EDIT: This post was supposed to have published last night, but for some reason it didn’t! Dangit. I was doing so well on getting a post up every day. Oh well; this one still counts as yesterday’s, and I’ll write another for today. 🙂
Hooray! My older brother Brady is home for the summer and all is well with the world. He got in at around 12:30 pm, so I spent the majority of my morning in preparation for his arrival. I took care of some things, blogged a little, and I also decided to make him some breakfast. He’d been in the car for 22 hours straight so I figured it would be a nice thing for him to come home to.
Funny thing: the whole time I was making the pancakes, I mentally blogged about them in my head. I planned out what I was going to write and what pictures I would post, but then I totally forgot to take the pictures! What a nub.
Regardless of my blogger fail, I think the pancakes turned out pretty well. They were Peanut Butter White Chocolate Chip, and they were definitely NOT healthy. The base was, because I used this recipe, but the additions most certainly were not. 😛
(This is so not my picture, but we’re going to pretend it is. Because it’s cool. 😀 source)
Peanut Butter White Chocolate Chip Pancakes
(adapted and halved this recipe)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 to 1 cup white chocolate chips
cinnamon, to taste
sweetener, to taste
1 1/4 cups milk (regular, soy, almond, etc.)
1 whole egg
1 egg white
1/2 cup peanut butter (You can use natural PB. I didn’t in this particular recipe because natural pb is expensive and my brother could care less about hydrogenated oils)
Mix first four ingredients together in a bowl, then add everything else (milk, egg, egg white and pb). Whisk till combined, being careful not to overmix. Pour onto a greased griddle by the 1/3 cup. Cook until done.
There’s nothing overly original about the recipe, but my brothers seemed to really like it. Score. 🙂
I made protein pancakes for my mom, which consisted of 1 scoop of protein powder, one egg white, baking soda, baking powder, a sprinkle of whole wheat flour and unsweetened almond breeze. I added a couple spoonfuls of cottage cheese to the batter of the last two pancakes as well.
Since everyone else was having pancakes, I decided I wanted some, too. I whipped up some protein pancakes for me out of 1 scoop Nutribiotic chocolate rice protein powder, 1/8 cup (plus a little more) whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and some unsweetened almond breeze.
The white stuff on the side is cashew cream that I spooned over the pancakes. Here are the cashews soaking the night before. 🙂
Cashew cream is the greatest. 🙂
After breakfast lunch, my brothers and I hit the gym. Brady’s been working out almost every day this semester and he’s seriously ripped, so we decided to have him train me over the summer. Today was arms, and he did not go easy. I didn’t write down everything I did, but I can assure you that I worked hard and that my arms were aching afterwards. 😛
I wasn’t hungry when I got home, so I forwent my snack and did some grocery shopping with mi madre. We got a whole bunch of produce at Sun Harvest, including watermelon, a cantaloupe and a bunch of kale that was on sale for 74¢ a bunch! What a deal. 🙂
After we got home we were definitely hungry, so we put our recent produce purchase to good use. I had a bowl of tomato slices, yellow pepper slices and cucumbers with some hummus, along with a couple crackers. Oh yeah, if you’re wondering what kind of crackers those are, you’ll just have to wait and see. 🙂
I also had a plate of roasted veggies (asparagus, zucchini, green peppers and red peppers) with some honey mustard baked tofu. Kale chips were also made and consumed.
All right folks, that’s it for tonight, but before I go I have to comment on the cricket thing yesterday. After reading all your macho-sounding comments, I have to admit I’m quite embarrassed by my reaction. 😛 Typically I’m pretty good around bugs; I’m not one of those girls that freaks out anytime she sees a spider, and I have no problem whacking them with my shoe. Last night, however, caught me off-guard. I was more afraid of the bug getting lost in my house than I was of the bug itself, and it was trying to fly away. Either way, it was kind of a funny situation and I loved hearing all of your bug stories. Thanks for sharing them with me. 🙂
Thank you for reading!