Another day, another breakfast, but the difference we have here people, is that these have no gluten OR sugar, personally I don't have an intolerance to gluten, dairy or sugar but I do eat all of the above in moderation. I listen to what my body needs (or doesn't need) that day and go with that. I like to cut out gluten from time to time, just because I am not a fan of the unnecessary bloating that comes with it, and as for sugar, well, I don't have the sweetest sweet tooth around.
Lately, my diet has been very little protein so I decided to add one heaped teaspoon of "Whey Isolate Protein powder" from Wellness Warehouse (South Africa) to give it that extra boost and it was perfect in that I did not even taste the protein powder at all. I think some women think that protein powder is going to dramatically change their bodies into something big and muscular but in actual fact it is there to help repair your muscles after you have had an intense workout. It also help a lot with relieving muscle fatigue and pain in the following days. If you feel that your daily protein intake is perfectly fine, then you don't really need to consider a whey protein, just make sure you are getting good proteins in your day.
These pumpkin protein pancakes are so light and fluffy. I found them a bit tough to flip as they have no flour in them (only a rolled oats base) but after the first pancake it gets easier, and this recipe only make about five, (at a push) so if you are baking for the whole family, definitely double the recipe.
Have a wonderful week guys!
Recipe: Protein Pumpkin pancakes
1 heaped tbps "Whey Isolate Protein Powder"
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup pumpkin puree (I puree fresh pumpkin)
1/2 cup egg whites
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1.4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp brown sugar (optional)
Coconut oil for frying
Whisk egg whites separately until fluffy. You don't have to whisk until the peaks are stiff.
Add all the other ingredients and whisk well.
Fold in the egg whites at the end and and enjoy!
Top with caramelised bananas and honey