I thought it rather fitting that my first blog post be about my favorite meal of the day –bBreakfast!
Breakfast seems to be one of those hit or miss meals these days. With a morning of competing priorities, snooze buttons and questionable appetites; it’s easy to skip breakfast. We all know skipping breakfast is never a good idea! Without breakfast, you’re more vulnerable to cravings and less likely to make healthy choices in the morning and throughout the day.
First Meal of the Day
Kick start your day- “break the fast!”
I love breakfast for so many reasons. My day begins with an early morning workout, so I need to immediately fuel my body once my workout is complete. Breakfast is responsible for setting your metabolic tone for the day! Incorporate some protein into your breakfast. You’ll feel fuller longer and will have more energy to be productive.
As the self-dubbed Pancake Queen, I’m excited to share with you one of my favorite pancake recipes. It’s nutritious and quick to make but most importantly- so delicious. Red Velvet Pancakes! I LOVED Red Velvet cake growing up but as we all know it’s not exactly something we should be eating on a regular basis until NOW!
Are you worried about squeezing breakfast into your busy morning schedule? This recipe can also be made ahead! They keep very well in the fridge for 2-3 days and can also be frozen!
- 1 large egg
- 3 large egg whites
- ¼ c. unsweetened almond milk
- 2 -3 drops of Vanilla Stevia or you can use stevia packets
- 4 TBS Coconut Flour
- 2 TBS Coco Cardio powder (I bought mine on IHerb.com, or you can also use a few drops of red food coloring if you prefer)
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- Non-stick spray or coconut oil for coating your fry pan
- 2-3 TBS LF Cottage Cheese (I whip my cottage cheese in a food processor so its nice and creamy!)
- 1 TBS vanilla whey protein
- 2 TBS unsweetened almond milk
- 5-6 drops vanilla crème liquid stevia
- First, combine wet ingredients in a bowl. This includes the egg, egg whites, and unsweetened almond milk.
- Mix all of your dry ingredients, which include your coconut flour, baking powder, cocoa cardio powder, and stevia.
- Combine the wet and dry and mix until well combined.
- If your batter looks to thick, just add another TBS or two of the almond milk until you get your desired consistency.
- I use a large pancake griddle when making mine. You could also use a non-stick frying pan and coat it with some coconut oil and set the stove to low-medium heat.
- Allow your pan or griddle to get heated.
- Take a spoonful of your batter and place it into your pan or griddle- use your spoon to spread it out into a circle.
- Once the pancakes bubble, flip and allow to cook on the opposite side.
- While pancakes are cooking, mix up your protein icing in a small bowl.
- Plate your pancakes and top it with the creamy cheesecake icing and enjoy!
What is your typical morning breakfast? What is your favorite pancake flavor? Please feel free to share in the comments!