Paleo diet experiment – week 2

The second week of being on a Paleo diet was pretty uneventful. Somehow it felt very easy, I did not crave stuff and the whole no grain, legumes and milk diet went on smooth. I am still feeling great, having loads of energy and my weight is stable..

I did a little more in terms of running, somewhere around 40 km last week, raced a 72 km relay race in Wadi Bih on Friday and had 3 amazing gym sessions.

One thing, however, did not go smoothly. When I started this Paleo experiment, I was thinking of going through all these mouth-watering recipes, stocking the fridge with amazing caveman dishes and then share them here on the blog. Do you think this is happening? Nope, not even close! I am acknowledging that I am a paleo cooking FAILURE!

I usually leave home by 6:30 AM and I am rarely back before 8 or 9 PM. And when I am back home – the last thing I want to do is cook. I steam/ grill some chicken breast and veggies, chop up the salads, throw in a handful of nuts and that basically constitutes all the cooking that I do!

Anyways, since I have promised to share the recipes, here goes something that I did actually do several times last week – Paleo pancakes. Sorry for the lack of pictures, both the times I threw these pancakes together in the morning, they were eaten before I even thought of taking a photo. These pancakes are exceptionally fast to make, tasty and I’m sure you will like them even if you don’t follow a paleo eating diet.

Paleo Banana pancakes

Ingredients (serve 2)

  • 2 small-medium bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • Cinnamon
  • tbs Coconut powder or small coconut flakes (that is my addition, you can do without).
  • You can also add a scoop of egg protein powder, and this will make a pancake a little firmer.
  • Coconut or olive oil

Instructions: Mix bananas, eggs, cinnamon and coconut powder in the mixer. Fry small-sized pancakes in olive or coconut oil for 30-40 sec on one side (or till the bubbles come up in the center and the pancake is firm enough to flip turn). Then flip it and fry for another 30 -60 sec on another.

These pancakes should be pretty small, otherwise its really hard to turn them as they do not have any flour and do not hold shape very well.

For those who count calories, here is an approx nutritional value (without protein powder):

Banana pancake calories

Voala! Enjoy then with fruits or berries and a sprinkle of cinnamon!

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