Brian loves food and enjoys exploring various cuisines. He is a keen experimenter in the kitchen and finds cooking therapeutic.
Who Wants Some Pancakes?
The Secret… to Better Mornings
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it actually sets the tone for your entire day. Your performance throughout your waking hours is based on the ‘fuel’ that you intake first thing in the morning. Believe it or not, your body needs all the nourishment it can get from the food you eat. Hence, it is crucial to ensure you ingest foods that contain the necessary nutrients your body requires to nourish itself and facilitate bodily functions.
According to a study by Mayo Clinic, the basics of a healthy breakfast to kick start the day would be a combination of lean protein, low fat dairy, whole grains, as well as fruits and vegetables. Given the pace of life we are living these days, you may think that it is ridiculous to sit down and chew away at all these so called important foods. Well, for the small eaters or those that do not fancy a heavy breakfast, you may start with baby steps by slowly integrating little changes to your morning routine.
Nowadays, thanks to Google and the internet in general, you do not have to be a nutritionist to know the right types and combinations of food that is good for you. You can get many ideas from the internet on specific food groups and fun ways to prepare them in a delicious manner. However, having basic knowledge of the food pyramid can get you along sufficiently to plan your daily meals and play some mix and match to spice up your menu when things get boring.
Start Small To See Big Change
If you are the type of person that does not consume breakfast because it’s a hassle and you have never liked eating a huge meal, you might prefer something that is uncomplicated to make. Here is one quick and simple recipe that you may want to try out. It is quite easy to make and might just be your first step to get back on track in making breakfast the best start of a fabulous day, which may turn into something that you can look forward to everyday.
Healthy Cooking Tips
1. Do not throw out overripe bananas. Instead, use them for this simple pancake recipe. Overripe bananas are easier to digest and are rich in antioxidants.
2. Use free range chicken eggs for your pancakes as they contain up to a third less cholesterol than regular eggs.
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1 - 3 person
- 3 medium size bananas, mashed
- 2 free range chicken eggs
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
- A pinch brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon powder
- Peel your bananas and put them into a bowl or container
- Mash the bananas with a spoon. Leave some banana chunks so that you can have some texture when biting into the pancake later.
- Add your eggs, sugar, and cinnamon powder.
- Mix the ingredients together.
- Heat your pan on medium heat and add a spoon of coconut oil.
- Ladle the mixture on the pan and spread it out with medium thickness.
- Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook for two minutes.
- After two minutes, flip the pancake to the other side and close the lid.
- Flip again twice on each side for about a minute apart just to give the pancake a brown sear.
- Remove the pancake from the pan and top it with sliced bananas. Serve and best consumed while warm.
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