Well, I’m officially done with work, the wedding is about a week away and my brain is literally in a constant state of movement. If you ever find yourself planning a wedding in Italy you might want to note that all your vendors will not be interested in your American punctuality and preparedness. No sir, they’ll all want to meet with you just ten days before the wedding to plan the whole thing basically. Which really messes with your American preparedness! So today we’re going to our reception venue to decide all the things that you lucky stateside brides probably would have taken care of months ago; the decor, the cake, the seating arrangements, logistics, etc. (And I can’t wait!!!)
So, do you want to know the thing that has gotten me through all these busy days? Protein pancakes. (I know, the health nut inside me reigns supreme as of late.) Have one at 8 a.m. and you’re full all the way to lunch. If you’re a person who works out moderately at least twice a week, you should get yourself some protein powder! It won’t build muscle, as most people think, but aid in muscle repair and help you recover faster. Plus, most women don’t get all the daily protein their body needs. (Calculate your protein needs here!) I usually have mine (Scitec 100% Whey Protein) within a half hour after a workout and every now and then during the week in a smoothie or a pancake.
(based on this recipe, makes 1)
2 egg whites
1 scoop protein powder
1/2 mashed banana
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbs almond (or soy) milk
Combine all the ingredients together and pour into a greased pan on medium low heat. Cook a few minutes until you see little bubbles in the pancake, then flip (be careful!) and serve with fresh fruit.
Are you a protein powder fan?
Ok, back to my stacks of to-do lists! Hope you're having a great week. :)