For the Love of Coconut Oil

Hi guys!

Let me start off by saying that I can’t believe I waited until this week to try Coconut Oil for the first time. Not only does it taste divine, it has many health benefits too:

The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer, dental care, and bone strength.
Source

Well hello healthy fats

Um, sign me up! If you haven’t tried coconut oil yet, I urge you to go buy some! But please don’t be alarmed when you come home to find a big block of hardened oil (that’s normal) As soon as you put it on your stove top, the oil will melt faster than your average olive/canola oil.

I’ve been cooking my protein pancake (my go-to favourite breakfast) with a coconut oiled pan and let me tell you – it’s changed the whole taste of my pancake! I don’t think I could ever go back.

Best.Protein.Pancake.Ever

Ingredients

1tsp Coconut Oil
1/2 mashed banana
1 scoop protein powder
1/4 cup egg whites
1 tsp Agave Nectar
1 tsp Chia Goodness – Chocolate Chia

Directions 

1. Place 1tsp Coconut Oil on cooking pan
2. While your oil is cooking, mash 1/2 banana with a fork in a small bowl
3. Add 1 scoop of your favourite protein powder and 1/4 cup egg whites
4. MIX!
5. Place mix on pan and cook like you would a regular pancake
6. Once your pancake is done top it with your favs – I added 1tsp agave and 1 tsp of Chocolate Chia

MMm MMmm Good!

The coconut flavour was DEFINITELY there, the Agave added just a bit of sweetness and the chocolate chia added the crunch and the extra good fat my pancake deserved. In one word: DELICIOUS

But don’t take my word for it, go make some now ;)

What’s your favourite breakfast?

Much love,
Jess
xoxo

 

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  • http://www.taraburner.com Tara Burner

    I dont have a fav breakfast but do LOVE coconut oil
    for hair, body, food, smoothies…practically everything :)

  • http://www.mizfitonline.com Miz

    I’m with you and the amamamazing Tara.

    We love the coconut oil around here as well.

  • http://www.positivelymeesh.wordpress.com Meesh

    I have to say that oatmeal is my go to favorite breaky!
    I love coconut oil, I’ve been using it for a while and it rocks :)

  • http://www.breakfasttobed.com Cat @Breakfast to Bed

    I’m with Tara and Miz, coconut oil is great for so many things. ESP my lips.

  • Truly Jess

    Oh I’ve never placed it on my lips!! Will need to try that. :)

  • Truly Jess

    MMM Oatmeal is delicious! Esp on a cold morning!

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  • Katy

    Loved these pancakes! The banana makes them nice and moist and I got three sizable pancakes for ~200 calories! Thank you for having such simple, fun, healthy recipes Jess :)

    My favorite breakfast (although I’m slowly transitioning to sweeter breakfasts) is toast spread with a few tablespoons of marinara sauce and heaped with egg whites. Delicious protein start to the day!