Well, it's Sunday here friends. Which means we have to make this day awesome before Monday comes along!
Before I jump into my PowerMeal-A-Week, I just have to extend my prayers to all of those who were affected in the Colorado theather shooting. No one deserves to be shot like that, out of the blue. I live in the Chicago area and every day when I turn on the news, there's a new story about another shooting in which one or more person has been killed. So, I guess what I am trying to say is not only do I hope for peace for those affected by the Colorado shootings, but for those who are shot for no reason every day.
It's a crazy world out there, folks. Stay safe.
Okay, sorry for the sadness and I will move on.
This is my PowerMeal for the week:
Sweet Potato Protein Pancake with Peanut Butter Frosting
- 1 small or medium sweet potato, cooked or steamed so it is very soft
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (can sub coconut flour, whole wheat flour, etc.)
- 1-4 - 1/3 cup egg whites OR 3 egg whites
- 2 tbsp. almond milk (can sub dairy milk, coconut milk, etc.)
- dash of cinnamon and nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tbsp. PB2 or peanut flour
- 2 tbsp. sugar-free or pure maple syrup
- 1 tbsp. almond milk (look at subs under pancake ingredients)
(*adapted from STUFT Mama's low calorie peanut butter frosting)
Mix all of the pancake ingredients in a medium bowl. Spray a pan with nonstick cooking spray or oil it down with another oil and put on low-medium heat. Once heated, pour the batter onto the pan and let each side cook for 2-3 minutes. For the frosting, take a small bowl and mix all ingredients together. Spread across pancake. Note that for the frosting, you can simply use some natural peanut butter instead.
This... is delicious. I have had it every day for a week so far. It combines both of my loves for nuts butters and sweet potatoes in one delicious, nutritious meal! I hope you all enjoyed. Have a great Sunday.
Questions: Do you like protein pancakes? What's the most creative one you have thought of?