This recipe is for my quick and easy protein pancakes, which is a healthier alternative to a normal pancake/crêpe. I love a pancake in the morning but I also love a healthy pancake after a work out no matter what time of day, to help my body repair and refuel! If you have ever wondered what protein does for the body post-work out then let me quickly explain.
Protein is key in our everyday diet to aid cell renewal in our body and to control our weight-loss especially after or during a workout. When the body is exercising you are essentially breaking down muscle which needs to be repaired and strengthen, which aids growth! This is why weight lifters like to drink protein shakes and have a protein and fat-digesting carbs filled meal after their workout to give them energy and also to ensure muscle recovery!
Whey protein powders and protein milkshakes are a great way to consume more protein in your daily diet. Remember protein it is not just for weight lifters but great for natura weight-loss too! A protein snack like a shake or a bar will give you energy and keep you full getting you through to your next meal (this is a great alternative to snacking on crisps and biscuits!) Check out my review of UFIT protein milkshakes which you can pick up at your local health store or Boots for a quick protein snack!
So here is my quick, easy and healthy Chocolate Brownie Protein Pancakes..enjoy!
makes 4 small pancakes
1 Banana, mashed
27g, Porridge Oats
90ml Almond Milk
1 scoop Chocolate Brownie Whey Protein Powder (I love the My Protein powders, you can get them in a variety of flavours)
1tbsp Coconut Oil, for cooking
2 tbsp Greek Yoghurt
Your choice of fruit, chopped
A drizzle of Honey or Maple Syrup
In a large bowl add the banana, oats, almond milk, protein powder and egg and whisk together until a batter is created
In a large frying pan, on a medium heat, add the coconut oil
Using a ladle, slowly pour your pancakes (if its easier do in batches)
Serve on a dinner plate, topped with Greek Yoghurt and your choice of fruits, mine is always berries, especially strawberries!
Drizzle over your choice of honey or syrup and enjoy!