Prune juice has become my new best friend. Now, I understand why old people deem it necessary.
Not working out has sucked, too. Missing my half-marathon sucked. Missing the Shamrock 5k on post sucked. Missing out on the best holiday of the year sucked. Eating nothing but Swiss rolls and ice cream sucked. Yeah, it tasted good at the time, but cartons of Ben and Jerry's later and I'm feeling disgusting. Getting behind on my homework has sucked. Stressing out about visiting my family in Palm Springs sucks. My whole job situation or lack thereof sucks. Life is just kind of The Suck right now.
I'm going to switch gears and share a badass recipe I made with you. I promise, these bad boys don't suck.
Almond Banana Pancakes
(makes four big cakes)
2 cups almond flour (grind up whole almonds in food processor or coffee grinder)
3-4 ripe mashed bananas
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 whole egg + 3-4 egg whites
dash of cinnamon and vanilla
tsp baking soda + tsp baking powder
dash of sea salt
Mix ingredients until you form your favorite pancake consistency. I like mine rather thick. This isn't rocket science, more eggs, less eggs, more bananas, less bananas - whatever floats your boat. Heat your griddle or pan to medium-low, or about a 3-4 on the 10 scale. Season with Pam. I placed a lid over the top of my pan to help them cook through. Mine were thick and hearty, and with the banana, they tend to brown fast, so I needed the cooking to be thorough. You can omit the peanut butter, I just love the flavor and wanted the added protein.)
I topped with spray butter, natural applesauce and a side of berries. Note that there is no wheat or white flour, gluten, oil, butter or even dairy in this recipe. If you were watching your sugar intake, diabetics, then I would recommend using almond butter + more almond flour instead of the bananas and a little water.
Here's to hoping stuff stops sucking.