My Breakfast for Champions

August 20, 2013
Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

Award-winning nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author.

It’s back-to-school breakfast for about a buck!

Rise and shine! I know—you’re not a big breakfast eater. But, whether it’s “back to school” time at your house or not, you won’t mind starting your day off right with my quick and easy Whey Delish Omega -3 Pancakes—so good even the kids will beg for more!

You know the drill: Breakfast is the most critical meal of the day. Your body has been without food for a good twelve hours and needs to be nourished. Eating a well balanced breakfast helps rev up your metabolism, gets your energy in high gear and evens out blood sugar levels.  Moreover, it fills and satisfies, so you’re less likely to be tempted by the stimulating energy highs (and lows) of caffeine and sugary breakfast pastries.

What a whey to start your day! With 20 grams of protein per serving, these pancakes really satisfy with a touch of natural sweetness from some added fruit (1/2 cup mixed berries) or a tablespoon of Black Cherry, Royal Fig, or Red Raspberry jam (I like the St. Dalfour brand, personally). And if you want, you can even throw in a couple of tablespoons of chia seeds for extra fiber power.

Whey Delish Pancakes

2 eggs
1 scoop (or 5 tablespoons) Fat Flush Whey Protein, vanilla
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
Olive oil spray

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until well mixed.
  2. Heat a nonstick pan, and spray with the olive oil spray to lightly coat the pan.
  3. Spoon the batter (about 3 tablespoons) into the pan, spreading it to create a pancake by gently shaking the pan.
  4. Flip the pancake when the edges are lightly browned. Continue to cook for a few seconds longer.
  5. Remove the pancake from the pan and place on a flat surface.
  6. Repeat until all the batter has been used up.

One serving makes about 4 to 6 3-inch pancakes.

You’ll notice I mention the Fat Flush Whey Protein powder by brand name. This is because it is essential that whey protein powder is hormone-free, lactose-free, heavy metal-free, non-GMO, non-denatured (unheated), and most importantly made with A2 milk—unlike the A1 milk used to make most other whey protein powders that has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, and digestive problems.

These pancakes are also one of my favorite “beauty foods”—they provide immune-enhancing and anti-inflammatory benefits that help to guard your skin from the drier, colder air that tends to trigger skin problems this time of year.

Confession of a Whey Delish Pancake Fan:  “I sometimes will use these for dessert and call them crepes.  I love them with powdered Flora-Key instead of sugar.”

So when it comes to breakfast, please don’t flip out, flip my pancakes!  Want more breakfast ideas? Check out the Fat Flush Recipe blog.

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Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books including The Fat Flush Plan series and her latest book, Radical Metabolism. She’s been rewriting the rules of nutrition for more than 40 years and is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the field of diet, detox and women’s health issues. 

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  1. Shella

    This e-mail landed in my in-box at lunch time. Don’t mind if I do!

  2. Allan

    Everything looks good but the non stick pan I am not sure of. I am refering to the Teflon type pans that give off the toxic fumes.

  3. liz

    I agree with you about the Teflon. I would try it with a little more olive oil in a stainless steel pan.

  4. Jin

    Would love to try it! Can you make these with Body Protein powder instead of the whey?

    • Sierra

      Yes, the Body Protein should work just as well 🙂

  5. Marc

    Ann Louise, is there any casein in the whey protein?

    • liz

      The Fat Flush Whey is casein free.

  6. sherry

    can someone explain the difference between A2 milk and A1? why has A1 been linked to heart disease, diabetes, etc.,?

    • Sierra

      A2 cows are from a more ancient blood line, and A1 cows are often treated with antibiotics, growth hormones, and fed sub-par GMO foods. I believe that both of these factors contribute to the stark difference in safety and quality between the two.

  7. liz

    Yes you can use the Body Protein to make these pancakes.

  8. Vickie

    I use a protein powder blend with pea protein, hemp protein, chia seeds, mangosteen, and various berries which is quite good. I add it to my smoothies or blend it in water. I have Celiac Disease, therefore I do not use whey products or milk products.

  9. Monica

    The Fat Flush Whey Protein is described as unheated “to preserve fragile whey proteins”, so what happens when we cook it in a recipe like this? Are we destroying these whatever good stuff we pay extra for to get this brand?

    • Sierra

      You do not need high heat to cook these pancakes- it may take a moment longer but cooking with low heat will preserve the branch chain amino acids.

  10. barbara

    I have many food allergies. Are there any nuts in this whey protein?

    • Sierra

      No, no nuts at all.

  11. barbara

    Is there any soy in the whey protein?

    • Sierra

      The Whey is soy free, gluten free, corn free


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