Thursday, April 8, 2010

Morning Glory vs. Nitty Gritty

Some way, some how, my day went from a nice catch up day of work (not too bad), to crazy busy afternoon. I had no idea that was coming. My morning started off lovely.....ended up not having to sub a conditioning class and had another morning client reschedule. WOO HOO....Freedom! This meant I could sip on my coffee a little longer, make my husband breakfast, then head out for a trail run in some sunshine. Couldn't be better. I even had time to make post run protein pancakes! But as soon as noon hit, BAM, back to the nitty gritty and more! So now I am taking a little break from to work, phew!

Here's the photo re-cap of my Thursday "morning glory" for ya. Short, sweet, and to the point!
Trail Head

 
Here we Go!

Beauty of Austin
Stopped to admire our Texas Bluebonnets!
 

 REFUEL!
 
 
"Cocoat" Protein Pancakes (cocoat is my slang for an oat and coconut flour combo. Corny?... yes!)
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour 
  • 1/3 cup oats or oatbran (I used a mix of GF oats & oatbran)
  • 4 egg whites (or 2 egg white and 1 egg)
  • dash of baking powder
  • dash of cinnamon and ginger (ginger is optional of course)
  • 2 heaping tbsp of unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened plain or vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese (this was a HEAPING 1/2 cup)
  • 4 tbsp vanilla protein powder
Makes around 7-8 medium pancakes.
 
No topping shown here but I ended up sprinkling them with a few blackberries and honey. DANG GOOD after a run!
 
Now I must get back to work. Happy Almost Friday!
 
Cheers,

 
LC

 

 

 

16 comments:

Pam said...

Those pancakes look great and so do the trails you run on...awesome!

xoxo

april said...

I agree with Pam! what beautiful sceneray.. and pancakes!! :)

livelifeeatright said...

I am having a serious love affair with that pancake picture! AMAZING!

Abby said...

I don't know what looks better--the trail or the pancake. I can't decide! So I'll say both look AMAZING! Dave and I need to come down to Austin! And you can make us pancakes (please?)!

Alyson @ Nourished Fitness said...

ahh, I wore one of my 'Austin' shirts today, I love that city and miss visiting frequently (an ex lives there, haha). Love the look of those pancakes. I just picked up Coconut Flour the other day but haven't tried it yet.

Bre said...

I'm jealous of that trail, flowers and SUN (send some of that up here please :) & pancakes look so good- I'm already looking forward to eating some on Sat post-ride! haha

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

Hi hottie, everytime I come here I forget just how gorgeous you are :)

The pancakes look delish and have a great nite hon!

norcalchic said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog! Those pancaked look AMAZING! I'm def going to have to try them!! Also, I have to ask what your header pic is on the main page... some kind of tasty filled muffin?

Lindsay Cotter said...

Abby,

Come on down! We can run and eat pancakes and boy can bike. HAHA!

Norcalchic,

My header pic is of a flourless (gluten free) cocoa, banana, protein muffin. They rocked my sox off. The recipe is on my husbands blog. www.jamescotter.blogspot.com
Thanks for visiting.

Lindsay Cotter said...

Abby,

Come on down! We can run and eat pancakes and boy can bike. HAHA!

Norcalchic,

My header pic is of a flourless (gluten free) cocoa, banana, protein muffin. They rocked my sox off. The recipe is on my husbands blog. www.jamescotter.blogspot.com
Thanks for visiting.

Sophie said...

MMMMMMM,..those pancakes look adorable & ooh so appetizing too! Lovely pictures too!

Lindsay Cotter said...

Abby,

Come on down! We can run and eat pancakes and boy can bike. HAHA!

Norcalchic,

My header pic is of a flourless (gluten free) cocoa, banana, protein muffin. They rocked my sox off. The recipe is on my husbands blog. www.jamescotter.blogspot.com
Thanks for visiting.

livelifeeatright said...

I am having a serious love affair with that pancake picture! AMAZING!

Sapachner said...

Those sound scrumptious and unique! Is 7-8 pancakes considered 1 serving?

Zosia said...

hello :) is there anything i could replace the cottage cheese with? (as much as i love and miss cottage cheese, i cannot have any!)

Heather said...

You can use Greek yogurt...I make these and love them!!!:) You can even omit the yogurt and cottage cheese, it just makes them fluff up better with it but they still work great without:)