Coffee Smoothie

How can you go wrong with a coffee smoothie? Two of the best thing mornings have to offer in one place… You’re welcome. 

So what will you need? 

  

  • coffee (shocking, I know) – about 1/2 cup brewed, or throw in 1/4 cup of grinds
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 banana, or the whole thing if it’s small 
  • 3-4 ice cubes

If you’re using coffee you brewed, try to let it cool before using it for your smoothie.

   I used way too much coffee…don’t follow in my footsteps. If you do, you’ll have a mixed coffee drink- not a smoothie. Still great, but not quite what I was going for..

Blend it all together in whatever you may use for smoothie-making until the  ice chunks are gone. Feel free to add anything else you want that will make a more enjoyable experience for you. 

  
Enjoy this protein, caffeine, deliciousness filled breakfast (or snack/pre-workout)!!! 

Have a wonderful day 🙂

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Banana & Egg Pancakes

I don’t know about anyone else, but every time I eat regular pancakes I feel like I’m full. Then, 20-30 minutes later I’m like “wait…I just ate, why am I so hungry again…?”

These banana & egg pancakes are much nicer, they don’t trick you or make you eat empty carbs with nothing in return. It doesn’t take long to make them in the morning when you need a quick, filling breakfast. They’re also a superb post-workout meal.

Plus, they are loaded with PROTEIN!! Foods that are high in protein digest slower than most other foods, so you feel full longer. They supply you muscles with the fuel they need to get through whatever the day ahead may bring. Yayy!

Here is what you’ll need*:

  • 1 egg (this may be difficult with all this ~bird flu~ goin around)
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup raw oatmeal (if you so choose. I put them in mine because it makes them a little heartier)
  • dash of vanilla extract, cinnamon, any other seasonings you desire

To make life easy for yourself, mash up the banana before adding anything else to whatever bowl you use. A fork works best..


Then, add the egg & introduce it to your mashed banana. The greek yogurt, vanilla, & seasonings can join next. If you decide you want oats you can go ahead & throw them in last.

Pour the batter into a buttered/non-stick pan- make them however large or small you want.

Here you can add some dark chocolate chips (like me), fresh (or frozen) fruit, flax seeds, cocoa nibs, whatever else may float your boat. Own your damn breakfast!!

Once you’ve added your extras, just push them into the batter a little so that they’re more in the middle of your pancakes when you eat them.

 Flipping these things never goes well for me…maybe you’ll have better luck? Let me know if you discover some extraordinary techniques for keeping them in one piece…

When your pancakes are done, get creative with some toppings. Peanut butter is always my go-to, or fresh berries if we have any in the house. (I think it’s a crime to not have peanut butter so we always have at least one jar..)


Enjoy your pancakes & your protein & your lasting fullness!!!

*This recipe will make 2-3 small pancakes. Increasing the batch is easy! Just double all of the amounts & always keep the number of eggs the same as the number of bananas 🙂