by QuickieChick Laurel House.
I LOVE pancakes. But I honestly infrequently eat them because of the carbs. Which is why I am so beyond thrilled by these protein-packed pumpkin pancakes that aren't just insanely tasty, belly-filling and emotionally-fulfilling, but they are Bites with Benefits! Here's how…
Immune Boosting- It's the beta carotene, an antioxidant that helps boost the immune system
Natural Glow and Tan- Again, the beta carotene brings out skin's natural glow, and even makes you appear more tan!
Combats Post-Exercise Muscle Pain- An alkaline food, pumpkin helps reduce lactic acid build-up in your muscles, making it so that those post-exercise aches and pains go away faster.
And it's just 30 calories per cup
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Skin Beautifying- Thanks to the Omega-3 fatty acids, flax is an natural beautifier and helps rid acne-causing toxins. It's also a natural skin moisturizer that's filled with antioxidants.
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Muscle Recovery- With 6 grams of protein (naturally aids muscle recovery) per egg, you know your muscles will be well cared for, and it's only 4-5 grams of fat each.
Wrinkle and Cellulite Control- It's the lecithin in the yolk that helps with connective tissue which helps fight cellulite and wrinkles.
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Blood Sugar Regulator- Complex Carb which helps control blood sugar levels
Cuts Fat- Filled with fiber, helps to cut the fat and flush out toxins, while keeping you fuller longer
Raise serotonin levels to lift spirits naturally.
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Bone Building- Filled with Calcium, which is obviously great for the bones.
Fat Burning- Helps minimize fat storage, particularly in the stomach, and stuffed with protein.
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MAPLE SYRUP- REAL MAPLE SYRUP:
Mineral and Vitamins- with more vitamins and minerals than honey (which is known as nature's healthiest sweetener), you can't go wrong. Plus it is undeniably tasty!
Zinc- boosts the immune system
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2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
2 cups Milk (or soy or rice milk)
1/2 cup Oatmeal
1 cup Pureed Pumpkin (from a can)
2 tbsp. ground Flax Seed
3 egg whites + 1 whole egg whisked together
1 tsp Vanilla Extract (or almond)
3 shakes Cinnamon Powder (or nutmeg or cloves or all)
1 tsp salt
Real Maple Syrup, Acai, Pistachios, Cottage Cheese OR all of them!
-Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl using a whisk.
-Spoon out pancake batter on a pancake griddle
-Top with Syrup, Acai, Pistachios, Cottage Cheese OR all of them!
Laurel House is a lifestyle author, expert, writer, personal trainer and the "QuickieChick." Her "quickies" are all about making the most out of every moment- whether it's a saddlebag-burning "Quickie Workout in Bed," a metabolism-boosting "Bites with Benefits" meal, or how to get a $150 spa-quality skin peel out of a $1 tomato and lemon at-home Refrigerator Facial. Her YouTube videos have received over 6 million views and now you can get even more Quickie Tips in her new book "QuickieChick's Cheat Sheet to Life, Love, Food, Fitness, Fashion and Finance on a Less than Fabulous Budget" (St. Martin's, May 2012).