When you know you won’t need the carbs

IMG_20151226_075054294_HDRThere is something about pancakes that is just so comforting. Yes, I said it, even though I don’t believe in using food for comfort, because I know that that’s when we get in trouble with food. If every time you need to be comforted you turn to food – and if you are anything like me, that would be often – then you start eating when you don’t feel hunger, and then the energy that your body doesn’t need it will store as….  I think you see where I’m going with this. However, that’s no reason not to eat pancakes, just eat them when you are hungry 🙂 

Another problem with pancakes (at least for me) is that they are usually made with some sort of flour which means carbs – unless I’m about to go to the gym I try to limit my consumption of flour products. So, this big-ass pancake has no conventional flour added:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 7 eggs whites
  • 10g almond flour 
  • 5g Beyond Yourself Whey Isolate
  • 1tsp Sweet Leaf Stevia
  • 1tsp of baking powder
  • Flavour Extracts of choice
  • Toppings: 66g blueberries, 15g slivered almonds, sprinkle of BCAA, 20g natural peanut butter

DIRECTIONS:
Whip the egg whites with stevia and extracts in a food processor until they form peaks. Add the rest of the ingredients except for the toppings. Gently fold into the egg whites and pour out on a lightly greased with coconut oil spray nonstick large frying pan. Once browned on each side transfer into a large plate and top with your toppings of choice.

MACROS with the toppings:
Cal: 426, p37g, c15g, f24g 

IMG_20151226_075110057_HDRIMG_20151226_075101439_HDRBecause I’m home bound due to sickness and I’m not about to exert myself physically at the gym, I don’t need a lot of carb energy. So, instead, this one has a higher amount of fat that is coming from the almond flour, almonds and the peanut butter. And trust me, it’s just as good or better than a conventional pancake. 

Enjoy! 

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