Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Not only does it give you energy to start the new day, breakfast is linked to many health benefits including weight control & improved performance. Studies show a healthy breakfast provides more nutrients, vitamins & minerals, improved concentration & performance, increased strength & endurance when engaging in physical activity & lower cholesterol levels.
Here’s a healthy recipe that should go over well with everyone in the house, not to mention it gets the kiddos in a healthy-eating habit…
Oatmeal Protein Pancakes:
– ½ cup oatmeal (steel-cut if you have it)
– 1 cup whipped egg whites
– 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (your preference, I will use vanilla Shakeology)
– ¼ teaspoon baking powder
– 2 teaspoons pumpkin puree
– 1 teaspoon cinnamon
For the cream topping: greek yogurt (vanilla recommended), almond extract, a splash of almond milk & a drizzle of honey. Whip up & serve over pancakes. Add strawberries, raspberries as a great blast of flavor.