layered protein yogurt pancakes

by purelytwins

Hello luvs!

How was everyone’s weekend? Did everyone have a great time celebrating Father’s day? Do anything special or fun this past weekend?

Our weekend was pretty low key. We did a lot of work on some changes coming to Purely Fit Life personal training.  Saturday we went to the farmers market to get local eggs and duck eggs, grass-fed meat, zucchini and kale. It was busy at the market which is always good to see –> others supporting local farmers. Sunday we called our dad and pretty much did things around the house.


saturday moves

Saturday we did one of Zuzka Light’s workouts off one of her Zcut dvd – a 10 minute workout. Great workout! Followed by holding 2 minute bridge and practiced some headstands.

sunday planking

Lori: Sunday morning I woke up feeling like keeping things simple. Did some yoga and 5 minute #plankworkout. Just want I needed!

plank arm routine

Michelle: I am still working hard on getting better defined, toned arms. One workout at a time I will get there! I did a 5 minute #plankworkout and 4 rounds of our purely fit life workout #1 sexy arm routine. I used 10 lbs to push myself more. Oh ya — feel the burn!


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Saturday highlights:

saturday eats

After getting back to the house from the farmers market. We decided to all walk up to the Starbucks right up the street. And came back to snack on some figs as we make breakfast.

saturday breakfast plates

Plate of goodness right there! For some reason we were craving bacon so we went with the craving and added it to our breakfast. In addition we enjoyed sautéed greens in ghee, eggs, and more plantain grain-free pancakes with coconut oil.

post workout smoothie saturday


After our bridge holding and Zcut workout we enjoyed a lovely banana perfect fit smoothie for post-workout.

more eats for saturdaySaturday dinner was a few plantain pancakes (yes we like them with savory foods too) along with shredded mahi mahi, sauted greens, turnips, spiralized yellow squash, coconut oil, and black lava sea salt. YUM!

sunday pancakes meals

Sunday morning we started our morning with pancakes! #PFChallenge was eat pancakes – so we happily did 🙂

m pancakes layered

Again it was more grain-free egg-free plantain pancakes layered with fresh figs and our yogurt protein mix. Soooo good!

dog hike

Gary and I then took Jax to meet up with other dogs for a hike and swim time.


Jax showing off as he was the only dog that swam.

After play time with the dogs we headed home.

lunch for us

Lunch was sautéed greens, bacon, leftover baked salmon, and few plantain pancakes topped with coconut oil and sea salt.

sunday afternoon

Late afternoon we went out for some interval sprints. We did 1 minute of walking with 30 seconds of full sprint – 12 times. Same thing we told a few of our clients to try as well. We are both loving the sprints.  We each came back to enjoy more plantain pancakes with a banana for some yummy carbs.

sunday dinner plates

Dinner was baked salmon, plantain pancakes (yes we love them), sautéed greens and parsnips all topped with coconut oil. Delicious. We love parsnips. We tend to always save them until the end of the meal to be the last thing we eat.  And plantain pancakes make great for wiping our plates clean.

thin mints bites

Later that evening it was time for me (Lori) to make our beloved protein thin mints. It has been soooo long (too long) since the last time we enjoyed these. We used carob instead of chocolate and perfect fit protein powder instead of hemp protein. As we are still trying to avoid chocolate and hemp a little longer before we experiment with them again to see how our skin does. But so far our bodies like brown rice and carob, so that is what we decided on. And I happily enjoyed one as Michelle enjoyed a yummy healthy bite!

A great way to end a relaxing yet productive weekend.

Twins question: Do you like carob? What did you enjoy doing or eating over the weekend?

Do you like doing sprints?  If so, what interval do you like doing?

till next time,






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Caitlyn June 17, 2013 - 2:52 pm

My name is Caitlyn. I love you blog.
I was wondering how I can tell if my body craves fats or carbs more?
Thank you.

purelytwins June 17, 2013 - 4:04 pm

Caitlyn thank you for the support. Now to find if your body likes fat or more carbs will take some time and experimenting. First thing to do is to look at your diet now, are you eating more fats than carbs? or more carbs than fat? Either way, do you like how you feel? How are your emotions? Take everything into account. Then make changes. Try going a few days with more fat and less carbs and see how you do. Or try more carbs. We all need fats and carbs, just different amounts based upon things like lifestyle, age, gender, goals, etc. Hope this helps!

Caitlyn June 18, 2013 - 6:17 am

Thanks so much!
I was also wondering two more things:
I recently bought coconut flour and wanted to make some kind of quick minute bake. After dinner I always crave sweet, but I try to eat more healthy fats and proteins after three. Do you have any advice on what I could have after dinner to satisfy the sweet tooth?
And, my ‘work out’ regime includes daily exercise: 20 minutes each day of cardio work (four of which are light jog/run intervals and the other three include sprints) and a variety of yoga to improve strength, balance, flexibility and so on. I used to do high intensity but my body doesn’t love it. It much prefers light activities. I do this work out first thing in the morning. Even before breakfast. Do you have any tips for proper nutrition and fueling for early morning work outs (it happens at 5AM)?

Thanks again.


purelytwins June 18, 2013 - 8:41 am

For the late dinner sweet treat we like making things like mini protein cakes or chia seed puddings. Yogurt is good to have post dinner too, which you could add in cocoa powder to make it more like a dessert.
And for fueling for your early morning workouts – you could make chia seed protein puddings the night before and have that in the morning with some coconut oil. Or you can make protein muffins. We workout first thing in the morning too and we usually workout on an empty stomach it works for us, but we know it might not be for everyone. So try eating something before your workouts and see how you do. Do you feel stronger during your workouts or do you feel like blah? Experiment to see what your body likes 🙂

Chelsea June 17, 2013 - 2:55 pm

Adore carob! My mom used to give us carob bunnies instead of chocolate in our Easter baskets, so I was indoctrinated early. 🙂 I recently tried making my own carob chips! Amazing! I was in heaven, but my 6 week old was not…I didn’t realize how much fiber carob contains. 🙁
Finally getting back in to “planking” and other 10 minute workouts post-baby. Can’t wait to work up to trying some of your workouts!

purelytwins June 17, 2013 - 4:05 pm

Chelsea awesome!! Hope you enjoy them!

lindsay June 17, 2013 - 3:39 pm

layered? Oh my. That’s like a parfait on crack. good crack!

purelytwins June 17, 2013 - 4:05 pm

haha yep we love crack 😉 pancakes that it is!

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table June 17, 2013 - 4:36 pm

WHY have I never made pancake parfaits before?! I cannot wait to have this for breakfast this week. I have some awesome blueberreis to try it with. Great idea!!

purelytwins June 17, 2013 - 4:51 pm

thanks girl!!! HUGS

Hannah@Mindrunningwild June 17, 2013 - 8:06 pm

I was on interest, thinking about pancakes and the plantains I’d recently bought (inspired by you two!) and here were so many recipes for plantain pancakes!! Also without eggs, which I’m not supposed to be eating right now. I can’t wait to try them out. Also, I’ve never seen them in a glass, but how decadent that looks!
I love carob! I recently bought a new bag from the bulk section of my natural food store and sprinkle it on just about everything. I love it stirred into pureed tofu. What is your stance on soy?

purelytwins June 17, 2013 - 10:10 pm

Hannah we are not fans of soy. Never really have been.


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