I really don’t know how protein has done it but it has somehow remained the only unsullied macronutrient on the market. Fat was kiboshed decades ago and the rise of the Atkins diet has left carbs as the enemy.
Protein is the invisible middle child of sorts that has escaped the crosshairs of nutritional skeptics (although maybe it is next), but I find it strange as it is the macronutrient that we arguably need the least of.
This has been a horrible launch into a recipe with protein as the motivating factor, but the good news of protein is that even though you don’t need loads of it, it fills you up, provides post workout repair and also helps endurance athletes absorb high training loads.
I am about to hit my off season, so my training has been less, which means my intake overall is decreasing. Nevertheless, according to the Protein Calculator from the Medical System at the University of Maryland, my protein intake is 84 grams, even when I am not training hard!
So when I return from my morning swim, absolutely ravenous, I need a protein packed breakfast. Enter my new favourite fix:
Jessica’s Protein Pancake
- 2 eggs
- 1 scoop of your favourite protein powder
- half a mashed banana
Mash up the banana with a fork, add the eggs and stir in the protein powder. Pour into pan heated at medium. Top with your favourite fruits and nut butters (I used bananas and almond butter…and was just a bitttt heavy handed on the maple syrup).
What is your favourite breakfast right now?