It’s been a few days since “love was in the air,” however I try to keep my love for the people in my life a daily devotion. Waking up each day with love for the people in your life, or even not in your life, is a beautiful way to start each day. For today and tomorrow, and as a continuing practice, share with someone you love or don’t even know a warm thought, a hug, or anything that will make them smile!

Now onto some healthy yumminess – this was my breakfast recipe for my Valentine!

Quinoa Protein Pancakes

*Made roughly 7 pancakes


  • 2 Bananas
  • 2 Eggs
  • Few shakes of Cinnamon
  • 1T Coconut Oil
  • 1 C Coconut Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 C Cooked Quinoa (roughly)
  • 2 Scoops Protein Powder
  • 1 – 2 C Oat Flour
  • Blueberry Chia Jam


  1. Mash bananas. Beat two eggs, add vanilla extract to egg mixture. Pour in.
  2. Add coconut milk and oil.
  3. Add Quinoa
  4. Add Cinnamon
  5. Add Protein Powder
  6. Add Oat Flour
  7. Top with Blueberry Chia Jam (Make night before)

Blueberry Chia Jam


  • Container of blueberries
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 3 T Chia seeds
  • Water


  1. In a small saucepan, boil blueberries down with lemon & water. Add chia seeds after blueberries have cooked down. Refrigerate over night.

Goal from here on out! I will write down my recipes as I am making them. I tend to just add a little of this a little of that! I will be making these again, so if the amounts are off I will update!

Stay tuned for my other creations!! Happiness & Love to all!

***************Natalie Johnston is USATF certified runner coach serving areas PA, NYC, & NJ.*****************