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Needing for a healthy breakfast full of protein? These High Protein Gluten-Free Chocolate Pancakes are just what you need to keep you going through the morning.
I know that I post a lot of cheat meals here, but really we do eat fairly healthy. Even though it just looks like we eat crumble pies, burgers, brownies, cookies, and cake all the time. But we just balance it all out with lots of healthy lean and green meals daily basis.
My husband and I both workout in our gym home 5 days a week. Well…I do my 5 days a week but my husband does a bit less but he lifts way more weights than me. I also do cardio in fasting and eat my first meal at 11hours of fasting it is not fully intermittent fasting but so far works for me.
Over the years I have learned more about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Working out is only 10 % of living a healthy life. The other 90 % is all about eating properly. When you eat properly you feel better, have clarity, and have more energy. I know that I need all the energy I can get to get through the day.
Some mornings I start my day with my high protein gluten-free chocolate pancakes others with my high fibre oatmeal and omelette. I couldn’t go with those Meal Replacement Shakes, but everyone is different. I do have my protein shake after my workout, and after 30min or so I would have my proper meal protein, starchy carbs, fibre carbs (vegetables and legumes).
Traditionally, pancakes are not very high in protein. They are in fact the very opposite. Fortunately, for us, it is very easy to decrease the carbs and swap to gluten-free and increase the protein amount by making your own high protein gluten-free chocolate pancakes at home, by adding just a few simple ingredients.
But why would you want to eat high protein gluten-free pancakes? Well, let’s say you are training in the gym and need more protein to build your muscle, or you are trying to lose a couple of pounds to fit again in your favourite pair of trousers, or simply you want to start eating healthier food rather than high carbs packed food that in the end are driving you to a life of obesity and heart attacks among others.
With all these been said, I don’t mean to scare you, but we are what we eat. I don’t say you have to eat tasteless or bland, that is why my recipes are all the opposite. You’ll find normal recipes adapted to a healthier version, with taste and full of flavour.
To make your high protein gluten-free chocolate pancakes for breakfast or dinner, why not? Nutritious and filling, by adding protein-rich ingredients and whole foods is what is all about.
You will need chia seeds, flaxseed meal, psyllium husk, egg whites, oats, buckwheat flour, organic unsweetened cocoa powder, cinnamon, plant-based milk or any milk you desire, water, stevia and some coconut oil. All these ingredients are full of fibre, protein, and good fats that will keep you satisfied for more time keeping you away from snacking and craving sweets.
Also, oats are slow absorption carbs that give energy for more time, won’t spike your blood sugar, it will help you to feel less hungry until your next meal.
If you like to prep in advance your meals these are great just follow the steps to cook the pancakes, allow them to cool and then freeze them. Line up a baking sheet with greaseproof paper and place them one beside the other, after 30 min place them in a freezer bag separated in between layers by greaseproof paper, so when you decide to eat them it will be easier to take the amount you wish to eat and thaw them in the fridge the night before. In the morning place them in the preheated oven for a few minutes until you desire.
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HIGH PROTEIN GLUTEN FREE CHOCOLATE PANCAKESCourse: Breakfast, Recipes
These high protein gluten and sugar free chocolate pancakes will keep you away from cravings while giving you sustainable energy
160g egg whites, free-range (4 eggs)
1 Egg Yolk 20g *
125ml Unsweetened Almond Milk, or any other milk
30g organic jumbo old fashioned rolled oats, gluten-free (or any oats you have)
10g Organic Buckwheat Flour
6g Organic Chia Seeds
1/2 Tsp Organic Cinnamon
- In a blender glass jug, pour the egg whites, oats, buckwheat flour, flaxseed, chia seeds, cacao powder, psyllium husk, cinnamon, water, milk and stevia. Blend for 2 min.
- Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat. I usually use cold-pressed organic coconut oil for all my cookings. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.
- * If you leave out the egg yolk the fat will decrease by 5.3g with a total of 7.7
1 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories389
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 3g 15%
- Cholesterol 217mg 73%
- Sodium 325mg 14%
- Potassium 347mg 10%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
- Sugars 2g
- Protein 30g 60%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.