Being conscious of what you eat requires serious willpower. That’s why when adjusting your diet you’ll fight temptation for sugar and sweet foods. And it’s hard. It’s addictive stuff after all, and when you eat it, your brain tells you, you need more
But it’s not all radical change you know; these protein pancakes have a decent balance between carbs and protein, meaning they’re a great option after you’ve worked out and feel like you need a sugary jolt. They’re low in fat and refined sugars however, and contain flaxseed – a rich source of necessary micronutrients. Just go easy on the syrup – or try honey instead!
Ingredients (serves 1)
■ 100g oats
■ 2 eggs
■ 1 banana
■ 2 tbsp peanut butter
■ 35g flaxseed
■ 25g whey protein
■ Handful of mixed berries
■ Squirt of honey
■ 1tbsp 0% Total Greek yogurt
■ 2tbsp coconut oil
Whiz the oats, eggs, banana, peanut butter, flaxseed, whey protein, and 1 tbsp of coconut oil in a blender until the mixture forms a slow-pouring batter.
Heat the rest of the coconut oil in a flat frying pan, coating it evenly. Reduce heat and pour in batter in several small amounts, a few inches in diameter, or two larger ones if you prefer.
Cook the pancakes on one side for a few minutes – use a knife or spatula around the sides so that they don’t stick. Flip once and leave for a few minutes more. Serve straight away in a stack, and garnish with the yogurt, berries and honey.
Preparation 2 minutes Cooking 6 minutes