You've worked hard all week. It's time to kick your weekend off with a relaxing morning, delicious meal and a cold beverage. You know what that means - brunch. It’s not breakfast. It’s not lunch. And there are NO rules on what to eat.
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These delicious, protein-packed recipes are made with our performance protein powder Mdrive Start, so you can indulge while knowing you're also getting the benefits of nine premium supplements at the same time.
Ready to get cooking? Check out our recipes for Chocolate START ME UP Pancakes and the soon-to-be-world-famous START-arita! Yep, it's a margarita, but made with chocolate Mdrive Start. Trust us, it works.
NOTE: We did use some pretty fine-ground Bob’s Red Mill 100% Stone Ground Organic Whole Wheat Pastry Flour, so this made them a little thicker as it absorbs the milk and liquids more. Feel free to use what you have on hand, shouldn’t affect the taste.
About 12 protein-packed pancakes. Enough for ~4 healthy servings.
2.5 cups wheat flour (see note above)
1.5 Scoops Mdrive Start
1 TBSP baking powder
1 healthy pinch salt
2.5 Cups plant milk (we used Oatly 2% oat milk)
2 TBSP coconut oil
1 teaspoon agave
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4-1 cup of blueberries (more if ya like blueberries)
1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional, for more decadence)
Mix together the dry ingredients (flour, Mdrive Start, baking powder, salt) in a large bowl. Slowly mix in the plant milk, then coconut oil, agave, and vanilla until you’ve got a nice hearty batter. Add a bit more milk and/or coconut oil if you still have some dry flour. Then add in the blueberries (or cut fruit of choice, i.e. strawberries, raspberries) and if you want extra layers, a touch of cinnamon. Heat your pan over medium. Pour out heaping fist size scoops into your pan and work them into round mancakes. Top with maple syrup and butter (vegan or regular) or slather on some jam! Get chowing.
NOTE: All measurements are good approximations. If you want it less strong, add more ice. If you want it to take the edge off quicker, well, you know the drill on 1-ounce pours.
Amazingly, the healthy splashes of orange juice and lime juice add a whole new invigorating dimension and compliment to chocolate beautifully.
About 16-20 ounces of Start-arita. Enough for ~4 healthy servings.
2 cups ice (blend for a few seconds first)
1 scoop Mdrive Start
2 oz blanco tequila
1 oz chocolate/coffee liqueur (we used good old Kahlua)
1 oz half and half
Healthy splash of orange juice
Healthy splash of lime juice
Blend the ice a bit first so it's more crushed than cubed. Then, happily blend all the above together, but don’t over-blend. Enjoy!
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