A fabulously easy recipe for a breakfast treat. These protein blinis make a fabulous post workout snack but are also ideal for a pick me up during the afternoon.  With just a handful of ingredients these take minutes to prepare. Serve with fruit and yogurt or drizzle with a little chocolate.

Chocolate Protein Blinis

Overview

Difficulty – Easy

Time – 5 minutes preparation, 6 minutes cooking time

Serves – 4


What’s good about it?

Adding the protein powder is an easy way to increase the overall protein content which helps aid muscle recovery after exercise and stabilise blood sugar levels.  For a dairy free option use a chocolate hemp or pea protein powder.

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender or nutri bullet and process to form a thick batter. If the batter is too thick add a little milk or milk alternative.
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan until hot. Spoon in a ladle of the batter and swirl around the pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes until the edges turn golden. Flip over and cook for a further minute on the other side.
  3. Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve with fruit and yogurt if wished

 

Did You Know?

Want to boost your mood? Bananas are a a source of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin — the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter.  While it can be difficult for tryptophan from food to cross the blood brain barrier this is enhanced with the addition of carbohydrates which are naturally found in bananas as well. Bananas are great post workout snack – a good source of carbs and potassium which can help reduce leg cramps.  Bananas also act as a prebiotic, stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria in the bowel and are useful for both constipation and diarrhoea.

 

 

50g chocolate protein powder e.g whey, hemp, pea

2 eggs

1 banana

½ tsp baking powder

½ ground cinnamon

Coconut oil for frying

To serve: fruit, yogurt and / or chocolate sauce