Happy Pancake Day everyone and it’s International Women’s Day too! So lots to celebrate…yay! 😀
I couldn’t have pancakes for breakfast this morning due to my early spinning class, but I did have a fab green smoothie which was a delicious consolation prize.
I mixed beet root, a banana, spinach, almond milk, water, xanthan gum, cocoa powder, sunflower seed butter, whey protein powder and ground flax.
This was so good as always. I topped it wit coconut, cranberries and brazil nuts. At the gym I had a mental full hour of spinning which included 4 mountain climbs (ouch!) and 15 minutes on the adaptive motor thingy and 15 minutes of interval training on the cross trainer followed by some ab work.
Lunch was a tasty salad that I enjoyed at home in the sunshine.
It consisted of mixed leaves, olives, carrots, red cabbage, millet and was topped with a huge portion of my Sweet Chilli Hummus.
This recipe is so darn simple!
400g of tinned chickpeas
2 tbsp of tahini
a squeeze of lemon juice
2 tbsp of sweet chilli sauce (add more if you like your hummus a little hotter and sweeter!)
1 tbsp of chopped coriander
You know what to do- just blitz, blitz, blitz in a food processor, season to taste and add just enough water to get a smooth consistency.
OK! So this recipe is hardly a revolution in the hummus stakes, but boy it’s yummy!
After lunch it was time to get back to the books. I’m sure the sun was mocking me after I went inside, it looked so much brighter and warmer once I was indoors.
Mid-afternoon I ate some low fat fromage frais mixed with the almond mush leftover from my almond milk and some golgi berries and dates.
Now I know that I can eat pancakes any day of the week, but I never do because I don’t have the time to make them in the morning. I’ve had pancakes only once this year! 😦 So since today is pancake day I knew exactly what I was making for dinner and dessert.
Pancakes, how I love thee!
Total yumfest even if I do say so myself. 😀
My peanut butter supply is low and I have been looking at other alternatives to try. I’m all for trying new ingredients and in my search I discovered this:
PB2 is a powdered peanut butter that has 85% less calories than regular peanut butter. It always comes in a chocolate flavour too. As with all products like this it’s only available in America, but can be ordered online from the manufacturers website. It’s hard to believe that a powder can taste just as good as regular PB, but I’ve read some amazing reviews about this stuff and would love to buy it. Before I do I wanted to hear your thoughts about it. Have you tried PB2 before? What did you think? Does it taste like regular PB?
Did you have pancakes today? What toppings and flavourings did you use?