Tasty Thursday: Banana Pancakes

I am super excited because Mer is in Boston tonight and we will get to do another training run together on Friday. Tonight, however, we are treating ourselves to a delicious dinner at  The Butcher Shop in preparation.

This morning I woke up early for my 5:30am Crossfit class at Crossfit Variance. I think the polar vortex has ended because the doors to my car were NOT frozen shut this morn! The workout consisted of:  Warmup: 6 rounds of 2 body weight pullups, with 15 hollow rocks between each set.  WOD: 8 Rounds of 8 shoulder rack lunges, 8 hang power cleans and 8 dips.  I used an 85lb bar.  My arms were burnin at the end!

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After my workout and before I headed to the train I made my favorite paleo breakfast pancake which is also extremely easy and quick to whip up! I just put mine in a Tupperware and heat up again at work.  SIMPLE!

Ingredients:
1 mashed, super ripe banana;
2 eggs;
vanilla;
& a dash of cinnamon;
berries.

Directions:
In a bowl, mash your banana with a fork. In another bowl whisk eggs. Mix eggs & banana together. Add vanilla and cinnamon. Turn pan onto medium heat. Add half of the mixture to the pan. Let the cake set until firm on the bottom & flip! Once the pancake is cooked, add the fresh berries and enjoy!!

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Tasty Tuesday – Paleo Energy Balls

Recipe Courtesy of Paleomg

Recipe Courtesy of Paleomg

Today’s recipe is from one of my favorite paleo bloggers Juli Bauer.  You can check out her blog at paleomg.com.  This recipe is very easy and only includes a few ingredients and a food processor!  I vary the recipe from time to time, and as you can see from the picture I like to add TJ’s Pumpkin Pie Spice in the Fall!  These are great to grab on the go or to have as a dessert 🙂

Double Chocolate Energy Bites
 Prep time:  5 mins
Total time:  5 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 cup almond butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1.5 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 8-10 dried black figs, stems removed
  • ½ cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chip (minis) or dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup flaxseed meal
  • 4 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1-2 scoops Simply Pure Nutrients Recovery Fuel or protein powder of choice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor (except for the chocolate chips)
  2. Turn food processor on.
  3. Let ingredients mix until dried figs are completely broken down and incorporated.
  4. Then add chocolate chips.
  5. Shape mixture into bite size balls.
  6. Place in the refrigerator to help harden.
  7. Consume.
  8. Keep leftovers in the fridge!