Jay Robb protein trial #1, Pancakes

I've pretty much been a maniac kind of just waiting and preparing for my mini vacation (which is my mindset right now) when I go to the hopsital. My house is very close to immaculate. I've been cleaning every corner and finding things to clean that I haven't cleaned in ages. I feel like I wash the floor and vacuum every day. I can't have anything filthy - total nutjob.

Besides the cleaning: cooking. Not real cooking - just quick things that I can freeze and have ready for Nick when we're at the hospital and when we come home. Today I made 3 batches of vegan/gluten free pancakes. These things are awesome and thanks to Averie for coming up with this recipe. I feel like it is totally adaptable and I've been able to use various fruits. Today I didn't have bananas so I used sweet potato puree and apples for the first two batches and sweet potato puree & pears the 3rd batch. I made them mini and they are the perfect size for Nick! Here's the vitamix picture on batch 2 or 3 (why it looks like a total mess with the pear, sweet potato, flax, and almond milk.

here are the pancakes baking away:

and here are my finished pancakes - which I later bagged and put in the freezer:

Then, today I received 2 packages. One was the pedi-egg that Rebecca recommended and I was pumped to scrape dry skin off my feet (sorry, gross).  I couldn't wait for that to come.

Next I have been reading Heather Eats Almond Butter for a while now and she talks alot about Jay Robb protein. I asked them to send me some to try out and it came today!  I've been dying to re-try HEAB's protein ice cream.  I tried it last week and it was too icy. Well, first I popped into the vitamix the Jay Robb Vanilla Whey protein with almond milk, ice cubes, & xanthan gum - um, super tasty! 120 calories for the Jay Robb + 14g protein and here are the ingredients: Cold-processed cross-flow microfiltered whey protein isolate, natural flavor, xanthan gum, lecithin, stevia. It sounds great to me w/ the small list of ingredients. And the best thing is it tasted great too! And cooled me off on this hot as hell day.

I also tried a piece of the fudge brownie protein bar and all I tasted was cocoa. Chocolate. It was so good.  I'm going to do a post when I try all of these comparing them but wanted to tell you about the whey protein. Yum yum!  What kind of protein powder do you use?


  1. You are definitely "nesting"! That pancake recipe sounds great! Where did you get it?

  2. Want to come and make those pancakes at my place? C'mon . . . . I have a Vitamix and you're not THAT pregnant :) They look great and Nick's lucky to have an organized mama!

  3. It's amazing that you have all this energy to cool & clean when you're about to pop out a baby! It must feel good to be getting things done.

  4. OMG! How did you get to be so bloody pregnant. Seems like only five minutes that I last read your blog and now you're close to popping. I just don't get the same amount of time for blog reading, which I'm sure you can relate to.

    Interesting to read your protein trials. I'm on a quest to up my protein.

  5. Those pancakes look gooood. I'm so glad I did some baking the day before I went into labour as I've been enjoying the muffins and crispy cakes as I graze my way through the day with this ferocious appetite thanks to breast feeding!
    Also really glad I put meals in the freezer as it has meant Al could just heat them up for us.
    I cleaned constantly as well - poor Al was barely allowed to put anything down before I swooped on it a cleaned it up!
    Take care,

  6. Would you like to come clean our house? I don't think our house will ever be immaculate. And I can't believe Nick lets you get all that work done!

  7. Glad you're enjoying my recipe!!! and so is your son :)