Travis and I will not have the boys for a week or two. So we went grocery shopping for just the two of us. Just wow! We're all set for two weeks health and fitness. Especially when it came to breakfast. I got the everything bagel thins, mini wheat, and I made some strawberry and banana protein pancakes and froze them in single servings. (Recipe will be at the end of this post). Travis is borrowing his dad's bicycle for myself and we are going to go ride the cooper river bridge tomorrow. I'm actually pretty excited for that. I'm going to try to go for a run on the treadmill tonight after dinner. Travis wanted to have a frozen pizza so I'll need to burn that off. Other than that, I am looking forward to a week or two, give or take depending on how well the kids do at my mom's house for that long, to just relaxing and living for me. I'd like to say that I am going to sleep in, and get a lot done...but probably not. I WILL get a lot done around the house of course, but I plan on catching up on lots of movies and getting myself use to waking up early while the kids are gone. That way if I am tired and grumpy it won't be around them.
Besides that, nothing new to report..I'll try to keep up with my recipe posts though. I have a few pictures uploaded and future posts in the works, but for starters I'll share my pancake recipe.
What I do when I make pancakes is I'll calculate how many calories each is after all is said and done, I'll make a big batch and then freeze single servings in sandwich bags. That way all I have to do is pop them in the microwave for a minute or two. This is a really great use of protein powder because of the sweetness of the powder and fruit I don't feel like the batter needed any sugar or sweetening.
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup 2% milk
2 scoops of strawberry whey protein powder
1 medium banana
6 medium strawberries, chopped
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
Directions: First, mix together your dry ingredients, and then start mixing in your fruit and wet ingredients. The banana should be mashed in to the batter, or if you prefer mash it before adding it.
Heat a large pan sprayed lightly with cooking spray over medium heat. Add two spoonfuls of batter for one pancake. Flip when you see "bubbles" form.
You should end up with about 15 pancakes.
Each pancakes is about 69 calories each.
I freeze 3 pancakes as a serving for breakfast which gives me about 207.4 calories during breakfast.