Sadly, Christmas is over...but the New Year is coming! Here is a great recipe that you can use to start your mornings off right! I eat these pancakes at least 2 times a week because they are rich in nutrients and vitamins AND THEY ARE FILLING! Big girls gotta eat, remember?
My goal during the NWSL offseason is to improve mentally and physically. In order to do that, I knew that I had to sort out my diet first. As we all know, it is challenging to eat healthy because you have to constantly plan ahead. Because I needed help along the way, I have teamed up with Nuzest.
Nuzest is a worldwide company that believes in getting your “Clean Lean Protein” from the highest grade of European grown and processed Golden Pea Protein Isolate. So, umm… what does that even mean? It means, that when they are making their products, you can be assured that they use a chemical free process with top quality, responsibly-sourced ingredients. They use 100% natural vegetable and allergen free protein that is high in protein yet low in carbohydrates and fat.
Because I am constantly on the go and training, Nuzest has a product line that is easy to add into your everyday diet! I have added their Clean Lean Protein into my pre and post training as well as game day meals.
Enough talking, more eating! Here is my recipe for Chocolate Banana Protein Paleo Pancakes! Good luck saying that out loud. Hope you enjoy these as much as I do!
Chocolate Banana Protein Paleo Pancakes
Prep Time: Less than 10 minutes
Makes: About 10-12 Pancakes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
1 Heaping Scoop of Nuzest Chocolate Clean Lean Protein
2 Ripe Bananas
2 Teaspoons of Pure Vanilla Extract
1 Teaspoon of Bob's Red Mill Baking Soda
4 Tablespoons of Bob's Red Mill Paleo Baking Flour
3 Tablespoons of Namaste Foods Tapioca Starch
1 Tablespoon of BulletProof Ghee or Trader Joe's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
100% Pure Maple Syrup
Heat a large non-stick skillet to a medium-low heat.
In a large bowl, whisk the bananas down into a mush. Add in & whisk the eggs, vanilla extract, and melted ghee/coconut oil.
In another bowl, combine the coconut flour, tapioca flour, Nuzest Protein and baking soda until completely mixed. Use a Hand Mixer as you are combining the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
*Make sure completely mixed because the Nuzest protein likes to stick to the sides and/or bottom of bowl!
Allow the batter to rest for 3-5 minutes as you grease the skillet with coconut oil/ghee.
Take a spoon or tip the ingredients bowl into the greased skillet, to make the desired sized pancakes. After about 2 minutes (depending on how soft you want the inside), flip the pancake to the uncooked side. Allow the pancake to cook for another 1-2 minutes, then remove and repeat until your batter is finished.
Now, devour all of your pancakes!
**If you want more ideas for recipes, check out Nuzest's website! They have a variety of great ideas to implement into your daily diet!