green protein pancakes for lunch

by purelytwins

Happy Thursday friends!

It is almost the weekend! Wahoo! Guess you can say we are excited!!

We will be in a magical place – any guesses?

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We both felt like getting our butts kick yesterday morning. Both wanted to really push ourselves and sweat it out before heading out of town.

So we decided on doing our 15 minute #purelyfitlife #5 workout with doing our 5 minute plankworkout as our warm-up. We ended our workout session with doing 4 sets of 20 reps of lower ab raises. Oh yay – working those lower abs of ours.

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Both of us realized that our lower abs have been feeling a little weak. So we are going to try to do lower ab raises a few times a week to get them strong 🙂

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Lori’s day:

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After my typical lemon skin detox tea it was time for breakfast! First up was my green juice as I made my egg and banana mix.

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Seriously love this breakfast. Best ever 🙂 haha

Could eat this all day long – every day —> wait I just about do that! I get so excited for this meal. One of my favorites for the day. I know Michelle would agree with me.

plantain bread cooling

Did some work and started to get things ready to travel –> making sure I had some food for road trip. My first thought – plantain bread! So that is what I made.

protein plantain bread

So excited to eat this in the car!

I knew I was going to do something snack-like with plantains and eggs and oil to enjoy in the car, but I felt like it needed more protein to help balance out the carbs so I added in some perfect fit protein powder to create a protein plantain bread. Going to be a nice carb day for me tomorrow.

Here is what I did to make my protein plantain bread: About 200g of plantains with 1 tbsp coconut oil, 1/4 tsp baking powder, 1 scoop Perfect Fit protein, some ground ginger and 3 whole eggs. Blended all ingredients in a blender. Poured in an oiled (did 1 tbsp oil) pan. Baked it in a 10inch circle pan at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.

drinking kombucha

Sipped on kombucha while video chatting with Michelle.

lunch meal

Lunch was plantain bread that I made the day before topped with coconut oil served with half avocado, yellow squash and a duck egg. Love my duck eggs. So satisfying!

I got hungry mid-afternoon so I made myself a little snack.

protein sludge

A really thick protein sludge (as Michelle and I like to call them). You can call it frosting or pudding if you will, but we know it does not always look the prettiest so we went with sludge. Classy. We know. haha What can we say – we like unique things like this.

Anyway, I love making things! Perfect snack that always hits the spot for us. Here I did 1 tbsp coconut oil mixed with a scoop of Perfect Fit protein and a splash or two of water. Stirred until I got my desired thickness. I left this one really thick! YUM.

salmon avocado plate

Dinner was turnips, brussel sprouts, salmon, sautéed greens, coconut oil and half an avocado topped with sea salt. Perfection! I really enjoy this combo of flavors. Some of you have asked what black lava sea salt tastes like and it is hard to explain. It brings my meals to the next level, it really brings out the flavors. It adds a nice depth to a dish.

Michelle and I love it.

Michelle’s recap:

eggs banana spinach breakfast

Post workout meal was eggs cooked up with spinach, bananas, coconut oil and cinnamon with a side of coffee.

Love starting my day with this meal.

green pancakes

PANCAKES for lunch! YEP! I was craving our plantain pancakes and had some leftover spinach so I threw it in the blender.  I topped my pancakes with more coconut oil and a banana.

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green protein pancakes

A healthy real food lunch recipe that is easy to make. Gluten-free grain-free plantain protein spinach pancakes.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 whole green plantain
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 scoop perfect fit protein powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into blender and blend together. Might need a little water.
  2. Cook in skillet and and top pancakes with your favorite toppings.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: serves 1

Then it was time to hit the road with this little one.

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Joy and Mickey 😉 too cute

We are at Disney celebrating our niece’s birthday.

dinner

Dinner was at the Grand Floridian Narcoossee Restaurant. I ordered the ahi tuna with sesame sticky rice and spring vegetables in a ginger soy broth. It was so good!!

fireworks

Then watched some fireworks.

Happiest place on earth. Where dreams come true!

We love Disney!

Twins Question: Have you been to Disney World? What is your favorite park?  Do you like having pancakes for lunch or dinner?

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16 comments

jodye @ chocolate and chou flour June 6, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Your plantain bread sounds so good, as do the green pancakes! I’ll definitely have to try my hand at both. Love all the avocado with your meals, too. I can’t seem to go a meal without avocado.

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purelytwins June 6, 2013 - 8:40 pm

thanks girl! we know we are always wanting one 🙂

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Chris June 6, 2013 - 3:34 pm

I LOVE Disney!
I LOVE having pancakes any time of day. But I am trying to find a grain, bean, egg free version…so craving pancakes!!!! When you make sludge, do you use a full scoop of protein powder (1 serving) and do you add coconut oil first then water (prevent it from getting hard)?
Thanks!

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purelytwins June 6, 2013 - 8:41 pm

Disney is the best 🙂
its one full scoop of protein powder and next add in oil, then end with the water.

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zosia June 6, 2013 - 6:32 pm

Just out of curiosity…are you (still) working on a plantain bread (AND PANCAKE) that has no eggs?!?!???! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Have a great trip! …and thanks for the recipes!

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purelytwins June 6, 2013 - 8:41 pm

well our plantain socca is the closest thing to bread with no eggs at the moment. we will try to get a pancake one here soon

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Beth July 27, 2013 - 10:08 am

Can I please, please, please have your recipe for the protein sludge? I can’t find it anywhere!! please? 🙂

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purelytwins July 27, 2013 - 11:05 am

Beth well there is no real recipe we just take a scoop of protein powder and slowly add water in until in forms a thick sludge.

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Beth July 27, 2013 - 11:07 am

hot or cold water?

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Beth July 27, 2013 - 11:08 am

no coconut oil? Just water and the p. powder?

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purelytwins July 27, 2013 - 12:06 pm

sometimes we add coconut oil, just depends on our mood and if we need more calories or not. But coconut oil is great with it.

purelytwins July 27, 2013 - 12:06 pm

room temperature is fine

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Erica October 9, 2013 - 12:09 am

For the plantain pancakes will it work without the protein powder or is there something else I can substitute it with?

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purelytwins October 9, 2013 - 8:41 am

you can use any protein powder or try almond flour, or any gluten-free flour about 3 tablespoons worth

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Bárbara October 24, 2014 - 5:08 am

I made the pancakes and used 2 tsp of wheatgrass powder because I had no spinach around. They were GREAT! 🙂 Thanks!!!

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purelytwins October 24, 2014 - 10:41 am

Awesome!

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