Protein Packed Cakes

Happy Monday! I didn’t realize I was wrong on Sunday set up and my schedule called for 4 miles today with some strength thrown in. So, I did 4 miles and will do my strength after my morning client.

You guys know I have a deep passionate love for pancakes. It’s almost inappropriate (well at least the noises I make when I eat them are). Luckily, I know how to bust out a healthy pancake so it’s not like I’m eating Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes 5 days a week (no, we save that for Saturdays).

My pumpkin pancake recipe is my “go to” breakfast, but I wanted to try and pump up the protein in it. So this morning I made flourless pancakes and substituted protein powder for the flour (or oatmeal).IMG_6082 (800x533)

The guts:

  • 1/2c egg whites
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda and baking powder
  • dash salt, pumpkin pie spice
  • packet of stevia
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 pumpkin (optional)

The glory: IMG_6088 (800x533)

(They are a little flat and more crepe-like than fluffy pancake, but they’re tasty!)

The necessary side dish: iced coffeeIMG_6085 (800x533)

I chomped on my blueberries while cooking – Costco has Organic Blues for cheap right now!IMG_6091 (800x533)

Remember my cool red shoes Mizuno sent me?monica in red mizunos

Well, I’ve heard they are impossible to find! The company is giving away a pair here (this has nothing to do with RER, just a PSA).

lincoln memorial

Question: Does anyone have the day off work for Lincoln’s Birthday?

Here’s an article from CSM about why his birthday isn’t a federal holiday


  1. says

    My husband didn’t even get President’s Day off. I just assume any holiday means he’s working and am pleasantly surprise if that’s ever not the case!

  2. Tina says

    I unintentionally got today off by contracting the norovirus (aka the stomach flu). :( Watch out for it – if you’re in the New Jersey area – Princeton and Rider University is having an outbreak. I went to Princeton for a basketball game on Saturday and came home with it. AGH!

  3. Bonnie says

    If you like pink running sneaks you should check out the saucony kinvaras!I have them in hot pink and they are sweet!

  4. Denise P. says

    I have every Monday off so technically I did have it off. Monday holidays are a pain though because those are my days to do my own thing and everything tends to be busier and there is more traffic. Even though yesterday isn’t a common holiday for most, the stores and Target were packed.

  5. says

    Thank you soooo much for mentioning our giveaway :) We received a ton of entries yesterday because of the mention. Good luck to all … we will be selecting a winner tomorrow morning!

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