Healthy breakfast pancakes (serves 4)
50g (2oz) wholemeal flour
50g (2oz) buckwheat flour
1 serving Herbalife Protein Powder
A few generous pinches of cinnamon powder
300mls (1/2 pint) coconut milk
2 teaspoons olive oil
Put a teaspoon of oil in a non-stick frying pan. When it’s hot add three tablespoons of the mixture, shake the pan to move it around and coat the pan. Cook for 2 / 3 minutes until the bottom is lightly browned, then turn over and cook the other side for a minute or so.
Serve warm with a handful of berries and a dollop of low fat yogurt or crème fraiche– yum!
Cinnamon is said to be a fantastic spice for aiding weight loss. It also regulates swings in blood sugar and cuts hunger spikes.
Coconut milk is quite high in fat but most of this is from MCFA's (medium chained fatty acids). These are not readily stored in the body but are absorbed directly from the intestines and sent to the liver to be metabolized where they are mostly burned as fuel.
Berries, all kinds of course are very nutritious and low in calories. They provide us with fibre, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, folate, and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, manganese and potassium. And are abundant with phytochemicals and antioxidants all know to fight off free radicals, and may help stave off some cancers.
So having these pancakes for breakfast then being active for the rest of the day could actually help you lose weight!
Till next time, enjoy those pancakes :)