Eating North London: Boxer Bobby’s Blueberry Protein Pancakes
Written by: Sophie Taylor and Bobby Total Boxer
Our Bobby from Total Boxer, Hornsey, has a penchant for a puckered peck and a bulging bicep. He knows the importance of building muscle for added strength and punch when your back’s up against the ring.
It also looks fabulous with a shiny lick of baby oil as you casually pull up your white vest and point to the nearest petrol station, right? (Genuine question, I’m more in to the beefy-but-dad-bod look while we’re being honest).
If you’re on the same oil stained page as Bob Bob the Bobbers however, you might fancy trying one of his protein packed recipes to inhale post workout.
Be warned, if you usually feel full from a nutella crepe or two, you’re going to conceive a particularly weighty food baby after one of these. But in a good way, like when you drink four too many apple Mojitos but then smile to yourself cos you know you’ve had your five a day.
Stuffed with protein, your body will ‘feel fuller for longer’ after this particular meal, hence why it’s perfect for the cardio bunnies and dumbbell botherers amongst us. Bobby knows his stuff and practises the art of fuelling and refuelling his electrolyte depleted and muscle torn limbs after thrashing it out at Total Boxer. Which you should too, if you are of the gym attending ilk.
So without further ado, here is the lean mean fat fighting machine himself’s favourite post boxing go to meal…
Bobby’s Blueberry Protein Pancakes
Perfect for post workout to refuel the body.
2 scoops Whey Protein Powder
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup blueberries
1 cup oats
1 tsp baking powder
2 egg whites
Mix together all ingredients until you achieve a pancake-like consistency.
Preheat a pan over medium heat, then spray pan with non-stick spray.
Place mix into pan and cook both sides until mix is fully cooked through. Test with a toothpick – (if it comes out clean you’re good to go).
Calories – 238 per pancake
Total Fat – 4g
Total Carbs – 19g
Total Protein – 32g
Serve hot or cold, with lashings of clotted cream and maple syrup.*
PLEASE READ: attempting to jump on the health and wellbeing wagon of late, I happened upon a blog (written by what I imagine to be a cellophane wrapped mound of muscle inside some skin) that described making these protein pancakes ON CHRISTMAS MORNING. Please get in touch if that was you, or if you have ever done/thought of doing such a thing. I will look you in the eye, gently take your hand and steer you towards the Bucks Fizz and croissants.
Read more about Total Boxer here and find out how to use your exclusive code ‘northfourtb’ to claim a free class.
*not Bobby’s words
Photos of Bobby and boxing gloves by Mike Barry
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