Nutrition

The Best Muscle-Building Breakfast

Power up your breakfast with these loaded pancakes, which pack a whopping 32 grams of protein per serving.

Treat yourself to a breakfast bonanza without abandoning your clean-eating routine. These sweet and satisfying pancakes—a favorite at IFBB figure pro Larissa Reis’ Protein House restaurant in Las Vegas—are packed with muscle-boosting ingredients like protein powder, cottage cheese, oatmeal, and egg whites. Reis eats them any time of day, adding on more fruit when she wants a post-workout recovery meal. Top them with your favorite fruits or a low-carb syrup to start your morning off strong.

Protein House Pancakes
Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop Nutrex Muscle Infusion Vanilla ­protein powder (or your favorite brand)
  • ½ cup fat-free cottage cheese
  • ½ cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup egg whites
  • 1 banana
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon

Directions

1/ Blend together all of the ingredients and mix until smooth. For fluffier pancakes, chill the batter overnight. 2/ Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat. Pour or scoop batter onto griddle (use about ¼ cup for each pancake). Brown on both sides. 3/ Top with fresh fruit such as strawberries, blueberries, and banana slices.

Per Serving: 244 calories, 2g fat, 1g saturated fat, 23g carbs, 3g fiber, 32g protein

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