I'm sure you have seen or tried the 2 ingredient banana pancakes made with only eggs and bananas all over the Internet. Although they will never replace my regular pancakes made with flour, I enjoy whipping up a batch for a quick breakfast or as a snack. I wanted to take the pancakes to another level by packing in more nutrition so I added hemp seeds and all-natural peanut butter. The result was a pancake that was not only packed with more nutrients, but also a super easy, flour-free pancake that is fluffier and tastes better than the traditional 2 ingredient pancakes!
Try these pancakes for a post-workout snack or when you are looking for something to get you through to the end of the day.
These pancakes are:
Packed with protein
Healthy fat friendly (Omega 3 & 6)
When I am having these pancakes for breakfast, I add a little drizzle of Maple syrup and a dollop of peanut butter.
When you think of healthy foods, yogurt is bound to make it on your list of top 10 must haves. Although this may be the case, there are so many options of yogurt available, it becomes very easy to select a yogurt that is far from being healthy. There is just so much confusion when it comes to yogurt, which is why in today's edition of "Simple Swaps", I will be going over how to swap your sugar-filled yogurt with a yogurt that is actually good for you.
One of my favourite things about yogurt is its versatility. You can use yogurt as a marinade, dip, dressing, or (my favourite) as a snack.
The nutritional benefits of yogurt are:
High in calcium
Source of Vitamin D
Source of probiotics (healthy bacteria for your gut)
Packed with protein (Greek style varieties have more protein)
Next time you are at the grocery store and are looking for a healthy snack and pick up a low fat fruit yogurt, think again. Unfortunately, your fruit yogurt is far from just fruit and yogurt. The...
I have the biggest sweet tooth, which means I am usually (read: always) craving something sweet when snack time hits. I am also a chocoholic and always find ways to add chocolate to my healthy snacks. I created these cookies one night when I was craving chocolate and something sweet but was looking for something a little healthier. These cookies satisfy my sweet and chocolate cravings while also giving me a good balance of protein + fibre + healthy fats.
The star of these cookies are Hemp Hearts. Hemp hearts are seeds that have a nutty flavour and are packed with protein, healthy fats, and fibre. I love adding Hemp Hearts to my oatmeal, smoothies, and baked goods.
Another great thing about these cookies is that they are GLUTEN-FREE! These chocolate power cookies are made with a blend of quick oats, Hemp Hearts, and ground flaxseed. Talk about triple threat!