Before I talk about my pancakes today I’m going to beg you for something: nominations have just opened for the MAD awards and you know what? This year I would LOVE to attend the fancy pants dinner in London as a – *crosses fingers* – nominee. And not just because the wine is free. If you like reading my blog I would implore you to take a wander over here to nominate and I’d like to suggest the Most Entertaining Blog category or maybe Best Blog Writer? It’s a good thing I have a big ego. THANK YOU, and now back to our usual programming…
Things are still looking pretty Paleo around here. When we were all ill a couple of weeks I let a bit of bread creep back into the diet – tummy bugs want nothing more than marmite on toast, am I right? – but now that’s over the 80/20 rule is back in play. It was amazing to see how rubbish I felt after re-introducing a bit of wheat and I’m still a bit in awe of how this diet has changed me completely beyond expectations; I started eating this way hoping so much fresh fruit and veg would give me a bit of a kick in the morning while Elfie was waking so early – mission accomplished! – but it’s also given me skin that’s clearer than I’ve ever had, a flat tummy and a real sense of well-being. I haven’t felt this healthy in as long as I can remember and have a total sense of contentment. Thanks, fruit and veg!
Like I’ve said before, my diet and gym-going hasn’t been about losing weight. It’s about re-gaining control of my body, feeling happy with who I am and knowing I’m doing everything I can to be in the best shape I can be in, for me and for the children. Looking back over the last four years it’s actually quite surprising to realise my body has not been my own for a while. It’s performed the miracle of growing and nurturing two little lives, but it’s time to re-discover how to take care of my body and use it to its full potential. I’m all about the self-love these days (not in that way, you perv) and I’m really committed to looking after myself as much as I can, Gwyneth-style.
But sometimes when I’m trying to come up with things to eat – especially at breakfast time – I can get stuck. Which is why these Paleo Pancakes are a total lifesaver. They’re my go-to thing to eat if I’m not chugging on a green juice and are really delicious with berries. They even masquerade pretty well as a pudding, and you can add a sprinkling of cinnamon or a drop of vanilla to make things a bit more interesting.
- 1 Banana
- 1 Egg
- 1 Teaspoon of butter
- Melt the butter over a medium heat.
- Mash a banana into a whisked egg and pour into the melted butter.
- Cook gently until the egg has solidified, quarter the pancake and flip.
- Cook until brown on the other side