Strawberry Lime Pancakes

My man loves sports.

(Ok, I promise this post isn’t going to be a way of complaining about football and how fantasy drafts have over taken our lives…But holy pop tart, I’m about ready to throw our TV off the balcony next time I hear that damn ESPN theme song.)

Du du du du dududududu DUUUUUHHH!!!

Ok, I’m over it.

I try my best though to humor the hubs when a game is on, usually rooting for the opposite team to kick his teams trash, along with shouting, “Who the heck it THAT?? He’s hot!! Spandex was a great choice!”

I really hope we have a boy some day…

You actually have to kind of feel bad for the hubby, since I for one have a giant fear for round flying objects, and Baby Boo likes to put her Daddy’s football in her baby stroller and feed it a Ba Ba…

But more so because for the past 3 years, my Italian stallion has worked his booty off in grad school.

And about a month ago, the Hubby finally graduated after what seemed an eternity, and now he has been studying like a mad man so he can pass his boards and licensing exams.

He is almost there.

We’ve talked about going on some long tropical vacation after everything is said and done, but by the look of our bank account, and the rate I keep buying organic strawberries..

The farthest we can go is our backyard.

So, I did what I could, and put those 10 dollar basket of strawberries to use, and brought a little bit tropical paradise to our morning breakfast table…

Strawberry Lime Pancakes

Ingredients:

1 1/4 C. whole grain baking/pancake mix

1/4 ย C. mashed strawberries

1/4 C. chopped strawberries

1/4 C. silken tofu

1 C. coconut milk

zest and juice of 2 limes

2 TB. vanilla

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1/4 C. coconut

(tsp-TB.agave/maple syrup optional)

Directions:

Mix all ingredients until fully combined. Heat a griddle and spray with non stick spray. When grill is hot, pour batter onto grill using a measuring cup. Cook for a few minutes on each side, or until each side is golden brown. Serve with strawberries, coconut, and lime zest.

Can you feel the warm sun?

I know I do! And it’s not just because my husband refuses to turn on our air conditioning, despite it being 146 degrees out side!

I’m sorry, I tend to exaggerate a tad.

It get’s worse the longer I go without a vacation.

Luckily these pancakes saved my life!

Now…

If only they could trade the whole wiping Butt Paste on Baby Boo’s booty, for wiping baby oil on the hubs in Cancun….

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Hey Guys!

Run on over to Get Healthy With Heather! I have a guest post on there today that may satisfy a tasty craving…hint (cookie dough) ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Your pictures are just….glorious, Ari! Wow!

    And the recipe, with the lime AND the strawberries…I think you should make a margarita with those combos too ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Yumi YUM! These looks fantastic! And the pictures are too beautiful to take my eyes off!
    I love everything about this recipe! I can almost taste it only buy reading the ingredients ๐Ÿ˜‰ Im planning a girlfriend-brunch in the next couple of weeks! I have a feeling these pancakes will show up.. !
    The first picture of your husband and baby is just so cute! And I really hope youll get that vactation Ari! It would be so deserved!
    <3

    • Oh what a fun idea! a girls brunch would be awesome!!
      And I’ll probably get that much needed vacation when I turn 47 haha, so for now these pancakes will do! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Wow! I am IN LOVE with that second picture…GORGEOUS! I layered up some pancakes with coconut and peaches yesterday…so good!

    Ugh, ESPN…one thing I surely don’t miss about my ex! I know exactly what you mean with that into too! I swear it would induce eye twitcing in me halfway through football season! Haha!

    • I saw your pancake post! Delicious!!
      haha And I get the whole eye twitching part…Come January, the slightest bit of noise sends me straight into twitching convulsions! hahaha

  4. I swear you take the most amazing photos, I hope you are on foodgawker or submitting photos on there!!

    These look amazing, the lime, never seen pancakes with lime!

    Happy Monday love!

    xoxo <3

    • Awe thanks Katie! Believe it or not those sites NEVER accept my photos! haha I try every so often, but they always get rejected!
      And I haven’t heard of lime pancakes either, but they were mighty delicious!

  5. Tofu in pancakes?! I’m really curious to try it now. I definitely don’t experiment enough with silken tofu. Pretty breakfast!

  6. Beautiful pancakes! THAT’s what I call breakfast! (Actually, there are a lot of things that I call breakfast) Good luck to your hubby…both on finding someone to watch football with and on his exams.

    • Thanks Stephanie! I like to watch football with him in the very beginning and the very end ๐Ÿ˜‰ Those are the most exciting parts of the game, at least to me anyways haha

  7. Hubba Hubbaaa!!! These cakes look something Divine!!! You’re a breakfast genius!! What a great weekend breakfast for this closing summer heat……

    Oooooo I hope you get that tropical vacay, you deserve it!!

    xxoo

  8. Holy sweetness these look amaze! This is the picture you tempted us with on Friday, no?? Well worth the wait :). I think every time the football is on you need to declare it an Ari night and go out and spoil yourself. Once the spa bills start racking up he might tear himself away a little bit…hehe! Thanks for the recipe, YUM, I really have to try silken tofu in a pancake recipe!

  9. Taste of the tropics if I ever saw some! These look phenomenal! Your photos look amazing too. You’re such a talented chicka. Thanks again for guest posting for me!

  10. What a fun, creative recipe! Love it. Your husband is certainly lucky to have you cooking for him. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Oh yes ma’am I am with you on the vacay thing. We are suppose to go back to Jamaica next year….you know we did the whole we will go back every five years…..so not happening!

  12. Du du du du dah du du…dun dun dun dun…duh duh dudu dah

    Ugh.

    Tell me about it.

    Didn’t know if there was any man more obsessed with fantasy than my husband but I think all men are alike. Seriously. They are all the same with this stuff!!!!

    Pancakes look like heaven!!!

    Love that baby boo shot with your hubby!

  13. I have to admit that i LOVE football season… I dont mind hearing the espn song – but i am annoyed that the first thing my boyfriend does when he wakes up is to grab his phone and check his scores on his fantasy team!!

    Loving those pancakes!!

    • I am glad you love it! your BF is a lucky guy :)! I actually don’t mind football, and I have a few teams that I like to watch and cheer for..but my hubby loves to watch EVERY game lol, and ESPN is on ALL day lol..boys are silly!

  14. I kinda think I’m drooling!! I’m jealous of your hubs! He gets all your tasty eats ๐Ÿ˜€

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