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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Banana-Chocolate Pancakes

Yep, you read the title correctly. Banana Chocolate Pancakes.
And yes, they are healthy and packed with protein and yes, even your kids will devour them!
  • 1 1/2 cup gluten free old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup fat-free cottage cheese
  • 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder (I used fitmixer)
  • 1 Tbs. Cocoa Powder
  • 1 very ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
I threw all ingredients in the blender and mixed until well combined
Heat pan or griddle to a low-medium heat and spray with cooking spray
Pour batter onto griddle and cook for about 2 minutes each side
Top with syrup, nuts or even chocolate chips!!
Other then eating chocolate for breakfast we spent most of the day at the farm.
Fed the cows, rode the horse, pet the goats and smelled the pigs. T & B loved hanging out with some friends today at the farm. They talk about the farm ALL day whenever we get to hang out there for a little while. Not a day goes by that don’t make me smile. They are so fun right now, even though they can’t keep quiet for 2 minutes, they just LOVE to play and are non stop. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
I did get this ab workout in and felt like going on a little run but it was 100 degrees today and I didn’t feel much like melting to the asphalt so I took it inside for a easy 6 miles. I even stopped and walked at an 12% incline for a few minutes, whenever I felt like I wanted a little water. ----> which I had 2 full bottles by the time I was done! I guess I was a little thirsty today. It was a good run to wrap up the workout of the day.
Not every day needs to be a butt kicker. In fact, you need to give your body a break and let it recover from those tougher workouts before you throw another at it. High interval training is usually my workout of choice but lately I have enjoyed cruising at a comfortable speed and just relaxing a little. Some days I like my workouts to be hard and fast, other days I wouldn’t mind zoning out on the treadmill or a short run outside- no Garmin, going out with no pace goal to achieve and simply enjoying the run.
My snack today including one of my favorite things..
Fresh Garden Tomatoes!! Big ones are the BEST. Bad news? I think they may hurt my stomach? A little while after I ate it I experienced a little stomach ache? ugh… oh, well.. it was delicious and I could eat them like an apple.
Tomorrow is FRIDAY!! I am subbing a attack class in the morning so I better get to sleep…
Question of the day:
What is your absolute favorite garden Veggie/Fruit?
How much water do you drink during your workout? / All day?


  1. That looks good! I actually have that stuff in my pantry!

  2. Those tomatoes look fantastic! Fresh tomatoes out of the garden are my favorite too. I could eat pounds of them :) Nice pancakes. Banana and chocolate is an awesome combo. Great job on the workout. I felt like I drank and drank water all day long yesterday. I am teaching pump this AM- enjoy attack

  3. I hope you figure that belly of yours out!