We don’t know about you, but we really love to feel strong. But even more than strong, we love to feel HEALTHY. As gymnasts and parents of gymnasts, you can understand how important feeling like you’re each of these things is and one of the best ways to get there is by eating delicious and nutritious meals.
We’ve invited Erika Peterson from Clean Simple Food (remember her yummy Peanut Butter Bars?!) back to share with us one of HER favorite meals she feeds her super-healthy and strong family and she has given us what she calls HULK PANCAKES. We are thrilled to share them with you and hope you’ll follower her @cleansimpleeats (and us) for more delicious recipes to come!
Just like the Incredible Hulk, these pancakes are lean, mean, green and are promised to leave you feeling incredibly strong! We use this recipe weekly at our house. Not only is it protein packed, but it is also a great source of whole grains and rich greens all inside a delicious pancake! Eat them warm, topped with your favorite topping OR store them in the fridge and enjoy as is, for a quick, convenient snack that can be eaten anywhere! You might want to double the recipe because these with be gone in a flash!
2 whole organic eggs
4 organic egg whites
1 cup 2% cottage cheese
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
2 servings all natural, vanilla protein powder (optional, sub an additional cup of oats if omitted)
2 cups chopped spinach
1 tsp baking powder
1. Heat griddle to 300 degrees.
2. Blend all ingredients together in a blender.
3. Slowly pour 1/4 cup of batter onto griddle. Flip.
4. Enjoy with your favorite topping or enjoy them as is and watch your muscles grow!
Makes 18 pancakes; 60 calories each; 1g fat; 6g carbs; 7g protein
Thanks again, Erika! You’re amazing!