I decided to switch it up and write down my two favourite protein packed breakfast recipes. So here we go!
1. Protein Chocolate Over Night Oats
1/2 cup of rolled/ old fashioned oats (NOT quick cooking oats)
1/4 cup of non fat vanilla yogurt (could use Greek for extra protein, but I don’t know how the consistency would be)
1/3 cup of unsweetened chocolate almond milk
1/2 scoop of choice of chocolate protein powder
2 tbs smooth peanut butter
2 tsp of vanilla extract (or more if you want cause vanilla is great)
Choice of sweetener- I use skinny girl liquid Stevia and just squirt it in near the end and stir it in, but use what you’d like keeping in mind that some sweeteners will add carbs.
Optional: add in crushed nuts (I like almonds) or semi sweet chocolate chips.
Keep in mind these are OVERNIGHT oats so it is best to prepare them the night before and stick it in the fridge, however about 2 hours in the fridge would suffice if you wanted to make it in the evening or make it before your gym session for a nice post workout meal/snack.
So first put the peanut butter and vanilla in a microwave safe container (that has a lid for later when it’s in the fridge) and put it in for about 20 seconds till it’s fairly melted or gooey. Then add in the oats, yogurt, and almond milk. Then add the protein powder and stir. Add the sweetener, and nuts or chocolate chips and stir again. Put the lid on the container and place in fridge. When you wake up you will have a delicious, chocolate pudding type breakfast waiting for you. You could add half a banana or some fruit of choice on top in the morning. Soooo delicious!
2. Banana egg pancakes
You might have already seen these floating around Pinterest, Instagram, or Facebook. Often marked as two or three ingredient pancakes. My version has a couple extra ingredients, but is AMAZINGGGG nonetheless.
So here we go!
1 large ripe banana
1 whole egg
1 serving of egg whites (or 2 egg whites)
Cinnamon to taste
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 serving of semi sweet chocolate chips (optional)
Also optional toppings:
Sugar free pancake syrup (such as Walden Farms) or regular maple syrup, PB2 or regular peanut butter, jam or smushed berries, or a laughing cow cheese wedge.
Preheat griddle or fry pan to medium heat (you may need to play around with the temp to find what works best for your stove top or griddle). Combine banana, egg, egg whites, vanilla, and cinnamon in a blender. Blend for about 1 minute. You can also mash the banana in a bowl the add in the rest and wisk it well. It isnt as good but still works. Spray non stick cooking spray on cooking surface. Pour mix onto surface in the size of the pancakes you want. Make sure they aren’t too big or you will end up with poorly cooked pancakes that don’t actually look like pancakes. Add chocolate chips if you wish. With the size that I do I get about 7 pancakes out of the mix. Flip the pancakes to the second side when able (aka they don’t fall apart) and leave on second side for less time than the first side. Remove from heat and serve with whatever toppings you’d like. My personal fav as of late has been a laughing cow wedge with some PB2 type stuff and a bit of Walden Farms pancake syrup.
Both the recipes are intended to serve one person. They are both pretty quick to whip up, but the overnight oats do require a bit of pre planning.
Let me know if you try either and how you liked them!