From Oxygen Magazine
Chocolate Banana Pancakes (makes one serving)
- 1/8 cup of low-fat cottage cheese
-1/4 cup egg whites (I used two eggs-worth of eggwhites)
-1.5 scoops of chocolate protein powder
-Nonstick cooking spray
-1 medium banana, sliced
-1 tbsp sugar-free maple syrup
1. Place cottage cheese, egg whites and protein powder in a blender and blend thoroughly
2. Spray pan and place over medium heat
3. Pour or scoop batter onto pan to make the pancakes. Cook on both sides until brown, or two minutes on each side.
4. Top with banana slices and syrup. Serve.
We don't have bananas or maple syrup in the house, so I topped my pancakes with Wallaby Strawberry yogurt. You can top them with just about anything, just like you would with regular pancakes.
I've never had protein pancakes before. You can tell that they're "healthy", since the only ingredients are cottage cheese,egg whites and protein powder. However, if you have the right protein powder, it really sweetens up the pancakes and makes them taste fine. My mom and I really liked them. They're easy to make, and they kept me full for hours (they should, with 46 grams of protein!).
While I didn't take a picture of the pancakes, I did get a picture of my lunch: tri-colored ravioli from dinner last night with grated parmesan on top.
I plan on bumming around the house for a little while longer, and then I'm going downtown for a goodbye celebration/sad fest for my friend Irene. She's moving to Boston next week for graduate school. WAHHHHHH!!!! Another one of my other best friends just moved to China for a year to teach, so I feel even more abandoned. I guess I did the same thing to my friends when I moved to Australia, though.
Happy Friday, friends!