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Delicious and Nutritious Christmas Pancakes

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This recipe is one healthy dessert that I personally came up with. It is delicious, festive and still it's packed with a lot of nutrients. It's a must have for every Christmas!

Makes about 2

For the Pancakes:

1 large banana
2 egg whites
1 whole egg
4 tablespoons coconut flour (¼ cup)
4 tablespoons blended raspberries (¼ cup)
1 tablespoon olive oil

For the Filling:

1 can coconut milk
3 tablespoons protein powder

For the Topping:

1 tablespoon honey (organic, raw, unprocessed)
1 tablespoon cocoa
½ tablespoon water

1. First of all, blend the raspberries nicely until they turn into puree.
Then, add the rest of the ingredients for the pancakes into the blender: the banana, the egg, the egg whites, coconut flour and the olive oil.
Blend for 1 minute, until the ingredients have transformed to a homogeneous mixture, that is thick but pourable.
Heat a pan on medium temperature and start making the pancakes - when they start getting bubbles you'll know that it's time to flip them.
Actually, the smaller the pancakes the easier to flip.

2. Separate the coconut milk from the coconut water and pour the milk in a mixing bowl.
Start mixing on medium speed and after a minute start add the protein powder.
Mix until you get smooth and creamy mixture.
At the end, grease the whipped cream onto each pancake, arranging them one on top of the other.

3. Mix the cocoa, the honey and the water in a small bowl with a tablespoon.
Splash the dressing over the pancake tower and add a tablespoon of whipped cream in the middle.
You can pour a few tablespoons of the blended fresh raspberry mixture, if you have any left, to make a nice finish.

Notes:

- If your pancake mixture is too thick, add a few more tablespoons of blended raspberries, and if it’s too thin, add a few more tablespoons of coconut flour.
- To easily separate the coconut water from the milk, refrigerate the can overnight - you can use the coconut water for a smoothie later on.
- If you’re not a big fan of protein powders, you can make it with stevia – 1 or 2 tablespoons will be fine, because stevia is much more sweater than the protein powder.

Note: I came up with this recipe because there were so few Christmas inspired recipes that are healthy and delicious at the same time. And this recipe is all in - healthy and clean, diabetics, fitness and heart friendly, with Paleo, gluten, nut and sugar free ingredients. It is vegetarian, but not vegan, because it contains eggs. It has half of the calories of an ordinary American pancakes together with the topping and the filling. Containing 41,9 grams of protein and loads of fibers, this recipe is a real nutrition bomb, packed as a little Christmas present. This post was submitted by Monica May of Fit Girl's Diary. View the original post here; it has many more photos and information about the development of the recipe.

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