At the weekends we like to treat ourselves to an extra special breakfast. Pancakes are always high up the top of my list, but packed with fat and sugar they aren’t ideal. Now we live opposite the beach I’ve been getting back into my running, getting up early for a jog along the seafront, it’s amazing what a great view can do for your motivation! So, when MyProtein got in touch and asked me to review their products it couldn’t have come at a better time.
I’m vegetarian, so I’m always a little concerned I’m getting enough protein. I eat food’s like tofu, eggs and meat subsitutes, however I like to regulate my intake with protein suppliments too where possible so I know I’m getting my full requiremement. Protein is really important if you are trying to lose weight, I know a lot of women are scared of ‘bulking up’ but protein actually keeps you satisfied for longer, staves off cravings and fuels fat burning (among other things), if you want to know more this article explains it really well.
Usually I’d make my own pancake batter, however to ensure I’m getting my protein requirement the MyProtein Pancake mix sachets are really handy. A 50g serving creates about 2 thin pancakes, or 3 smaller thicker ‘American style’ pancakes like I’ve made, this will give you 34g of protein. I made mine with semi-skimmed milk and this is around 191 calories, which really isn’t bad for a breakfast feast like this.
I love to serve my pancakes with a dollop of 0% Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of blueberries, oh and a dash extra of maple syrup if I’m feeling really naughty. The pancakes take literally a couple of minutes to create and taste utterly delicious. MyProtein offer the mix in Maple Syrup, Golden Syrup or unflavoured if you’d like to add your own flavouring.
Such a quick and easy breakfast – packed nutritional value too, perfect!
Have you tried any ‘added protein’ foods? I’d love to hear your opinions!
– Post written in collaboration with MyProtein,
however all opinions are my own