One of the things that has proven to be successful for me in my healthier eating lifestyle is modifying foods that I used to crave, when I was at my heaviest. I tend to crave carbs and fried foods more, but I do have the occasional sweet tooth. One of the things I craved SO much was Pancakes, which we all know aren’t too healthy at all, although it can be modified using wheat flour to add some nutritional value.
I wanted to incorporate my daily breakfast shake (shakeology) to a typical pancake recipe, that way I would be getting my dense nutrition and incredible flavor. Also, I wanted to skip on the flour so I opted for oatmeal instead. Instead of the typical Maple Syrup, I made my own topping as well. The result? Something VERY tasty that satisfy BOTH my sweet tooth craving and carb cravings all at once.
Please feel free to give it a try , even make it your own and tell me what you think. I love hearing new variations to recipes. Have a fabulous and healthy day everyone!
I placed the following ingredients into a blender and then poured the mixture directly into a skillet:
- 1 Banana
- 1/4 Cup Oats
- 1 TSP Vanilla Extract
- 2 TBSP UNSWEETENED Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1 TSP Baking Powder
- 1 Egg White
- 1 Egg
- 1 Scoop Chocolate (or Vegan Chocolate) Shakeology
This is the strawberry sauce that I made as a syrup sauce. I also blended this and poured directly over the pancakes
- 4-6 Strawberries (depending on how large they are)
- 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1/2 TBSP Honey
- 1/4 Cup Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt
If you are interested, I also ran across a NEW Topping for the same pancakes that sounds yummy. I will try it the next time, feel free to let me know if you tried this one as well.
Nut Butter Cookie Dough Sauce
In a blender mix the following Items:
- 2 TBSP Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1 Can Garbanzo Beans
- 2 TBSP Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1/4 Cup Almond/Peanut/Cashew butter (or any other kind)
- 2 & 1/2 TSP Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 Cup Stevia
- 1/8 TSP Salt