Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Waffles

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I love breakfast food and I love waking up and getting to eat! I know I’m not the only one. I look forward to breakfast as I go to bed and these pancakes are one of my favorite recipes right now. I used my go to Perfect Fit protein powder for these (shout out to my TIU girls). Plus I used peanut flour which I haven’t used in a while. Peanut flour is basically ground peanuts with the fat removed! Which is why I had to add a little peanut butter on top. Natural peanut butter has healthy fats and of course I use it as much as possible because nut butter is everything.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Waffles

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tbsp peanut powder
  • 1 tbsp almond milk
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp mini chocolate chips
  • Toppings: banana slices, peanut butter, more chocolate chips!

Directions

Combine all ingredients except the chocolate chips in a large bowl. Heat waffle maker on medium heat or a pan if you want to make pancakes! Sprinkle chocolate chips into the batter. Pour half the batter into the waffle maker and cook through ~8-10 minutes. Remove from waffle maker and cool on a wire rack while you make the other waffle. Top with all the goodies!

Number of servings: 2 | Serving size: 1 waffle
Calories: 220, total fat: 4 g, total carbohydrates: 26 g, dietary fiber: 8 g, sugars: 13 g, protein: 20 g

What is your favorite breakfast? Tell me below!

Raquel

Berry Mint Fruit Salad

Berry season is my happy season. The bright colors, the sweet flavors, and the antioxidants make for a delicious treat no matter how you use your berries. If I had to rank them in order of favorites it would have to be blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries. When blackberries are perfectly ripe there’s no stopping my snacking on them! Berries are low in calories (around 50 calories per cup), high in vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants. I love using this fruit salad in place of maple syrup or agave on waffles and pancakes. It’s also great as a small dessert… or on top of ice cream if you’re feeling wild. Don’t let those berries go to waste! This is a great recipe to use the day you buy berries or right before you think it’s time to throw them out.


Berry Mint Fruit Salad

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  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup strawberries, quartered
  • 1 mango, diced
  • Juice 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped

Directions

Combine berries, mango, lime, honey, and one tablespoon fresh mint in a bowl. Let sit for at least an half an hour for the flavors to come together. Top with additional tablespoon of mint and serve.

Number of servings: 8 | Serving size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 66, total fat: 0 g, total carbohydrates: 16 g, dietary fiber: 3 g, sugars: 13 g, protein: 1 g

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What’s your favorite fruit salad combo? Tell me below!

Raquel