Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Clean and Healthy Waffles

Healthy and waffles in the same sentence?? Is there really such a thing? Indeed there is thanks to these babes.  I've been following the girls of Tone It Up for a while and I just love their inspiring and positive outlook on everything, not to mention their rock solid beach bods! Anyway, one of their best recipes is the Protein Pancakes so I decided to break out my heart shaped waffle maker and whip up some waffles for breakfast  this morning.  
I'm blaming the weather on the outrageous starchy comfort food cravings I've been experiencing lately, but it's nice to have alternatives that won't sabotage my healthy eating.  I think we can all agree that it's nearly impossible to ignore a craving, so I say, when a craving strikes, do it right.  If you're craving chocolate, indulge in a high quality piece of rich chocolate.  My pick is always Godiva and I usually just need a small taste to satisfy the craving. If it's starchy carbs you're after, opt for the right ones, whole grains, high fibre or in this case, Perfect Fit Protein Waffles.  They satisfied my craving and were a breeze to cook up.  

Perfect Fit Protein Pancakes/Waffles

- Half a large banana
- 2 egg whites
- dash of cinnamon
- dash of almond or coconut milk 
- 1 scoop of perfect fit protein (or any organic, natural protein powder)
- I like to add a dash of vanilla extract  
- cacao chips 

Heat up a pan or waffle maker and spray with olive oil.
In a bowl, mash up the banana with a fork.  Add in two egg whites, milk, cinnamon and vanilla. Now stir in the protein powder until you get a thick consistency with as few clumps as possible. 
Add the mixture to the pan or waffle maker and cook until browned for about 5 minutes or until you feel it's ready.  
*I feel like it takes a bit longer on the heat to reach the level of crispiness and browning I like.  More so than regular waffles or pancakes. 
Garnish with a few cacao chips and/or some sliced fruit, drizzle some pure maple syrup on top and Enjoy!

Em xox


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