I’ve been absent for a while now because I’m still writing on my master thesis (not that I have so many followers that anyone would care but whatever :D). Writing my thesis is hardly any fun…meh. But what actually IS fun is stop writing and creating yummy things you can eat for breakfast. Because: who doesn’t love breakfast?

Those who know me well, know about my love for pancakes. Therefore, it was long overdue to share some of my pancake creations with you.

A few years ago, when I started trying to make „healthier“ food choices I thought that I would not be able to eat something like pancakes, cookies or whatever I would categorize as a „bad“ food choice. Somehow, those kind of foods just didn’t fit the idea of what I thought was good and healthy.Today I know that I was completely wrong. The key to still being able to eat all those foods you would usually consider as „unhealthy“ is to change the recipes into healthier versions. As I already mentioned in my last blog: I eat whatever I want to eat, as long as I can fit it into my macros. But still, I don’t eat a ton of chocolate and afterwards justify myself by saying „it fit my macros“. No. That’s not the kind of lifestyle I promote. I promote to eat nutrient dense, whole foods while still staying flexible enough to allow yourself some of the „unhealthy“ stuff (but in MODERATION! and by still fitting it into your daily macronutrient goals).

Anyways, as I said, you can always create healthier versions of your favorite foods. One of the most important factors when doing so, is to always have an eye on the texture of what you cook or bake. For example cookie dough: when trying to remake a healthier version of one of your favorite cookies, always try to keep the texture of your dough as close to the texture of the original dough as possible. When your dough is far more runny than the original dough usually is, you can be very sure you wont be able to form decent cookies out of yours. I know that trying to create some healthier versions of your favourite foods can be pretty annoying in the beginning. But I assure you, that when you will succeed for the first time, you will very likely feel as if you’ve just PR’d your snatch ;).

Till then: I hope you’ll try out my pancakes and enjoy them 🙂


Popeye Pancakes
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Giant Popeye pancake with cottage cheese, strawberries and peanut butter.

Ingredients


  2 eggs
100 g grated apples (1 small apple)
70-100 g fresh spinach
30 g Vanilla Protein Powder
20 g spelt flour
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of baking soda

6 servings // F: 2.2 g / C: 5 g / P: 4.3 g
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Preperation

1.Grate a small sized apple.
2.Place 100 g of grated apple, the eggs, spinach, protein powder and spelt flour in a food processer and mix till combined.
3. Add baking powder and baking soda, mix again.
4. Bake in a preheated pan with a little bit of butter (if you are strict on your macro goals weigh and tract the amount of butter you use)
5. Place whatever you want onto your pancake and enjoy!

Note: You can also make one giant pancake. If doing so use can simply use only 15 g of protein powder and only 70 g of spinach. The amount of the remaining ingredients stays the same.

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