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Sunday, 15 February 2015

Pancake Day: Protein Pancakes

Myprotein Protein Pancakes

Guys. It's Pancake Day on Tuesday. Everyone's favourite day where you eat the same thing for breakfast, lunch and dinner and no one can say anything about it. This year, however, I thought I'd mix it up a bit and go for something to complement my steadily emerging active lifestyle - protein pancakes.

'Protein?!' I hear you gasp. 'Won't that make me huge?' The short answer for women is no. I'm by no means a nutritionist, but luckily the people at Myprotein are and they sent me some information that will placate the masses who think protein is only for burly bodybuilders. Women have an entirely different level of testosterone to men and simply can't 'get big' unless they take extra testosterone hormones or dramatically increase their daily calorie intake. What a lot of people don't realise is that protein, combined with exercise, increases your metabolism and lean muscle mass and consequently burns more fat - a weight loss godsend. If you want to read more about it then you can have a look at the Myprotein Women's Fitness page. Since I've been gradually upping my exercise (and I love a pancake), this Protein Pancake Mix* seemed like a great addition to my diet.

Myprotein Protein Pancakes

I can't stress enough how easy they were to make. My friend Amber came over to help so we doubled the quantities and whisked 250ml milk with 100g of pancake mix. I then added a teaspoon of coconut oil to a large frying pan, heated it to a medium heat and ladled in some of the mixture. 

Myprotein Protein Pancakes

We cooked them for about a minute on each side and then continually flipped them until they were that golden brown on both sides. We then added some sliced banana, blueberries and runny honey to make a top notch, protein-rich and filling breakfast. The mixture contains whey protein, egg white powder and ground oats and the finished pancakes have more of an eggy texture rather than a cakey one, but I still thought they tasted delicious. I went to the gym after and had so much energy and was full for ages. I have to say I'm very impressed!

What sort of pancakes will you be making on Tuesday?


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Sunday, 15 February 2015

Pancake Day: Protein Pancakes

Myprotein Protein Pancakes

Guys. It's Pancake Day on Tuesday. Everyone's favourite day where you eat the same thing for breakfast, lunch and dinner and no one can say anything about it. This year, however, I thought I'd mix it up a bit and go for something to complement my steadily emerging active lifestyle - protein pancakes.

'Protein?!' I hear you gasp. 'Won't that make me huge?' The short answer for women is no. I'm by no means a nutritionist, but luckily the people at Myprotein are and they sent me some information that will placate the masses who think protein is only for burly bodybuilders. Women have an entirely different level of testosterone to men and simply can't 'get big' unless they take extra testosterone hormones or dramatically increase their daily calorie intake. What a lot of people don't realise is that protein, combined with exercise, increases your metabolism and lean muscle mass and consequently burns more fat - a weight loss godsend. If you want to read more about it then you can have a look at the Myprotein Women's Fitness page. Since I've been gradually upping my exercise (and I love a pancake), this Protein Pancake Mix* seemed like a great addition to my diet.

Myprotein Protein Pancakes

I can't stress enough how easy they were to make. My friend Amber came over to help so we doubled the quantities and whisked 250ml milk with 100g of pancake mix. I then added a teaspoon of coconut oil to a large frying pan, heated it to a medium heat and ladled in some of the mixture. 

Myprotein Protein Pancakes

We cooked them for about a minute on each side and then continually flipped them until they were that golden brown on both sides. We then added some sliced banana, blueberries and runny honey to make a top notch, protein-rich and filling breakfast. The mixture contains whey protein, egg white powder and ground oats and the finished pancakes have more of an eggy texture rather than a cakey one, but I still thought they tasted delicious. I went to the gym after and had so much energy and was full for ages. I have to say I'm very impressed!

What sort of pancakes will you be making on Tuesday?


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