A forbidden breakfast on most healthy nutrition protocols, pancakes are typically reserved for "cheat days" on many diets. Part of what makes a nutrition protocol successful is the ease of which it can be implemented into your life and how likely it is that you will sustain it. While traditional pancakes are off-limits, you can substitute many of the unhealthy ingredients in pancakes with nutrient dense, health-promoting ingredients.
If you're following a healthy nutrition protocol but would like to implement more fun foods, consider the Energizing Strawberry Pancakes recipe below.
5 Simple Ingredients:
1) MitoCORE® Powder (full spectrum, energy-enhancing multivitamin/mineral/antioxidant blend)
2) Pasture-raised Eggs (rich in vitamin a, e, and omega-3 fatty acids)
3) Grass-fed butter (rich in vitamin CLA and vitamin k2)
*Fun fact: CLA is commonly used as a weight loss supplement because of its metabolism-boosting effect*
4) Unsweetened almond milk
5) Baking Powder
While MitoCORE protein powder contains 15 grams of plant-based protein per serving, it's much more than just protein. Each serving of this powder contains valuable energy-supporting nutrients including Acetyl L-carnitine, N-Acetyl Cysteine, and Alpha Lipoic Acid.
Aside from offering an array of energy-enhancing nutrients, this powder also contains a significant amount of vitamins and minerals to meet your daily requirements. If you're goal is to recharge cellular energy production efficiently, it's vital that you achieve optimal levels of critical nutrients and enzyme cofactors. MitoCORE® provides clinically effective doses of vitamins and minerals designed to increase energy output and optimize health.
Watch the video above for more information on MitoCORE®.
*Recipe intended for 2 servings*
- 2 Eggs
- 3 scoops MitoCORE®.
- 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- 6 Tablespoons Unsweetened almond milk
- Grass fed butter to grease pan
1) Place a non-stick skillet on the stove over medium heat. Coat with grass fed butter and allow butter to melt.
2) Mix the eggs, MitoCORE® powder, and baking powder in a large bowl. Add the almond milk (a little bit at a time) until the batter is pancake batter consistency. *You may not need all of the almond milk.*
3) Using a ⅓ measuring cup, pour out the batter onto the skillet. The pancakes are ready to flip when bubbles start to form on the top.
4) Top with berries and serve with grass fed butter or a dab of raw honey if desired.
Joe Condora is a nutrition and health coach at Valley Integrative Pharmacy and host of the top-rated health and wellness podcast The Primal Example Podcast.