Purple Power Pancakes

A dear friend of mine created a version of this nutritious recipe for her family after needing to use a bunch of fresh berries that she and her family picked at a local farm. These pancakes are delicious and full of wonderful, healthy ingredients that your family is sure to LOVE!

I have adapted this recipe from hers and I am sure you are going to love it!

Purple Power Pancakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: about 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 pasture-raised eggs
  • 1 banana
  • 2 TB organic maple syrup
  • 1 cup gluten-free oats
  • 1/2 cup organic whole almonds
  • 1/2 cup organic shelled whole walnuts
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup frozen organic blueberries
  • 1/4 cup Sacha Inchi protein powder
  • 2 TB organic coconut flour
Just poured on the hot griddle. These will puff up when they are ready to flip, about 5 minutes.

Directions:

  1. Preheat your large pan/skillet/griddle over medium to medium low heat.
  2. Place all ingredients in a high power blender and blend on low for 30 seconds, then high for about a minute until well combined.
  3. Butter/grease your pre-heated griddle and pour about 1/4 cup of pancake mix on the griddle.
  4. Let cook on medium to medium-low heat for about 5 minutes and flip (the pancakes should have puffed up and the bottom side should be slight brown).
  5. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes on the flipped side and check for doneness.
  6. Plate and eat! My boys love to stack them and top with butter and let the syrup run down the sides! This recipe makes a lot of pancakes so we always have extra for the boys to munch on throughout the morning (they just grab one a go!).

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Since battling Candida and other health issues (which I will address all of this Wednesday), I had to avoid most all fruit (until recently). Which meant I could not have my normal fruit-loaded smoothies. I also struggled to find a protein powder that tasted delicious and was safe for my Candida. That is until Truvani!

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  • 1 TB organic almond butter
  • 1 TB organic coconut butter
  • 1 TB organic hemp seeds
  • 1 scoop Vital Proteins collagen
  • 8 oz liquid of choice (I like homemade hemp milk or coconut milk)
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  • 1/2 really ripe frozen banana (optional)
  • 1/3 tsp ashwaganda
  • Ice

Blend and enjoy!

Let me know if you try this smoothie recipe!

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Delicious Sugar-Free Fat Bombs

These fat bombs are DA’ BOMB! Haha! No, seriously, they are the perfect sweet treat but also pack a protein punch!

All you need is carob powder, coconut oil, almond butter, collagen peptides, and salt.

I love using carob powder for many reasons! First and foremost, it is allowed on the candida diet. Secondly, it is naturally sweet and has many health benefits, including that it is low in fat and sodium, contains calcium but no oxalates, it’s high in fiber, naturally gluten-free and caffeine-free, and is a rich source of polyphenol antioxidants. Another BIG plus for those who suffer from migraines, carob does not contain tyramine. Healthline.com states that Tyramime is a byproduct of tyrosine, an amino acid. Foods that contain tyramine may trigger migraine headaches, and chocolate contains tyramine. Carob, however, does not contain tyramine and is considered safe to eat if you get migraines. Also, fun fact…carob powder is Fido-friendly. It doesn’t contain high levels of theobromine, a compound that is toxic to dogs and cats in large quantities. Win win!

Sugar-Free Fat Bombs (Candida-friendly, Keto, No Bake)

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond butter (pure almond butter – no added sugar)
  • 1/4 cup carob powder
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
  • Stevia to taste, if needed (I find carob powder to be enough sweetness)
  • Walnuts, quartered

Instructions

Mix all ingredients (except walnuts) together until smooth. Pour into silicone ice cube trays (I like these ones) and top with 1/4 walnut. Freeze. Pop out and eat when you need to cure that sweet tooth!

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