Cocoa & Banana Protein Pancakes

1  Banana
2  Eggs
1/2 Scoop WPI (or other protein powder)
1 tbsp unsweetened Cocoa powder
A few drops of vanilla extract

You can also add sweetener if you like, but I don't really care about it, and I'm just going to chuck strawberries and maple syrup on mine anyway, which will basically do the same thing.

Mash the banana until it is relatively lump-free, whisk your eggs, and combine all of the ingredients together.  Fry them in a pan on med-high heat and flip when they are firm enough to not make a horrible broken mess.  The other side won't take very long.

Once they are all done, you can add some tasty toppings, or just eat them as is.  If you wan't you can even make them all pretty and post a mealfie like I did.  Yay, mealfies!

Stats Before Toppings
Protein: 30.4g
Calories: 350


Harley Quinn Getting Her Cirque On

I know it was a while ago, but can we just talk about the Suicide Squad teaser video for a second, and how excited I got when I saw Harley Quinn hanging out and doing aerials?

Honestly, I didn't really care a whole lot about this movie.  I was interested in seeing it at some point, but I try to avoid the 2 years of hype that tend to precede these kind of things.

I saw some posts a while ago about the first look video they played at comic-con and thought  'Yeah, okay.  I guess I'll watch it.'  And then this happened:

Is. . . is that what I think it is?

Holy shit, it totally is!

She has a makeshift static cloud in her cell.  Not only would that be an awesome way to kill time while being imprisoned, but it looks cool as hell and now I'm slightly tempted to get locked away in a big cage somewhere just so I can have something to rig my aerial gear from.

Okay guys, you've got my attention.

I'm aware that this is probably already 95% of all the aerials in the whole movie, but whatever, I'm game to watch some pretty straddles and stag poses on a huge screen with surround sound.  Plus, Batman and mental patients are both pretty relative to my interests anyway.

Let's do this.


Recipe: Raspberry Jam (Sugar Free)

I like jam. It's good on toast, good in yoghurt, good with oatmeal, and probably a shitload of other stuff, but most jam is made with heaps and heaps of sugar, which is why I stopped eating it for a very long time.  Cue this recipe.

Now you can have jam without feeling guilty, and if you're like me, you won't have to feel like your teeth are going to fall out from all that sugar.  You have total control over the sweetness of this jam, and you can use whatever you want to make it so.  Honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, agave, stevia, etc, or go hardcore mode and have it without any sweeteners at all, if you're into that tarty taste.  It is quick and it's easy, so let's get to it.

I only made a small batch (about 150g) because I am not sure how long it will keep and I tend to go through jam pretty slowly.  Feel free to double (or triple) the recipe if you like.

1 cup of Raspberries (or berries of your choice)
1 tbsp of Chia Seeds
Sweetener (optional)
1/4 cup of water

Small pot
Measuring devices
Wooden spoon (or anything else capable of stirring and squashing hot stuff)
Clean empty jar for storing
Thumbs (you could probably do it without, but it'll be a little more difficult)

I used frozen raspberries, but you can use fresh ones if you have them

Put the berries into your pot and cook on med - high heat (depending on how impatient you are) and stir/squish them until they turn into some tasty looking mush.

If you are using larger or harder berries, you might want to cut them up first to make this step a little easier.

Taste your berry mush and add your choice of sweetener to taste. 
I used a small amount of pure maple syrup in mine.

Let it simmer for a little while and stir in the chia seeds and water.

Keep stirring it over the heat until it starts to thicken.  Once it looks about jam consistency (use your own discretion for this) you can remove it from the heat.

Let it cool for a while, jar it up and chuck it in the fridge to finish setting.  After about 15 minutes, it should be fully cooled and thickened, ready to taste test.

How easy was that? There was seriously like 10 - 15 minutes of actually doing stuff, and it tastes pretty good if you ask me.

Store in an air tight container in the fridge and use within one week. You might be able to stretch it out for longer if you're brave, but I take no responsibility if it starts to go bad.

Enjoy! :)