Reese’s Overnight Oats (high protein)

I loved these because of how creamy they turned out. I made them before and I had to write down the exact proportions because of how well they turned out. Now I made these again last night but I ran out of almond milk! So I improvised and used some of the nonfat kefir I had in the fridge. The original written down recipe calls for 2/3 cup almond milk so you can try it either the original way or the way I’ve written it down in the recipe. Both results in creamy delicious oaty goodness. Mmmm.

My preference is for multi grain hot cereal rather than Old Fashioned oats simply because they have less calories. But then again they are also tastier, there is more of a complex flavor to them. But both kinds will work here, of course.

I was actually surprised how much these overnight oats truly taste like a peanut butter cup. But better! Because it’s healthier, fills you up more, packed with protein, not much sugar, AND it’s creamy (who doesn’t like creaminess?). These proportions are much recommended.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Protein Pancakes

I can’t believe I haven’t made pancakes before starting this blog. I feel so ashamed. I feel like I’ve been missing out on SO much! I normally treated pancakes as a dessert breakfast simply because I would only get it when I went out for breakfast/brunch (if that) because I know they aren’t exactly the healthiest thing on the menu. Quite the opposite, pancakes tend to be pretty bad for you. But since I made my oatmeal pancake.. oh my gosh, I’ve been all about pancakes! Amazing.
Especially the recipe I’m sharing with you today. It seriously feels so sinful. Yes, it isn’t the lightest breakfast – but it is good for you! Especially after a morning weight training session! Gotta refuel these muscles. Also, you are able to eat pretty much anything after working out intensely as your body will just absorb its benefits and you won’t likely gain weight. So… hello chocolate!
This recipe made me two large-ish pancakes. I couldn’t even finish it, it was so filling.
They taste like chocolate chip cookies. And I’m not just saying that for fun.
They REALLY taste like chocolate chip cookies! Plus they are VEGAN!
I’ve been really trying to incorporate veganism as much into my life as I can.
Yeah, the topping isn’t vegan BUT I have been eating much less yogurt and eggs already – go me!
By the way, I’ll be participating in Virtual Vegan Potluck by the Unrefined Vegan. Check it out 🙂 Deadline is April 30th.
(healthy) dessert for breakfast? Please and thank you.

Oatmeal Pancake

Sunday night was a breakthrough for my culinary experiences. A breakthrough that is rather embarrassing- especially since almost everyone has made this food before. Not me though. Not until last night, that is. Last night, ladies and gentlemen, was the first time I made pancakes. Or one pancake, actually, but I only have one mouth to feed. Yes, last night was breakfast for dinner. And yes, it was my first time ever making pancakes. Embarrassing, I know.

In my defense, we didn’t have pancakes in Poland. And my mom never made them when we moved here. The only time I really ever had pancakes was when I went to brunch with someone. I thought it was about time to change this. I thought of pancakes as indulgences because I know they aren’t usually the healthiest option on the resto menu but I know there are ways to make them healthy. This is exactly what I did.

The outcome.. wow. Extremely easy and yields such great result. Such a great outcome. Yeah, it’s silly for someone to think “oh my gosh, I made such great pancakes last night!” but for me, this is an accomplishment! I told you guys before, I am totally new to the kitchen and any time I make something that turns out better than well is just amazing to me. So yeah, this pancake will most definitely frequent my breakfast (or dinner 😉 menu from now on. I can already see it… such a great post-workout breakfast. I’m excited already.

However, the only reason why I made these really was to get rid of the lasts of egg whites I had in the fridge so I could be ready for the vegan challenge which starts today. So yeah, I have to say goodbye to egg whites and honey for a while.

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