Who would like a midday pina colada? Me, me, me!! I am constantly on the go so I like to pack snacks or bring a protein shake with me. Then I won't be tempted to hit up the pizza shop. I normally use chocolate or vanilla whey. I prefer Jay Robb whey protein and I have only seen Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry flavors at the store. Out of the blue, I ventured onto the Jay Robb website. Boy did I hit the jackpot. The two other magical flavors I stumbled upon were Pina Colada and Tropical Dreamsicle. I placed my order immediately and couldn't wait for the goods to arrive. I was more exicited than these girls with Bieber Fever to try out the new flavors.
Once I received the precious cargo, I mixed a scoop of Pina Colada Whey Protein with six ounces of sugar free Vanilla Coconut Milk and there you have it...a Pina Colada.
Since I had some very important business to take care of today, and I was going to be out and about I made a Pina Colada shake and had it on the go. Perfecto!! Important business, you ask. I had to get the rats nest on top of my head fixed. My hairdresser Sharon is a miracle worker. She can turn this........
Workout: 45 min Spin class
Here's another recipe keeper. This morning I made some protein pancakes to go with our normal breakfast of eggs. I like to make a double batch because these little pancakes are great for snacking on later and the hubby eats them up right away. I was in the mood for some pumpkin today so I added 1/3 can pumpkin. I didn't notice too much pumpkin flavor so I added in a few sprinkles of pumpkin pie spice and they tasted great. I also added in a few sprinkles of the pumpkin pie spice to my coffee. Delicious!!
Whey Protein Pancakes
½ cup ricotta cheese
¼ cup vanilla flavored whey protein powder
½ tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1. Coat skillet with non stick cooking spray, olive oil or butter
2. Mix together eggs and ricotta until smooth. Mix in whey powder, baking powder and salt. Add in any other additional seasonings if you desire (ie Pumpkin Pie Spice)
3. Drop batter onto skillet a tablespoon at a time. When the bubbles on the surface of the pancakes break, flip and cook the other side.
4. Top with jam, butter, peanut butter, syrup or fresh berries