Brunch Music: Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson
I am absolutely jumping on this bandwagon. After hearing so much about this tasty low carb option, I knew I had to try it. And I fell in love. To the point of never feeling the need to make pancakes the old school way again. Maybe not ever.. But they really are that good. We topped ours with a homemade Vermont Maple Yogurt and some sliced almonds for crunch. The extra protein you get from these via the protein powder was a perfect addition after our morning gym session. Try these out, you’ll love ‘em.
o 1 Bananas
o 2 eggs
o 1 scoop whey protein powder
o ½ tsp. cinnamon
o Coconut Oil
o 1 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
o ½ C. Plain Greek Yogurt
o Sliced Almonds
Start the bacon on a low to medium setting. In a medium sized bowl mash the banana and add in the 2 eggs. Stir until blended and mix in the protein powder and cinnamon. Grease a skillet with coconut oil, adding the batter once the oil is hot. Flip the pancakes when they bubble around the sides. Mix the yogurt with the maple syrup and top the pancakes with the mixture, finishing with the sliced almonds. Bon Appetite.
Gambas Al Ajillo, is one of those dishes that I can eat by itself straight from the pan.. pair it with Zoodles (aka: zucchini noodles) and it’s a game changer. It’s usually served as a Spanish tapa straight from the stovetop in a cazuela. It means Shrimp with Oil. I am a sucker for anything made with garlic and red pepper and this dish has both. Zucchini noodles have been my go to as a low carb way to eat less pasta. You won’t think twice about it. Promise!
o 1 lb. Shrimp thawed and deveined
o Olive oil
o Red pepper flakes
o Red pepper
o Grated parmesan
First prepare your zucchini noodles by using either a spiralizer or just slicing them into thin strips with a peeler. Using a large pan, heat olive oil, once warm add in chopped garlic and the sliced red peppers and start sautéing. In a cazuala or pan sauté 3 cloves of chopped garlic or as much as your heart desires. Then add shrimp. Sauté about 3 mins on each side or until opaque. Add about 1 cup of white wine to the large pan and let simmer down. In the meantime steam the zucchini for about 3 minutes, careful not to overdue it or they will be too mushy. Add into the large pan with the peppers, white wine and garlic and toss together. Top it with a bit of parmesan. Serve the shrimp beside the Zoodles and enjoy!