My roommates have been wondering why it smells like breakfast at 11pm every night, it’s me:) I am completely against the “no eating after 8pm” rule. If I’m hungry, I WILL EAT. Sleeping is recovery time right? So why would you starve your body at such a critical time? I already wake up ravenous after a good night’s sleep when I eat a bedtime meal, I can’t imagine how I’d feel if I skipped it! Though carbs aren’t the best idea, it’s important to get protein and fat about 45 minutes to 1 hour before you sleep. The protein is what will repair the muscles that you’ve been shredding, and the fat will slow absorption.
I’m not really down to eat a piece of turkey breast and some almonds right before bed (I’m more of a dessert girl anyways). So I’ve been trying out pancake recipes every night for the past couple of weeks (tough life right?).
I’ve finally found a winner!
and no they don’t even have protein powder in them:) It’s real people food, just at the right time!
Clean Coconut Pancakes
1/2 tbs ground flaxseed
1 tbs coconut flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tbs unsweetened coconut
sprinkle of cinnamon
3 egg whites
1/2-1 tbs almond milk
splash of vanilla
couple drops of stevia
- Heat a pan on medium
- Combine all of your wet ingredients, then slowly add the dry ingredients while stirring.
- Cook on one side until the side up is bubbly, then flip!
- Enjoy topped with some greek yogurt or natural peanut butter, or both like me:)
Try this recipe out and let me know what you think!:)
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