Another Protein Pancake Success

I love protein pancakes and have enjoyed several different variations of the protein-packed breakfast cakes, which I have featured on this blog:

Today’s breakfast was very similar to the chocolate protein pancakes I’ve made before, but I changed the recipe up a bit, and thankfully it worked!

Today my recipe included:


I blended everything together with an immersion blender until the batter was smooth and thick.

I sprayed my hot griddle with cooking spray and held my breath as the pancakes cooked, hoping that the batter would turn into legitimate pancakes, and not prove too goopy or soft.

Thankfully after about four minutes, I had chocolate protein pancakes that tasted light and sweet.

Chocolate Ricotta Protein Pancakes

I topped the ‘cakes with a sliced frozen banana and syrup before demolishing them in a most ladylike way. πŸ˜‰

Banana + Syrup

Gooey Goodness

I enjoyed the chocolate ricotta protein pancakes with a tumbler full of my gym’s free Barnie’s cinnamon butter cookie coffee.

Tuesday's Breakfast

(Thanks to my sister for my new tumbler! I love it!!! πŸ˜€ )

This breakfast was a hit after a sch-weaty workout at the gym this morning.


My workout was another cardio hodgepodge:

  • 15 min. arc trainer
  • 15 min. adaptive motion trainer
  • 20 min. elliptical

I’m getting a little bored of my cardio workouts, even when I change them up and add in circuits or outdoor runs.

I start training for the Chicago Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon in June and I think that will help me feel like I have something to work toward. Plus, I’m looking forward to running with two of my girlfriends as we train together which should make things more fun!

Question of the Day

What do you do when you start to get bored of your workout routine?

Cinnamon Apple Ricotta Rollup

Warm apples with cinnamon must be one of the best comfort food combos out there.

This morning I incorporated apples, cinnamon and ricotta cheese into a delicious roll up.

I started by preparing a whole wheat tortilla French toast-style and dipped it in a mixture of one egg with cinnamon before cooking it on the griddle.

French Toast Tortilla

I then added more cinnamon to about a quarter of a cup of Sorrento ricotta cheese to use as filling in the roll up.

Sorrento Ricotta Cheese

After microwaving half of an apple (the other half went directly into my mouth), I placed the warm apple slices on top of the French toast tortilla to complete the roll up.

Cinnamon Apple Ricotta Roll Up

I enjoyed my roll up with a hot mug of sugar cookie sleigh ride tea. So good!

Wednesday's Breakfast

Of course I actually rolled this up to eat it, but those pictures weren’t very attractive. You guys are a smart bunch though and I’m sure you can picture it. πŸ™‚


It’s chilly outside today!!! I was half hoping to skip my usual cardio after BodyPump today to take Sadie on an extra long walk, but the cold temperatures nixed that idea!

Instead I stuck with my typical Wednesday BodyPump class, followed by 25 minutes of light cardio on the elliptical while reading Orlando Magazine. I love local magazines because they always have a great list of upcoming events in the area. I saw quite a few that caught my eye!

Attune Bar Giveaway Winner

Using’s random integer generator, Katie is the winner of the Attune chocolate probiotic wellness bar giveaway!

Katie said, “Almond milk chocolate, definitely. Hershey’s with almonds is my favorite candy bar so maybe this would be a healthier replacement?!

Congrats Katie! Please email me ( with your mailing address to receive your 14 day supply of these delicious bars.

Ask Me Anything

I’ll be posting my answers to your final Ask Me Anything questions later today. If you have something you’d like to ask, please click here to submit an anonymous question before noon today. Thank yooou! πŸ™‚

Last Laugh


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