Recently, we’ve heard quite a bit about protein. It seems like everyday a new protein product is popping up. From protein ice cream to protein poptarts (I swear that’s actually a real thing), it seems like protein products are everywhere. But which are actually worth trying?
All my life I’ve been a pancake lover. There’s just something about those fluffy, delicious and satisfying flapjacks that makes me feel all warm inside. But unfortunately, due to my ever-expanding love handles, I was forced to cut them out of my diet completely.
Until recently, the idea of a healthy pancake just sounded kind of wrong. But as I’ve shifted toward a more balanced and sustainable diet I decided to start bringing back more of my favorite foods.
After doing a quick Amazon search, I stumbled onto Phoros Nutrition’s protein pancake mix. Their mix had the highest protein and the least amount of carbs. When I scrolled to their reviews, their customers loved it! So I decided to take a leap of faith, and give them a try.
Since we live in the world of Amazon Prime the mix was in my hands the next day and I couldn’t have been more excited. The idea of reintroducing delicious pancakes back to my diet suddenly just felt right.
The pancakes were surprisingly really easy to make, all I had to do was add water or milk to the mix (I opted to use my favorite almond milk) and cook them in a frying pan.
After a few minutes, I was looking at a beautiful stack of pancakes.
My expectations were still low, so I was completely shocked after the first bite. I expected they would be bland, but they were packed with so much flavour that I forgot they were packed with protein.
Needless to say, I finished them in a heartbeat.
After licking my plate, I did a little bit more research about the product.
Protein, as you may know, is practically the most important component of every cell in the body. Your hair and nails are mostly made of protein. Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues, make enzymes and hormones, and is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.
Personally having struggled with getting enough protein in my diet, I was ecstatic to see that this mix packs a whopping 30 grams of protein per serving. No more nasty protein shakes for me!
At the same time the mix is also low in carbs. This is great because it lowers your insulin levels, which causes the body to burn fat; so yeah these pancakes might help you lose, not gain, weight.
This protein pancake mix had officially won my heart. Not to mention I discovered the mix just as easily makes protein waffles, and it also comes in a Cinnamon Roll flavor that sounds mouthwatering.
If you like the idea of eating pancakes on a regular basis as much as we do, definitely head down to phorosnutrition.com and get yourself a bag.