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Healthy Gluten Free, Protein & Fibre Rich Pancakes

healthy gluten free high protein pancake

Stu: With a few simple tweaks, you can make a healthy version of the commonly sweet pancake in no time at all! The benefits of this are fantastic. You’ll be eating nutrient rich food that keeps you fuller for longer and will kill those hunger pangs and cravings.

You will not spike your blood sugar levels either allowing you to burn off those fat stores if needed and giving you much more stable energy… Bonus!

This is a simple breakfast to make (and be creative with) which will set you up for the day, enjoy.

Ingredients - Makes 5-6 pancakes

  • 2 scoops 180 Natural Protein Superfood (vegan or original)
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 4 organic eggs
  • ½ cup coconut milk (no added sugar)
  • ½ tsp bicarb soda
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

Taste great topped with, nut butter, tahini, butter or berries.

Method

Blend all ingredients except coconut oil together using a hand held blender or whisk. You may need to add more coconut milk if mixture is too thick.

Heat small amount of coconut oil in a small-medium frying pan. Place 2-3 tablespoons of the pancake mixture into pan. Use back of the spoon to spread mixture evenly at the bottom of the pan. Do not make the pancakes too thick as it will not cook evenly.

Cook on medium heat for approx 2 minutes each side. Makes 5-6 pancakes.

Big thanks to Naturopath Lynda Griparic for the breakfast recipe.

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Why counting calories does not work

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By Guy Lawrence

I’ve recently been reading David Gillespie’s book – Big Fat Lies. It’s certainly a book I’m happy to recommend. It make’s some interesting points on counting calories, weight loss and the general public perception of it all (points that I happen to agree with I may add). This got me thinking as I have never counted a calorie in my life, and I have no problem with my weight or health.

So after walking through Sydney Central Station tunnel to meet my friend with David Gillespie’s book in hand, I was blown away by how many people had some form of diet soda in their hands. I’m quietly thinking to myself: are they drinking it because they think it’s healthy? Seeing my friend make the switch to diet sodas because they are ‘zero’ calorie (learn more about the switch here), got me thinking it’s very possible that they do.

It was good to see my friend had stopped the diet sodas after my last blog post. As he sat there drinking his herbal tea he started picking my brains about calorie consumption. The serendipity of me thinking about counting calories and my mate quizzing me was to coincidental.

After his ‘diet’ soda incident and aspartame he began to realise not all was as it seemed in the world of weight loss and calories.  Hence this blog post. More

Ahh the sweet stuff: How are you getting your sugar fix?

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By Guy Lawrence

Don’t shoot the messenger here, but this one is SO important. But firstly lets eliminate a common point of confusion. There is glucose that is manufactured in the body, which is ever present in the blood and essential as the brain wouldn’t function without it.

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Ok, so who’s the culprit? Carbohydrates: Innocent until proven guilty.

Bad Carbs

By Guy Lawrence

With the season to be jolly already upon us, this may not be the most well timed topic, but what the heck! I guarantee it will take more than a blog post to make us worry about the christmas pudding and multiple drinks we stuff down over the silly season.

But hopefully it well get you thinking of the changes you may make in the new year…. Detox anyone???

Over the last century, along with a technology boom, there’s been a major shift in the foods we eat. With more and more demands now put on us daily than ever before, convenience has risen above nutritional. So for the greater good of mankind, well any one who reads this anyway, I’ve decided to delve into and philosophise slightly on carbohydrate over the coming posts. Hence the technical term below.

hy·poth·e·sis

  1. a proposition, or set of propositions, set forth as an explanation for the occurrence of some specified group of phenomena, either asserted merely as a provisional conjecture to guide investigation (working hypothesis)  or accepted as highly probable in the light of established facts.

 

Perception

Every day we get bombarded with some form of advertising. You can’t even go in a public toilet these days with out a sales pitch staring straight back at you, with many many claims about that particular product/service. But the one thing I’ve quickly learned is that marketing is perception. Once ones mind is made up, regardless of the quality of the product, it is perceived a certain way, and it takes a lot of convincing to change this. It’s clear to see many companies play on this big time. More