Good morning all!
First off, I want to start by saying thank you for all your comments on my 1-year blogiversary post! I cannot believe some of the changes you guys have made to improve your health this year – everything from signing up for races, confronting disordered eating, eliminating processed foods, starting to strength train, and losing weight. You guys are amazing!! If you still haven’t entered my giveaway, click here and get your entry in. I’ll announce the winner on Thursday morning.
Yesterday’s post was all about the goodies you can win, but I celebrated my blog birthday in a few other ways too. On the weekend, one of my roomies and I made our first trip of the season to St Jacob’s, one of the two fantastic farmers markets in the area.
Although the local producers aren’t quite in full-on market mode yet, we still managed to find some gorgeous fruit and veg.
There’s a ton of stuff to buy at this market – every thing from greens to perfume and knock-off handbags, hockey jerseys, belts, sunglasses, cheese, meat, carpets, and home decor.
There’s also a lot of food options – some healthy(ish) and some not-so-healthy. I was particularly fascinated by this contraption:
The donuts fry up in the little box bit, then they move along and the scoopy thing flings them over the edge and into a big dish where they get smothered in powder and sugar.
If you’re into sweets and sugar comas, you can’t go wrong with these:
Both of us left the market with tons of berries. I had big blogiversary breakfast plans for mine – plans far more nutritious than funnel cake and mini donuts.
Blueberry Flax Protein Pancakes for One
- 2 tbsp rolled oats
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 packet stevia
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1/3 cup egg whites
- 2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup blueberries
- Greek yogurt
- strawberries, blackberries, blueberries
Combine all dry ingredients in one bowl and wet ingredients in another (except blueberries). Mix the wet ingredients well, then pour into the dry bowl.
Stir until batter is even (you should have about 1 cup), then add the blueberries and mix gently. Pour the batter into a non-stick frying pan in batches. Cook for a few minutes on each side, flipping when bubbles start to form on top of the pancakes. Top with vanilla Greek yogurt and berries.
Nutrition per serving: 283 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated), 70mg cholesterol, 365mg sodium, 23g carbs, 5g fiber, 9g sugar, 35g protein.
A blank canvas…
Nom. Nom. Nom. The batter was a little thin at first but letting it sit for a minute seems to help it thicken. If you’re not keen on protein powder, I think you could probably just sub a scoop with 30g of whole wheat flour, or any other flour you like.
Alright friends, it’s work time for me! I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday. By the way…. today is Try Something New Tuesday 52!!!! I’ll be back with a recap tomorrow!
Questions for today:
- Tell me about your ultimate pancake. What’s it made of? What’s on top?
- What’s your favourite farmer’s market snack?