Good morning and happy Friday!
I woke up craving pancakes for breakfast this morning, so I whipped up a two-ingredient pancake with sliced banana, almond butter, and marmalade on top. It was so tasty, and the perfect way to start a Friday.
Recently, I’ve received a number of questions about how to make these two-ingredient pancakes. I wrote this post about my “secrets” for making a perfect one, but here are a few more tips to help you get it right.
- To speed up the process, I mash up the banana inside the banana peel (with my hands) and then add it to a mug with my egg(s), cinnamon, vanilla extract, chia seeds, and whatever else I decide to mix in. Then, I use a fork to whisk it all together.
- For minimal pan sticking, cook your pancake in melted coconut oil. I wait until there’s a thin layer of coconut oil in my pan and then pour in my batter. It works so much better than cooking spray to prevent the pancake from sticking to the pan.
- Lately, I’ve been using 1 banana + 2 eggs, so my pancake has a little more protein and staying power. Using an extra egg also helps form the pancake better, so it doesn’t stick and fall apart.
I still haven’t done my time trial for my mile run this week yet, but I’m hitting the gym right after I finish this post. My friends at Boston Sports Club hooked me up with a free 90-day membership, so I’ll have access to a treadmill (and some fun classes) all winter long. Yay! Obviously, I’m pumped, especially since I’m not sure what’s going to happen with my CrossFit workouts in the next few months and at least I’ll be able to walk on the treadmill or use the elliptical at the gym.
If you’re also planning to hit the treadmill later today, here is a fun workout for you to try!
Health News & Views
Around this time every winter, I get sick and tired of running indoors on the treadmill. (Or should I say “dreadmill”?)
The treadmill can definitely get boring, so I try to do workouts that include frequent pace changes to mix things up and keep things interesting. That way, I actually enjoy my run instead of totally dreading it.
That said, here’s a 30-minute running workout that alternates varying inclines with short bursts of sprinting and slower recovery periods for a seriously booty-burning session that will blast fat and keep your mind engaged. Trust me, the time will fly!
Questions of the Day
How’d your mile time trial go this week?
What’s your fastest mile time?
Would you rather run fast or long?