here's a great recipe for a post-workout breakfast by shy at beauty and the feast.  you can find the original recipe here (i made a slightly modified version).  i love the not-so-sweet nature of these pancakes as much as i love the nutritional profile - it amounts to a perfect post-workout meal with the right amount of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.  i use oats and whey vanilla protein powder by optimum nutrition, but you can use your favorite protein powder (keep in mind that this will affect the nutritional profile of your pancakes).  eat plain if you're boring like me, or top with nutella, berries, homemade chocolate sauce, honey, or anything else you can think of.

beauty and the feast is an exciting blog that i have been following for her amazing original recipes that tend to have a healthy angle and combine flavors from different ethnicities.  as you can tell from the name, she also blogs about fashion and beauty - there you have it folks, you can have the best of both worlds.  you can find the excitement here: beauty and the feast websiteFacebook fan page, Instagram page, twitter feed.  

(click on any of the photos for the full recipe)

* note the following modifications from the beauty and the feast recipe: I used steel cut oats instead of rolled oats, I doubled the amount of protein powder, and I used 4 eggs.

embarrassingly, there aren't too many steps here.  first you cook the steel cut oatmeal, then you put everything in a blender and blend until smooth.  its important to hit that sweet spot of blending here.  not too much otherwise you will cook the eggs and not too little otherwise the pancakes will be gritty.

cook on a buttered pan at low heat (the low heat is especially important if you are making the pancakes cake-like (i.e. thick, like mine) and flip.  

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