Forget all the crappy prepackaged Pumpkin everything junk now available at the stores!!! They are loaded with artificial flavors, sugars, preservatives and fat that are really not going to get you closer to your fitness goals or contribute to your health!
I have a better idea and you are going to love this new twist on my already famous, fit pancakes!!!
You'll need to roast some pumpkin in the oven first. I had a small one, cut in half (major arm workout by the way). remove the inside flesh and seeds. place on a baking sheet with a little bit of water, about an inch deep, and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes at 400. (i did this the day before by the way, so it was in the refrigerator are ready to be used this morning)
Let me tell you canned pumpkin is orange, not sure why because real pumpkin is yellow!!
ok, so let's get these pancakes started:
4 egg whites
1/2 cup cooked pumpkin
1/3 cup rolled uncooked oats
1 Tablespoon flaxseed
1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp Pumpkin spice (or more)
1 tsp coconut oil
Coconut oil spray
Add everything in the blender. Blend for about 30 seconds and your mix is ready. Make sure you pancake grill or pan is already preheated and cook them quickly because the mix will thicken as the flaxseed absorbs the liquid. if this happens don't panic, add a little bit of milk (I only use almond milk).
This is such an easy, healthy, fit, filling breakfast. you can have it every day!
Low in carbs so if you are feeling like breakfast for dinner, go right ahead without fear!!!
Pumpkin is high in antioxidants, potassium and fiber and low in calories and carbs. Eggs give you the protien to control appetite and insulin levels. Oats give you the fiber and omegas plus a bunch of other nutrients. Cinnamon will give it that warm cozy taste, but most importantly will help control your blood sugar levels. Pumpkin spice just adds the taste of oh so yummy FALL!!!
I drizzle a lit bit of agave once served. Enjoy!
Healthy doesn't mean boring! get creative and share your recipes with me! I am always looking for great ideas to share with those in need!