One of the things I was most excited for coming home:
My mom got all 6 of these for me, and another 6 for Joe. Don’t worry, I couldn’t eat all of them. It took me 4 days and I managed 5 but don’t want to see another doughnut for a while. The coconut ones are my favorites.
Decent weather this weekend meant I got to take my run to the trails, which is where I always feel like my real runner self.
I just want to run in the woods every day.
After my long run, I made red velvet protein pancakes to refuel.
I don’t know if you’ve ever made protein pancakes, but I have tried dozens of times and they are always completely the wrong texture and/or taste weird. Frankly, usually both. I’ve tried ones on running/triathlon forums, bodybuilding.com, the Tone It Up girls’ recipes, and never ever like them. This was basically my last ditch attempt to ever try to enjoy them AND IT WORKED. It must be some kind of miracle. I’m sure credit is due to the protein powder (for not tasting horrible) but also to the ratio of ingredients, because for once, they were crazy fluffy and while not entirely like real buttermilk pancakes, as close as I think protein pancakes are ever going to get. Here’s what I did in case you want to try it yourself:
1/2 cup oat flour
1 scoop Red Velvet Cake Batter protein powder
1 tbsp baking powder
1/3 cup liquid egg whites
2 tbsp vanilla almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Then just plop in the pan and make like normal pancakes! They don’t break apart like others I’ve tried so they flip like normal pancakes, they just take longer to cook so leave them for several minutes on each side. I’m thinking I might try this same recipe with my Peanut Butter Marshmallow or Cookies and Cream protein powder next time.
Favorite kind of doughnut?
Do you prefer trails, roads, sidewalks, grass, or treadmills?
Have you ever made protein pancakes?