What’s This About Protein?

We are sure you have heard that having more protein in your diet is a good thing? But that is typically followed by the question, how do I do that? What has protein in it? And enough to make a difference? How much should I have and at what meals? The quick and long answer is the amount of protein you need depends on who you are and what you do. No, we are not talking about your career here!
What we mean is that it depends on your body type and what you get it to do every day i.e. Are you busy? Do you work-out? What’s your weight? What do you need protein for – weight management, muscle recovery or maintenance? Stay Fuller Longer We are of the mindset that you should have protein with every meal. Even a small amount. And our reasoning for that is we love the satiety that comes with it. You feel fuller longer and and satisfied, which means you can get on with your day. What better way to start this day, than in the morning eating delicious protein pancakes. They are such an easy way to get goodness into you, nourishing your body inside-out. Protein pancakes are super easy to make. All you need is some base ingredients like oats or flour, egg, liquid of some sort and then it’s all up to you. You might want to add some natural sweetness or fruit into the mix, or leave those for your toppings after. They are a great way to get the kids to eat a wholesome breakfast too. They believe they are having a treat and you know they are full of the good stuff. It’s a great way to trick yourself too! When it comes to toppings, be as creative as you want. We love crème fraiche and berries. Or you can add any combination of yogurt, honey, maple syrup, seeds, lemon juice, coconut nectar. Where ever the mood takes you. Topping choices are endless. Our Juspy Pancake recipe is to die for and we are not over exaggerating! Juspy has raw cacao in it which means these babies are chocolate flavour! They are so simple to make and packed with protein (collagen, pean and rice protein blend) and superfood ingredients.   Juspy Protein Pancake Recipe Your first decision is whether you like them smooth or hearty. For smooth you will need a blender (Nutribullet or the like). For hearty ones, you will just need a potato masher or wooden spoon). Then you need ingredients for your base recipe:
  • 40g Juspy protein powder blend (for 17g protein). Judge this for your own palette though. If less chocolatiness is required you may want a little less
  • 2 Eggs
  • A splash of your favourite milk (I say splash because these work better as droplet pancakes, American style for flipping)
  • A half cup of oats (again if you want them more dense than add a little more)
  • A little real butter or coconut oil to fry with
At Juspy HQ we also add:
  • 1 big tablespoon of nut butter (optional)
  • 1-2 bananas (2 for 2-3 people)
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of bread soda
Our usual topping list:
  • Natural Yogurt (Optional
  • Fresh berries (some people we know add frozen berries to the pancake mix above while cooking on the heat)
  • Maple Syrup (just a drizzle on the yogurt
  • Nuts (if they don’t go in the mix itself)
Get all your ingredients together in a blender. Mix for 20- 30 seconds. We use a dessert spoon to size out the amount onto a heated pan. Make sure to cook them on a medium heat. Once you spot some bubbles on top, flip the pancake over for a minute or two. Then put your pancakes onto a plate and add your toppings. It’s that easy!
Go on and boost that immune system. Give yourself the best start to the day. Help keep that mid-morning fatigue at bay and start it with one wack of an energy boost! We bet you will stay full until well passed your usual! These pancakes super supplement your breakfast option. Make sure to share your Juspy protein pancakes by tagging @Juspyorginal on Instagram and use the hashtag #juspyinthemix. We want to see what you add to yours.