Woah. Is this morning flying by for anyone else or is it just me? Hey, I’m not complaining—I mean, the quicker the day goes by, the closer I am to vacation! Vacation countdown: 3 days. Can you tell I’m just a tad excited?
Remember my failed protein pancake from yesterday? Well, I perfected it this morning! Introducing: Tropical Protein Pancakes!
I love anything with coconut in it, so these pancakes definitely hit the spot this morning. Coconut was the dominate flavor with a little bit of pineapple, banana, and vanilla coming trough in each bite. I topped my pancake with sunflower butter and more shredded coconut. Delish!
Tropical Protein Pancakes
- 1 banana
- 1 egg
- 2 egg whites
- 2 tbsp crushed pineapple
- 2 tbsp shredded coconut
- 1 scoop (31.8g) vanilla protein powder
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed meal
- 1/4 tsp coconut extract
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
- Heat pan (or griddle) over medium-low heat; coat with non-stick cooking spray.
- Pour batter onto the pan/griddle.
- Cook each pancake for 2-3 minutes and then flip. Cook on the other side for about 1 minute.
- Serve with your favorite toppings.
Feel Great Weight
A few years ago, I worked a 9-5 desk job in an office where the kitchen was a ever-present buffet of donuts, muffins, cookies, and other larger-than-life pastries. I honestly can’t remember too many days when there wasn’t some sort of sweet treat tempting me to eat it. I often fell victim to those goodies when my stress levels rose, and instead of dealing with what was actually stressing me out, I temporarily masked my feelings with the treats. I didn’t recognize this pattern was happening for a long time—until it led me to gain several pounds.
Even now when I feel stressed, I still crave sugary carbs, which are loaded with calories and fat and not helpful when it comes to maintaining my Feel Great Weight. It’s not always easy to overcome those emotions, but these tricks have certainly helped me (and will help you!) get a handle on stress eating: Stressed Out? Tricks to Avoid Emotional Eating.
Question of the Day
How do you handle stress/emotional eating?