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Mochonut Pancakes filled with Coconilla Yogurt

5 Apr

It all started when I went to the local Christian coffee shop to study, and asked them to make me something yummy, something new for once from my usual latte. They made meĀ this mocha coconut latte. Do I need say any more? Maybe that it was heaven in a cup?

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Well last week, I was planning on entering a pancake competition via Instagram (Follow me @FreshFitnHealthy) :). Each week for three weeks this user was going to make a category of pancake to enter. Last week the theme was “protein pancakes”.

Naturally I accepted the challenge. I kept asking myself, what is something new, something really unique. And after havingĀ this latte, I knew what I should create.

Mocha Coconut latte flavored pancakes, Mochonut for short :) Unfortunately, I didn’t win the contest. But this week is a new week, and it’s berry pancake theme! Wish me good luck! But for now, here is the recipe for these still awesome(even though not first place), pancakes:)

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Mochonut Pancakes

For Pancakes:
-1 scoop vanilla or chocolate protein powder
-1/4 cup coconut flour
-1/2 cup egg whites
-1/2 cup almond milk
-2 T cottage cheese
-2 T mocha cappuccino mix (or 1 tsp instant coffee)
-2 tsp cocoa powder
-1 tsp coconut and vanilla extracts
-1 tsp baking powder
-1 packet stevia
-touch of cinnamon and sea salt

*Directions: Mix all ingredients together, blend until smooth. Cook on stove in coconut oil.

For Coconilla Yogurt filling:
-1 cup Greek yogurt
-1 tsp coconut extract
-1/4 cup homemade coconut butter
-agave to taste

Directions: Mix all together until thoroughly mixed. Fill layers of pancakes with yogurt mixture.

Almond Joy Butter

18 Mar

Wait, an almond joy in a spreadable form? Yep, I believe I created it. And I even added a little extra ingredient to make it healthier:)

Are you a peanut butter or almond butter lover like I am? Sometimes people rule it off as a “bad” food, because of the fat in it..but surprise! Our bodies actually need healthy fat to function to it’s fullest potential :) So instead of ruling it out of your diet, let it count for those grams of healthy fat that your body wants and needs!

Nut butters are so healthy, especially when getting the all natural kind that don’t have all the preservatives and sugars in it. And guess what? This one has none of that. All freshly grounded and food processed right here in my own kitchen. Here are some of the benefits!

Benefits of Almonds
-Reduces risk of heart attack
-Lowers bad cholesterol
-Helps build strong bones and teeth
-Provides healthy fats and aid in weight loss
-Lowers the rise in insulin after meals
-Provides good brain function
-Alkalizes the body
Benefits of Coconut (too many to list all!)
-Helps prevent obesity
-Improves heart health
-High in dietary fiber
-Low glycemic index
-Reduces sweet cravings
-Improves digestion
-Gives energy boost

Okay so you’re probably thinking by now, I don’t care about all of this, I heard the word almond joy and just want the recipe! Haha, well here you go :)

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Almond Joy Butter
-1 cup of freshly ground almond butter (or about two cups of raw almonds)
-1/2 of one big, very ripe banana
-1/2 cup unsweetened coconut or 1/4 cup coconut butter
-1/4 cup almond milk
-agave or stevia to sweeten as desired

Directions for making your own almond butter: Toast the two cups of almonds in the oven (about 5 to 10 minutes). Place almonds in food processor and turn it on. This will take awhile depending on the strength of your food processor. Be patient! It will grind down to small bits, then a powder, then begin to slowly clump up. You will have to knock the almond puree down from the sides several times (like i said, making your own nut butter requires patience). Keep blending until almond butter texture is achieved (about 10 minutes of processing).

Directions for rest of recipe: Place coconut in food processor and blend until butter form. Add banana and almond butter (if you used store bought almond butter, you can blend all three together in any kind of blender). Add almond milk to achieve desired consistency (more for a thinner texture). Sweeten to your liking with agave or stevia. Enjoy!