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“I’ll make you banana pancakes, pretend like it’s the weekend now”

Posted Feb 07 2011 8:02am

Good morning friends!

I hope you had a fabulous weekend, and thank you for all of your great feedback on the running posts! I’ve got 2 more left in the series and you’ll see them later this week.

I spent the majority of last week feeling rather stressed, crappy, coughing, blowing my nose, sleeping sitting up, and popping cold meds (as a last resort), so the weekend was a welcomed relief. The plan was to keep things very relaxed and low key in order to speed up the recovery process and feel nice and healthy again this week. A Jack Johnson kind of weekend, if you will.

And that’s exactly what happened. I am the type of person who does not do the whole ‘being sick’ thing well, but when a throbbing headache forced me into bed for most of Friday, I figured my bod was trying to tell me it had had enough. So what did I do? Well, I slept a lot. I did some yoga. I drank lots of these with extra maca root powder:

I made sure I ate some good food, like this:

Stir fried chicken breast, Brussels sprouts, bell peppers, red onion, tomatos, kale, garlic, balsamic vinegar and herbs.

I also did lots of things I love, like this…

and meeting up with one of my besties to visit a few of our favourite shopping establishments.

California quinoa salad, edamame, raw kale, roasted butternut squash, sesame kale, pulled chicken, lemon-dill tuna salad, and.... I think that's all!

And yes, I made banana pancakes.

They were post-spin class pancakes, so I amped them up a bit with some vanilla protein powder.

Banana Pancakes for One

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp rolled oats
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 packet stevia
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup egg whites
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1/2 mashed banana

Combine all dry ingredients in one bowl and wet ingredients in another. Mix the wet ingredients well, then pour into the dry bowl.

Stir until batter is even (you should have about 1 cup), then pour the batter into a non-stick frying pan in batches. Cook for a few minutes on each side, flipping when bubbles start to form on top of the pancakes. Top with sliced banana and yogurt if desired.

Serves 1.

Nutrition: 242 calories, 4g fat, 1g saturated fat, 70mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 19g carbs, 2g fiber, 6g sugar, 34g protein.

I highly recommend stepping away from your computer and going to make some of these immediately. But before you do, tell me:

  • What’s one good thing you did for yourself this weekend?
  • What’s one good thing you’ll do for yourself today (apart from making my pancakes of course)?

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