The challenge officially starts on Monday
But the last few days I’ve been easing into it.
Breakfast was full paleo this morning.
Green Smoothie + Paleo Pancake+ Almond Butter + Coffee
Let’s talk about the Paleo Pancake.
I discovered this on Carrots N Cake a while back and have been eating it for a few months. I’ve seen it around the web as well, but I finally found the combo (and method!) that I think is the tastiest.
3/4 of a banana large banana (or 1 small)*
splash of vanilla extract
Slice the banana and put it in the magic bullet cup. Crack the egg in there as well. Add the vanilla. Blend until smooth. Alternatively you can mash the banana and just mix it in a bowl, but I found that the magic bullet really made it smoother and tastier.
Heat a small skillet (sprayed with a bit of cooking spray) over medium heat. Add the batter and turn the flame to low, cover with lid. Cook about 3-4 minutes until you shake it and it no longer giggles (it takes a bit of time). Flip and cook for an additional minute or two. Turn onto a plate and slather with almond butter! Delish!
*the other 1/4 of your banana can just be sliced on top or used in a green smoothie! I found that if you put too much banana then your banana to egg ratio is off and the pancake breaks. I’ve also tried with 2 eggs and that just tastes too eggy to me, but try it if you’d like!
I used to think my Magic Bullet was totally useless, but now I’m finding new uses for it!
Also I should note… Please please please don’t expect this to taste like a regular pancake. That’s just impossible. But it is tasty and definitely worth a try! Not to mention that it kept me full for a really long time.
For lunch, I packed some spinach salad with peppers, pickles and avocado, left over rotisserie chicken, and cuties.
There were food trucks parked outside my office building
But I passed that up, not only in anticipation of the Paleo Challenge but because…
For dinner, I’m headed out. I semi-feel like I’m going out of mainstream eating with a bang. This week is OC Restaurant week. So I’m going to dinner to celebrate some friends’ birthdays at Newport Landing.
Surprisingly the thing I’m looking forward to is NOT dessert! This Potato Wrapped Atlantic Salmon sounds aaaa-mazing.
What’s on your agenda for the night?
11 thoughts on “30 Day Paleo Challenge: The Countdown and a Paleo Pancake”
Love the two-ingredient paleo pancake! Sounds like you’re off to a great start!
I’ve been obsessed with paleo pancakes, but I add almond meal to mine. SO good!
Oooh almond meal! I’ll have to give that a try. I bet it gives it a great texture!