I slept through my Weight Watchers meeting on Saturday. Somewhat intentional and not intentional at the same time. I’ve been off track since I had my cold and it’s taking me a while to get back on track. I did step on my scale though, and if I remember correctly, I think I am up 1.4 for the week.
I did a lot of meal prep this week, but I also didn’t track everything. Like the 1/2 bag of sriracha potato chips that I picked up from Trader Joe’s. As a side note, Marcia, I went looking specifically for the carrot “noodles” but they were all out of stock until the end of September – weird!
I am finishing up the end of my Ambassadorship with Premier Protein, and only have a few more shakes that they initially gave me. The chocolate, caramel and vanilla went fast, but the two remaining ones are two that I probably wouldn’t have with coffee or on their own – the bananas and cream and strawberries and cream. Not that there is anything wrong with them, but I much prefer these flavors IN something, not by themselves.
I had a taste for pancakes and made up a batch of mock banana pancakes made by adding vinegar to the Premier Protein shake and using Splenda (or a knock off Spenda that Hannah bought).
The secret to any good pancake batter is to let the batter sit for at least 15 minutes – that gives the baking powder a chance to do its magic – you want all these bubbles – bubbles = fluffy pancakes.
I put this into the Weight Watcher’s recipe app, and one pancakes is 3 points, two if 5 points and three are 8 points. Believe me, two are plenty – very filling!
Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup, I got 9 pancakes out of this recipe.
These are super light and fluffy, and I like how the bananas kind of caramelized in the pan.
Banana Buttermilk Pancakes
Adding vinegar to a Premier Protein shake turns it into a mock buttermilk. So good!
- 1 1/3 cups flour
- 3 tablespoons Splenda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teasp salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 11 ounce container Premier Protein bananas and cream
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 medium bananas, sliced
In a bowl, mix the vinegar and Premier Protein shake together and let sit 5 minutes, or until thickened. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
Put all the dry ingredients into a large bowl, add the mock buttermilk/egg mixture to the flour and stir, just until combined. Let the batter sit for 15 minutes or longer.
Cook over medium low heat for 1-2 minutes per side - I poured the batter, then placed 5 slices of banana in the pancake, pressing down a bit so they would sink into the batter before flipping.
I am actually not feeling all that well today. I woke up with an upset stomach for some reason. Guess what I brought for lunch today? Ramen noodles! 😛 That’s all I could think of that I had a taste for. One of my bosses is out of the office the next three days so that’s why I am sucking it up and going to work. I am hoping I’ll feel better as the day moves on.
You can check out some of the other Premier Protein recipes I’ve made over the last few months:
Wow, I didn’t even realize how many recipes I made for them! I am hopefully going to have them post some on their website – I’ll keep you posted!
How was your weekend?? Happy Monday – make it a great day!