A few weeks back I wrote a blog about small business ownership. In that blog I discussed my love for cooking and baking healthy food. This week I wanted to share one of my recipes with all of you but I also wanted to give some insight on the etiquette of sharing others content when blogging, writing articles, sharing videos, pictures etc. Our ability to have access to so much information with just a quick search of the web can make it really easy to share someone's hard work without giving props to the creator. In my role here at XIP this summer I have learned how important this can be to creating relationships with other professionals in the world of fitness and performance.
Sharing is caring! People create content or share pictures and videos because they want the world to see, and many times because they want to teach them something and give them insight into their craft or passion. Let them know! It's likely that you don't know them, so make a connection and tell them how awesome you think their work is. Doing so can lead to a relationship that could prove beneficial for both in the future.
A lot of the inspiration I get for my recipes come from other blogs. Because of this I had to learn quite a few things about using other people's information, how to do so correctly and ethically.
When you use other people's information you are clearly benefiting from their hard work as you are gaining what they are giving. However, it is necessary to give back to those who are helping you. One courteous way to do this is by linking back to their website often in order to give them as much credit as possible. You may have noticed that in my past blog I was inspired by what I had read from Pete Dupuis blog. I included many hyperlinks back to Pete's blog and website in order to give him as much publicity as possible as a thank you for inspiring what I wrote. It is very important to give clear credit where credit is due. I also sent an email to Pete to ask his permission before sharing, this gives him the opportunity to decline or to let me know how he may want it shared. Going the extra mile like this means a lot to the creator, and can lead to a relationship in the future.
XIP is intent on following proper procedure when using shared information so it is fair and both parties can benefit! This is something that XIP takes very seriously as we are constantly learning from others in order to better ourselves. There are countless other fitness blogs out there that we are learning from and we want to ensure that we respect the writers of this information so we can both benefit. This is something that I have found to be very important with using recipes. This weeks recipe, "Protein Packed Pancakes" was inspired by The Big Mans World- I have changed the recipe up a bit and made it my own! All of the items found in the pancakes are likely already in your pantry, and this was my main goal of this recipes, making something great out of what I already had. The original version of the recipe can be found here. The blog itself can be found here.
SOO, back to the recipe!!!
One of my favorite things to make for breakfast (or any meal really) are protein pancakes. They are easy to make, delicious, and healthy! This recipe makes one serving so double or triple depending on your crowd… or appetite!
Ingredients: ½ cup rolled oats- grind into oat flour 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (you can use other flavors for different flavored pancakes) 1/4-1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk until the batter is at the correct consistency (my personal favorite is silk coconut vanilla) 1 egg 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 1 ½ tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla extract
Put the oats in a blender and blend until they become a flour
Put the oat flour into a bowl- mix in your scoop of protein powder, and baking powder
Stir in the egg, almond milk, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar
Fry them up- makes about four small pancakes
Optional- add in blueberries, chocolate chips or any other toppings
Nutrition Facts: 360 calories 32g carbs, 10g fat, 30g protein
Top it off with some maple syrup and fresh fruit or pair it with a side of eggs and you have yourself a well rounded meal!!! Let me know how you like it!