By now, your pantry should be looking better! But are you still making Sunday morning pancakes from a mix? Throw this box out! It is hurting your body more than you realize!
Ingredients: Enriched Bleached Flour (Bleached Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid)Sugar, Leavening (Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate)Dextrose, Dried Buttermilk, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil with Mono and Diglycerides, Dried Whole Eggs, Salt, Defatted Soy Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Corn Syrup Solids, Nonfat Dry Milk, Soy Lecithin, Sodium Caseinate, Soybean Oil.
The detrimental trans fats (hydrogenated oils) in foods have a tendency to collect in the brain because of its sponge-like quality. The damage trans fats has on the brain is immeasurable.
Trans fats interfere with the production of prostaglandin, which regulates blood pressure, kidney function, immune system response and blood clotting. They lead to atherosclerosis by increasing cholesterol and triglycerides because they interfere with ability to uptake Essential Fatty Acids (omega 3) in our cells. Trans fats affect the permeability of the cell’s membrane, preventing certain nutrients from entering while allowing other nutrients to leak out of the cell. This in turn will cause depression, inflammation, learning disabilities...things that we have some control of stopping! We just need to stop eating the typical American diet and take the time to make healthier options. I LOVE food, and when I want pancakes I make them this way:
½ cup cottage cheese
½ cup Jay Robb vanilla egg white or vanilla whey protein
2 TBS vanilla unsweetened almond milk
2 tsp aluminum free baking powder
A TBS or 2 of Swerve (optional sweetener)
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Let sit for 5 minutes (the baking powder will "fluff" up the batter). Heat a skillet and cook! I can take out this entire recipe without any guilt! But it serves 4. Just be careful with what you top them with! You can easily get up to 500 calories and a sugar coma with maple syrup. I served mine with my "Healthified" Pecan Nut Butter which you can find in my book: The Art of Eating Healthy: KIDS. Makes 4 servings.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Aunt Jemima = 160 calories, 31 carbs, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein
"Healthified" Protein Pancakes = 90 calories, 1.75 carbs, trace fiber, 13g protein
Click HERE to see the SYRUP I use to save over 180 calories and 70 grams of sugar per serving!
WHY ALUMINUM FREE BAKING POWDER???
Aluminum is also found in processed cheese, antacids, baking powder, pickling salts, antiperspirants, cake mixes, salt, food starch modifiers, self-rising flour, soft drinks and other acidic liquids sold in cans. Aspirin is buffered with aluminum compounds. Aluminum has been suspected in the development of dementia, osteoporosis and even cancer.