The secret to being a morning person is having something to look forward to- a delicious and healthy breakfast to welcome you into the day.
Ok maybe that's not really the secret. The secret is correcting the issue causing the morning grump - a good sleep routine, good stress management, optimise your nutrition and exercising in the morning sure helps too.
However one thing's for sure, I've never gone to bed thinking "I can't wait to wake up and eat toast!" - but maybe that's just me.
I have however gone to bed thinking that I can't wait to devour a plate of these babies, or my homemade paleo banana bread (coming up next in the series), or my homemade granola, or my choc avo pudding - you get the picture!
These pancakes are as delicious as any dessert and yet they are also deliciously healthy and so easy to make. A powerhouse of nutrients, these light and fluffy pancakes will fire you up and get you ready for your day. You may even look forward to your mornings when you're waking up to these guys.
Recipe (serves 1 hungry person)
2 organic eggs
1 scoop of your favourite protein powder.*
1 tablespoon of your chosen healthy nut butter. (I used Mayvers Cacao and Hazelnut butter- my favourite)
1 Tbsp of pepitas
6 Raw Cashews
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp cinnamon
Beat the eggs and then mash in banana until it forms a smooth batter. Add your protein powder and mix well.
Rub the base of a large fry pan or wok with an oil suitable for cooking such as coconut oil/macadamia oil/organic butter. Heat the pan over a medium heat.
When the pan is hot, add the batter to the pan and tip so it spreads. Cover the whole pancake with a light dust of cinnamon.
When you notice the edges become firm, flip the pancake. It will probably break into pieces but this is Ok as you will be stacking them.
Within a few seconds the flip side will be cooked. Take the pancake pieces and stack them on your plate. Top with pepitas, cashews and a drizzle of your nut butter.
Your done! Enjoy your supercharged breakfast and don't forget to leave a comment to tell me what you think.
*The protein powder is optional ingredient. The pancakes are actually lighter and fluffier without the protein added but the recipe works with or without it so choose what works for you. I used a plant based protein -hence the green colour.
Until next time, stay deliciously healthy.
Jennifer May Adv.Dip.Nut.Med.ATMS.MINDD