Eat This Valentine’s Brunch For an Energizing Romp in the Hay Later

Celebrate February’s day of love with a sweet brunch idea that will satisfy your need for chocolate-covered strawberries. Aside from being low in calories ¡ª under 260 ¡ª these adorable heart-shaped flapjacks are made with protein powder. The pancakes are also topped with a Greek yogurt sauce so the protein punch (almost 20 grams) will keep you energized for a run with your favorite loved one or any other type of physical activity you have in mind.

It’s fun to draw these heart-shaped pancakes freehand, or if you’re not feeling so artsy, place a metal cookie cutter on the pan and fill it with batter for more precise shapes. Either way, these pink protein pancakes are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.

Strawberry Protein Pancakes With Strawberry Cream Sauce

From Jenny Sugar, POPSUGAR Fitness

Strawberry Protein Pancakes With Strawberry Cream Sauce

Strawberry Protein Pancakes For Valentine's Day

Ingredients

For pancakes:1 cup whole-wheat flour2 ounces vanilla protein powder (I used Garden of Life Raw)1 tablespoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1 egg1 tablespoon maple syrup1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup vanilla soy milk (or almond milk)1 tablespoon canola oil8 fresh strawberries, pur¨¦ed (can use frozen)Cooking spray for pan

For the sauce:8 fresh strawberries, pur¨¦ed (can use frozen)6 ounces nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt

For the topping:5 fresh strawberries, chopped4 squares of dark chocolate, chopped