Being a personal trainer Sydney is not easy.  

Sydney is a melting pot for business and culture.  Social events abound and linked to high levels of social activity is usually, yes... food and wine. If only a client’s social calendar could be adjusted as easily as their exercise program... I daresay their results would be greatly accelerated!

Many clients that come to our gym require changes to their lifestyle to achieve their desired results, of course. One of the changes I commonly suggest is to limit party food eating to half a day per week.  This means if you choose Friday as the day, you can eat anything you want from 12:00 midday until Saturday morning.  Yes, I do mean anything, but I commonly find clients don’t actually want to feel awful on Saturday so they naturally limit their intake of processed food and alcohol.  The rest of the week everyone sticks as close as possible to a healthy balanced diet.

But what about those delicious weekend breakfasts with your family or partner? Surely pancakes still have a place in the kitchen!?  They do. Read below:

By request of one of our regular clients, I am posting a recipe for pancakes that doesn’t involve sugar or flour.  Now, as a personal trainer Sydney I must place a caveat on this in that if you consume a ridiculous amount of these they will still poorly effect your waistline. So enjoy, but don’t come into the gym Monday and tell me you ate a kilo of them.

Banana pancakes

For each person you’ll need:

·         2 eggs
·         1 banana
·         1 heaped tablespoon of almond nut butter
·         2 teaspoons coconut flour (available at health food shops)
·         Butter or coconut oil for frying

Mash the banana well with the almond butter.  In a separate bowl beat the eggs until fluffy then pour the egg into the mashed banana and almond butter and whisk/beat until well combined.  Sprinkle on the coconut flour and whisk/beat again.  Heat plenty of butter or coconut oil in a frypan and drop in tablespoon sized serves of the batter.  Flip when you can see bubbles forming on the surface.

Enjoy as is or drop some blueberries / berries on the finished product.

Make no mistake, they are amazing. 

 


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