Try Protein Pancakes with Oppo Ice Cream this Pancake Day | The Healthier Option

For those of you looking for a healthier alternative option this Pancake Day, look no further, this recipe is not only a healthier option but it also tastes great too. I've been cooking these pancakes for years now, as a breakfast meal after the gym or some HIIT training and have adapted the toppings to suit my cravings today on Pancake Day. Although it doesn't have to only be eaten on this one day, its great as an after exercise meal, snack or dessert. It leaves you feeling full and fulfilled.

 Okay so here is what you'll need to make these epic pancakes...

2 x Eggs
Coconut Oil for Frying
Splash of Almond Milk
1 x Banana
Tablespoon of 0% Fat Greek Yogurt
1 Scoop of Banana Protein Powder
1 Scoop of Rolled Oats
1 Scoop of Oppo Ice Cream
Handful of Hazel Nuts (Optional Garnish)
Canadian Maple Syrup (Optional)

..and here's the instructions.

Put the eggs, almond milk, half of the banana, Greek yogurt, protein powder and rolled oats all in a blender and blend. I've used a Nutribullet for this as I find it mixes quick and you'll get a nice smooth creamy texture. The texture should be thick as these are American style pancakes and not thin such as French crêpe style ones. Heat some coconut oil in a frying pan on a medium/low heat them pour in the mixture into circles. You know that one side is cooked because you'll see a few bubbles appearing on top of the uncooked side, once you see this, turn them over and cook the other side. Once fully cooked, layer the pancakes on top of each other with sliced banana in-between a few layers (with the half you have left over), then add some maple syrup if required. Top off with Oppo Columbian Chocolate & Hazelnut ice cream, a handful of hazelnuts and any banana you may have left over. If you find that it is too dry, then add extra ice cream or a spoonful of Greek yogurt.


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Protein waffles with Oppo ice cream

Now these are the sort of posts I like writing about because I get the scoff everything that I have made afterwards! This morning was spent doing British Military Fitness on Clapham Common building up a decent appetite then when home I started mixing up some protein batter for my home-made waffles topped with Oppo guilt-free ice cream...yes for brunch and don't feel guilty about it AT all, and here's why.

Firstly I'm a bit of a kid at heart and the thought of having ice cream at any time of the day gets me excited. Although on the flip side of that comment, I'm also a bit of a fitness freak and right now I'm massively cutting down on my refined sugar intake - I even take tea and coffee without sugar now (a big step for me). Just google 'What does sugar do to my body' and you'll be inundated with facts about the adverse short-term and long-term effects refined sugar has on us.

Hello Oppo ice cream. Created because Oppo believe that indulgent food doesn’t need loads of sugar or calories to taste good and of course they are right. A simple taste test this morning proved that. I could actually bang on about how good this ice cream tastes yet how healthy and clean it is, although I think Charlie & Harry, do it better:

"Oppo ice cream is made with natural ingredients and just 40 calories a scoop"

For those of you who are interested in trying these protein waffles topped with Oppo ice cream, firstly purchase some Oppo by clicking on your favourite flavour below or visit one of the 1000+ stores they are stocked in. Then follow this simple protein waffle recipe:


2 Eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
1 1/2 cups of almond milk
1 cup of gluten free flour
1 cup of oat blend flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
2 scoops of vanilla protein powder


Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl
Place the dry mixture and all of the other ingredients together and blend
Spoon into a waffle maker
Serve the waffles hot with a scoop of Oppo ice cream
Garnish with fruit (optional)