Inspired by HEAB, today was pancake Sunday, It was delicious!!! I made up my own batter and I didn't totally measure so here's an idea:
PUMPKIN PROTEIN PANCAKES
makes 5 pancakes
1/2 cup pumpkin
3/4 cup ground oatmeal
1/4 to 1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup yogurt
2 tbsp ground flax with 1/2 cup water (let sit for 5 minutes)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 scoop chia seeds
2 scoops protein powder
After the flax was sitting and more gelatin like, I added it to the oats, pumpkin, baking powder, and yogurt. Then I dumped in milk until it was the right consistency and added in chia seeds.
I used a teaspoon of coconut oil in the pan.
For the topping:
1 tbsp agave nectar with some cocoa and 1/2 tbsp almond butter.
You could definitely use some chocolate mint gu to go with the season. I'll try that next and report back.
Totally DELICIOUS!!! Nutrition facts w/o coconut oil and w/o topping:
I ran a hilly route yesterday while still in CT and ran on the treadmill this morning. 3 miles seemed like 300. I'm looking forward to adding in some lifting and more cross training into the routine here and seeing what happens! In the end, I ran less than 9 miles this week! The last time I ran so little - I do not even remember. I was hitting 30 miles a week almost every week. Time for a break!
We put up our tree and Christmas decor is out - so exciting! Christmastime is officially here!
Nick started crawling yesterday so that was fun and thrilling!
Oh yes - and SHOT ROKS! I forgot to write about them.
Shot ROKS are little protein balls great for post long run or post race for recovery. Each little ball (they kind of look like poo??) has 27 calories. A serving (10 balls) has 20g of protein and 270 calories. Inside these guys are whey protein, cane juice, chocolate chips, almond butter,cocoa and a bunch of other things. They don't really taste like anything I've had before. They remind me of caramel candies, but I didn't really like the taste. They have peanut butter and chocolate.