|ACD Coconut Pancakes and Green Smoothie
I guess I am a slow learner because this is my third time around on the ACD diet. One thing I have learned is how to cook an ACD-legal pancake that holds together. The trick is slow cooking, over medium heat, in a heavy skillet and not trying to flip the pancakes too soon (even though you're dying for a taste).
Here's what you need to make ACD Coconut Pancakes for one. These are so good even my hubby enjoyed them, and they are tasty enough to serve for Christmas breakfast.
1 T. sunflower seeds
1 T. pumpkin seeds
1 T. ground flax
1 T. chia seed
2 T. coconut flour
1 T. vegan rice protein (I used vanilla SunWarrior)
1 tsp. baking powder
dash of salt
Optional: 1 T. unsweetened coconut flakes
1 T. tahini
1/4 cup light coconut milk (or other non-dairy beverage)
For topping: nut or seed butter, coconut flakes
Here's what you do:
Get your coffee grinder out. Put in everything but the tahini and coconut milk. Grind those ingredients until they form a flour. In a medium bowl, mix the tahini and coconut milk. Add in the "flour" from your coffee grinder and stir to mix. Your batter will be thick. Resist the temptation to thin it out with more coconut milk.
Heat up your skillet on low medium to medium setting. Spray with pan spray and add a bit of olive oil. Divide the batter into two medium pancakes. Flatten slightly with a spoon or spatula. Cook 5-6 minutes per side. Resist the temptation to flip too soon. Test by lifting each pancake to see if it holds together before turning.
Serve with nut or seed butter and sprinkle with shredded coconut. Yum!
|Did you say breakfast was ready?
For some quick nutrition while the pancakes are cooking drink your Green Smoothie.
Here's what you need:
4-5 slices of cucumber
2 celery stalks
Handful of spinach
1/2 cup coconut water
1 scoop vanilla SunWarrior protein powder
1 T. chia seed
Stevia to taste
Dash of salt
Lots of ice
Blend in your food processor or blender. Serve cook and frothy!
Recipe contributed to: http://www.dietdessertndogs.com/2012/12/13/wellness-weekend-december-13-17-2012/