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Blueberry Cashew Topping

We’re still eating clean for the most part over here at Hungry & Fit headquarters and that means getting creative when we have sweet tooths (teeth…). Hungry recently came up with this divine topping (or sauce) to put on breakfast or “desserts.” I was absolutely blown away when he served it to me atop a stack of Kodiak pancakes (healthy pancakes). I was like, well someone got carried away, is this still healthy? And guess what–it was! I was shocked when I learned the ingredients for this beautiful, delicious topping: blueberries and cashews were the main components. Each bite was like a slice of heaven–the cashews were just soft enough to ease into your mouth and melt while the blueberries soothed everything out. Okay, enough dreaming, let’s get to the real stuff!

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Blueberry Cashew Topping

Serves 2
A healthy, divine topping to put on breakfasts or desserts


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Cook Time
5 min

Total Time
5 min

Cook Time
5 min

Total Time
5 min

Ingredients
  1. 2/3 cup blueberries
  2. 2/3 cup cashews
  3. 1/4 cup applesauce
  4. 1 tbsp brown sugar
  5. 1 tsp honey
  6. 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  1. Roast the cashews with the honey
  2. Throw rest of ingredients in and simmer for 5 minutes
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Yeah, 5 minutes is accurate! As you are frying up those pancakes, heating up those waffles, scooping that froyo, heat this up in a pan! You and your family will be thanking me this weekend. It’s an easy way to trick the kids into liking something healthy! It’s a perfect weekend breakfast addition. It’s easy and anyone with a heat source and a pot can make it. It also isn’t too sweet. I’m not a fan of most pancake toppings because there’s way too much sugar. This balance is absolutely wonderful. Make this recipe to stay hungry and fit!

Peanut Butter Pancake Cookies

Here’s another good recipe for a quick snack for plenty of people. This one is inspired by Carrots n Cake, but I kind of changed it drastically. Pancakes are great. Cookies are great. Putting them together is absolute genius…meet the Pancake Cookie. I was nervous about the recipe, but it ended up turning out well. I like that this recipe is totally versatile and you can make it what you want it to be. Plus, it only took about 15 minutes to create–that’s a time I can get behind. This is actually a perfect breakfast idea because it’s a PANCAKE ON THE GO! What! Genius! Alright, alright, let’s get to the actual yumminess.

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Maple syrup is king

Maple syrup is king

Peanut Butter Pancake Cookies
Yields 7
A cross-breed between a pancake and a cookie that is downright delicious and easy to make.


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Prep Time
3 min

Cook Time
12 min

Prep Time
3 min

Cook Time
12 min

Ingredients
  1. 1 cup pancake mix (we used Protein Kodiak Cake)
  2. 1/2 cup milk
  3. 1/4 cup peanut butter
  4. 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  5. handful of chocolate pretzels (but you can use chocolate chips)
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat 350 degrees F
  2. Mix all ingredients together
  3. Put dollops (cookie-size) onto a greased baking sheet
  4. Put in for 10-12 minutes
  5. Take out and enjoy
Notes
  1. I would definitely serve with maple syrup if you can!
Adapted from Carrots n Cake
Adapted from Carrots n Cake
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Simple, healthy, delicious. Three words that describe this recipe. I was actually shocked about how quick this recipe was and pleased as well. When I need a snack or a breakfast, I can whip these up in a second and store them for the week. What do you think? They may look strange, but they do taste good and they are guilt-free! They go so well with maple syrup and a glass of milk so I highly suggest doing this. And remember, you can put whatever you want in this recipe! Go crazy, have fun! Try this recipe to stay hungry and fit!

Homemade Banana Fritters

In my experience, it seems like banana fritters are not a huge thing in the United States. However, growing up in my household with a Kiwi mother promises otherwise. Oh homemade banana fritters, how can words do justice to your magnificence? Banana fritters are a special part of weekend breakfasts in my family. They are basically a banana and flour mixture that’s fried in oil on the stove top. We usually top them with powdered sugar. It’s so delicious. And better even still–they are incredibly simple to make! Let’s get to the recipe.

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Banana Fritters

Yields 8
A decadent breakfast recipe that takes under 15 minutes to make


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Prep Time
5 min

Cook Time
6 min

Prep Time
5 min

Cook Time
6 min

Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup flour
  2. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  3. water
  4. powdered sugar
  5. 2 bananas
Instructions
  1. Sift flour and baking powder
  2. Mix with water to batter consistency (water amount could be different for everyone)
  3. Slice bananas and stir them into the batter
  4. Heat a pan with quarter of an inch of oil
  5. Take a large spoonful (see pictures) of fritter mix and plop into pan
  6. Cook until little bubbles start to appear in batter (roughly 3 minutes)
  7. Flip and do the same
  8. Take out of pan and put on paper towel
  9. Sprinkle with powdered sugar
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I can usually only get through about two because they are very rich and quite rewarding. I’m sure many other Americans would love to play around with this recipe like put syrup or fruit on top. You should experiment! For me, it’s powdered sugar until the end. This is my mum’s recipe and I feel very lucky indeed to have it and also to be able to share it with you all! She’s been making it for who knows how many years, so it’s almost as easy as making a cup of tea for her. Enjoy this recipe to stay hungry and fit!

*Question of the Day: What’s a special breakfast tradition for your family?

Protein Oat Pancakes

As some of you know, our 5-Minute Protein Pancakes recipe is one of our biggest hits. I would say I eat pancakes at least once a week, so I am always trying new recipes. With the help of Silk, I’ve come up with another–Protein Oat Pancakes! I know it’s weird to describe pancakes as “juicy,” but they are wonderfully akin to that on the inside. It’s not just some flat pancake without any umph– this pancake has personality! Plus, they are healthy and full of protein!

To make this recipe, you’re going to need a few items–one of which is Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk. Before you head to the grocery, sign up at Silk.com for some free coupons!

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Dry ingredients together

Silk milk!

Silk milk!

Ready to be stirred up

Ready to be stirred up

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Wet and dry mixed together

Wet and dry mixed together

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Protein Oat Pancakes

Yields 7
Pancakes filled with healthy grains and protein


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Prep Time
7 min

Cook Time
5 min

Prep Time
7 min

Cook Time
5 min

Ingredients
  1. 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  2. 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  3. 1/2 cup Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk
  4. 1/2 cup 0% Greek yogurt
  5. 1/4 tsp baking powder
  6. 2 tbsp honey
  7. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  8. 1 tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Mix together the dry ingredients
  2. Mix together the wet ingredients
  3. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet using some sort of spoon (you don’t want to over-mix the batter)
  4. Grease up a pan and once hot, spoon some of the batter into the pan (I was able to fit two pancakes in my pan at a time)
  5. These cook fast, so be ready to flip! After three or so minutes on each side, flip and finally take out
  6. You can serve with butter, syrup, fruit, or just eat it plain!
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Simple, sweet, and nutritious. How can you get better than that? Make sure you head over to Silk’s Facebook page and like them! You can find tons more recipes like these and also ways to earn free coupons. You can also make a big batch of this overnight for the whole week! Talk about a yummy week of breakfasts. Let me know how these turn out for you! And as always…stay hungry and fit!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

5-Minute Protein Pancakes

So I’m still prepping for contest, so I’m upping my protein and lowering carbs somewhat. It’s about two hours before my second workout (just cardio) and my tummy is rumbling. Hmmm…what to eat? I don’t want to eat any straight-up carbs (during this LAST week of contest, I’ll get my carbohydrate grams from other sources like veggies and shakes) like cereal or oatmeal, I don’t feel like having tunafish or a salad, but I could always use more protein. Hmm…oh yes–protein pancakes! I had played around with a recipe before, didn’t quite get it how I wanted it, so I used this recipe and altered it a bit to fit my needs. It’s extremely easy and filled me up without feeling sluggish.

Oooooh yes!

Oooooh yes!

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The Most Important Meal of the Day: EAT IT!

There’s a problem in this culture. For as much as we over-eat, so many of us do not eat breakfast. What’s the deal with that?! Meals are always something to look forward to in my day. Maybe because I have a slight obsession with food. Whatever. I’m here to tell you to EAT YOUR BREAKFAST! Just eat something: oatmeal, pancakes, yogurt, trail mix, bagels, fruit, something.

Why?

Well, boys and girls, let me talk a little about metabolism. You want a good, high metabolism. Why? Because the higher your metabolism, the faster your food is digested and nutrients absorbed. It means your body works faster and better. You see a lot of people with high metabolisms are usually thin, even though they seem to eat a normal (or more) amount. It’s either genetics or they know how and when to eat.

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Structure of adenosine triphosphate, a central intermediate in energy metabolism (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you don’t eat breakfast, (just literally breaking your fast) your metabolism won’t wake up. For it to boot up and start trying to make you have less fat, you need to give it something to start on. Otherwise it’s going to be very slow. And when you do finally eat lunch (which is usually bigger than breakfast), your metabolism will be slowed down at that point and you won’t absorb nutrients or digest as quickly.

We like to go big on breakfast when we can. This is (not necessarily our typical) our ideal breakfast: whole-wheat Kodiak pancakes (or waffles), eggs, whole wheat toast with jam, Morningstar Sausage Links, and a big fruit salad. Sounds like a lot? You can bet our metabolism is going to be booted up from the start? And yes, I usually can’t finish everything so Chris gets to clean my plate.

Not in the mood for a big breakfast? When I don’t have a lot of time before work and Chris is still asleep, I’ll usually make oatmeal, or greek yogurt with fruit and nuts, or an egg on toast, etc. Those all have plenty of protein and carbs for me to last until lunch or snack time.

Whatever you do, just eat something. Even if it’s just an apple as you run out the door. I promise, it’s worth it and your body will thank you.

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