Today, I am on day four of my ten day detox. Ugh…it’s full on cravings today. Sweet and salty foods are calling okay…maybe nagging my name. This isn’t my first detox so I know that day 3 or 4 is always the hardest. Mentally, I have to keep reminding myself to push through.
The good news is that it should be pretty smooth sailing after this. By far, this is the best detox I have done! I promise to do a whole blog posted dedicated to this subject because there is a ton of misinformation out there.
Since, I had planed my detox for this week, I purposely didn’t purchase any of my “temptation” foods. We have a bag of organic gluten-free cheerios, lentil chips, rice cakes, rice noodles, rice and two frozen gluten & dairy-free pizzas. That’s all the processed food we have in the house right now and I have been a very good girl so far. 🙂
It helps that my hubby is doing the detox with me. If I was cooking him a nice juice steak while I had to eat fish then I would only be “kinda of” detoxing. Beef is by far my favorite meat and we can’t eat it for 10 days. 🙁
Although my kids are not detoxing, they are definitely reaping the benefits of eating more steamed vegetables (even for breakfast) and leaner protein sources instead of beef and pork. Yup, no bacon for 10 days either.
I knew I needed a detox before we even got home from our vacation. I knew my kids needed a kick in the rear too when my daughter would ask for a snack and say, “I don’t want that. I want something sweet.” Yup, the sugar monster had gotten even my cuties under it’s powerful spell. So, you can imagine my excitement when my toddler and preschooler didn’t complain when I handed them baby peppers to snack on today. 🙂
Again, I PROMISE to write a whole post about the best way to detox and what NOT to do.
In the meantime, you can enjoy these super Easy Coconut Pancakes. YUM!
These pancakes are really easy to make and what I love about them is that they are dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo friendly and sweetened with honey. Plus, they are loaded with protein. Each pancake has 8-9 grams of protein compared to Betty Crocker’s Bisquick pancake mix made with real milk you only get 2.7 grams of protein per pancake. Talk about a big protein difference.
I love that I can make pancakes for my kids and have them be loaded with protein. Although complex carbs are needed, it’s protein that keeps your blood sugar from crashing which is exactly what I don’t want my kids to experience mid morning.
Aww, I can almost taste these coconut pancakes melting in my mouth. If you makes these, eat one for me too, okay? 😉 They are super fluffy!
Easy Coconut Pancake Recipe
Author: Allison Kuslikis
5-6 medium size pancakes
1/2 cup coconut flour (spoon your flour in)
1 cup almond milk
1 tbsp. raw honey
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. baking powder
*2-3 tbsp coconut oil (to grease frying pan)
In a mixing bowl, add coconut flour and baking powder and mix until blended.
Add eggs, almond milk, vanilla, and honey to dry mixture and whisk until smooth.
Place 1/2 tbsp. coconut oil in a frying pan or griddle and let pan get hot. Once pan is hot, scoop out pancake batter until a medium size circle is formed. Cook pancake until the center begins to form small bubbles. Carefully, flip pancake and cook for another minute or until light brown. Repeat until all pancake batter is used.
Top with your favorite fruit and pancake toppings.
Serving Size: 1 pancake
Calories per serving: 202.5 kcal
Fat per serving: 13.88 g
Saturated fat per serving: 9.25 g
Carbs per serving: 10.72 g
Protein per serving: 8.58 g
Fiber per serving: 4.69 g
Sugar per serving: 4.48 g
Cholesterol per serving: 191.95 mg
I would love to hear from you. If you give this recipe a try, please let me know by giving the recipe a rating and leaving a comment.
If you like this pancake recipe than you may want to check out my other pancake recipes too. Vanilla Protein Pancakes and Gluten-free Vegan Pancakes.