Who doesn’t love to eat pancakes for breakfast? The traditional pancake requires some effort and time, both of which I don’t have in the morning. Although having high carbohydrates for breakfast is great for morning fuel and to fight off afternoon cravings, I much prefer my pancakes to be solely protein. This is great if you are on a low-carb or gluten-free diet. These also fit the paleo diet life style.
How do they compare? Well for one, these are less than half the calories of traditional flour pancakes. Taste is obviously different as they are more like eggs than a fluffy pancake. This is my go-to breakfast when I am eating a low calorie/low carbohydrate diet in order to lean out my figure. The best part is, they are so easy to make and prep time is 1 minute!!
Hope you enjoy as much as I do. Ill leave you with a little look into the word “carbohydrate” since Ive mentioned it several times. This here is just the tip of the iceberg in explaining carbs and how they can be used for and against you in building muscle mass and getting skinny!!
Carbs are your number one type energy source. There are two forms of carbs that are categorized as either simple or complex. Simple carbs raise blood sugar levels and are usually the number one enemy for fat gain. But simple carbs are beneficial post workout.Examples of simple carbs are usually highly refined foods such as cookies, table sugar, pop tarts, soda. Complex carbs are released in a slow manner and don’t cause a dramatic rise in blood sugar. Examples of complex carbs are unrefined foods such as; potaoes/sweet potatos, brown rice, oatmeal. You always want to eat carbs first thing in the morning and around your workout. My rule of thumb though is no to low carbs after about 2 pm. Unless your working out.
Pure digestible carbohydrate, on average, yields 4 calories of energy per gram.
Two Ingredient Protein Pancakes
- 1 medium banana mashed(very well)
- 1 whole egg
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Combine the ingredients. Make on a non-stick or cast iron frying pan as you would regular pancakes. Please, use coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil to cook with. Voila!!