Chocolate Protein Pancakes

I dunno why but Sunday is pancake day for me. But since I started taking my fitness and nutrition seriously I had to dump the traditional style pancake. My usual Sunday morning pancake is usually made with buckwheat flour and oats, but today I decided to try a different kind. It was very simple and easy to make:

6 egg whites

1 pack of quaker instant oats

2 scoops chocolate flavor whey protein powder

Simply blend all the ingredients until smooth. Unfortunately in Japan, non-stick cooking spray has not caught on, so instead I used a tablespoon of canola oil to coat my non stick pan. Then simply cook like a normal pancake.

As a topping I used 1 tablespoon of maple syrup.The texture really reminded me of a traditional pancake, and I was more than pleased with the flavor. All in all you can still be healthy while having a comfort food such as pancakes. It was an enjoyable treat after my morning cardio workout.

More Varieties of Chocolate Are on the Way!

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Apparently, the chocolate that the Western world’s been cultivating for hundreds of years isn’t the best of what’s out there. Scientists have been doing some research, and the cocoa cultivators in Peru have already begun cultivating various types of cocoa crops. It’ll take five years for these different cocoa plants to bear fruit–and let me just say, I’m now definitely looking forward to the day I turn 30. NPR’s food blog has the full story in their hunt for chocolate post.