Hey guys, I’ve missed you!

The last few months have been a blur – I’m training for a fitness competition (yes – it’s crazy!) and that has taken up almost all of my time. Lots of working out, meal preps and carb deprived emotional fits.

But it’s not all bad. I’ve been impressed and elated with what I can do with my body. And, because I love cooking, I can get creative with my food!

I’ve been posting actively on Instagram (like, REALLY actively.) but wanted to share this recipe here for two reasons:

1. It’s good. Surprisingly good!
2. I still use my Italian meatball recipe as my own personal reference when I’m cooking, so I wanted to give myself a reference here too.

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These pancakes were crazy filling and surprisingly delicious. I didn’t have really high hopes going in – I haven’t had pancakes in a while, so I didn’t have too much riding on this – but they were fluffy, yummy and sweet!

High Protein Pancakes – 225 calories per serving!

Pancake batter:
1 scoop Quest Powder – Multipurpose
(it’s unsweetened, so keep that in mind)
1 tbsp whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp Stevia in the Raw sweetener
1/4 cup egg whites
1/4 cup water

Topping:
5 small strawberries
1 tbsp PB2 powdered peanut butter
1/4 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp Stevia in the Raw
1 tbsp water

Directions:
Mix together pancake batter ingredients. The batter should be moist and really light.

While you’re heating up your pan, microwave your coconut oil until turned to liquid (obviously skip this step if it’s unnecessary), then mix in the PB2, Stevia and water. It should be a very thin, liquid consistency.

Make pancakes as you normally would, then add strawberries (or any fruit you’d prefer) on top of each layer of pancakes.

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And, for those of you tracking, the macros here are amazing! Only 4g fat/12g carbs/34g protein.

Let me know if you try these out!

Love,
Jaime

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Hey guys – I’ve missed you! My life has been crazy, but I’m glad to be back – and I’m super excited about this story. You see, it’s been about 15 months since we got married, and we’re finally planning our honeymoon! We’ve narrowed the field down, and when I saw this story come available for Marriott’s Matrimony Quiz, I just knew it’d be a perfect return to the blog.

After all, what better way to ensure you have an awesome honeymoon than to actually book a destination wedding?!?

On my list of must-haves for the trip? I want a beautiful, beachfront hotel where Cam and I do nothing but hang out in swimsuits, drink and eat delicious food. The resort that ended up looking like the best fit for us was the JW Cancun Resort and Spa.

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For your trip? If you’re like me, you’ll want a beach wedding, with white sands, ocean views and sunshine that warms you from the inside out. And CALA resorts knows exactly how to take care of you.

Let’s face it: deciding on where to have your destination wedding is a difficult decision, even if you’ve narrowed it down to a region like the Caribbean or Mexico. There are always important questions to ask, like whether you need passports or not, what type of cultural experience you’re looking for, what your budget is, and more. And what about the experience; will it be turn-key or be a challenge to manage from overseas? 

Learn more about which of the Caribbean and Latin America Marriott and JW Resorts is the right fit for you with their handy infographic. Follow the path to help you decide the destination that best fits your needs, and connect you with the CALA Marriott or JW resort that’s perfect for your big day.

Heading out for a destination wedding soon? Don’t forget to check out our Sexy Honeymoon Packing List for fun must-haves to bring with you on your trip!

Love,
Jaime

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