Happy 4th NEMs! What a better way to start out the morning of the 4th with some egg white protein powder w/oats pancakes! (Try saying that three times really fast!!! LOL!) I got this awesome recipe from my old high school friend Dimar Owens! We actually JUST had our 20 year high school reunion last week! I will say though, we are feeling way “younger” than we did back in the day. 😉
A little bit about our NEM Dimar Owens….
1. Tell me about your family
We are an active family of four who do our best to work hard so we can play hard. Married ten years with two sassy girls, 4 and 7 years old.
2. What do you do for work?
I’m the proud owner and lead graphic designer at A Vibrant Wedding for over 12 years now. We are a full service custom invitation and stationery design studio located in San Diego, California that ships nationwide. A Vibrant Wedding specializes in designing all stationery including wedding invitations, save-the-dates, matching wedding day stationery, custom birthday invitations, birth announcements, baptism invitations and much more. (www.vibrantweddings.com)
3. What motivated you to get into fitness and do a show?
I have always been an athlete from kinder to college so it was just a matter of time after having my babies, getting them potty trained and finally getting enough sleep through the night that I would get back into fitness. I saw a church member whom I barely new post her photos of her bikini competition in 2012 and I started inquiring about Body Building and the different levels. After getting the scoop on what it meant to compete in a Body Building competition and convincing my family, I hired an experienced trainer with body building experience and never looked back! Little did I know I would do so well in my first show. It was probably the hardest thing I have ever experienced in my life but well worth it. What made it so hard was trying to fit the training, meal prepping and eating in to my already busy life with my family, kids and my business. But I found a way, better yet… I MADE a way and till this day, this experience has changed my life in more ways than one.” My healthy pancakes are by far my favorite meal of the day. I can literally eat Egg-white & Oats Pancakes for breakfast lunch and dinner. LOL! (Note: this recipe still works great without the whey protein powder. Just substitute a little more oats for the protein powder.)” ~ Dimar
What you’ll need:
Mix the egg whites, whey protein powder and oats in a bowl.
Lightly spray pan with oil and then heat the small pan, pour pancake mixture into warm pan, cook pancake on low to med heat for 3 minutes than flip pancake when firm, cook for one more minute and serve.
Top with fresh berries and sugar-free syrup. To be festive for the 4th, add some bananas (for the “white”) 🙂
Recipe makes one pancake. Delicious, healthy, and filling!
YUMMY!!! Let us know how you like this recipe by leaving a comment below AND please SHARE on your social media!
HAPPY 4th OF JULY! 🙂