Do you ever wake up and just crave pancakes? I do! However, pancakes aren’t the greatest if your aim is a healthy diet and glowing skin so why not try our easy protein pancake recipe- perfect to satisfy those morning cravings!
As a ‘healthy diet’ has become a trend over the past decade, with lots of people jumping on the band wagon, protein powders have become the new trend in health. However, a lot of protein powders contain sweeteners and other preservatives that stop the body from burning ketones (chemicals that burn energy). When your body is in a state of ketosis (burning ketones), you are burning fat rather than burning carbohydrates and storing fat; but most sweeteners will still keep you in the carbohydrate burning mode… not good, right?
Well before you panic, there are many ways to stay within ketosis: intermittent fasting and a keto diet are two prime examples. However, not everyone wants to do a special diet or not be allowed to eat when they want to. Frankly, at RYL that is not a vibe. So making small changes to your original diet can help your body to burn ketones for longer… that’s where our easy protein pancake recipe comes in! You can enjoy these pancakes relatively guilt free with some big added skin benefits!
Rolled oats- we blend these oats into a flour in order to create a smoother consistency. Oats have a huge impact on your skin and can be seen 4-in-1 food source. Oats help to moisturise, protect, exfoliate, and cleanse your skin.
Protein powder- we recommend using a whey protein powder however you could use a plant protein powder if you are vegan but will need to balance it out with more milk to create a thinner texture. Make sure the powder you use doesn’t contain any sweeteners! The collagen and amino acids that are found in whey protein powder also help to maintain the skin’s elasticity and firmness. Click here for a keto friendly whey protein powder.
Eggs- we use chicken eggs however, flax eggs would be an appropriate vegan substitute. Eggs contain lutein which helps to promote hydration and elasticity in the skin. Th protein in eggs helps to repair tissue and keep your skin firm.
Milk- if you were to change this recipe to vegan, a milk substitute would work for the recipe (we recommend almond or oat milk). The protein found in milk helps to reduce wrinkles by promoting elasticity in the skin, it also helps to slow the development of wrinkles. Milk also contained retinol and vitamin D which help to protect the skin from UV rays. However, some people can find that dairy increases inflammation in their skin so be mindful when you’re eating cheese and look out for any redness, breakouts or puffiness after eating it.
Greek Yoghurt- make sure to use fat free milk. The calcium content in yoghurt helps to nourish the skin, hair and nails. The vitamins in yoghurt also help to moisturise the skin, making it ideal for people with dry skin.
Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, I am simply sharing what I have learnt through my own experiences and reading literature. For anyone considering a Keto diet, please consult a doctor or nutritionist for medical advice.
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