Banana Walnut Protein Pancakes with Strawberry Jam

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These pancakes are super healthy, light yet filling, and actually really tasty! This recipe yields two medium pancakes or three mini pancakes and take about 5 min total to prepare and cook!

What you will need:

            • 1/2 a banana
            • 2 egg whites
            • 1 scoop of vanilla weigh protein powder
            • ¬†2 tbs ground flaxseed meal
            • 1 tsp cinnamon
            • 2 tbs almond milk
            • 2 tbs crushed walnuts (optional)
            • 2 tbs. cooking oil like olive oil, but I use coconut oil
            • 2 tsp. sugar free strawberry jam

In a bowl mash your banana as well as you can in the bowl. Add the egg whites and whisk together. Add all other ingredients and mix until you have created a pancake batter. Heat 1 tsp cooking oil in a pan for 30sec. on low heat. pour in 1/2 of your batter and fry until golden brow, flip to cook each side. Use the remaining cooking oil to fry the rest of the batter until pancakes are golden brown on each side. Serve with sugar free strawberry jam, and a hot cup of tea and enjoy!

Let me know what you all think! Have your own protein pancake recipes? Leave me a comment and please share!

Love, Z

LACMA – Free Live Music & Movie Nights

Jazzy Friday’s Girl’s Night Picnic Under the Stars!

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Finally got to check out the Friday Night Jazz concert series and Late Summer Hours at LACMA. Last night was so much fun! I’m not sure if you are actually allowed to bring booze to your picnic but we noticed a lot of red cups and we brought a bottle of wine that we poured into disposable pink cups we brought along as well ūüėČ If you don’t feel like walking on the wild side, there is a cafe & bar next to the lawn where the free concerts are held for your drinking pleasure. LACMA is offering some really great free entertainment this summer through the end of August and Jazz through Novermber! I’ve compiled a list of fun free LACMA events for you all Angelino’s to check out if you haven’t done so already.

Friday Night Jazz

LACMA will host *free* “Friday Night Jazz Concerts”¬†on the lawn through the summer and into November! Concert starts at 6pm and goes till about 8pm. Bring a blanket and a basket of food and enjoy a lovely evening picnic under the stars while you listen to the sexy sounds of the jazz horns.

Late Summer Hours

Make a whole night of it on Friday and reserve your *free tickets* to take a stroll through the free exhibits after your jazzy evening picnic. “Late Summer Hours” include¬†free exhibits¬†at LACMA that stay open until 11pm! Make sure to take advantage of this promotion that ends August 30th. Please visit LACMA Late Summer Hours to view free exhibits and ¬†reserve tickets.

Latin Sounds

Put on your salsa shoes and check out “Latin Sounds” every Saturday at 5pm through August 31st. Bring a picnic and a blanket and enjoy the¬†latest sounds from Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Mexico, and Los Angeles from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The music program presents the wide range of music from indigenous work to contemporary blends and Salsa from prominent Latin musicians.

Outdoor Film Series

LACMA is hosting a *free* Outdoor Tim Burton Sampler Film Series in Hancock park starting August 5th РAugust 31st from 8pm-10pm.

Tuesday Matinees

The Tuesday Matinees are not free but are really affordable at only $4 for the general public and $2 for seniors & LACMA members every Tuesday. Enjoy Hollywood classic on 35mm. Click here to for times & movies.