Pain & Pancakes

by HEAB on February 21, 2010

Ouch. I slept in a weird position 2 nights ago, and my back is so sore today. It hurts to turn my head…gosh, it even hurts to inhale. Too bad I can’t give myself a massage as I know exactly what I need – an elbow shoved up under my right shoulder blade. Might have to coach CD through it. :)

On the schedule for this morning was a long walk with the dogs, but I couldn’t handle the leash tugging today. I love walking my pups, but they tend to get super excited whenever we encounter another dog, and don’t even get me started on the squirrels. Instead, Chris took the dogs with him on a run (thank you CD!), and I stayed home and made pancakes.

I meant to make them vegan, but I plopped an egg into the blender before even thinking about it. So, for all my vegan friends out there, simply replace the egg with 2 TBSP flax seed meal thickened in 1/4 cup water and skip the egg whites.


Check out the melted coconut butter goodness…


Avocado Pancakes


1/2 chopped avocado

1/4 cup blanched almond flour

1 egg

1/8 cup seltzer water, plain water, or nut milk. (seltzer water adds fluff)

1/8 tsp baking powder

pinch of salt


2 egg whites*

Directions: Blend avocado, flour, egg, liquid, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon until you achieve a thick pancake batter consistency. Whip egg whites until stiff white peaks form and fold into batter. Fry pancakes on griddle or in a greased skillet over low to medium heat. Top with coconut butter and more cinnamon. Delicious and no stevia required. :)

*If omitting egg whites, you may need to add a bit more liquid.

Last night, I reintroduced a very old friend back into my life…


Plain baked sweet potatoes. Mmm, I always forget how good they are. Back when I was losing weight, I ate 2 every night with dinner. Lately, I’ve been making avocado ice-cream in the evenings, but I’ve decided it’s not that great without stevia. So, welcome back sweet taters. I’ve missed ya!