I get a lot of requests each week to partner with certain products, links to articles, advertising – most of which I just immediately delete after receiving them because I am not going to promote anything that I don’t already use, or think that other people will find value with.
I am happy to say that I am a Premier Protein Ambassador! I tried to jump on the protein bar/protein shake bandwagon several times. Only one teeny tiny problem. Turns out most of those have some sort of ingredient in them that makes me need to find a bathroom within five minutes after eating/drinking such products. Not going to name and any names (ahem, Pure Protein, EAS, Atkins, – just to name a few).
So I tried Premier Protein after Instagram Weight Watcher peeps were buying these 2 smart point shakes and adding them to a two shot espresso from Starbucks. A great, quick on the go mini breakfast as I like to call it – for only 160 calories and a whopping 30 grams of protein. I recently bought an espresso machine at Goodwill, so now can make my drink to go at home, saving me $2.17 a day.
I recently made vanilla coffee protein pancakes using the powdered protein mix:
But yesterday? Holy balls, I made the best fluffy protein pancakes out there.
I am calling these Elvis Banana Pancakes because they have banana, peanut butter AND bacon. And each fluffy pancake is only 4 smart points. I use the Weight Watchers recipe builder to figure out the points using my exact ingredients, so please don’t go by the nutrition label that is auto generated on generic ingredients. My guess is that each pancakes is about 170 calories.
- • 1.5 cups flour
- • 3 teaspoon baking poweder
- • 1/2 teaspon salt
- • 2 tablespoons powdered peanut butter (I used PB2)
- • 1/4 cup sugar
- • 1 large egg
- • 1/4 cup Premier Protein vanilla milkshake protein powder
- • one 11 ounce container of Premier Protein prepared bananas and cream shake
- Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, peanut butter powder and protein powder and mix with a whisk, just until combined. Add in the egg and bananas and cream shake, and using a fork, mix just until combined. It’s okay if it’s a bit lumpy. Now here is the secret to fluffy pancakes. Let your batter sit a minimum of 15 minutes to let the baking powder do its magic. I used a 1/3 measuring cup to get 8 fluffy pancakes. Just cook with a lid on your pan between flips – because these are so fluffy, the lid helps steam the pancakes so they cook in the middle too.
I have also tried their protein bars:
They are 8 smart points. I’ve eaten half for breakfast on the train before work if I am extra hungry, and saved the second half for the train ride home so I don’t feel like I have to eat the second I walk in the door.
I also like to chop up half a bar and top it on my parfaits for a bit of texture. I think the chocolate one tastes just like a snickers bar.
I now have found these products at Walgreen’s, CVS, Walmart and Sam’s Club. Sam’s Club by me (Chicago area) is the cheapest – a 12 pack for only $16.68.
Have you tried Premier Protein yet? If other protein products bothered you in the past, I’d recommend trying these. I am down 15 pounds this year, and I think in part because I’ve been able to drink a 2 point shake on my train ride home and have time to make a sensible dinner instead of coming home starving and driving through the Burger King drive through.
Enjoy your Sunday!