Only 48 hours left of vacation, and then it is a rude awakening and back to the real world (or as much of the real world as I live, anyway). To say that this trip has far exceeded my expectations is an understatement. I won’t say that I was necessarily nervous about it, but I definitely wasn’t looking as much forward to it as Alex. And maybe that is a good thing–I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself, and there has been so little pressure to do this or that or the other that we’ve all been able to just do our own thing(s) and come together when we want. I’m honestly pretty glad that not as many people could make it as originally planned–you know how overwhelming it can be with a lot of people in one house for a week.
I have loved checking in and seeing what you all have thought of the vintage Suz posts this week! I will get to commenting when we return, I promise–don’t think that I am forgetting about you!
I hope that you learned a bit more about me through them as well–from the change in our lives brought about by Zoe, to my feelings and new perspective regarding my perceived regret of my graduate school decision, to one of my favorite recipes (Strawberry Lemonade Scones), and finally, 10 random facts about me (including where my blog got its name!).
Today, however, I have new goodness to share with you! I actually made these yesterday for my post workout snack. PS, I went to a hilarious cycling class at the Y where I was the youngest person there by at least 35 years and no song that was played was younger than 1992. We are talking “Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” Hilarious.
I was recently reached out to by the pancake mavens of Kodiak Cakes and asked if I would like to try their Power Cakes Protein Flapjack and Waffle Mix. WELL OF COURSE. I have seen Kodiak Cakes around for the past year or two but had yet to get to try it. But whole grain buttermilk protein pancakes? Sign me up!
The Power Cakes are made from 100% whole grain wheat and oat flours with their own special Power Cakes Protein Blend–a combo of wheat, milk, and whey protein isolates as well as egg whites. 1/2 cup of the mix yields 14 g of protein, 5 g of fiber, and a measly 3 g of sugar! And even better? All you do is add equal parts water to the mix. THAT IS IT. Heat your skillet, mix your batter, and cook. Boom, done, roasted. (The Office, anyone?).
I decided to make mine truly vacation worthy–we are in the south, you know my affinity for peaches, so why not make Peach Basil Power Cake Protein Crepes? Simply make the batter a little less loose (use less water) for Peach Basil Power Protein Pancakes! Or go the waffle iron route. The choice is yours! And they are so good, you don’t need syrup or anything else. Just a fork. And a defense system, because everyone is going to try to get a bite.
This mix is fantastic–I can’t wait until I am back to training so that I can have an excuse to eat even more of it! But for right now, I think I’m doing pretty well, indeed. Oaty, just enough buttermilk flavor, all balanced by tangy sweet Greek yogurt, herbacious basil, and those sweet summer peaches. (Psst, don’t miss my Gluten and Egg free Greek Yogurt Peach Protein Cake either!)
Basically, bliss. With a dose of muscle rebuilding protein, carbs, fiber, and fats.
- 1/2 cup Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Protein Flapjack and Waffle Mix
- 1/2 cup water (plus more) (equal parts water for pancakes)
- 1 peach, fresh, diced
- 1/8 cup basil, chiffonaded
- 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt, Plain
- 1 tsp stevia or Agave syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp lemon juice or zest
- Heat pan to just over medium heat.
- Mix crepe batter by whisking water into mix (don't over mix). Add additional water as desired.
- Mix crepe filling by combining all other ingredients in a small bowl.
- Spray heated pan with non stick cooking spray and add batter to pan, rotating pan until evenly coated.
- When bubbles form on top (length of time will depend on thickness of batter), flip to other side. Cook another minute or so, then remove to plate.
- Place crepe filling down the center of the crepe, then fold crepe sides over top. Top with any extra crepe filling, perhaps a dusting of sugar, and enjoy!
Do you cook when you are on vacation? Alex and I have been making the majority of our meals, which I am very happy about. The amount of food I am consuming? Well, we shall just say that I am building up my glycogen stores for when I return to running!
When was the last time you were caught in an exercise class time capsule??
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I was offered the opportunity to try Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes and provided with samples. The recipe and opinions are, as always, all mine!