Friday Favs #2: PB Marshmallow Protein Pancakes

Happy Friday and 4th of July weekend!

Ever since I got my Cellucor order in the mail, I’ve been having fun with breakfast. Making it my favorite meal again and much higher in protein.I’ve even added it to this protein pancake recipe.

This week my all-time favorite has been some protein pancakes. These pancakes are a semi “spin off” my PB2 protein pancakes recipes, which you can check out here. Enjoy!Peanut Butter Marshmallow Protein Pancakes (one serving)

  • 2 Tbps of Flour (oat, wheat, or your choice)
  • 2 tsps Smooth, All-Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Scoop of Cellucor Peanut Butter Marshmallow Whey (or 1/4 cup protein powder of choice)
  • 1 Large Egg’s Egg White
  • 2-3 Tbsps of Liquid (use vanilla almond milk, soy, etc.)
  • 1/4 tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Packet of Stevia
  • Dash of Sea Salt
  • Toppings: Chia seeds, raspberries, maple syrup, etc!

Mix everything into a small bowl, except for the egg white and stevia. Be sure to add the liquid slow, depending on your desired pancake thickness. Whisk the egg white and stevia until nice whipped, then add to rest of ingredients. Let mixture sit for at least 5 minutes.

After, take pancake mixture and add in the egg white. Take a pan, spray it with non-stick cooking spray and turn the stove on to a low-medium heat.

Cook each side for about 1-2 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from heat and top with what your heart desires!

Question: Do you get in a breakfast rut?

What’s been your go-to breakfast this summer?

I was in a big time cereal rut for about 3-4 months of my pregnancy. Now I am changing things up again 😉I’m linking up with Heather and Katie for Friday Favorites. Thanks for hosting ladies!

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Thinking Out Loud #14: Bodybuilding = Motherhood

Good morning beautiful people ❤Today is a gorgeous day in New England. It’s cool and sunny. I know it’s not going to last too long before 80 degree weather hits, so I am enjoying the moment.For today, I am sharing some thoughts – Thursday thoughts to be more specific.

The other day I was thinking about how bodybuilding prepared me for motherhood:

1. Bodybuilder’s Sleep = Baby’s Sleep: Both VERY important; one for muscle recovery, the other for brain development.
2. Counting Macros = Breastfeeding: Macros and Breast are best, but sometimes you can’t/ don’t want to anymore for what ever reason.
3. Society on Bodybuilding = Society on Motherhood: People will ALWAYS have something to say, tell you what you SHOULD be doing, how you’re doing it WRONG, etc.
4. 5 Weeks Out = 35 Weeks: Both have 5 Weeks left til the big day!
5. Bodybuilder Body = Post Baby Body: It takes time, work, dedication and most importantly, PATIENCE.

I know, I know, I am strange one but it was on my mind. What do you think fitness mamas?

Speaking of bodybuilding, I am continuing my “stock up” for after baby arrives. I found this organic vanilla Muscle Milk protein powder on sale at Target for $17.24. Not the best price per serving (about $1.44/serving) but I didn’t feel like making a giant order on Bodybuilding.com since they have sweet deals. I do need new tires on my car first. There is always next time, right?

Fear not, I do have a new protein pancake recipe coming at ya next week. Stay tuned 🙂I don’t think Bun-Bun is not amused that I keep bugging her. She’s just too cute!Oh, in case you missed it, I am loving THIS 20-Min. HIIT workout.

It’s low-med impact (you can nix lunges and deadlifts for a lower impact), gets you heart pumpin’ and 2 rounds = 20mins. If you have more time, try THREE.Dark chocolate is always nice post-workout. 😉I am linking up with Amanda today over at Running With Spoons, go check her out and thanks for hosting.Question: What’s your current favorite of the follow:

Protein powder, protein bar, workout and/or breakfast?!

MIMM #32: Last “Single Lady” Adventures

Why hello!

Last Monday was my 27th marvelous birthday. For a Father’s Day/ birthday celebration, Patrick and I headed to New York for a marvelous little road trip. Our adventure landed us at a Yankee game. We enjoyed a fun muggy rain-delayed baseball game.It’s the last time I can really travel before Samantha comes and also my last birthday before being a mom and married!My mom had fun practicing Grandma with marvelous Bun-Bun.While I was a beach bum for a little bit.And my brother, Chris got me some birthday goodies – I’m stocking up for my hospital bag and post-baby!We had such a nice and relaxing time in New York, it was much needed!

When we arrived back, I came home to a marvelous package. This is my favorite Cellucor flavor.This week, the blog shall return to its regularly scheduled program.  Thanks Katie for hosting MIMM and hope everyone has a wonderful last week of June.

Question: Ever tried Cellucor whey protein?

What’s YOUR favorite protein powder?

WIAW #125: Day Off Eats!

Morning there! It’s been almost a month since my last What I Ate Wednesday post.

Why not bring one to you this week on eats on one of my days off? Let’s Go!

Breakfast: Literally 6 out of 7 days a week, I have cereal for breakfast; mix of Fiber One Honey Clusters, Kellogg’s Smart Start, chia seeds and blueberries.. Today I clearly has two breakfasts; this one is Special K Chocolate Almond, Fiber One Honey Clusters and seeds. #NoShame.Mid-Morning Snack: I tried this limited Chobani plum Greek Yogurt. It honestly tasted more like light cherry, but was still delicious.I had a real plum after to compensate for taste 😉Lunch: I really didn’t have lunch, but rather munched on a Quest bar and banana. Dinner: A simple, yet yummy Lean Cuisine Four Cheese pizza with grape tomatoes on the side. I topped with a sprinkle of pepper and reduced-fat Parmesan. Dessert: The fiancé went to get me some pistachio soft served. Couldn’t say no to that one!There you have it, some eats on my day off. I’m linking up with Jenn over at Peas and Crayons!Question: Ever have double breakfast days?

Have you tried Choabni’s limited edition flavors?

WIAW #124: Long Day!

Good morning y’all!

I am stopping by for a What I Ate Wednesday post today. I have a full day today (10am-9pm) with a couple of hours in between time. All meals were pre-prepped and packed!

I started my day off with some protein pancakes before heading to my doctor’s appointment. It’s been a while since I had em’ and they did not disappoint.  Of course coffee too.I had a thinkThin lean protein and fiber bar as a snack, just before the doctor’s. For lunch, I made a whole wheat wrap with turkey, Swiss, tomatoes and garlic infused olive oil. Mmmm 🙂 Afternoon pick-me-up!For a second snack (at work), I packed a fruit salad, Greek yogurt and string cheese. To satisfy my sweet tooth (had two) ❤ Dinner (at work) was some homemade Vermont pasta with homemade pasta sauce from this weekend.Thanks Jenn for hosting this food party!Question: Ever had one of those crazy long days where you’re home to just wake up, go and come back to sleep?

How do you tackle them?

MIMM #24: Good Vibes & Eats!

Good M[IMM]onday morning!This week was absolutely marvelous; Between getting good workouts… Hearing Samantha’s heartbeat, some good eats…And treats! Of course, marvelous snacks both sweet… and salty! Marvelous is kettlebells. Did you miss my Kettlebell Total Body torch workout from this weekend? Click here! Thanks Katie for hosting Marvelous in My MondayI hope everyone had a wonderful weekend 🙂

Question: What’s something marvelous from your week?

Have you tried any of the Ben & Jerry’s core ice creams?

“Day in The Life Of” a Day Off!

I finally had a full day off!

Just as I mentioned in this past WIAW post. It was seriously nice to just do what I wanted on my own time. No obligations! Most “full” day offs are fairly the same, between cleaning, laundry and blogging. This one, however, has a fun stop to Ben & Jerry’s.

So what did I do on my day off? 

7:10am: Pat woke me up to say goodbye, since he had to go to work early, but I fall back asleep.

7:50am: “Officially” wake up, brush my teeth and get ready to begin the day!

8:15am: I woke up starving, so I went to heat up my oats and pour some iced coffee (both prepped the day before).8:30-11:00: Work on the blog and watch hang with kitty. Now that I finally got settled at the in-laws, I can get back to more blogging and pre-writing posts.

11:30am: Grab a snack.12:30pm: Had another snack and then I headed out to activate a free 30 Day trial I found online to Gold’s Gym. I ended up doing a light cardio session with some back, bi’s and tri’s exercises.

2:00pm: #FreeConeDay! I finally got to try Spectacular Speculoos ice cream and I also got some mango sorbet. It was $1 for an extra scoop, why not?!3:00pm: Get home, finish up laundry and clean up.

4:00pm: Relax, read some blog posts and eat!My BodyBuilding.com package came in and with some free goodies! They were have a sale plus 16% off for their “Sweet 16” anniversay.6:15pm: I ended up making a smoothie using the vanilla protein plus some strawberry, banana and flax6:30pm: Head out for prenatal yoga at Banyan Tree.8:45pm: Came back home and relax with Pat for the rest of the evening.

And there you have it, my day off. Pretty productive but it was nice to be on my time. Hope everyone has a great Friday and weekend!

 Question: What’s one of your favorite things to do on your day off?