Fluffy Low Carb Collagen Banana Pancakes

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Yesterday I realized that I hadn’t been eating nearly enough pancakes lately. I’ve been on such a scrambled egg kick these past couple of months that I had completely forgotten about one of my favorite breakfast foods of all time!

So after running 4.5 miles yesterday (currently training for a 10k for some unknown reason because I am a terrible runner), I thought to myself “GIRL. You just killed it. Your body is starving. You go get dem pancaakkkeeesssss!!!” But after a nice training session like that, I DEF wasn’t going to go negate all my hard work by putting some unhealthy pancakes in this bod. No no no. I have the healthy food tools in my tool belt and I used those tools to make some mighty delicious and well-deserved fluffy banana pancakes. And yes, this recipe makes 6 pancakes. And yes, I did eat them all myself. Normally, however, I would recommend splitting them with another person because i was FULL. Like, I looked 6 months pregnant full.

But anyways. You guys. It’s not even hard to make healthier pancakes, everyone should be doing it! These guys were so fluffy, so tasty, and those warm banana chunks in every bite!?!? HOLY BISCUITS SO GOOD!!! And if you break down this recipe to the nitty gritty (which isn’t hard to do because it’s made of all-natural whole foods, no chemicals or preservatives here nu-uh hunny), you see that all you’re basically eating here is a little oatmeal, some eggs, and a banana. Add in some collagen to keep your cells happy and top that with some fresh fruit and hemp hearts and you have yourself one satisfying and nutritious breakfast! And it’s disguised as delicious pancakes. What could be better?

Also, a fun little tip for you guys, you can make a ton of these babies and freeze them, then whenever you feel like some pancakes you can pop some in the toaster and BOOM instant healthy pancakes.

So get going! In just a couple of minutes you could be eating pancakes! What are you waiting for!?

 

Fluffy Low Carb Collagen Banana Pancakes

  • Servings: 6 medium-sized pancakes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • ½ cup gluten-free oat flour
  • 1 scoop collagen peptides
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 large banana
  • 2 large organic free-range eggs
  • ½ cup fresh raspberries (or your fresh fruit of choice)
  • ½ – 1 Tbsp hemp hearts
  • Maple syrup to drizzle on top

Directions

  1. Pre-heat a non-stick skillet or griddle on medium-low heat.
  2. Add all dry ingredients (oat flour, collagen peptides, baking powder, cinnamon, salt) to a blender and pulse until well combined.
  3. Add the banana and eggs and blend until just combined. I like to just pulse the batter so there’s still chunks of banana at the end.
  4. Pour about ¼ cup of the batter onto the skillet or griddle and repeat until all the batter is used.
  5. Once the tops of your pancakes begin to be covered in bubbles, flip them over and cook for another 1-2 minutes until they are thoroughly cooked.
  6. Remove to a plate and top with your raspberries, hemp hearts, and maple syrup. Enjoy!

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The Perfect Protein Pancake Pizza

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Okay guys, I know you all know Mother’s Day is tomorrow and I know you’re all totally on top of things and already have the best day lined up for all those beautiful, amazing, wonderful mommas out there. BUUUUUTTTTT, just in case you don’t have anything prepared, I’ve gotcha covered.

So all the moms out there deserve the world, right? Without our precious momma bears, we would not be here today so they deserve to be pampered and spoiled all day long this Mother’s Day (and every day tbh because they da bomb and they just deserve it). SO what could be more perfect for spoiling mom than combining two of the greatest foods of all time and bringing it to her in bed? Nothing. Nothing could be a better start to her day I’ll letcha know right now.

So yeah, in case you haven’t gotten the hint by now from the title of this post, YES I have done it. I combined pancakes and pizza. And oh baby, what a combo. Seriously, it’s a breakfast pizza people! All your favorite toppings loaded onto a giant warm, fluffy, protein-packed pancake and sliced up into perfect little portions ready to dip in syrup (if you’d like) and share with the whole fam.

GENNNIUSSSSSSS.

And this isn’t your average pancake, either. It’s a super pancake. Your average pancakes are full of processed white flour, sugar, milk, and who knows what else to try to entice you to eat them (which I get it, they’re so tasty), but this guy is just as tasty (IF NOT TASTIER) as those average garbage-filled pancakes and IS GOOD FOR YOU!!! Duh. Gotta get those nutrients for you and momma so she can live a long healthy life too!

I’m talking oats, eggs, cinnamon, coconut oil, and collagen peptides. So what does that mean for you? Fiber, protein, anti-inflammatory properties, healthy fats, and skin health (and more, more, more)! All that from a pancake! And we haven’t even gotten to the toppings yet. Is this even real life? Yes. Yes it is.

So take all that yummy nutritious goodness and load it up with your favorite toppings (might I recommend peanut butter, bananas, and some bluebs *drool*) and bring it to yo momma! Easy as (pizza) pie. Enjoy, and happy mother’s day to all you wonderful momma bears out there! You da real MVPs!

PS I just wanted to give a special shoutout to my very own momma bear Cath for being the best, most wonderful, amazing, caring, kind, giving human being alive. Seriously, (cuz I know you’re reading this right now) I don’t know how you do it. Thanks for teaching me everything I know, I wouldn’t be making any of this delicious food without you!

Protein Pancake Pizza

  • Servings: 6 slices
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 2 organic free-range eggs
  • ¼ cup Silk Unsweetened Original Cashew Milk
  • 1 Tbsp melted virgin coconut oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup oat flour
  • 1 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 Tbsp Collagen Peptides
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • a dash of cinnamon
  • Toppings!! I used: natural peanut butter, natural raspberry jam, fresh strawberries, bananas, blueberries, pears, and raspberries, chia seeds, maple syrup, unsweetened shredded coconut, lactose-free vanilla yogurt, peanuts, and dark chocolate chips.
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Directions

  1. Heat a large skillet or non-stick pan over medium heat. If using a skillet, I would melt a little coconut oil in the pan to keep your pancake from sticking when you pour it in.
  2. Combine all ingredients (besides toppings) in a blender and blend until everything is thoroughly combined.
  3. Pour into your pan and allow to cook until it’s bubbly and firm around the edges (about 1-2 minutes) and then flip and cook for the same amount of time on the other side.
  4. Remove to a plate and allow to cool for about 5 minutes before topping. Since I wanted to make each slice with a different topping, I sliced mine first and then topped, however if you’re going to make the whole pancake pizza with the same toppings I would recommend topping it and then slicing. Enjoy!
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Lemon Poppy Seed Collagen Energy Balls

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I recently discovered I could buy poppy seeds in bulk at Superstore and since I can’t resist a sale I had to buy them, of course (because what individual person doesn’t need a bulk bag of tiny little poppy seeds).

So, I sat down and thought about what I could possibly do with a bag of poppy seeds and DUH lemon poppy seed anything!!!! One of the best flavor combos of all time (in my personal opinion, at least) and I just so happened to have been craving it lately so it was perfect timing! Yay coincidences!

But now came the real challenge. I knew what flavor I wanted to make, but WHAT would I make? There’s the obvious lemon poppy seed muffins, I even thought of maybe a healthier lemon poppy seed scone, but I really didn’t feel like baking. With summer around the corner, I wanted something light, cool, and QUICK. More time outside, less time in the hot kitchen, know what I’m sayin? So that settled it: lemon poppy seed BALLS. Yuuuuuuuuup that’s a winner!

They’re light. They’re yummy. They take all of 5 minutes (if that) to make. They give you a great little boost of energy and protein. They’re the perfect grab ‘n’ go snack for the beach or a bike ride or any summer outside activity. ANDDDDDDDD. They’re good for you? Obviously! Would I get you guys hyped up about anything that wasn’t gonna be having your body singin’? HECK NO!

SO the health benefits:

Poppy seeds are actually more than just a pretty face. They’re surprisingly high in iron, calcium, and zinc! Sayy whatttttttt?! Plus add in the cell healing qualities of collagen peptides and energy boost from coconut oil (and so much more) and these are some miraculously healthy lil cuties.

So now I’m quite happy with my bulk poppy seed purchase because I’m gonna be making these balls all summer long baby! So time to go buy your own bulk purchase of poppy seeds and jump on the bandwagon. Enjoy!

 

Lemon Poppy Seed Collagen Energy Balls

  • Servings: 9 Balls
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • ½ cup oat flour (I just put rolled oats in my Vitamix and blend on high for about 10 seconds)
  • 3 Tbsp coconut flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 2 Tbsp collagen peptides (I use Organika)
  • 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 8 pitted Medjool dates
  • 2 Tbsp melted organic virgin coconut oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • Optional unsweetened shredded coconut flakes to roll them in

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine your flours and collagen powder so they’re evenly mixed.
  2. In a high-powered blender or food processor, add the pitted dates and blend until they turn into more of a butter consistency (there may still be lumps, but that’s okay).
  3. Add the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Blend until everything is well combined.
  4. Add the flours and blend until you have a thick, dough-like consistency (scraping down the sides as necessary so everything is thoroughly combined).
  5. Finally, add in your poppy seeds and pulse until they’re evenly mixed in.
  6. Scoop out dough balls about the size of a heaping tablespoon and roll into a ball. Repeat until all the dough has been used.
  7. At this point, if you’re rolling your balls in coconut flakes, you can do that now. Then pop you naked or coconut-covered balls in the fridge for about 30 minutes to firm up and then enjoy!
  8. * I store them in the fridge and they usually last for about 5-7 days


Healthy Refined Sugar-Free Grass Fed Gelatin Gummies

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It’s almost Easter guys! And what would the kiddos love more than some gummy snacks to chow down on all day? And what would Mom and Dad love more than to know their kids are chowing down on some healthy collagen-packed and refined sugar-free gummies instead of sugar and preservative filled candy? Nothing. These gummies are a winner you guys so get these going today and fill those Easter eggs up!

Refined Sugar Free Healthy Gelatin Gummies

  • Servings: 15-20 gummies
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup juice (for mine I made three different batches using homemade strawberry-apple, beet-apple, and orange)
  • 1 ½ Tbsp honey
  • 3 Tbsp Vital Proteins Grass-Fed Gelatin
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Directions

  1. Heat your juice in a small saucepan until just before it boils.
  2. Turn the heat down to low and whisk in the honey.
  3. Whisk in your gelatin powder, 1 tablespoon at a time, and continue to stir while heating until it’s fully dissolved (this took about 8-10 minutes for me).
  4. Now you can either pour you gummies straight into the mold of your choice (make sure to grease it with some coconut oil if it isn’t silicon) or you could grease a glass baking dish with coconut oil and pour it all into that.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours until your gummies are fully solidified.
  6. Now you can either remove your gummies from the mold or if you poured them into a glass dish you can cut them into little cubes.
  7. Enjoy!
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Dairy and Refined-Sugar Free Iced Coffee Slushy (Iced Capp for all my fellow Tim Horton’s lovers)

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For those of you who have been to Tim Horton’s and have experienced an Iced Capp first hand, you know what heavenly deliciousness it is. For those of you who have never had the pleasure of experiencing one, I’ll give ya some perspective. When my boyfriend and I were doing long distance and he lived in Canada and I was living in the United States (where there were no Tim Horton’s), sometimes I was more excited to visit Canada to get an Iced Capp at Timmy’s than to see him. He was a really close second, though, I promise. I mean, I did move here for him, and I despise the cold.

BUT, the drawback. Iced Capps unfortunately are basically a giant cream and sugar slushy with a little coffee. Boooooooo. Not so great for the tummy. So I decided to take matters into my own hands. Enter my pride and joy. I’m SO PROUD OF THIS RECIPE. I’m literally obsessed with it. My boyfriend (who doesn’t like coffee) even specifically requests this drink which NEVER HAPPENS.

It’s:

Creamy

Refreshing

Sweet

Slushy

Smooth

andddddddd

Addictive

Enticed yet? Seriously people. It’s so easy to make!!! Just throw everything into a blender and BOOM you have an instant low-calorie, dairy and refined sugar-free drink that tastes like a dessert. You’re welcome.

 


Dairy and Refined Sugar-Free Iced Coffee Slushy (Iced Capp for all my fellow Tim Horton’s lovers)

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until a slushy consistency has been reached.
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy!