How I love thee. I seriously slept until 10:30am this morning, which is the first time in a looooong time. I love days where you get to turn off the alarm, and just sleep until your body is ready to get up. Sleep is so crucial, and I let my body have as much as possible at every opportunity. As soon as I woke up I headed to the YMCA for a meeting about a promotional day that we are doing to help raise money for the Strong Kids Campaign. I am so excited, because we get to plan another Spin-A-Thon similar to the one we did for Haiti Relief . It is May 03, and I will have tons more information coming soon. Any bloggers semi close wanna come out that day??? I will give you the royalty treatment, if so. ;-)
After the meeting, I headed home to eat breakfast…which seemed odd…seeing as how it was noon. Sleeping in = heart. Missing an early breakfast = not so much heart. It was time to make an old favorite from Trader Joe’s. The best flippin’ pancakes in the world!
I tend to make a mess.
The recipe on the pancake box calls for butter and whole eggs. I left the butter out completely, and just used an egg white. The Chia made the batter so thick! I am loving these little seeds!
Into the pan they went, with a spritz of Organic Pam!
While these little beauties got brown, I went to the fridge for some inspiration on a “sauce” to top these guys with. Yesterday after spin class, my dear friend Matt was nice enough to give me a jar of HOMEMADE organic pumpkin butter. How amazing are my friends!? I decided to make a little mixture with that and some AB
Then it was time to flip the cakes!
I chopped up a big Granny Smith Apple, and plated the cakes. Topped with the Pumpkin Butter sauce, with some walnuts on top for good measure. ;-)
It was pretty good. ;-)
Sam patiently waited.
(and was thus rewarded with an undocumented mini size Pancake just for him!!!)
After I enjoyed this yumminess, I whipped up a protein shake to take to work with me tonight. I teach KidFit and Total Body HIIT on Thursdays, and I am always in the need of a good shake between classes/gyms.
It’s gonna by yah-mazing. Trust.
Now it’s time to prep for my classes tonight, and answer some emails. Here is your daily dose of dog lovin’.
They have their moments. ;-) Later bloggies! Catch ya after class(es).