There is no day much happier than your B-day. No, not the annual celebration of you still living, but your “Bulk Day”. The first 24 hours of transitioning from cut to bulk. Carbs runneth over a plenty. Pizza, Pop-Tarts and pancakes hitting your gullet quicker than your buddy’s last “leg day”. However, to see “swole” beyond your waist-line, a little planning goes a long way. Many athletes will increase the amounts of food they would eat while cutting for their bulking cycles instead of introducing new foods. One such food is oatmeal. While you may be sick of “chewy cardboard in a bowl”, there are a number of ways to make oatmeal more palatable. Our favorite; make it into pancakes.
- 1 Scoop of Vanilla USPlabs ModernPROTEIN™
- 1/2 Cup of Whole Oats
- 1/2 Cup Egg Whites
- 1/2 Medium (3-5 inches in length) Banana
- Stevia to Sweeten
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend for a smooth consistency. Heat stovetop skillet to medium-high heat and pour mixture into skillet. Cook each side for about 1 minute, flipping often to keep from burning. Makes about 3 medium pancakes.
- Top with Banana Slices
- Top with 1 tablespoon of Vanilla Greek Yogurt
- Top with 1 tablespoon of Natural Peanut Butter
- Top with sprinkle of Cinnamon
- Top with 0 Calorie Syrup
- Substitute Banana for 1/2 cup of Blueberries for Blueberry Pancakes
Cal- 328 kcal
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