What would be the perfect complement to your morning coffee? Yes, I know. To each their own, right? Right. But here’s what I would say.
First, some background: A few years ago I decided to make a 180 degree change in my life. I started exercising regularly. I totally revamped my eating habits. As I tried to collect information on how to live a healthy life, I happened to read about a protein pancake that some athletes like to have for breakfast. I tried it, and instantly fell in love with it.
After that, I’ve tweaked that recipe many times over the years, playing around with different ingredients, changing the proportions, et cetera. I’ve found that the following works best for my personal nutritional requirements:
- 1 ripe banana (preferably a big one)
- 0.3 cup of oats
- 1 heaping scoop of sugar free whey protein powder (I prefer SportLife Nutrition Whey 80, vanilla or chocolate flavor)
- cinnamon (a little [too much!] goes a long way)
- 1 big egg
- 1 egg white
- optional: 0.5 tbsp of natural, unsweetened peanut butter
Put it all in a mixer. Pour the batter on a pre-heated, lightly oiled frying pan. Cook on both sides. That’s it.
Add to that a cup of high quality coffee, made in the 3 cup Bialetti Moka pot. Black, no sugar. Voilà! The perfect breakfast, in my opinion.
I love it so much that I can’t think of a morning without it. I know I’ll be hungry two hours after I finish this breakfast, but that’s OK. Then it’ll be time to have a healthy mid-morning snack, and another cup of good black coffee.