Over the last week I have felt incredibly inspired to cook in my new pad! I have had moments of creative brilliance and while on the subway I have been scheming ways to combine routine foods with highly nutritious and easily accessible ingredients. With a fresh space, newly inspired ideas from recent reading and some of the best produce in the city at my new front door I began to create.
My first recipe in a series of self proclaimed amazing meals will be a new spin on a classic "The Paleo Pancake" from when I was staying with Paleo enthused health nuts on Grand Cayman Island! The following recipe was free-styled with no specific ratios but a certain consistency in mind. They turned out great and will now become a staple in my morning routine as they are easy, quick and rapidly digestible. Enjoy!
1 - Grab half a cup to a cup of almonds and throw them in the blender. Mince them finely
2 - Add a few eggs into the ground almonds stir until they are well mixed
3 - Add two to three scoops of protein powder (preferably Kaizen Whey isolate)
4 - Throw in some Glutamine for improved immune function and lean muscle retention
5 - Sprinkle pinches cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice and cardamon
6 - Add a teaspoon of vanilla bean extract
7 - Stir in Vanilla Almond Breeze until you have a nice thick consistency
8 - Heat a pan with coconut oil and pour out a few pancakes
9 - Cook the pancakes until there are one or two bubbles them flip them. Be careful not to cook them too quickly or with too high of a temperature because they can dry out easily.
And there you have the first step of this feast! Now for the added goodies.
I poured yogurt on top of the pancakes and then topped them with craisins and chia seeds. Then I sliced up a banana and poured a light serving of maple syrup on top of the entire goodness because I have a serious weakness for it!
Voila, in about 20 minutes you have a highly nutritious meal with few carbs, high protein, good fats which will leave you feeling light and energized for your morning of taking over the world.