Hey ya’ll! Hope everyone is having a fantastic Monday. I had an accounting exam today. Gross, I know. Anyways since Your Healing Diet is based on a mainly plant based diet that means you can consume a lot of whole grains since you are not consuming all the calories from protein. To me this means AWESOME breakfasts. As most of you know from Surviving Candyland that I love eating breakfast, especially whole grains like oatmeal, so this is one of my favorite parts of following the diet. Also in general it is advised to eat breakfast daily because it helps boost your metabolism in the morning to help you lose weight!
So, what did I eat for breakfast on Your Healing Diet? You are going to be shocked because it isn’t a bowl of oatmeal. I made PANCAKES. Not just regular pancakes either, but Elvis pancakes.
When something is described as Elvis it means that it has chocolate, peanut butter, and banana. I made chocolate peanut butter pancakes with bananas and chocolate chips topped with a drizzle of peanut butter and bananas.This is definitely one of my favorite combinations because the natural sweetness in the bananas gives a nice balance to the saltiness of the peanut butter. Plus chocolate chips in anything is pretty great in my opinion.
1/2 c. Whole Wheat Flour
1/3 c + 1-2 tbsp of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/8 tsp. Salt
3 tbsp egg whites or egg substitutes
1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 tsp. Vanilla extract
1 packet of stevia
2 tbsp. Chocolate PB2
Handful of gluten free, dairy free chocolate chips
Half of sliced banana
Other Half of Sliced Banana
2 tbsp PB2 + water (enough to make it runny)
1. Mix all of the dry ingredients in one bowl.
2. Add in all of the wet ingredients + chocolate chips + slices of banana.
3. Mix well together.
4. Using a 1/3 measuring cup, portion out batter onto frying pan (usually makes about 3-4 medium pancakes).
5. Flip over when upper side has showed bubbles in the batter and the bottom is lightly browned.
6. Cook until done.
7. Layer the pancakes on the plate with one on bottom, then slices of banana, then another pancake, etc until you are at the top drizzle the PB2 sauce over it.
These pancakes definitely made waking up at 7:30 am on a Saturday so much better. Not only are they delicious, but it pretty much follows a healing diet. Even the peanut butter is on the plan because the only ingredient is peanuts that have been crushed. I love one ingredient lists on food labels! The only thing that isn’t on the plan is the egg whites, but it is such a small amount that it should not effect my diet that much. I love that Your Healing Diet is more of a lifestyle rather than a strict diet plan. I love that I get to enjoy healthy delicious food while attempting to heal my body.
Yes, I cleared my plate. That is how good these are. Filled with tons of flavor and beneficial ingredients:
Bananas: Not only do bananas provide a large amount of Potassium in the diet, but they also offer a substantial amount of energy. provide bowel health, and help reduce the acidity in the stomach that may have been created by other foods.
Peanuts: Peanuts are great for hearth health, provide a source of antioxidants, and help reduce the risk of stroke.
Whole Wheat: Helps reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome, lower type 2 diabetes, lessens chronic inflammation, and assists with bowel health.
I hope you all have a lovely rest of the day!
What is your favorite flavor of pancakes?
Have you ever had anything elvis flavored?