Fitness Nutrition: Easy, Healthy, High-Protein Chocolate Pancakes Recipe
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If you’re into fitness and weightlifting, healthy nutrition is a must. These high-protein pancakes are easy to make, taste delicious and are very healthy with only 3 ingredients – eggs, bananas and protein powder. Here’s how to make these for breakfast, post-workout or any time you want a quick, healthy and delicious snack.
This recipe is for one person, so double, triple or quadruple the amounts depending on how hungry you are and how many people are to be served. It all starts with 2 large eggs – break them into a small bowl and stir them with a small whisk or a fork until they’re fully mixed, then sit it aside.
Next, peel a banana and lay it on a plate, then mash it with a fork. Keep mashing it until there are no solid pieces left and it looks like a semi-solid goo on the plate.
The third ingredient is a scoop of any high-quality chocolate-flavoured protein powder – pick a high-carb or low-carb powder based on your current nutritional plan and calorie requirements.
And that’s all that goes into these healthy pancakes… Simply mix the three ingredients together now, mix well and pour or scoop them onto a hot griddle or frying pan. Cook them the same way you would any other pancakes – just remember they’ll be darker because of the chocolate.
Top them with whatever you like – butter, fruit, syrup or whatever, and enjoy!
There’s no way to give exact numbers for these, as eggs & bananas vary in size and protein powders come in many different configurations, so use this just as a guideline:
2 Large Eggs: 150 calories, 12.6g protein, 1.2g carbohydrates, 10g fat.
1 8-3/4″ Banana: 105 calories, 1.2g protein, 26.7g carbohydrates, .6g fat.
1 Scoop Protein Powder: 130 calories, 30g protein, 3g carbohydrates, 1g fat.
Overall: 385 calories, 43.8g protein, 30.9g carbohydrates, 11.6g fat.
(Note: Eggs & banana breakdown courtesy of ‘The Complete Book of Food Counts’ by Corinne T. Netzer; Protein powder breakdown based on Whey Isolate by Body Fortress.)