Running like the wind; Refueling with Pancakes
Monday, December 19, 2011
I've ran for the past two nights. I feel awesome! I've been getting to the whole 3 minutes most of the time. I did it for the first 4 rounds tonight, and only stopped once for each of the last few rounds. Riley kept right with me. The running actually helps with my sinuses. It forces my airways open. I don't know if it's just my new bright orange laces or the confidence that goes along with them, but I am feeling amazing.
I've found a recipe that makes me so happy. Protein Pancakes. They are really hearty, pretty easy to make, and fulfills the need for sweet without all the calories. I had them for breakfast yesterday and dinner tonight. I topped it with warmed up, smooshed up blue-, black-, and raspberries. All in all, it's less than 300 calories for 6 pancakes and topping.
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup cottage cheese (I used fat-free)
1/2 cup liquid egg whites (2-3 whites if you're like me and don't buy the liquid stuff)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon and/or nutmeg
Place ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth. Let batter rest for about 5 minutes (*helps make a fluffier pancake*). Heat large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Coat with cooking spray, then using 1/4 cup measure, pour batter into skillet making pancakes about 4 inches in diameter. Cook until golden and flip.
Makes 6 pancakes.
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