I’m slightly obsessed with Instagram.
But in this day and age, who isn’t? Most people have some kind of media obsession, whether it’s an addition to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or even a good ole celebrity gossip show! And while I do enjoy Pinterest, etc., I usually spend most of my time online on Instagram.
One of my favorite things about Instagram is that by following several (or many) people, you’re exposed to a variety of different ideas. I tend to follow a lot of fitness gurus, who post both healthy recipes and inspiring workouts. And recently I’ve decided to get in shape!
I’ve never really been one for sports. That’s not saying that I never played sports! On the contrary, I’ve constantly been doing at least one sport every year ever since I was three and my mom signed me up for my pre-school’s soccer team. (I know, who’s ever heard of a soccer team of three year olds?) But have I enjoyed them? Ehhh, not so much.
Let’s just say I’m not the most competitive sports-wise. (At least, not as competitive as my younger sister, who swims at least 2 hours a day, 5 times a week.)
Well, after witnessing the progress of so many other on Insta for months, I’ve finally decided to get “fit” myself.
One of my favorite after workout snacks are pancakes. The perfect recovery treat, they can be made in less than 5 minutes and can be sweet, savory, or whatever you’re in the mood for.
This recipe for “high protein pancakes” is definitely my new go-to after my workout. Each pancake has 11 grams of protein and no added sugar. Plus, if you make a batch ahead of time, they can be easily stored in a plastic bag or wrapped in plastic wrap and placed in the fridge. So you can treat yourself to a delicious, guilt-free pancake whenever you please!
Or you can go my route, double the recipe, and eat half now and save the rest for later! These pancakes are so good for you, there’s no reason not to eat the whole batch!
High Protein Buttermilk Pancakes
- 1/4 c whole wheat flour
- 3 tbs all purpose flour (or other flour of choice)
- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (34g)
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 c egg whites (or 1 egg)
- 1/2 c skim milk
- 1 1/2 tsp white vinegar or lemon juice (or replace milk & vinegar/lemon juice with 1/2 c buttermilk)
- 1 1/2 tsp melted coconut oil
In a small bowl, combine flours, protein powder, baking soda, and baking powder. In a larger bowl, mix together egg whites, milk, and vinegar. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture. Pour in coconut oil and immediately stir until just combined (do not over mix). Heat up a lightly greased griddle or pan. Pour 1/3 c batter onto pan and cook on medium-high heat until bubbles appear in the center, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook an additional minute or until golden. Plate and repeat with remaining batter. Top with fruit, whipped cream, syrup, etc. and enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 4 large pancakes)