‘Excuse me, I believe I ordered the LARGE esspresso’

I have to go into the office this morning, so I’m gearing up for a quick workout-2 mile run and biceps and back.  Had my coffee in a HUGE mug (cute inspirational saying free of charge), some blueberries and 1/3 c cottage cheese to get me through. 


Before I hit the treadmill though, I wanted to post a little.  I had a request for the Pumpkin Pancake recipe (AKA: Best.Breakfast.Ever.).  Here ya go Nan! 

Pumpkin Pancake (serves 1)


*If you have a magic bullet blender, this recipe works great in it.  If not, no biggie a regular blender (or no blender at all) is fine. 

1/3 C Dry Oats 

2 tbsp Canned Pumpkin 

1 tbsp Cottage Cheese (stats on this are for Fat Free) 

2 egg whites 

1/2 tsp Vanilla 

A pinch EACH baking soda, baking powder 

Cinnamon to taste 

I think it is sweet enough as it, but you could add sugar/sweetener if you like.  That will change the stats too though. 

Throw all ingredients in a blender.  Pulse a few times, not too much, and pour into a small pan sprayed with cooking spray.  Flip. Plate.  Spread on you favorite topping – Peanut Butter for me please!  Devour.  You can thank me later…. 

Stats – Plain pancake no toppings:

Nutrition Facts 
Pumpkin Pancake 


  1 Serving           

Amount Per Serving
  Calories 160.4
  Total Fat 2.4 g
      Saturated Fat 0.5 g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7 g
      Monounsaturated Fat 0.7 g
  Cholesterol 1.2 mg
  Sodium 597.5 mg
  Potassium 189.8 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 23.6 g
      Dietary Fiber 4.8 g
      Sugars 2.1 g
  Protein 15.6 g
  Vitamin A 99.3 %
  Vitamin B-12 1.3 %
  Vitamin B-6 1.6 %
  Vitamin C 3.3 %
  Vitamin D 0.0 %
  Vitamin E 1.7 %
  Calcium 10.7 %
  Copper 2.1 %
  Folate 1.5 %
  Iron 14.7 %
  Magnesium 2.3 %
  Manganese 21.6 %
  Niacin 0.8 %
  Pantothenic Acid     1.4 %
  Phosphorus     4.7 %
  Riboflavin 2.0 %
  Selenium 1.6 %
  Thiamin 0.8 %
  Zinc 0.9 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.






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