We all have our own traditions to start the weekend well. From an extensive breakfast with coffee cakes to a morning walk in the park, everyone has their own way! After a long working week I only count down to one moment: baking my Açai pancakes on Saturday afternoon after 16 hours of intermittent fasting.
Is it even a brunch if you don’t have pancakes?
The discovery of my healthy lifestyle
It all started in the summer of 2019 after watching a Netflix documentary: The Magic Pill. Even though it was taken offline last year, it remains my inspiration for this lifestyle. It explained how eating without sugars and carbohydrates solves chronic diseases. And I, who had been diagnosed with fibromyalgia for several years, gave it a fair chance. And yes, it did! Since the first week I started eating KETO, all my symptoms were gone. Today we are a year and a half later, 15kilograms lighter and 100% healthier.
I eat almost every day less than 20 grams of sugar. Of course I also have my cheat days, but I immediately catch up with them due to a stricter diet the following days. But since I make these pancakes, I have fewer days when I crave sugar. And that is also one of the reasons why I like to eat them so often!
Açai pancakes for breakfast
The advantage of this recipe is that the pancakes are ready within 10 minutes. Yes, in barely ten minutes you’ll have a healthy and carbohydrate-free breakfast. The only natural sugars are the Açai berries, but I don’t count them. By the way, I never count all natural sugars.
So how do you get started? At Delhaize you can buy bags of The Holy Berry in the frozen fruit section. In small pressed size, mix for Acçai bowls and Açai drops. I prefer to choose the pressed packages or the drops. Depending on your choice of bag you do the following:
– 10 Açai drops or 1 bag of compressed Açai.
– 2 eggs
– If you don’t do KETO, you can also add 1 tablespoon of oatmeal.
You mix it completely into a lump-free mixture. Afterwards you bake it in a pancake pan or on a pancake plate with preformed circles. The latter is a must have by the way! Since I bought this special baking tray I’ve eaten twice as many pancakes. Luckily they are healthy!
For the finishing touch, it’s best to choose fruit that ends with berries: raspberries, blueberries, blackberries,… Banana contains a lot of natural sugars but I’m addicted to them. Finish it with a spoonful of peanut butter and your breakfast is ready!
Would you like to learn more about the KETO diet or are you looking for more inspiration for sugar and carbohydrate-free dishes? Then be sure to check and follow me on my Instagram page @cindyvandyck. Every week I share stories with dishes. And from now on I will also give more updates in my column. Enjoy!