Breakfast of Champions

I’m a Foodie. Yes, I admit that I think about food way too much but I must say that it’s in a healthy way. I think about food as a way to nourish my body but in the process it must also nourish my soul. I think I have a good relationship with food… I don’t eat too much of it and I don’t under eat. I think the key to a balanced healthy life is to find exactly how much your body needs to be nourished.

I love to look at recipes, try new ingredients, have time to cook and make a mess in the kitchen, then take pretty photos of the yummy foods I’m about to eat.

Having said that, preparing for a physique competition where the diet gets a little extreme towards the end, doesn’t go hand in hand with being a Foodie. I MISS that! Right now I’m avoiding looking at blogs, magazines & cooking shows with delicious recipes that I can’t make. There are competitors out there that love to look at food while they’re dieting in order to satisfy their needs. I CAN’T do that! It just triggers my hunger levels even more.

However, I do have a recipe that I can make it look pretty and it’s contest prep friendly as well as it’s good for everybody else just trying to be healthy. This is my new breakfast addiction that I’ve been eating for the past week. I was getting tired of eating my egg whites by themselves so I had to try something new. This recipe came from a Gal (From Gym to Podium The Positive Approach to Competing in Body Figure) that we share the same nutrition Coach  so I guarantee you that these are contest prep friendly! I plan on continue eating these even after my show.

Original Recipe Here

Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

P I N_______I M A G E

35 g blueberries
40 g oatmeal
6 egg whites
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
a splash of vanilla extract
a splash of almond extract
1/3 cup of water (or almond milk)
optional, Torani Sugar free syrup-
Syrup—blueberries with Torani Raspberry syrup and water warmed in the microwave. (I used Walden Farms Pancake Syrup – no calories)
  
Grind the oatmeal first by using a coffee grinder or magic bullet (I used the magic bullet)
Add the baking powder and cinnamon and mix.
Add the egg whites, water, syrup, vanilla and almond extract to the container and blend again.

Spray non stick pan with PAM and cook each side about a minute. Depending on the size of your pan it could make 2 large pancakes or 4 smaller ones like mine. 

Top with blueberries & syrup. 

Enjoy!!!   
This is a great way to eat your eggs & oatmeal for a balanced breakfast. Give them a try!

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  • 06/11/2011 - 4:38 pm

    *BaBy Fu* - I absolutely Love Oatmeal Protein Pancakes!!! The perfect breakfast :)ReplyCancel

  • 06/11/2011 - 11:02 pm

    A Fine Balance - This looks absolutely yummy! Im actually not even allowed oatmeal on my contest prep and its killing me. I just get to look….

    and yup I am foodie too that LOOKS at photos haha

    when’s your competition again?ReplyCancel

  • 06/12/2011 - 2:50 am

    Ana C. - I agree Baby!!

    Really Fina Balance? Just no oatmeal or any carbs? Are you doing a Keto diet? I can’t believe you can look at food photos and not go crazy lol!

    My first show is July 16th then another one a week later on the 23rd. When is yours?ReplyCancel

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