Want another breakfast that takes under 10 minutes to make. Well I have another corker for you.
A few years ago banana and egg were all the rage as a two ingredients pancake recipe, but I have added some extra ingredients to the mix to make them a little more satisfying. Cinnamon being one of them, this helps balance our blood sugar levels and is a great addition to any sweet feast. It also brings out the sweetness in naturally sweet foods.
Another addition as I had it in the cupboard was some coconut flour, this bulked out the pancakes and make you feel more satisfied after them. This dish is a cinnamon infused banana pancake, topped with coconut yoghurt and sprinkling of fresh berries and shredded coconut.
A great little dish for weekends for that leisurely Sunday brunch. But also great mid week. The topping opportunity is endless too. Add sliced bananas, sliced mango, pomegranate seeds, apple, nut butter etc.
Why its good for ya?
Blueberries are a wonderful antioxidant. What do we mean when we say antioxidant? I couldn’t have put it any better than in the words of one my favourite nutrition authors (Patrick Holford in this book I refer to often); oxygen is a basis for all plant and animal life, we cannot live without it. Without we also can not release the energy from foods. But oxygen is chemically reactive, oxygen can become unstable and is capable of oxidising neighbouring molecules. This can lead to cellular damage that triggers inflammation, arterial damage and ageing. These are known as oxidising free radicals which are made in combustion processes including smoking, burning of gasolene, radiation, frying or barbecuing and normal body processes. Our bodies equivalent of nuclear waste that needs to be disarmed and removed. Chemicals which are capable of disarming these free radicals are known as “antioxidants”. The balance between intake of antioxidants and your exposure to free radicals might be the balance between life and death. Blueberries are a wonderful low GI antioxidant which are wonderful with so many recipes. They are high in bioflavanoids and vitamin C, they help repair the liver and help reverse cell damage.
Raspberries are a good source of vitamin c to help with your immunity. They are low in kilojoules, but high in fibre (this will help with the digestion of the protein from the nuts and optional powder) and potassium (which will help with your fluid balance in the body and help maintain a steady heartbeat).
Bananas are a good source of potassium (helps you keep alertness and prevents muscle fatigue – great for post workout) and fibre which also include tryptophan and B6 which can help with depression and anxiety and help you feel less stressed as well as helping you combat sleeplessness. This book is a great one for more foodie information.
Organic eggs are a full protein that contain all essential amino acids, ideal to help your body replenish, nourish and heal your skin, tissues and muscles
Coconut contain manganese which can act as an antioxidant and some essential amino acids for helping your body repair and nourish. Using a non-dairy milk is so much more beneficial for our body.
Cinnamon has a wonderful carminative effect on the body and will also help balance blood sugars in the body.
Kids will love this dish too. Hope you enjoy this simple breakkie!