As college students, it is our first time living and having to take care of ourselves. Let’s face it, being a college student isn’t as easy as it seems. Balancing between homework, tests, projects, and social life, our health almost always ends up being neglected.
In my case (and in most cases) my biggest problem is breakfast. Between showering, getting ready, and making it on time to class you either end up grabbing a quick snack or even end up skipping breakfast.
As our moms always told us, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It can help us stay focused during class, maintain our energy, and help us from overeating later in the day. So instead of picking up that boring granola from your snack pantry, I’ve chosen to share with you these amazing protein waffles (yes, you heard it, waffles!).
Unlike popular opinion that waffles are an unhealthy meal, waffles can be healthy. With the different substitutes and toppings, I chose to add ones that won’t be loaded with unhealthy sugars. You just need to mix up the batter, pour it into the waffle maker, and your breakfast will be ready in less than 15 minutes. Heck, you can even make them beforehand, keep them in your fridge, and pop them in the microwave whenever you want.
- 2 scoops protein powder
- 1 ripe banana (mashed)
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla almond milk
- ¼ cup egg whites
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ banana
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons greek yogurt (or your favorite yogurt)
- 2 tablespoons honey or sugar-free syrup
- Handful of fresh strawberries
- Dash of cinnamon
Step 1—Turn on your waffle maker and spray cooking spray on it.
Step 2—Mash the ripe banana and gradually pour in the almond milk as well as the egg whites.
Step 3—Stir in the remaining ingredients or mix them up in a blender.
Step 4—Once the waffle maker is ready, pour in the batter. Let it cook according to waffle maker instructions.
Step 5—Serve immediately spreading peanut butter, adding a dollop of yogurt, topping it with fruits, and finishing it off with a drizzle of syrup and a dash of cinnamon.
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