Prior to discovering Tone It Up I never would have thought to substitute protein powder for anything. In my humble opinion it was nasty stuff that tasted like cardboard and was full of a whole heap of ingredients I couldn’t pronounce. No. Thank. You. But thanks to Tone It Up and their Perfect Fit protein my eyes have been opened. Unfortunately, shipping from the US makes Perfect Fit a little cost prohibitive, but I have found an equally good product in my local health food store- Sunwarrior. I’ve chosen the vanilla flavour but there is also chocolate or natural if you prefer.
Thanks to this discovery you could say I’ve changed my mind, especially after devouring this breakfast nearly everyday this week. I can now whip one of these babies up in about 15 minutes and it will keep me 100% satisfied for hours afterwards. I am a serious snacker so to be able to have only some green tea between breakfast and lunch is seriously amazing.
I enjoy mine with yoghurt and blueberries or yoghurt and raspberries…
Protein pancakes (adapted from Tone It Up)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2tbsp chia seeds
3tbsp coconut oil (soft or melted)
Combine all you dry ingredients. Add everything else and mix it up good. Heat your pan, oil it with whatever you like, don’t pour in your batter until it’s good and hot. Once your sizzling batter up. Let your pancake bubble away. If you flip it too early it’ll break, not a big deal you can always scramble it up, but if you want a proper pancake let it set around the edges. Now flip it. More sizzling, have a peak, once it’s golden you’re good to go. Top it with whatever you fancy and enjoy!