I have struggled with weight and my relationship with food for as long as I can remember. It all started when was sitting in my school’s cafeteria eating a stack of chocolate chip pancakes, when I overheard a boy asking another boy how he could tell my twin sister and I apart. His reply was, “Mina is the fat twin.”
As soon as I heard those words, I started using food to escape from the discomfort of being an emotional 13 year old – food was my drug of choice. I started eating cookies and ice-cream to numb all of my inner struggles. After many years of obsessing with eating and weight, my life truly changed when I started viewing weight loss as a lifestyle change, not just a diet. I wanted to share my story because I am sure there are others out there, in the same boat.
Thankfully since those days, I’ve gotten control of my food consumption even in the midst of running a food blog as a hobby. When I am not eating delicious dishes from some of the top chefs in the country, I cook healthy meals at home or smoothies when I am on the go. I have been taking 1st Phorm”s Phormula-1 “Cinnamon Crunch Cereal” protein powder for the last 2 years as my pre-morning workout shake or post-workout to help repair my muscle tissues. Their entire Phormula-1 products are made up of whey protein isolate, which means they contain the highest level of pure protein, eliminating lactose, carbohydrates, fats and cholesterol vs whey concentrate and whey hydrolysate.
Instead of associating pancakes in a negative light from that day, I decided to highlight it on a positive note and to create the best protein pancake recipe with my CTC protein powder. Not only is my recipe simple and easy, it’s less than 200 calories and has over 40g of protein to keep you full.
Hope you enjoy!
1st Phorm Cinnamon Crunch Cereal Protein Pancakes
- 1 scoop 1st-Phorm Whey Protein Isolate ((Flavor of choice, Cinnamon Crunch Cereal))
- 2 Egg Whites
- 1 heaped tablespoon Ground Flaxseed Meal
- 1/3 cup Oat Flour
- 1 tablespoon Unsweetened Almond Milk ((Flavor of Choice))
- 1/8 teaspoon Baking Powder
|Combine all ingredients into a blender until smooth.|
|Set the batter aside for about 5 minutes.|
|Heat up a skillet or pan and spray with coconut oil.|
|Pour batter onto skillet.|
|Cook for about 3 minutes or until bubbles appear.|
|Flip and cook for an additional 3 minutes until cooked fully.|
|Top with your choice of fruit, almond butter or peanut butter, honey or agave syrup.|