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Gingerbread Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

Gingerbread Pancakes 2

Serves 2

Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

2 Scoops Vanilla Protein Powder

1/2 tsp Baking Powder

1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

1 tsp Ground Ginger

2 Eggs

3/4 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

1/2 Cup Pumpkin Puree*

4 tsp Unsulfured Blackstrap Molasses

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Coconut oil

 

Directions

In a large bowl, combine protein powder, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and ginger. Mix in remaining ingredients and stir until well combined. Preheat a skillet and add a little coconut oil to prevent sticking. Drop pancake batter onto hot skillet and flip when edges start to turn brown. Repeat until all batter is gone.

 

*You can also make these pancakes without pumpkin puree. Add more almond milk to reach a pancake batter consistency.

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Protein Shake Ideas

Whole foods are always best, but some people are insist upon protein shakes. If you’re going to have a protein shake, it’s better to make your own protein shake rather than purchase a premade bottled shake that may be full of artificial ingredients, added sugar, and other unhealthy ingredients. In today’s hectic world, it’s sometimes more realistic to have something that’s quick, easy, and doesn’t require utensils to eat, and is still better than many other processed and fast food options.

If you’re not into protein powder, you can experiment with these recipes with plain Greek yogurt or silken tofu.

Carrot Cake Shake

 

Carrot Cake Shake

Ingredients

1/2 Cup Ice

1/2 Cup Carrots, cut into smaller pieces

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

1/4 tsp Ground Cloves

1 tsp Lemon Juice

Milk or Milk Alternative of Choice (I prefer Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk)

1 Scoop Protein Powder

Garnish: Raisins, Unsweetened Coconut Flakes, Cinnamon

Directions

Mix all ingredients in a blender, adding enough milk to reach desired consistency.

 

Mint Chocolate Chip Shake

 

Mint Chocolate Chip Shake

Ingredients

1/2 Cup Ice

 Large Handful Spinach

1/2 tsp Peppermint Extract

Optional: 1/4 – 1/2 Medium Avocado

Milk or Milk Alternative of Choice (I prefer Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk)

1 Scoop Protein Powder

Garnish: Mini Chocolate Chips (I prefer Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Mini Chocolate Chips), or chopped dark chocolate bar

Directions

Mix all ingredients in a blender, adding enough milk to reach desired consistency.

 

Pumpkin Pie Shake

 

Pumpkin Pie Shake

Ingredients

1/2 Cup Ice

1/2 Cup Pumpkin Puree

1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

Milk or Milk Alternative of Choice (I prefer Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk)

1 Scoop Protein Powder

Directions

Mix all ingredients in a blender, adding enough milk to reach desired consistency.

 

Creamy Vanilla Almond Shake

 

Almond Butter Shake

Ingredients

1/2 Cup Ice

1 Tbsp Natural Almond Butter

Milk or Milk Alternative of Choice (I prefer Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk)

1 Scoop Protein Powder

Directions

Mix all ingredients in a blender, adding enough milk to reach desired consistency.

 

Cinnamon Blueberry Protein Pancakes 2

Cinnamon Blueberry Protein Pancakes with Easy Blueberry Balsamic Sauce

Serves: 1 (3 medium pancakes, as shown above)

Time: 10 minutes

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Ingredients

1 Scoop or 1/4 Cup Vanilla Protein Powder (I use Life Time Fitness Dairy-Free FastFuel)

1 Tbsp Almond Flour

1/4 tsp Baking Powder

1/4 tsp Cinnamon

2 Large Egg Whites

1/2 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

1/2 tsp Coconut Oil

1/2 Cup Frozen Blueberries, Divided

1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

1 Tbsp Water

Directions

1. In a small bowl, whisk together protein powder, almond flour, and baking powder. Whisk in egg whites and almond milk.

2. Heat a small nonstick pan (ceramic coated or other natural nonstick pan, not Teflon), over medium heat.

3. Add 1/3 coconut oil to pan. Add 1/3 pancake batter to pan, then drop several blueberries into pancake. When edges begin to dry, flip the pancake and heat until cooked (about 2-3 minutes per side).

4. Repeat step 3 two more times.

5. While pancakes are cooking, add 1/4 cup blueberries, balsamic vinegar, and water to a small saucepan. Heat over low heat and mash blueberries with a fork. Simmer until sauce begins to thicken.

6. Stack pancakes and top with blueberry balsamic sauce. Serve warm.

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Cinnamon Blueberry Protein Pancakes

Nutrition Facts

Blueberry Pancakes (Using Life Time Fitness Dairy-Free FastFuel):

Calories 170, Total fat 5.7g, Total carbs 12g, Fiber 3.7g, Sugar 5.5g, Protein 22g

Blueberry Balsamic Sauce:

Calories 40, Total fat 0g, Total Carbs 10g, Fiber 1g, Sugar 8g, Protein 0g

I use Life Time Fitness Dairy-Free FastFuel Complete. Use the code 122124 to save an additional 10% when you choose “Autoship.”

Chocolate Strawberry Pancakes

Chocolate Protein Pancakes

 

Chocolate Banana Pancakes

Serves: 2

Time: 10 minutes

 

Ingredients

1 Cup Vanilla Protein Powder*

1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder

1/2 tsp Baking Powder (aluminum free)

2 Large Eggs

1/2 – 1 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

1/2 Banana, Mashed (Optional)

1/4 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips (Optional)

1 tsp Coconut Oil

 

Directions

1. In a medium bowl, mix protein powder, cocoa, and baking powder. Whisk in eggs, almond milk, banana and chocolate chips.

2. Preheat a ceramic coated fry pan and add 1/4 tsp coconut oil before cooking each pancake. Pour 1/4 of mixture into pan. Flip pancake when edges begin to dry. Repeat 4 times to make 4 medium pancakes.

3. Top with desired toppings, such as natural almond butter (above), organic strawberries (below, thawed from frozen), organic blueberries, etc.

Chocolate Pancake

Chocolate Pancake 2*Protein Powders: Protein powders will vary in consistency. Start with 1/2 cup almond milk, but increase to reach a somewhat runny pancake batter consistency.

I use Life Time Fitness Dairy-Free FastFuel Complete. Use the code 122124 to save an additional 10% when you choose “Autoship.” It is available here: https://shop.lifetimefitness.com/Products/Nutritional-Products/Protein-%26-Meal-Replacement-Powder/Dairy-Free-FastFuel/p/2555

Chocolate Strawberry Pancakes

Apple Cinnamon Protein Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Protein Oats

Makes: 2 Servings

Time: 15-20 minutes for slow cooking steel cut oats

 

Ingredients

1/3 cup Gluten-Free Steel Cut Oats

2 Cups Water

1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder

1 tsp Cinnamon

1 Medium Organic Apple, Chopped

Optional: 1 Tbsp Ground Flax Seed

 

Directions

1. Cook oats according to package instructions, but double the water.

2. When oats are cooked to your liking, stir in flax seed, protein powder, apple, cinnamon, and flax seed.