This year’s Olympia is coming up faster than I thought it would. Since this will be my third year in a row competing in the Fitness Olympia, I have a much deeper knowledge of what works for me and what doesn’t. For me, the hardest part of preparing for any show is the diet. This isn’t a big revelation, as it’s usually the case for anyone trying to attain a weight-related goal, but it’s true whether you compete or not.
Reaching fitness goals is always challenging, and that’s particularly true when it comes to preparing for the Olympia. Of course, any goal that isn’t challenging probably isn’t very rewarding anyway.
For me, when things become a struggle, I like to make things a little more fun and exciting. One of my favorite things to do while in contest prep is to come up with creative recipes. Not only does coming up with new recipes keep things interesting, the recipes usually satisfy my cravings as well, so it’s more fun and rewarding.
For example, I absolutely love pancakes. Unfortunately, regular pancakes aren’t exactly part of my meal plan since they don’t fall within my daily nutrient goals. Sure, pancakes aren’t necessarily the devil, and anything in moderation is fine, but no serious weight-loss plan incorporates pancakes very often—if ever.
That is, of course, unless you create healthy pancakes that fit within your nutrient goals. That brings me to this great new recipe I’ve added to my Olympia prep. The recipe has RawFusion plant-based protein as one of the main ingredients and definitely satisfies my cravings for pancakes and something sweet. Plus, they’ve got great protein.
Recipe for Green Pancakes:
2-3 egg whites
½ to 1 scoop RawFusion (Vanilla Bean flavor)
½ cup spinach (optional)
Pinch of salt
Pinch of baking powder
Combine the ingredients and mix thoroughly in a blender or in a bowl. Cook on a lightly oiled griddle or in a nonstick pan on medium/low heat. I like to add spinach to the recipe as listed because green pancakes are just a bit more fun. Plus, it’s always good to add some healthy veggies and fiber to your meals.
Try these out and let me know what you think.
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