Sweet Potato, Goji, & Dark Chocolate Protein Pow Pancakes
Him: “Hey! I’m back from training! Really looking forward to eating the pancakes! Where are they?”
Her: “Uhhh… I ate them.”
Food photography requires patience. Patience and care.
It involves a lot of finicky adjustments to the scene, your plate, the lighting, the position of your cutlery and sometimes even the arrangement of ‘props.’ You need to shoot dozens of photos too, from different angles, so that when it comes to selecting the best, you have a good amount to choose from.
And you need self-restraint too. So that you don’t reach in mid-shoot and, in one quick swipe, completely devour your ‘subject’.
All this may sounds easy but in reality, it isn’t, particularly not when you you’re doing it right after the gym! Your arms may be shaky and all you want to do is EAT. Eat EVERYTHING. So patience and restraint? Yeah, you may lose that battle when you’re fighting it post-workout sometimes.
That’s what happened today. I made two stacks of pancakes as soon as I got back from the gym. I was supposed to only eat one, save the other one for someone else. But when it came to shooting his pancakes (because I ate mine before I could even think about shooting mine), I took a few pics and then… then I ate them.
He was all 😫 when I told him what I’d done but I honestly couldn’t have stopped it from happening. These pancakes are just… irresistible! They’re unlike any other pancake you’ve ever had, seriously. Fluffy. Soft. With pockets of oozing chocolate and, uffff…. the flavor! The flavor. Zeus almighty, the flavor… and the ingredients too, waaa. And they’re actually GOOD for you! They pack vitamin C, A, B, calcium, zinc, antioxidants, fiber, and protein… POW! If your tastebuds are anything like mine, you’ll flip out too when you try these. Just one word of warning, OK? Don’t offer to share them unless you have a full plate yourself 😉
1/4 cup (30g) Protein Pow whey mix
1 cooked sweet potato (mine came down to 90g)
1 handful of goji berries (mine was 30h)
1-2 squares of dark chocolate, chopped small (I used 10g of 90% Lindt)
1 whole egg
3 large egg whites
1. Blend everything together, except for the chocolate chunks.
2. Add the chocolate pieces.
3. Add some coconut oil or nonstick spray to a nonstick pan and turn the heat to high.
4. Scoop your batter onto the pan and turn the heat down to medium.
5. Once bubbles begin appearing on the pancakes’ surface, flip.
6. Plate up.
Macros per 1/2 the pancakes above: 207.85kcals, 15g protein, 25g carbs (out of which 3.6g is fiber!), 5.7g fat.