Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Protein Pancakes for the Carb Restricted

Many paleo eaters consume little to no fruit.  But fruit is so good for you!! Yes, fruit is good for you and has important vitamins and nutrients, BUT it also contains lots of sugar.  A friend of mine at the gym told me, she was diagnosed with gestational diabetes from eating too much fruit when she was pregnant. SCARY! The sugar in fruit places a demand on your pancreas to produce insulin in response to elevated blood sugar levels, just like any other kind of sugar.  Different fruits have different glycemic indexes and affect your body differently.  Berries are a type of fruit that has the least amount of sugar and also is the most rich in anti-oxidants.  Bananas and grapes on the other hand have the highest amount of sugar.  So for those of you who store fat in their bellys like myself, Coach Jay or Coach Colin probably told you to restrict your intake of fruit.  So what was up with the banana in yesterdays protein pancake recipe??  I got that recipe from Marks Daily Apple and they would be a great post work out meal, also some jerks out there can eat all the fruit they want and be unaffected! So I got out of school early today and headed to my kitchen for a little experimenting for those who are less fortunate and can do without the extra carbs.  I have to pat myself on the back for this one because my protein pancakes today were awesome!!  They look, feel, and tastes just like real pancakes and they are PACKED with protein and good fats.-- Make sure you get to the bottom of the page to read what too look for when buying coconut flour and whey protein.
You will need:
1/4 cup Coconut flour
1 scoop whey protein
1/2 cup UNSWEETENED vanilla almond milk
1 egg
2 heaping spoonfuls of almond butter
Coconut oil for frying

Combine all ingredients and stir until you get a smooth batter.  Spoon batter into melted coconut oil and cook until brown on both sides.



Make sure you read the container to make sure your coconut flour is unbleached and unrefined!

There are only 3 ingredients in my whey protein: whey protein, natural vanilla, and stevia.  Notice it is free of soy, gluten, sugar, rice.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there,

    Would like to know what is the brand of the whey protein you were using. And where did you get it. It is so hard to get such CLEAN whey protein!

    Really appreciate if you could answer my question / email me.

    Thanks!
    chunpang

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