Last night at girl’s holiday movie night Merri brought me two protein breakfast cakes she made this week.
Like me, Merri works out in the morning. After eating a small bowl of oatmeal before her workouts, she’d still feel lightheaded in the gym. Her trainer told her to incorporate more protein into her morning meal. Since she is at the gym early, she wanted to eat something she could grab quickly and found a recipe for a protein-packed breakfast cake.
She made the cake into muffins to create a grab-and-g0 breakfast. I loved this lil’ cake! I gobbled one up last night and ate the other one she gave me after my morning run. This recipe is great pre- or post-run fuel.
Merri’s Protein-Packed Breakfast Cake
- 2 packets of oatmeal (banana bread flavor or Kashi Golden Brown maple oatmeal work really well)
- 6 egg whites
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 6 tbsp Splenda or sweetener of choice
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 2 tsp cinnamon (sprinkle on top before baking as well)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all ingredients and bake in oven in a 9×9 pan or make individual servings in a muffin pan for approximately 20 minutes.
(You may also find this recipe here.)
This morning I went for a run with my favorite running buddy, little Miss Sadie. She’s the best running partner because she always goes my pace and is ridiculously excited to be running. Plus I like to say things like “only one more mile, Sadie” to make me feel better offer her encouragement. It’s nice to have her cute little face look up at me when I’m plugging away.
Today we ran for an hour. Once again it was very foggy. My hair and eyelashes were wet from all the moisture.
Breakfast today was easy and yummy and very similar to Monday’s morning meal.
- Chobani Greek yogurt
- Kay’s Naturals honey almond cereal
- Yogi Tahitian vanilla hazelnut tea
Easy and tasty – that’s all I ask!
Ryan and I have been fortunate to receive some really thoughtful and wonderful engagement gifts. Last night we received one of our very favorites from my Aunt Barbara and Uncle Randall.
How wonderful is that picture? It already found a home on our wall.
What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?