To meet my fitness goals, my trainer suggested a carb cycling plan, where you have low carb days (<50g net carbs) every other day during the week. I say this is a suggestion because you control what you eat. You must decide you are going to follow the workouts and nutrition plan because they can’t follow you around all day. When I decided to makeover my life by waking up early to workout, I decided to follow the nutrition plan to a tee to see results.
With a little prep in the evening, your protein pancakes can be cooked in about 5 minutes depending on your oven and cookware. I prefer to do the prep in the evening because I wakeup like a zombie and need to make mornings flow with ease.
- Use a Nutribullet or Ninja single serve blender cup as the container
- Crack 2 or 3 egg whites into the blender cup
- (optional) Sprinkle with cinnamon powder
- Add 1 scoop protein powder, select a protein powder with less than 3 grams of carbs and as close to zero sugar as you can get
- I use Dymatize Vanilla Cupcake
- Blend the mixture and store in the fridge overnight
- Heat your skillet
- Add avocado oil or coconut oil
- (optional) Put 2 or 3 egg rings in the skillet
- Pour the protein pancake mix into the egg rings or directly into the skillet
- Wait until you see bubbles on the top about 2 minutes, then remove the egg rings and flip your pancakes over
Serve with almond butter or peanut butter to keep your carbs low.
I like using the egg rings because it creates uniform pancakes that you can freeze and helps with portion control. You don’t need to use them at all, it’s probably OCD to want perfectly circular pancakes.
If you have a bigger appetite, use 2 scoops of protein powder and double the amount of egg whites. You can be creative and make savory waffles with this recipe by adding sharp cheddar cheese, pepper, and spices.
- I filmed this recipe as an Instagram story, unfortunately, I don’t have all of the steps shown in the video. It was an experiment to see how I can repurpose Instagram stories for the blog.
- The photos and Instagram story were edited in iMovie, then uploaded into YouTube.
- All pictures for this post were filmed on an iphone 7.
- Written in the Notes app on a Macbook Pro, I usually use Evernote to write and edit blog posts on the computer and on whichever device I’m using.
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