Friday, January 24, 2014

Rush, Rush, Rush and #RECIPEFRIDAY: 5 Ingredient Low Carb Protein Pancakes!

I feel like this week has been one big rush.

And I don't mean like...

"Holy moly that was such a rush!" but more like...

"Holy cow, it's already that time!".

Good thing I got some FUel to keep me going ;)

Despite my being mindFUl of slowing down...

I still feel as though I've been going from one thing to the next without real pause in between everything.

With that said...

I'm finding myself standing here, writing this post, sipping coffee, while cooking and eating pancakes (recipe below) as I go along!

**Actually, just before writing that sentence, I told myself to take a deep breath, savour my food, my coffee, and the moment, instead of scarfing everything down.**

Standing, eating, sipping and writing.

And...I'm back.

As I've been embracing my change of pace (even with the motion sickness I've faced over the past few days)...

I can tell you, without hesitation that...

There is still some adjusting that needs to take place. (I'm not going to lie, as much as I've been enjoying taking the bus, it's been cutting into my time to decompress.)


have faith that I will find my groove soon enough.

My word of the year....
I had this little rock sitting right in front of me at my desk.
It's been there for years.

That being said ....

I've been doing as much as I can when I can...

Reminding myself of this notion pretty well each and every day of this week.

Love that I got to train with my awesome friend Nikki on Monday!
Feeling strong during my workouts...
Yet slightly rushed to get to the gym.
Taking time to rest up because my body and cranium called for it.
You gotta listen :)

You better believe though (with the weekend upon us!) that...

I'll be enjoying my time loafing around this weekend, in my pjs!

My latest creation :)


Now for my recipe you've all been waiting for! (Right?!! lol)


For the past couple of weeks...

I've been on a pancake kick.

I've been trying out different pancake versions as I go along (testing out different combos and protein powders<--they all pretty well generate the same results)...


I've been keeping them low carb too. (The carbs being from fibrous sources. Although, I did make a high carb version as well.)

After much experimentation...

Please enjoy my 5 ingredient low carb protein pancakes!

5 Ingredient Low Carb Protein Pancakes

by *CaNdY FiT*
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Ingredients (3 medium/large sized pancakes)

  • 1 scoop protein powder (of choice)
  • 1/2 cup egg whites (I use Burnbrae Farms Egg Whites)
  • 1/2 small zucchini (not necessary)
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup water (or a little less)
optional ingredients

  • 2 packets of Stevia (to sweeten)
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1/3 cup berries, 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 sweet potato, 1/2 banana (this no longer makes it low carb)
  1. Blend your ingredients in a blender
  2. In a small or medium sized fry pan, spray with cooking oil, over medium heat
  3. Once hot, pour in 1/3 of your mixture
  4. Let cook for about 2-3 minutes
  5. Flip to cook other side
  6. Another 2 to 3 minutes
  7. Once both sides are cooked, flip onto a plate, and repeat process
  8. Sprinkle with stevia (I like NOW Vanilla Stevia) or your favourite topping :)

  • Don't get flip excited! Wait to flip your pancake once the bottom half is 'hard'. If not, you won't get the perfect pancake.
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I can't wait to see what you've cooked up!

Have a restFUl weekend my friends!

Questions FU You...

Have you felt rushed this week? 
Are you mindFUl of slowing down when you feel like you're in the fast lane?
So, do you love pancakes?

Posts you may have missed this week:

Rid yourself of clutter: 4 reasons why it's good for you!
Core Power Giveaway: There's still a chance to enter :)

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  1. yum! always looking for new pancakes recipes - this weekend may be the perfect time to try it out!

  2. we're slowing down this weekend too. Wish i was hanging with you! ahh, some day

    1. Ahh me too. You know, while we be sipping on Kombucha ;)

  3. Yes! I am looking forward to this weekend to slow down, and take a breath!! You are so great at encouraging that, I love to read your posts!

    YES! LOVE LOVE LOVE pancakes!!! I am so glad to have another yummy recipe! Cant wait to give them a try :) So many ways to change them too! Yum!

  4. Yes to slowing down!! Enjoy it :) also those pancakes look delish and so easy. Finally linking up for Recipe Friday yay!

  5. YAY for slowing down - I have been working on this myself. And these pancakes look divine!

  6. Just pinned, thanks for sharing. And I hate it when i let myself start to feel super rushed. Typically I'm doing it to myself and have to just stop and breathe!

  7. My daughter has been on a pancake kick too, but of the higher carb variety! Maybe I can get her to try these tomorrow!

  8. I am looking forward to making a turkey meatloaf this weekend!

  9. I COULD NOT AGREE MORE! This week has been GO GO GO GO GO!!!!!! I am looking forward to Sunday where I have MINIMAL PLANS except catching up on the things that I couldn't get done this week, and a little retail therapy?! Nothing crazy, just a little TARGET - lol! ;)
    And I need to try these cakes.... However, I will sub in more flax or some chia for the eggies!

  10. I could eat pancakes ALL day long!

  11. Even though I've been on a mini getaway, I'm felt like I've been running to and from! These pancakes look awesome!

  12. A weekend never goes by and is never complete with out pancakes! Or waffles!

  13. Surprisingly haven't felt too rushed this week! It's been nice. Thanks for hosting us K :)

    1. This week has felt rushed for me. I've been doing my best to slow myself down!

  14. Yum,yum pancakes! Thanks for hosting Kierston!

  15. I looove protein pancakes but I never have time for them during the week. Excited to try these out tomorrow morning :)

  16. I love your perspective. It really helps keep me balanced just reading your blog

  17. Thanks for the recipe! I try to eat a low-carb, high-protein diet, so this is great!

  18. Yes to slowing down! I don't even wait for the weekends. When I need to I do and that makes the fast lane easier to manage. Love pancakes and if I have everything on hand I'm making your recipe this weekend.

    Have a fabulous weekend Kierston :)

  19. I have been on a pancake kick too! I have 3 recipes I want to blog about, lol.

  20. LOVE the recipe!!! More, I love your slow down! :)

  21. LOVE your word for the year, your pancake recipe... and what you've been doing this weekend (ahem... loaf your buns, babe)!! Hope you're feeling relaxed and recharged by now. Can't wait to share some good stuff with you next week. :) xoxo

  22. Those look delicious! I need to give these a try, love the short ingredient list, yum!

  23. late to this BUT wanted to add I have a ring I wear with FAITH on it as well.

  24. I love protein pancakes! Such a simple base to add anything too. I love adding cocoa and coffee!

  25. These look so perfect! I'm SUCH a pancake fan. And the simpler the better! This week I finally have a new recipe - it's been way too long since I last linked up!!


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