double chocolate chia protein pancakes (single serving)

by purelytwins

A healthy recipe for chocolate chia protein pancakes that serve one.



Thursday morning it was some plank-cardio time.

Went to bed feeling good and wanted to move the body with a little cardio in the morning. So did our 12 minute #plankcardio routine. Did about 30 push-ups as a warm-up (did a variety of styles of push-ups like knee to elbow, etc) Kinda love doing push-ups. Also ended the workout with another set of 30 push-ups.

Oh ya feel the burn and muscles working 🙂

fitfluential workout

I rocked my pink Fitfluential tank yesterday morning!!  Like Lori I did 12 minutes of core cardio plankworkout with equalizer leg raises and push-ups to complete my workout!. Felt great during my workout, felt like I could do anything. The power of endorphins, right?



Lori’s Valentine’s day recap:

After my workout, I drank about 2 cups of water as I took my morning supplements and ate some marshmallows.


First up on the daily menu was juice. A mix of cucumber, carrots, fresh ginger, romaine and kale.  I really enjoy starting my day with fresh juice, always so cleansing. It leaves me feeling so pure and fresh.


After the juice it was time for some pancakes!

Since it was Valentine’s Day Michelle and I both agreed we would allow ourselves some chocolate!!! It has been well over 30 days since we have had chocolate, well raw cacao since that is our favorite. The night before we discussed our chocolate pancakes stack idea and I was beyond excited to make them!

Double chocolate chia protein pancakes

Chocolate pancakes started off as plain protein pancakes. We decided to make it a little fun since it was Valentine’s Day  and made a chia gel to go on top. Followed with a chocolate sauce to complete the chocolate pancake stack!  A mouthful of pure heaven right there!



double chocolate chia protein pancakes (single serving) Gluten-free.

Gluten-free protein packed chocolate chia seed pancakes. A healthy breakfast to start the day.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes



  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp perfect fit protein powder (or any protein powder)
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 10 drops stevia

Pancake toppings

Chia gel

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp water
  • Let sit to form a gel

Chocolate sauce

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 12 tsp cacao powder
  • few drops stevia (optional for more sweetness)
  • a drop peppermint or vanilla extract (if desired)



  1. Whisk all ingredients together and cook pancakes on skillet.
  2. Stack on plate and top with chia gel and drizzle with chocolate sauce.
  3. Top with cacao nibs for extra crunch!


  • Serving Size: serves 1

Double chocolate chia pancake stack!

Yes please!! Drool worthy – YES ! I enjoyed these pancakes nice and slow, really took my time eating them and loving every bite!

*the amount of pancakes will vary depending how big you make them. The recipes serves one. 


Lunch was another favorite go-to meal for me lately romaine filled wraps. I enjoyed half avocado mixed with sardines and canned salmon with some coconut oil. Served along side some roasted cauliflower. So simple and so good.


Enjoyed some peppermint tea, what a great quote too! “Work, but don’t forget to live.” –> Michelle and I are true believers in that you have to work hard but also live life to the fullest. Just what I did yesterday, I got up worked out hard, did work all day long but also enjoyed yummy eats and a night off from any type of work!

And I ate a chocolate covered beet fudge bite! Oh my!! Love love love.  I keep my fudge bites in the freezer and then when I’m ready to eat one I bring out to room temperature for a little bit. 


I got ready for my date night with Gary. We went to a restaurant in uptown Charlotte (downtown but here in Charlotte downtown is called uptown because it is on a hill). It was a great night. Life is all about finding balance of work and play 🙂


I enjoyed some white wine, split a tuna appetizer with Gary, and got myself some venison along with some sautéed spinach. I did not eat the cheesy potatoes, I told the waiter that I did not need them but she said they probably would still be put on plate.  My venison was good, it was my first time having it and I will probably get again.  I love trying new things and stepping outside my comfort zone sometimes. Even though I am still very careful of my eats due to still healing, I did not stress too much over my dinner since I know  it was a special evening and I wanted to really enjoy myself. And that is what I did.

Again living life in the moment and enjoying every second of it 🙂

Lori’s recap:

Again I had a great day. My energy was great all day long, no stomach issues. I had one alright bowel movement in the morning. I drank about 10 cups of water, including some bone broth.  I remembered to take all my pills before heading out to dinner. I am getting two pimples under my bottom lips area and my back still seems to be the same.

Michelle’s eats from yesterday:

green juice

After my workout I took my morning supplements, enjoyed sugar-free marshmallows and then decided green juice was on the menu to start off my breakfast.

edited pancakes

Then made some chocolate chia protein pancakes!

Told you chocolate was going to be consumed.


Lunch was something fun and different, maybe a bit weird too. I got the idea off instagram…seriously love instagram. So many amazing, inspiring, creative people I am meeting on there.  Ok, sorry, moving on I made a nori wrap with an avocado sardine mash with lamb burger and brussel sprouts topped with coconut oil!!! Not something you would see served at a sushi bar, but so good!!

I loved it!

chocolate cheesecake

Afternoon snack…aka early dessert was a slice of raw chocolate cream cake.


The perfect Valentine treat for me 😉 Okay Lori’s raw vegan beet fudge would have been perfect too!

sushi dinner and dessert

Dinner out with sushi, wine, and loved ones = happiness.

I ventured out and tried sashimi mackerel!!! First time having mackerel….pretty good, but going to take some getting used to for me. And I love ginger salads, anyone else?

I enjoyed one glass of wine with my dinner and then came home poured me one more glass while watched last night’s Chicago Fire (LOVE this show) and enjoyed 3 cashew balls. I laugh as I keep eating these and they were a part of a new recipe, guess I will have to make more 😉

Michelle’s thoughts from the day :

I got 10 cups of water, includes a cup of bone broth in the afternoon. I did take my pre-dinner supplements (including HCL pills).  I felt fine all day. I had one good bowel movement in the morning. Ended my day with probiotic and gelatin mush. I had a good day, especially since I got a hair cut! Amazing how getting a fresh look can make you feel like a new person!  I did want to mention about my eczema on my legs, the past two days they have been itching real bad again.  I am not sure if it is from things I am eating, or just flare-ups from the change in weather or whatever. Just wanted to make a note here for me to remember and be aware of.  Also, I noticed my body and skin do not like wine! So I am working on cutting back on my wine intake, going to be hard as I do love it.

Twins Question: How was your Valentine’s day? What was your highlight from yesterday? Did you enjoy some chocolate? 

til next time, be back soon with what make-ups we use and love and more tips on healing the body.




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Angela @ The Chicken Scoop February 15, 2013 - 11:06 am

Wow everything looks so delicious! Question though – I don’t use protein powders. Do you think I could make the recipe without? Or is there is a could substitute such as coconut flour? Thanks!

purelytwins February 15, 2013 - 11:20 am

You could use 1 tbsp coconut flour to replace protein powder; and/or could do 2 tbsp cocoa and 1 tbsp coconut flour. 🙂

amanda j February 15, 2013 - 11:50 am

ohmygoodness, those chocolate pancakes look delish! I have a huge bag of the natural sun warrior rice protein just screaming “please make pancakes!” haha…My valentine’s day was nice and low key – I AM single after all 🙂 enjoyed a glass of red wine with some dinner and then watched “hitch” with my nephews. there are lots of “I love yous” all around with those two cute boys!

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 15, 2013 - 12:18 pm

Holy sushi roll strange but good. I have got to try a lamb roll!

P.S. I made your marshmallows – they were really good! I can’t wait to play with flavors. 🙂

purelytwins February 15, 2013 - 2:50 pm

Laura you would love this lamb sushi combo!!! And so happy to hear you like our marshmallows!

GiGi Eats Celebrities February 15, 2013 - 12:23 pm

I am seriously drawn to your delicious blog! Your pancakes look bakery worthy! 🙂

purelytwins February 15, 2013 - 3:13 pm

thank you!

Susie q February 15, 2013 - 12:33 pm

Idk if u are aware of this but even the tone of ur posts is much more positive and upbeat (not that they were negative before or anything, but there is a noted pep in the tone, if that makes sense)

When u do the salmin/sardine/avo mash, how much of eat ingredient do u use?

The wine reaction sound like a histamine problem…. Dobu get the same reaction with other fermented foods?

This pancakes looks amazing…. Did they digest well and will these be a staple brekkie?

Lastly, did u ladies figure out what macros make u feel best?

purelytwins February 15, 2013 - 3:15 pm

thank you Susie 🙂
We are still working on our macros.
Yes we think we have a histamine issue.
I usually do about half can of salmon and sardines and amount of avo is either 1/4 or 1/2

Anna @ Your Healthy Place February 15, 2013 - 12:50 pm

I love your iPhone case! Adorable!

I am a big fan of chia seed pancakes. That chocolate sauce is one of my favourites and I put it on chocolate smoothies and everything and just put it in the fridge to harden like Magic Shell :). Soooo good!

PS this is still Anna (from the Guiltless Life!) – I relaunched my site today, hence the name change :).

Erin (EsTreats) February 15, 2013 - 1:04 pm

Hi Ladies!

I want to say you are so amazing and have inspired on my own health journey to heal! I love feeling good! I am looking to taking it to the next level of juicing and was curious what juicer you currently use.

Thank you for all of the help! You have inspired more than I can say!



purelytwins February 15, 2013 - 3:13 pm

Erin we have the compact Breville juice fountain, we got off amazon


Ozlem February 15, 2013 - 1:36 pm

Hi guys – I wonder if you ca veganize this with all flax or chia meal. Just thinking. thanks.

Stacey February 15, 2013 - 1:47 pm

Hi girls,
Been reading your blog for a few years-love it and the recipe ideas I get from you! I’ve been particularly interested in following your healing the gut journey, specifically because I also suffer from the extreme “pregnant belly” bloating. I’ve noticed that most of your daily summaries have said “no bloating” and so my question to you both is whether you think the lack of bloating is due to what you’ve cut out from your diet or from the fact that your guts are “healing”? Thanks for sharing any insight you might have!

purelytwins February 15, 2013 - 3:16 pm

Great question we are not really sure why we have less bloat to be honest. we are still trying to figure that out, but yes we feel it is a combo of both – gut healing and the lack of foods we are eating.

Chris February 15, 2013 - 2:06 pm

I love your thoughts. . .what is there to life if we cannot indulge a little every once in a while. Thank you for your continued love for all of us. I really enjoyed being fulfilled on Valentine’s Day by all of the love I am offered by those close to me and, most importantly, the unending love God offers.

Onto pancakes…yummy! Can these be made with chia eggs? Or somehow a geltin sub (maybe 1 tbsp gelatin to 1 tbsp water?) What do you think? To change up the flavor, think you can use an extra tablespoon of protein powder or maybe hemp powder or almond flour? Maybe even 1/2 tbsp of lucuma. Perhaps psyllium would work. I am so determined to get a pancake recipe without eggs! I wish I was not allergic.


Chris February 15, 2013 - 2:07 pm

Where do you purchase your nuts? Do you ever use Do you prefer Blue Mountain Organics?

purelytwins February 15, 2013 - 3:12 pm

we have never used so can’t say much about them, but we have heard of it.

Felicia February 15, 2013 - 4:03 pm

michelle- maybe the sulfites in wine? theres always tequila 😉

purelytwins February 15, 2013 - 4:23 pm

haha yep!!
and I knew that I was sensitive to the sulfites just never wanted to admit it 😉

Tamara February 15, 2013 - 5:01 pm

Those pancakes look amazing! And double the reason to have had them this week; Valentine’s Day and Pancake Tuesday. Pinning!

Taylor @ Liftingrevolution February 15, 2013 - 6:28 pm

Wow, thinking chocolate pancakes may be my prerun fuel in the am? Though I made some red velvet ones with beets yesterday and OMG! Loving valentines day for all the fun ideas! Have a great weekend ladies.

Danielle April 12, 2013 - 9:55 pm

Hi Twins,

Just wondering how you manage to keep your seaweed together when you cut it into sushi rolls. I could use a pointer. Mine always tears or flakes. Thank you! 🙂

purelytwins April 13, 2013 - 8:41 am

It find is depends on the knife, need a sharp knife and for us we have to cut fast. Sometimes they cut really well and look pretty and other times they break.

fartygirl May 16, 2013 - 8:25 am

Ladies – Great idea to mix the chia gel and the coconut oil chocolate. Brilliant! Are those pancakes all protein powder?! Awesomeness. Always the best ideas from yous <3


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