I am a morning person. I like waking up early and getting a lot of things accomplished before I head out the door for work.
There’s nothing like a hot cup of tea or coffee and a tasty breakfast plate that gets me excited to start my day.
I had a great start to my day today. I’m in an extra good mood because it’s Friday and because I made these delicious pancakes to start my morning. I was inspired to make this pancake after seeing recipes from other blogs, especially Heab’s blog, Heather has a lot of great pancake recipes.
Sweet Potato Protein Pancakes
These protein packed pancakes are my healthier alternative to traditional pancakes.
I love that it is flourless, and has a good balance between carbs and protein. I find that if I start my day with a mix of carbs and protein, then it helps keep me satisfied and full until lunch time.
- 1 small roasted sweet potato, skin removed (I roast them the night before)
- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (approx 24 grams)
- 1/2 cup liquid egg whites
- 1/8 tsp baking powder (optional: if you want to add fluff)
- 1/8 tsp baking soda (optional: if you want to add fluff)
- sweetener of choice (optional for extra sweetness)
1.) Cut sweet potato in half and remove the skin. In a bowl, mash the potato well with a fork or potato masher.
2.) Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk it all together to make the batter.
3.) Cook on medium low heat.
I like to smear peanut butter on top of my pancakes while it’s warm and then add a little maple syrup. Also great on these pancakes are coconut butter and sprinkled with toasted coconuts.
These pancakes are filling and another great breakfast dish that can be eaten on the go.
One day I was running really late in the morning. I rolled the pancakes up, put it in a ziplock and ate it at work.
Some Fun in the Sun
Yesterday, the hotel next to my work hosted a Food Truck Day. It was a hot day and it was a great day to have lunch outside have some fun under the sun.
The most popular food were the Korean BBQ dishes from Calbi truck. The line was long and I’ve had it before so I skipped it this time.
The fresh fries truck caught my attention with their sweet potato fries, served with hummus, smoked paprika and sesame seeds.
I split one serving of fries and I shared with friends. The fries were perfectly done with the right crisp and the hummus topping was delicious. It was quiet addicting.
Next, we had a tasting of the delicious desserts from Bakery Truck.
Here’s our picture from the OCWeekly website :)
For more pictures from the event, you can check it out here.