Pumpkin Pancakes-21DSD approved!

Good afternoon!

Today is day 3 (really 5 since I started) and I just could NOT eat eggs again for breakfast. Eggs, it isn’t you, it’s me. No…it is you. You are good and easy to eat but I just wanted, something starchy. Something I am not supposed to have, I wanted pancaked! Smothered in butter and maple syrup. But we all know that those are a big no no on this detox so I did what any rational person would do, I searched Pinterest!

I came across a blog called ExSoyCise and she posted a recipe for Pumpkin Pancakes that are 21DSD approved! SWEET!

Looking through the ingredients I saw that I did not have almond flour, though I did have coconut flour. If you have ever baked with coconut flour then you know how finicky it can be, and if you haven’t, now you know. It is definitely different than regular flour in the way it behaves in baked goods. But it is all I had so I went for it.

I can’t say I had high hopes in these pancakes, only because my almond butter cups resulted in disaster. As in, I came to realize I can’t stand bitter chocolate. Blech. But I made them and they were…I want to say GREAT, like real good, delicious even, but I can’t. I can say they were ok. I think it is because I only used coconut flour and so they were kinda dry. They needed to be smothered in maple syrup, and more syrup with a side of syrup. Honestly, they weren’t half bad, they made me satisfied and I didn’t have to have eggs again and I will probably make them again. Also, my 3 yr old daughter ate them, so that is a good thing right?

So, here is the recipe I used! (Follow the link above for her recipe, you may find that to be better.)

Pumpkin Pancakes

ingredients

Ingredients-

2Tbs Coconut flour

2 eggs

1/4 cup pumpkin (pure pumpkin, not pie filling)

1/2 Tbs almond milk**

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp pumpkin spice

dash of baking soda

optional-1tsp vanilla extract

Coconut butter for topping

2 Tbs Coconut oil or enough to coat your pan.

Instructions-

Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl. Mix all wet ingredients in a bowl then combine wet and dry ingredients until just mixed.

Place skillet on stove top with coconut oil at a medium temp.

Drop spoonfuls of batter on skillet and let them cook, you’ll be able to tell when they need to be flipped. Flip and cook the other side and you’re done! Top with yummy coconut butter and you’ve got yourself a “not another eggs for breakfast” kinda breakfast!

pancakes

**The author of the linked post above commented and let me know that by adding more almond milk (if using only coconut flour) it may yield a better pancake! Here is to trying!

Happy detoxing!

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Day 2(4)-21DSD

Hello Day 4 disguised as day 2. 🙂 Ok, Day 2. But today started out so much nicer! I had ENERGY, yo. Like I woke up, jumped out of bed and got the day going by singing Rick Astley’s “Never gonna give you up.” It is like my day was Rick Rolled! Sweet.

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^^Good, but I am still giving up sugar!^^

ENERGY-About a 7.5, I am feeling pretty good! I went about my morning routine, didn’t feel tired or even think about starting with coffee.

MOOD-Good, surprisingly good!

MOTIVATION-Moderate, but I am in good spirits.

WORKOUT-Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30 level 1.

Today it happened! I didn’t even want to nap! I do not actually nap a lot, but I always want to. I find myself tired enough to fall asleep several times a day. Constantly needing to drink coffee or those 5 hour energy drinks and guess what? I didn’t feel like that today at all! This is actually great, I am starting to feel more normal. I also didn’t have any sweets today (as in a banana or apple).

Breakfast-Eggs with green pepper, spinach and tomatoes with a bit of olive oil.

Lunch-Tuna with avocado and tomato on a Romain lettuce leaf and celery.

Dinner-Tacos! I made it with lean turkey meat, homemade taco seasoning, full fat sour cream, a smidgen of cheese, tomatoes and avocado. Very yum. Also on a Romain lettuce leaf. I almost added lettuce to my taco but then realized it would be a bit redundant. The fam had corn tortillas. 🙂

Snacks I much on raw veggies and almonds.

So hoping I am getting away from the grumpiness and irritability that can happen when going through withdrawals.

Until tomorrow!

Happy detoxing!

Day 1 (3)-21DSD

So today should be day 3, but because of dinner last night and I want to give this an honest go with NO cheats, I am starting over. I want to give this a fair assessment, I want to see what this will do for my body and I can’t find out without following it like I am supposed to. So, Day 1 again.

Morning-

ENERGY-Not bad, especially considering dinner last night.

MOOD-Kids are testing my patience, cabin fever setting in, but not seething angry like before.

MOTIVATION-For the detox, high. To workout, low. Even though it took me a bit longer to just do it, I did work out.

WORKOUT-Didn’t follow a program. Focused on arms, legs and ab/core.

HOW I FEEL-I’m bloated again, but that is to be expected because of last night. It is weird, seems the later the day goes on, the more energy I get. I don’t feel as tired and I just feel happier.

Now I am pretty much bouncing between levels 2 and 3 for the detox. I do not eat dairy much (allowed in level 2 not 3) but I went to Level 1 today with dinner. I had black beans. AND my first green apple! We are allowed a green apple, or green tipped banana or a grapefruit a day.

So tonight’s dinner was chicken cooked in coconut oil, 1/2 cup black beans, broccoli and carrots and I cut up my green apple and put it in a skillet on the stove top with some cinnamon and coconut oil. DIVINE!

I also decided to make those Almond Butter cups today. But I noticed my almond butter had sugar in it! NOOOOO so I made it with my natural peanut butter I had. No worries though, I couldn’t even eat these things! Bitter chocolate is hard for me to choke down! My kids wouldn’t eat it either. I don’t blame them. Will be an awesome recipe once I can add some natural sugar to it. But without? YUCK. NOOOO thank you. I’ll eat them if I get desperate. However, the coconut butter is YUMO!!! Nom nom nom.

Until tomorrow my friends!

Happy Detoxing!

Day 2-21DSD

Today was another snow say so I slept in again, to 8:45! I should probably just get up earlier because it will add time to my day. But I told you, I can be majorly lazy so. Anywho. My headache is gone! So that is great but I am super sore from my workout. My inner thighs and booty are screaming at me today. But I like that, means I did something right.

Morning-

ENERGY-Feel ok, not tired but don’t feel real energized but not drained. Does that make sense?

MOOD-Good, not as irritable as yesterday.

MOTIVATION-Low to Moderate, I am hoping to get a workout in today but because my man works nights he is sleeping where I usually work out.

Noon-

MOOD-Woah, not good. I find that I am extremely irritable, and get ridiculously angry over the littlest things. The book warned against this. Going off the juice can affect moods. Well, it did mine! Super grumpy, irritable and angry over nothing. I had to put myself in time out several times today.

OK…..:( Don’t be disappointed in me, I was good for breakfast and lunch. But I forgot that today was scheduled for me and the honey to have Outback for dinner! UGH, why didn’t I just start the detox on Wed?? Well, even though I was ALL good yesterday and all of today my dinner pretty much ruined it. I had steak, guys. And steak is ok for 21DSD but probably not Outback steak! And I had a WHOLE bread.:( And salad with ranch dressing and a fully loaded baked potato and A1 sauce. Yup. And that wasn’t all. I had…….lemon squares! *hides face* HEY!! It was our anniversary and because we wanted to stay home, we got it to go. Our anniversary is an excuse right??? 😦

And when I was done, I felt AWFUL! It wasn’t all guilt, it was because that stuff wrecks havoc in your system! Gluten, sugars, bad everything! I felt an instant headache, and just TIRED! Like I couldn’t keep my eyes open. Ugh, just felt gross. But, I didn’t have pop!

So….tomorrow is day 1 all over again. But because I only fluffed on dinner and not the whole day I will put the other day number in () in the title. 🙂

Happy detoxing!