The perfect post-workout breakfast: 28 grams of lean protein!
For so long, I was a morning workout person and looked forward to the meal I would have afterwards. However, ever since starting a job that requires a shift in my schedule, my workouts are now in the late afternoon and my weekday breakfasts are simpler, on-the-go options. So when the weekend rolls around and I have time to make an extra-special, post-morning workout brunch, there is only one answer: Protein Waffles! (Actually, there are multiple answers; but today we’re focusing on waffles). Whatever your weekend (or weekday) brings, it is so important to start the day with an energizing & nutrient-dense breakfast.
Since my weekday breakfasts are often on-the-go options like yogurt with berries or an oatmeal bowl, I thoroughly enjoy the process of cooking something extra special and extra delicious on the weekend. That doesn’t have to mean indulging. Protein waffles, or protein pancakes if you do not have a waffle iron, are the perfect balance of sweet and healthy. They feel like a treat with all the benefits of being packed with real, nutrient-dense ingredients. Some of the nutritional benefits of these waffles include:
Protein, protein, protein. That’s 27.7 grams to be exact from clean sources like almond milk, organic eggs, and vegan protein powder. And even more if you top it with a high-protein/low-sugar yogurt (mine above is topped with Siggi’s 4% Vanilla yogurt).
Low calorie. One serving is 262 calories. Depending on your optional mix-ins and toppings, this will change your calorie intake.
Happy Weekend my little clementines.
- Prep Time: 5m
- Cook Time: 5m
- Total Time: 10m
- Serves: 1 person
- Yield: 1 waffle
- Category: Breakfast
- 1/2 banana
- 1 tbsp. unsweetened, vanilla almond milk
- 1 scoop vegan vanilla protein powder
- 2 organic, medium eggs
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- In a blender (I love my NutriBullet), combine all ingredients. You can also go the old-school way and mash the banana than whisk in other ingredients and combine well.
- Once waffle iron is heated to desired setting, pour in batter and cook accordingly. **Because this is not a traditional waffle batter, I had to spray the waffle iron with coconut oil cooking spray and increase the heat to the "4" setting (out of 5). Cooking specifications may vary depending on your waffle iron, so do not get discouraged if your first try does not come out as expected.**
- Top with desired (and healthy) toppings. These include mashed berries or other sliced fruit, yogurt, 100% pure maple syrup, or melted nut butter.