It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

Good evening! 🙂

If there’s one thing that you should know about me, at all, it’s that I am a basic white girl.  And I say that in the most adoring & positive way possible.  Not only do I need to get my daily Starbucks fix, but I also start celebrating the month of October in August.  That means that as soon as the pumpkin spice label hits the store shelves, I own it.  This year these purchases have included pumpkin spice coffee, decaf coffee, tea, decaf tea, air fresheners, gum, peanut butter, the list goes on.  I also keep canned pumpkin the house year round.  That’s because I like to make pumpkin protein pancakes whenever I have a free second.  Why? Because they’re super easy, healthy, and make me feel like I’m having a fall-filled treat every time I get a chance.  There’s also like a million ways to make them and I like playing around with different protein powders, toppings, etc.

This morning after a beautiful scenic run complete with picturesque autumnal foliage (I’m really into this, guys) I made Cinnamon Walnut Protein Pancakes… SO DELICIOUS!

RECIPE:

1/2c old fashioned oats

1/4c canned pumpkin puree

3/4 scoop Cellucor Cinnamon Swirl protein powder

3/4c egg whites

1/2tsp cinnamon

1/8tsp baking powder

~7 walnuts

TOPPING: Cinnamon, 1/4 scoop Cellucor Cinnamon Swirl protein powder and add unsweetened almond milk to fit consistency

MACROS: 500CAL- 38C/14F/52P

I eat them all, BUT if you’re not into that, you can always save half for later, they’re good in the fridge or freezer with some almond butter. yummm!

Enjoy!

Michelle

The Unveiling… Welcome!

Hello! By some rare coincidence you have stumbled upon my blog, Michelle Works Out.  By now I assume that you’ve assumed that my name is Michelle (which you’re right, you get a sticker) and that I work out (which you’re right again, you get another sticker).  During the past few months I have been training for both an NPC figure competition and a half marathon (and if you know anything about either, it’s kind of counter-intuitive, especially for the former, and that’s my own poor planning I have to blame). But go big or go home, right?!   Anyway, I have been asked my people in the gym, clients, friends, etc. about my workouts and my diet so I figured I might as well share.  Because sharing is caring.   I hope the information I have to offer is valuable and I also hope that your comments and questions help you and me (I always want to learn more!)

Thanks for reading and hope to hear from you in my comments section!

Michelle