Monday, 31 October 2016

Cinnamon Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

It's been a while hasn't it?

So I've been super busy with prep for my last bodybuilding competition of the year, starting a new job and going through the process of buying my very first apartment!

I have still been cooking and baking the occasional thing but if you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that I seem to have transformed into an's just that all I seem to have time to take pictures of at the moment!

So since I've finished competing for a while - and tracking calories and macros and my weight and every tiny morsel that went into my mouth was stressing me out to hell - I decided to move into intuitive eating AKA 'normal eating' to all you normal people out there. To be completely honest it is really hard when you've been so used to eating what you've been told to eat at a specific time and trying to ignore your body's signals to eat, or even having to force yourself to eat if you're not hungry, to then having to try and reconnect with your body all the while your hunger hormones are going crazy from dieting and you feel like if you don't eat everything right this second then you'll never get a chance. But the road to success is a bumpy one and I'm getting there slowly but surely. The binges are getting smaller and less frequent, but I'm also still training most days and lifting heavy with a few cardio sessions for good measure. I'm definitely not looking like a bikini competitor right now but that's not important. What is, is the fact that I am happy and comfortable with how I look, I'm enjoying having fun with food again, sharing the same meals as my family, and creating memories that will last longer than any meal.

But enough rambling about my eating habits....ish

One of my bikini friends told me a few months ago about her sweet potato protein pancakes that she has for her post training meal, and they sounded delicious so I decided to give them a try.

Alas, I didn't have any sweet potatoes lying around but I did have a tin of pumpkin puree and being the basic white girl I am, I just knew I had to make myself some pumpkin spice inspired pancakes...and these are the very ones.

Okay so you maybe can't see them very well underneath those delicious toppings but I can assure they are there...just look at that nut butter drizzle *drools*
Plus MyProtein's Cinnamon Danish whey protein is just perfection.

Cinnamon Pumpkin Protein Pancakes
100g Libby's tinned pumpkin
120g Muscle Food egg whites
1 medium egg
90g mashed banana
10g Sukrin Coconut Flour
25g MyProtein Cinnamon Danish Impact Whey powder

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl or blender
Heat a frying pan on a medium heat and spray with low calorie cooking oil
Spoon large tablespoons of mix into the pan and leave to cook for about 4-5 minutes each side until golden brown
Repeat until all the mix is used up and top with your favourite pancake toppings

Take care when flipping the pancakes as they are still quite runny on top
I topped my pancakes with frozen blueberries that I defrosted in the microwave to get and extra juicy syrup from too, and Nuts N More Toffee Crunch peanut butter

What is your go to post-workout meal?
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