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!!

Tripple Threat Smoothie


 I looove smoothies! In high school (before I knew better) I was always @ Jamba Juice throwing down smoothies. I love the cold, tangy flavor! Talk about fun in a cup! Obviously, some smoothies have a lot of sugar in them because of the yogurt, juice and fruit.

Now, I love to make protein smoothies! They work great as a snack or right after a workout. I thought I would throw out a couple of different smoothie recipes, including my fave, The Tripple Threat!

Tripple Threat Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 scoop whey protein (I like the taste of Provision 6, which you can get online or from Cascade)

1 T. ground flax seed

1/2 c. frozen blueberries

3/4 c. almond milk

2 stalks kale, chopped

ice for extra crunchiness

Directions:

Blend all ingredients in a blender- pour and enjoy!

Some other combos that I like are (with or without protein)

-PB & J- 1 T Peanut butter, 1/2 c. strawberries, 3/4 c. almond milk

-Chunky Monkey- 1 T peanut butter, 1/2 banana, 1 T cocoa powder, 3/4 almond milk

-Cinnamon Swirl- 1 T almond butter, 1 cup spinach, 1.5 t. cinnamon, 3/4 almond milk

-Super Savory-  2 stalks kale, 1 c. spinach, 1 tomato, 3/4 water

-Fruit Explosion- 1/2 c. strawberries/blueberries/mangoes/raspberries, 3/4 almond milk, 1 c. spinach

Happy Blending!

Kim