Fluffy Yummy Coconut Flour Pancakes


I have been cravings smoothies like none other this week! Not sure what I am deficient in, but my body is screaming for protein, fruit and icy goodness. So, I went online and ordered these little beauties:

The ingredients in these are phenom! They have all sorts of goodies like alfalfa, wheatgrass, veggies, protein, calcium and sooo much more! I went a little nutso and ordered a bunch to try before committing my $40 to one kind of healthy smoothie mix. This morning, I used the Amazing  Meal with Vanilla Chai with my “pumpkin spiced latte” and a half a banana. It was good, but I was not feeling the least bit full, until I had some of my hubby’s pulled pork (terrible combo I know). 3 bites in and I was stuffed! So, they keep you full, you just might not notice it at first.

Anyways, Hubby thought it sounded gross so I made him some DELICIOUS coconut flour pancakes!! I had a bite and they were amazing!!

Fluffy Yummy Coconut Pancakes

(Borrowed from NourishingDays)

Makes 4 1/4 cup pancakes (serves 1- 2)

Ingredients:

2 eggs (@ room temp)

1/2 cup almond milk/coconut milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 tablespoon honey (I used 1 packet of Truvia)

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 cup coconut flour

Directions:

Used my pancake spatula!!!

  • Preheat griddle over medium-low heat. In a small bowl beat eggs until frothy, about two minutes. Mix in milk, vanilla, and honey or stevia.
  • In a medium-sized bowl combine coconut flour, baking soda, and sea salt and whisk together. Stir wet mixture into dry until coconut flour is incorporated.

  • Grease pan with butter or coconut oil. Ladle a few tablespoons of batter into pan for each pancake. Spread out slightly with the back of a spoon.

I added chopped walnuts to one of them

*The pancakes should be 2-3 inches in diameter and fairly thick. Cook for a few minutes on each side, until the tops dry out slightly and the bottoms start to brown. Flip and cook an additional 2-3 minutes.

The fourth one didn't quite make the cut (ie: I ate it)

  • Serve hot with butter, coconut oil, honey, syrup, or fruit.

Mmmmm...warm blueberries!

What a great way to start the day! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!

Starbucks Bistro Box


Sometimes breakfast can be a real ordeal for me. Without the ease of oatmeal, the convenience of toast or quickness of cereal, I am often left with limited choices. Sometimes I do omelets, almond pancakes or meat, but this morning I was feeling uninspired.

So, on my way to work, I stopped by Starbucks and grabbed a Protein Bistro Box. I had little hope for this spendy ($4.95) little guy, but with no other options, I braved it out. And was I surprised!

Inside my little breakfast box were the following:

Red grapes

Sliced apples

2 slices of white cheddar

hard boiled egg

a packet of Justins Peanut Butter

and a Muesli roll

I tossed the roll aside, but the ingredients weren’t too shabby.

The peanut butter is one of the brands sold at Whole Foods and I know from experience, is very delicious! I am saving it for snack time :0)

The fruit was good when I paired the cheese with the apples (I know, I fudged on the no dairy).

All in all, this is a good option for those who are looking for something healthy on the go. The whole shebang was only 380 calories (mine ended up being under 200 since I ditched the roll and egg yolk and saved the peanut butter). I am a little curious about their other Bistro options….maybe this means I will use my Treat Receipt today after all!

If you’re looking for some lighter drink options, try the following:

Instead of a tall latte (140 cals)…americano with steamed milk (50-90 cals)

Instead of iced tall latte(120)….iced coffee with nonfat milk/soy (50)

Instead of a tall regular frapp(180)….coffee ligt frappuccino (90)

Instead of a tall chai latte (185)….chai tea bags with steamed milk (90)

Have a great day!