I haven’t fully recovered from my jet lag yet. I’ve been falling asleep early and waking up early. I’ve been forcing myself to stay awake longer and sleep in later, but it’s not working too well. On Tuesday, I went to bed at five pm, woke up at 7pm, went back to bed at 9pm and then woke up at 3 am. Last night, I went to bed at 8 pm and woke up at 4 am. It’s kind of getting better. I’m going to step up my caffeine intake tonight to make sure I stay awake.
I find that waking up early makes me hungrier. I think it’s because I’m tired and my body is looking for a quick energy source. I need the energy and fuel for my workout today, so I made a big breakfast. This isn’t the 1000 calorie McDonald’s big breakfast; it’s a light big breakfast.
I’ve been craving pancakes since going to France and I finally made some this morning. My favorite type of pancake is crispy to he outside and soft in the middle. I also love the addition of pancakes and the way they pop in your mouth. I’ve never been a chocolate chip pancake person, but add blueberries and I’m all over it.
I also like healthy pancakes that don’t have all kinds of crazy ingredients. This one doesn’t have protein powder or weird flours you can’t find in the grocery store. It’s simple and light.
-1 1/2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour, -1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk, -1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt, -2 Teaspoons Baking Powder, -1 Large Egg, -1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract, -2-3 Packets Stevia, -1 Cup Fresh Blueberries, -1/3 Cup Pecan Halves
-Mix together the flour and baking powder in a large bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together egg, almond milk, salt, vanilla, and Stevia.
-Pour the wet ingredients and mix well.
-Stir in the blueberries and pecans.
-Spray a frying pan with cooking spray and heat it to medium-high.
-Add 1/2 cup of batter onto the heated skillet and cook each side until golden brown.
This recipe makes 8 pancakes. (1/2 cup batter)
-Nutrition Per Pancake: 135 Calories, 17 g Carbs, 6 g Fat, 5 g Protein, 4 g Fiber, 2 g Sugar
I also like a high protein breakfast; especially if I’m going to have a high intensity workout. I usually add eggs and turkey bacon to my breakfasts. I’ve already done the omelet and scrambled eggs this week, so today I did eggs over easy. My dad got me hooked on eggs over easy. He used to make them for me in the mornings with toast to dip into the yolk.
After cooking the pancakes, I use the same frying pan because it’s already heated. I just crack three eggs into the skillet, cover and let them cook for about a minutes. I then flip them over and cover them until they’re fully cooked. I usually add garlic powder and pepper, but I didn’t this time because I planned on eating them with syrup.
And since I already had my coffee hours before breakfast, I had a glass of freshly juiced orange juice!
What is your favorite breakfast?