This post will differ from my usual rhetoric, but at the insistence of my friends, I decided to share with you an amazingly simple breakfast alternative for those seeking a healthier alternative to the usual pastry, without compromising the taste. This is seriously a guilt-less meal that can be enjoyed at any time of day. It was actually perfected by my sister Aleksandra, after my many clumsy tries with a variety of ingredients.
All righty, here it goes!
You will need the following 4 ingredients:
- 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Meal Original Protein Mix. I tried many protein variations, but this one is the best in terms of taste, texture + ease of cooking, read: the pancake will come out in one piece instead of scrambled! Amazon has the best price on it, as it can run pretty pricy, though you might be lucky finding a better bargain – if so, let me know!
- 8 tablespoons of liquid egg whites. Try going for cage free and/or organic, if possible.
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil (or another kind, if you prefer)
Mix the dry ingredients – the protein and the cinnamon – in a round bowl…
Add the eggs whites and whisk well…
In the meantime, heat the oil on a pan turning the heat on high.
Side note: I use ceramic pan to avoid the badness surrounding the usual non-stick varieties. The cool thing is that this one is a non-stick as well, but without the harmful effects of teflon : )
And once the oil is hot, pour the mixture into the pan…
Wait for about 3 minutes, and/or until you can see bubbles forming on the pancake…
Turn the pancake over, turn off the heat and let it cook for another 3 minutes or so.
In the meantime, if you desire so, you may prepare a little yoghurt dressing for your meal. I like to use unsweetened coconut yoghurt. I personally avoid dairy but you may like plain greek yoghurt), a little tiny bit of stevia to taste and yes, more cinnamon!
Mix all the ingredients in a cup and stir…
Take your pancake off the pan and dress with the yoghurt, and enjoy without remorse.
Approximate macro breakdown per one pancake, without the yogurt: Carbs: 9g (6g of it is fiber!), Sugar: less than 1g, Protein: 23g, Fats: 8g
The yogurt alone (approx. amount as shown in the pictures): Carbs: 3g (half of it is fiber!), Sugars: less than .5g, Protein 0g, Fat 2g
Not to mention all the goodness in the Amazing Meal you get: wheatgrass, kale, barley grass, alfalfa, acai berry, mac, flax seed, quinoa protein, pumpkin, enzyme blend, the list goes on…
Please let me know if you decide to make it and what you thought in the comments below.