Ah, Monday – the weekends just slip by so quickly sometimes, don’t they? I don’t even remember what I did this weekend – a blur. A good blur though. Oh yeah, we went and saw The Hunger Games – so good. I never thought I’d be so into a teeny bop movie, but someone recommend the books to me a long time ago, and yeah, I loved them – so I’m hooked – can’t wait for Part 2!!
Anyways, I’ve got something super yummy, simple, and paleo for you today. Yup, that’s right P A L E O! I think that’s the first time the P word has actually made it on my blog. So, why paleo you ask? Well, I’m trying it out!
Over this past year I’ve had some not so great health issues to deal with – without going into too much detail (for now) I found out about some hormonal imbalances caused by a number of things, some known, some unknown, and well, I ended up just recently getting a PCOS diagnosis. Say what?!
PCOS… otherwise known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. This came as a bit of a shock, but also something I’m not totally sold on – neither is my Naturopath. See, I have some of the distinct characteristics of the syndrome, but I also don’t have a lot of the other ones. I’ve been working closely with my go-to professionals to sort things out naturally and so far – so good.
In my research, I discovered that for PCOS, or hormonal imbalances in general, the Paleo diet tends to offer a lot of benefits. I also think it’s important as a Nutritionist to be up-to-date and educated on all the different types of diets out there to be able to offer accurate information to my clients. So, I’m giving it a go!
That brings me to these pancakes. These P A L E O pancakes.
Since trying out the diet for the last few weeks I’ve had to change up my typical dietary choice of oatmeal for breakfast and give some other options a go. I love pancakes – I think we all know that, and these are paleo approved and DELICIOUS.
Banana, egg, cinnamon, coconut flour – whirl in a blender – pour in a pan – cook, cook… – flip – cook – drizzle with almond butter – devour.
With that process I get a nice balanced mix of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins! I’ve found that on this diet I’m eating a lot more fat, and less carbohydrates – not too little, but definitely less – and yet I feel totally satisfied and energized! I’m going to be doing a more paleo specific post coming up about my experience and take-aways from the diet soon!
So, just a heads up, it’s going to be all paleo on the blog for a while here! Does this mean I’m officially paleo forever ?? – not really, I’ll have to see how I feel. I’ve never been into dieting extremes, but rather finding something that works for ME, and encouraging others to find what works specifically for THEM.
What foods do you put in your body that make you feel amazing… and which do you put in your body that make you feel totally crappy? It’s important to know these things and really pay attention!
These pancakes, they make me feel darn good.
So I’m gonna keep on eating them – maybe even on a daily basis! 😉
What’s your take on the paleo diet? Have you tried it? Would you try it? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
- In a small blender, magic bullet, or similar, blend all ingredients except for almond butter.
- Blend only until just mixed (about 10-15 seconds)- do not over blend.
- Heat a SMALL pan over medium, with olive or coconut oil for greasing.
- Pour into the pan to fill it with a small layer of batter. Cook for 2-3 minutes and flip. Cook for another 2 minutes. Repeat until the batter is finished. You should get 2-3 pancakes.
- Top with almond butter.
- Garnish with sliced banana and cinnamon if you prefer!
Nutritional Information using ½ cup egg whites (not the whole egg + ¼ cup)
Have a fantastic Monday, and a great week!
Nutritionist in the Kitch