Paleo pancakes with Banana & Coconut

Paleo pancakes with Banana & Coconut

Some mornings a stack of sweet yet healthy paleo pancakes is just what the doctor ordered – Indulge yourself with this guilt free recipe! As far as brekkies go, in my former non-paleo life my favourite was always the indulgent pile of sweetness called French Toast. I’ve been trying to come up with a paleo replacement ever since, but the taste/texture/something was always wrong. I’ve tried a ton of recipes with so-so results… This recipe I found on Against All Grain (they’ve got plenty of other paleo-friendly recipes too by the way!) was a great base that I adapted slightly for our use. It behaved well during cooking and was easy to flip, the texture turned out beautiful and the taste was fabulous!   Ingredients: 5 eggs, room temperature 1/2 cup coconut cream 2 tsp organic vanilla extract 2 tsp honey 3 tbsp coconut flour 1/3 cup blanched almond meal 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 3 ripe bananas 1/4 fresh pineapple Coconut oil for cooking   Instructions: Set oven heating to 150C. Combine all wet ingredients in a bowl and whisk heavily until eggs are well beaten and the mix begins to foam slightly. Combine all dry ingredients in another bowl. Using a sieve, mix with wet ingredients and whisk thoroughly. Set aside to rest to let coconut flour soak up some of the moisture. While resting, prep fruit: peel and slice up both banana and pineapple. Heat up coconut oil in a large pan to medium heat. Form several small pancakes on the pan (I used egg rings while pouring to keep the size and shape...
Banana in coconut milk recipe

Banana in coconut milk recipe

    This delicious sweet dessert of banana cooked in coconut milk is a wonderful way to satiate a bothering sweet tooth, especially on a cold winter night.   Ingredients: 2 bananas, peeled and sliced 1.5 cup coconut milk organic honey   Instructions: Pour coconut milk into a pot and heat until near boiling. Peel and slice bananas and transfer into the hot coconut milk. Sweeten to taste with honey. Boil for 10 minutes and serve while still hot.  ...
Recipe for paleo coconut pancakes

Recipe for paleo coconut pancakes

Just because you’re eating paleo doesn’t mean you have to give up pancakes. These coconut pancakes are yummy, filling and full of goodness. Top up with mashed berries and drench in coconut cream – what a treat!   Recipe: Makes two large pancakes. Ingredients: 1/4 cup coconut flour 3 omega-3 enriched eggs 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon organic maple syrup 1 teaspoon cocoa butter (optional) pinch of salt coconut oil frozen berries coconut cream   Instructions: Whisk eggs in a bowl, mix in coconut flour, baking powder, maple syrup, cocoa butter, and salt. Mix well. Mash berries (in this case frozen organic raspberries) in a bowl with a drop of hot water. Melt coconut oil on a pan. Divide pancake paste into two and form a flat, even pancake onto the pan. Cook for 2 minutes each side. Transfer cooked pancake onto a plate, scoop a generous serving of berries on top and pour coconut cream on the side.   Recipe adapted from Nom Nom Paleo....
Refreshing morning Protein Smoothie recipe

Refreshing morning Protein Smoothie recipe

  A refreshing fruit smoothie with added protein is a great way to start a day when you don’t have time to cook a proper breakfast. Not only is this smoothie terribly yummy, it’s got enough protein to keep you going until lunch and is very quick and easy to prepare.   Recipe: Ingredients: 1/8 pineapple 1 passion fruit 1/4-1/2 cup coconut milk 1 dose of protein powder ice magnesium powder zinc powder   Instructions: Peel and chop pineapple into medium-sized chunks. Half passion fruit and coop into the blender. Add in coconut milk and blend. While blending, add supplements (in this case at least protein powder) and then add ice until desired consistency. Pour into a glass and enjoy!     Optional supplements: Protein powder It is important to begin your day with a substantial dose of protein. The best way to do this is to eat a healthy serving of last night’s roast meat, but managing to be that organised every day can be challenging. Also, some mornings there is simply not enough time to prepare a proper breakfast. On those mornings protein powders are an excellent back up, even though they are processed and therefore not strictly paleo. It is important to select a great quality protein powder that doesn’t contain unnecessary additives, sugars, colourants and other empty fillers. Also, many protein powders can cause a range of digestive problems, such as bloating, constipation and discomfort. Try to find a natural product that does not irritate your gut.   Magnesium Magnesium powder is a great addition to a morning smoothie, especially if you are prone to muscle...
Recipe for Coconut Persimmon Walnuts

Recipe for Coconut Persimmon Walnuts

Here’s another one to silence the ever nagging sweet tooth! Coconut covered walnuts with persimmon slices is quick and easy to prepare and sure to satisfy sweet cravings effectively. Just make sure you don’t get greedy and prepare too much…     Ingredients: walnuts shredded coconut persimmon honey   Instructions: Place walnuts into a bowl and add a drop of running honey. Scoop in a couple of spoonfuls finely shredded coconuts and mix until mixture of honey and coconut covers walnuts. Peel and mix in persimmon. Enjoy!...