A lot of people think that if you work out, you can eat whatever you want. Sure I can eat whatever I want, but I will also gain weight and not be as effective in accomplishing my goals if my nutrition is poor. If I gain 5 pounds, I have to exert more effort to run. It becomes a lot harder to lift myself over a wall when I am doing a Spartan race and yes I will need to lay down on my bed to zip up my already tight jeans. When I eat a lot of processed, trans fats or sugary meals or go hours without eating, I don't have as much energy. Without proper fuel, I cannot react quickly or live up to my nickname the "Energizer Bunny" so I am making my nutrition a priority. I consulted my friend Elspeth who is a fitness celebrity and fellow Reebok ambassador and made some tweaks to create a breakfast that is yummy!
Start off your day right with my Mad protein pancakes. I love them because they taste good, give me energy and have the nutrients I need. The best part about it was that I made a batch on Sunday night that last me through the week. Check out the recipe below and let me know how you fuel your day.
Mad Protein Pancakes
- 2 scoops of Supreme Protein powder
- 1 cup of oats
- 1 cup of egg whites
- 1 cup of Light and Fit greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup of Sugar-Free Maple Grove Farms of Vermont Pancake mix
- Dash of Liquid Stevia
Nutritional Content: Makes 6. Per serving: 144 cal, 14 grams of carbohydrates, 18 grams of protein and 1.3 grams of fat.
I add a little bit of coconut oil for good fat and a little sugar-free, low calorie syrup. You can get any of these ingredients at your regular grocery store. I also have 2 strips of turkey bacon or Veggie bacon along with my cup of coffee to make my breakfast complete.
Fuel your day with Mad Protein Pancakes. Don't have time, make it at the beginning of the week so you can have it on the go!
In Health and Happiness,