time to time if I'm 
craving a little sweetness, I use 100% maple syrup or raw honey. 

These delicious pancakes are not only great for breakfast, but can be stored in the fridge or frozen to be eaten as a snack at a later date.  Nutritious and delicious. 

Speaking of nutritious, a few posts ago I mentioned a 'Get Fit' series.  I am a certified trainer and although I no longer work in that field, fitness is a big part of my life.  The series would provide you with tips,  recipes and motivation to reach your goals. Don't worry, this will not become a health blog as my first passion is and always will be art.  So what do you think?  Shall we get fit together? 

Have a great day! 

much love,




18 comments:

  1. I love adding new breakfast recipes to my arsenal. Thanks for a yummy-looking one!

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  2. These look so yummy Lucy! I'm trying to bet better about having a nutritious breakfast every morning, these would definitely fit the bill.

    Heather

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  3. I love these pancakes and will also add in about 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin and some cinnamon. Yummy!! Hugs, Shelly

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  4. These pancakes look so Delicious, Lucy. We love eating Organics and Raw, our oldest son is on a Gluten Free Diet and he Loves making and creating different pancakes, I will have to share this with him :)
    xo
    Angelina

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  5. What great ingredients! This has got to be delicious! How many pancakes does it make?

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  6. The pancakes look so yummy! I think getting fit together sounds like a wonderful idea! Count me in!!

    Kelly

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  7. These sound so healthy, I wonder if my kids will eat them? I may need to give it a try. Thanks for the recipe!

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  8. This recipe looks so good, I would love to give it a try!

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  9. Lucy,

    Health and creativity must co-exists...your photography is art as it stands.

    I wondering if presoaking the oats overnight will lessen the need for eggs? I have a almond pancake recipe that calls for fluffed egg whites...this has inspired me to reexamine my go-to recipe for pancakes. I will experiment with this tomorrow.

    My best,
    Nic

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  10. Wow, will have to try this. I do one with spelt flour, oats, yogurt, applesauce, flaxseed, and other healthy ingredients.

    Your newest follower via GFC.

    http://www.happykidsinc.blogspot.com

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  11. Healthy pancakes...now that is an intriguing idea!

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  12. This looks delicious! I loved the recipe and my family is always ready for pancakes...so I am going to bookmark this!!

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  13. Just made them. They are easy to flip but I was disappointed in the very plain flavor. (I have been eating clean for several months so I am used to no sugar, clean, pancakes). I topped them with berries. I think I'll try again with a dash of salt and cinnamon. I like another commenter's idea of adding pumpkin but not sure how that would change the consistency. Also, I used plain greek yogurt and I have a feeling that cottage cheese would give a better flavor.

    I think they are worth a try for everyone to see if you like them.

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  14. Just made them...have a very finiky 5 yr old grandson...he ate them like a champ...they are dee-lish..we made them w/cottage cheese...hard to believe they are so healthy...

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  15. I think I'm going to try this recipe out this weekend. I really struggle to get enough protein in my diet, and I think this is a step in the right direction! I actually featured this recipe on my blog.. here's the link if you want to check it out: http://yourworkistodiscoveryourworld.blogspot.com/2013/01/monday-blogg-madness-07.html

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  16. Hi there, the recipe call for "1/2 Cottage cheese or Greek yogert"
    1/2 what? Cup?
    Thank you :)

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  17. Hi Lucy, I'm with you in the Get Fit series. Just found you today and I'm really excited about your blog. Something new and fun.

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  18. This Breakfast dish i have never seen :D This dish looking delicious :D

    food photography

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