There are so few Christmas recipes that are fitness and health friendly.
Since Christmas is almost here, I couldn’t help myself but notice that if you’re trying to stay healthy for the holidays – you’re in a big trouble.
Starting from cookies, pies, fudges, puddings, cakes, sweets and different kinds of heavy desserts with loads of sugars and fatty creams, we’re all stuck in the eat-fest and can’t seem to get ourselves clean out of it.
Well, that’s why I took the mixer in my own hands this year and made something special, and that’s how my Protein Christmas Pancakes were born – known as the healthiest and yummiest Christmas dessert ever!
And I’m not kidding, because they are a real nutrition bomb, packed as a sweet Christmas present.
Containing 41 grams of protein and only 509 Calories per 2 servings, they are the real deal.
Since the pancakes contain only natural and raw ingredients, they have healthy calories, ones that take a lot of energy burning and won’t harm your shape.
7 ordinary American pancakes together with the toppings will get you around 1000 calories, while these sweet delights will cost you half of that, and not to mention the nutritional targets that are high in fiber, protein and iron.
Filled with non dairy whipped cream, they are a real fluffy and tasty, fitness friendly pleasure.
Let the holidays begin! 🙂
- 1 large banana
- 2 egg whites
- 1 whole egg
- 4 tablespoons coconut flour (¼ cup)
- 4 tablespoons blended raspberries (¼ cup)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 can coconut milk
- 3 tablespoons protein powder
- 1 tablespoon honey (organic, raw, unprocessed)
- 1 tablespoon cocoa
- ½ tablespoon water
- Blend the raspberries nicely until they turn into a puree.
- Add the rest of the ingredients into a blender: the banana, egg, egg whites, coconut flour and the olive oil.
- Blend for 1 minute, or until you make sure the ingredients have transformed to a homogeneous mixture (thick, but pourable).
- Heat a frying pan on medium temperature and start making the pancakes – when they start getting bubbles, it’s time to flip them (the smaller the pancakes the easier to flip).
- Separate the coconut milk from the coconut water, and pour the milk in a mixing bowl.
- Start mixing on medium speed and after a minute start add the protein powder one tablespoon at a time, without stopping the mixer.
- Mix until you get smooth and creamy mixture.
- Crease the whipped cream onto each pancake, arranging them one on top of the other.
- Mix the cocoa, honey and water in a small bowl with a tablespoon until you get homogeneous mixture.
- Splash the dressing over your pancakes and add a tablespoon of whipped cream in the middle.
- You can pour a few tablespoons of the blended fresh raspberry mixture to make a nice finish.
- If your pancake mixture is too thick, add a few more tablespoons of blended raspberries, and if it’s too thin, add a few tablespoons of coconut flour.
- To easily separate the coconut water from the milk, refrigerate the can overnight.
- If you’re not a big fan of protein powders, you can make it with stevia – 1 or 2 tablespoons will be fine.
You can head on to my original recipe to see how to make Healthy Christmas Smoothie too, with the leftover ingredients.
And most important of all – don’t forget to share!
Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
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