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Banana Protein Pancakes

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I have really been feeling the protein pancakes/waffles lately.  For one thing, there are SO many different recipes.  Plus you can use a million different toppings to create different flavors so they don’t get boring!  And they are really quite filling and satisfying.  This recipe was actually really easy-which I love at 6am when I am making my first breakfast after my workout. Sadly I was not paying attention and burned mine, but they still turned out quite good.  Also, I was out of regular sprinkles so I had to use Christmas sprinkles.  Gives them quite a festive touch!

Ingredients

  • 1 medium banana
  • 1/4 cup protein powder (I used Cellucor Corfetti!)
  • 1 TBSP coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Stevia as desired

Instructions

  1. Mash the banana in a bowl until it is fairly smooth.
  2. Mix in all of the other ingredients.
  3. Cook on a skillet or pan on LOW using coconut oil or cooking spray.  Remember banana pancakes burn easily so make them small and do not cook them on high because they will burn on the outside and still be gooey inside. 

Toppings

As usual I topped these with a mixture of greek yogurt and stevia.  I of course, had to add sprinkles to go with the cake batter theme!

Hope you enjoy these protein packed little gems.

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Grocery Staples

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A big part of fitness is obviously how you eat.  Whether you do clean eating, weight watchers, paleo, calorie counting or flexible dieting,  your diet will be most of what determines your results. 
Personally I do IIFYM or If It Fits Your Macros.  This diet (more of a lifestyle) requires you to track your protein,  fat, carbs and fiber.  In order to meet my requirements I eat mostly healthy but I do enjoy non healthy splurges with NO GUILT. 

Grocery Staples
Dairy
Greek yogurt
Laughing cow cheese
Feta cheese
Mozzarella cheese
Greek frozen yogurt
Almond milk (not really dairy)
Cottage cheese

Vegetables
Asparagus
Kale
Spinach or spring mix
Bell peppers
Cucumbers
Spaghetti squash
Zuccini
Broccoli
Snap peas
Cauliflower
Carrots
Celery
Sweet potatoes
Steamable veggie bags

Fruit
Apples
Bananas
Cherry tomatoes
Strawberries
Kiwi
Oranges
Grapefruit
Starfruit
Blueberries
Raspberries
Pineapple
Mangoes
Blackberries
Grapes
Frozen fruit

Grains
Quinoa
Brown rice
Dave’s Killer Bread
Ezekiel Bread
Rice cakes
Flat out wraps
Low carb wraps
Quinoa pasta
Oats

Protein
Organic chicken breasts
Organic ground turkey
Organic ground buffalo
Protein powder
Eggs
Egg whites
Simple truth turkey and ham deli meat
Tuna
Canned chicken

Treats
Skinny cow bars
Poptarts
Annie’s bunny grahams
Quest bars
Cliff bars
Simple truth bars
Lara Bars
Dark chocolate chips
Peanut butter
Simple Truth frozen pizzas
Natural fruit ropes
Zone kids bars
Chocolate
Boom chika pop popcorn

Drinks
Kombacha
La Croix waters
Zevia or Blue Sky Stevia sodas

Other
Coconut oil
Cooking spray
Beans
Organic pizza sauce
Organic low sodium tomato sauce
Flavor extracts
Seasonings

I don’t buy all of this every time but these are all things I buy frequently.  Hopefully this gives people an idea of some things to buy if you want to eat healthier or do IIFYM.  

These are all just ideas for anyone not sure where to start.  Hope this helps!

Note: A few of these are older pics and include non organic chicken which I try not to buy anymore if I can help it.

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Coconut Pancakes

Coconut Pancakes
Delicious coconutty goodness

This morning I decided to make pancakes.  But of course, healthy pancakes.  So I went to http://www.spoonfuloffit.com and grabbed her recipe for fluffy coconut pancakes.  Her recipes always turn out great.  I tweaked it a little but here’s what I did.

Coconut Pancakes

  • 3 TBSP Coconut Flour
  • 6 TBSP egg whites or 2-3 egg whites(hers calls for 9 (3 egg whites) but I didn’t need quite that much)
  • 1 TBSP greek yogurt
  • 1/4 Cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp coconut extract (can use vanilla)
  • 1/2 packet stevia

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.  It will take a bit of mixing because of the coconut flour’s texture.  If you haven’t used coconut flour before it is quite soft and takes a bit to absorb.
  2. Heat a pan on low heat and spray with a bit of non stick spray or coconut oil.
  3. Make pancakes.  I recommend doing 3-4 pancakes because if they are too big they will be hard to flip.
  4. Eat said pancakes.

Toppings

I topped mine with greek yogurt mixed with stevia and berries that I heated and mixed with more stevia.  (Used about 1/2 pack in each). Other good toppings would be coconut flakes, chia seeds, bananas, chocolate peanut butter, syrup, or other fruit.

Hope you enjoy!

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The Fit Life

Fit is not a destination… it’s a way of life.

I have been living this “fitness” lifestyle for over a year now and I constantly get questions about what I do, what I eat, how I workout.  So I wanted to start a blog to share the recipes, workouts, and motivation that I have.  I am no expert, but I have learned a lot along my own personal journey.  I hope to be able to motivate and inspire others in their own journeys as well.

And this IS a journey.  Not a destination.  You don’t just stop eating healthy or working out once you reach your goal.  If you want to STAY in shape you have to make fitness a way of life, not something you do for a few weeks or months to “get skinny”.  It is about so much more than that.  Fitness is about learning to know your body, love your body, take care of yourself, have pride in yourself and want to better yourself.  You have to want it for YOURSELF!

I have faith in you.  You CAN do this.  You CAN make changes.  You CAN get fit! 

Let’s do this.

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