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Sunday morning is definitely my favorite part of the week, no alarm, a good cup of coffee (or if you’re like me – three), and pancakes.  Yes, pancakes! When I was little my mom would always make pancakes on the weekend and it had to be my favorite thing.  Unfortunately, they probably have a zillion calories, and not so healthy white carbohydrates and sugar.  So, testing around in the kitchen, I have found a recipe that is AMAZING.  Even my boyfriend who doesn’t like pancakes loves them – so that is saying something.   These are also gluten free!  P.S.    I love my “Life is Good” Cup, on the other side is says do what you love & love what you do :) 

Back to panackes…

This recipe makes 2 servings!

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 Tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 2 Tablespoons oat flour (All you have to do is ground up whole oats if you can’t find any at the store! Use gluten free oats if you have an allergy)
  • 1/2 Scoop protein powder (I use whey, brown-rice, or hemp)
  • Stevia to taste (optional)

Directions: Mash banana well so it becomes one smooth consistency.  Add in the egg whites and mix together well.  In a separate bowl, mix all remaining ingredients together.  Slowly add wet ingredients into the dry bowl, stirring until it is completely smooth. Set aside.  Heat a nonstick pam on your stove over medium heat.  Use a nonstick spray to coat pan, I use coconut spray, but anything would work.  Let pan get warm, and slowly pour in batter (this amount makes either two large pancakes or 4 medium sized). Let cook for about 2-3 minutes, or when bottom is completely set.  Flip pancake, and let cook for another 1-2 minutes, until both sides are nice and done.

 

This is where the fun part comes in – I like to mix up what I top it with.  I usually do either cut up strawberries, mixed berries, peanut or almond butter, or even greek yogurt on top.  Get creative with toppings according to what you are craving!  During the fall, I substitute the banana for a ½ Cup of pumpkin.  You can even throw slices of banana into the batter (in addition to the whole banana) or blueberries.  Or if it is part of your “happy calories” add in chocolate chips.  Get creative!! Let me know what you do.  

On a side note, to ensure that I have a successful week, I am going to plan out all my workouts and meals.  Here is what my workouts look like:

  • Monday:  Teaching a 35 min HIIT Spin
  • Tuesday:  Weight training workout here
  • Wednesday: Teaching a 35 min HIIT Spin
  • Thursday:  20 min stair climber + core workout
  • Friday: Weight training (same workout as Tuesday – up weights if need to)
  • Saturday:  Hike / something fun!
  • Sunday:  Rest

I encourage you ALL to set yourself up for a great week and

  1. Eat pancakes
  2. Plan your workouts out!!
  3. Enjoy your Sunday

Xo,

Hayley

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