Recipe: Cinnamon Swirl Protein “frosting”

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/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/eef/66154586/files/2015/01/img_3465.jpgI have talked about my love of pancakes before, but I have never truly talked about my love of frosting and pancake toppings. I’m very pro-maple syrup and it’s definitely something I try to find when I go to the farmer’s market (go local!), but with prep, I try to stay away from excess sugar that comes along with syrup. I also can’t handle fake syrups that are made with sugar substitutes.

An alternative that I use frequently is a protein glaze, or protein “frosting”. It’s easy to make, tastes great and helps kick that sweet tooth.

What You’ll Need

  • Cellucor whey protein
  • plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • water


  1. In a bowl add 1/4 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt and 2-4 tablespoons of water. The water helps thin out the yogurt so that your protein powder can mix easily.
  2. Add 1 scoop of protein and mix until there are no lumps. I use Cellucor whey protein in cinnamon swirl often because it has a cream cheese frosting taste.
  3. Pour on top of pancakes.


Calories: 162

Fat: 1.5 g

Carbs: 5.8 g

Protein: 30.5 g

The best thing about this recipe is that you can use the whole portion in one sitting. I usually have some left over after putting it on my pancakes and eat it stand alone. In the picture above I have 2 egg whites with my protein pancakes by FlapJacked and my protein “frosting”.

Total macros from this breakfast:

Calories: 429

Fat: 4.5g

Carbs: 35.5g

Protein: 60g

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and for good reason. A well rounded breakfast can energize you and set you up for success for the rest of the day. I know this is something I enjoy most Mondays. Can #pancakemonday be a thing?! Pssh it is now!

I hope everyone has a great night! Don’t forget to start the week off right!

<3 Cristina

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