Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes Recipe

Making breakfast on the weekend is one of my favorite things about the fall.  I know it’s still summer, but I never have the time to make fun breakfast because I’m always rushing around to workout early and get to the beach!  Here in New England, we like to utilize the few weekends we have with warm weather.  Tomorrow I’m going on vacation, so I stayed in Boston for the weekend for the first time all summer.

I enjoyed myself by going for a 75-minute long run Saturday morning and then working most of the day 🙁  I felt really lethargic during my run.  I started off without eating anything (TIU booty call standards) and then 30-minutes in, I ate a G Series Fit prime bar.  It gave me some energy but not nearly enough to make me feel good at any point.  I kept my heart rate in or slightly above my target (HR 140-160).  I was hoping to run for 75-90 minutes, and after 75 I just knew I was done and stopped.

For breakfast I decided to spice things up since it was a cloudy Saturday by making a chocolate protein pancake.  I couldn’t decide if I wanted peanut butter or strawberries.  So I did what any indecisive girl would do, I had both!  This breakfast is part of the Tone It Up Diet Plan.

Chocolate Protein Pancakes (Low Carb, Low Fat, Gluten Free, Good Stuff)

  • 1/2 Banana
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder (I used Designers Whey)
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Flaxseed
  • Strawberries and Peanut Butter to taste 🙂

Blend the first 4 ingredients together until desired consistency.  I like to use my hand held blender.  Preheat pan to medium.  Cook for about 4 minutes on one side, flip and finish.

I added sliced strawberries on one side and peanut butter on the other.  I tried to make a fun smiley face but the peanut butter melted before I got my camera ready.  Oh well.  It still tasted amazing.  I added another tablespoon of peanut butter after my photo session.

On Sunday, I rested.  I do not exercise on Sundays.  My body needs at least one day of rest and so does yours.  It felt so nice to not have to workout on a day that was rainy and gross.  I made a few more delicious recipes this weekend, that I’ll be posting this week.

Today, I began a new strength training routine!  Check it out over at CrushingTheCourse.com and don’t forget to leave a comment so I know you checked it out!

Do you like to cook or go out to eat on the weekends? 



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