Banana Pancakes

April 15, 2014

Mornings in Mexico ..

Have come to include long walks along the ocean


For those of us that have been staying a while .. many of the faces are familiar .. a quick smile & nod .. “Good-morning”    

There's an unexpected calm that's come .. not only from the daily ritual .. but also this loose sense of community I find myself a part of. Puppies wag their tails as people pass by .. the smell of fresh laundry as it's put out to dry .. couples sharing coffee as their legs dangle from the sea wall's ledge

Newcomers are easy to spot .. taking pictures of each other with their phones .. the blue of the ocean as their backdrop. I can't help but stop .. “Would you like me to take a picture of the two of you together?”


The Island here is small .. about 4 miles from one end to the next .. most everything within easy walking distance. As I've broken in my flip-flops on the narrow cobblestone streets .. I've really taken notice of the number people motoring from their hotel to the beach to the restaurant .. in golf carts

Not a judgement by any means .. more an observation

I've especially thought of the families with kids .. the years where so much of life is caught and not taught. My wish for them .. seeds planted that will produce a lifetime of healthy habits .. where a walk under the shade of coconut trees on their way to the beach .. is the norm .. instead of the exception


During the detox phase of Venice nutrition's 8-week run .. a friend & coach posted a recipe for these simple, yet wonderful banana pancakes

Her beautiful family on my mind this week as I think about the influence parents can have .. laying down the foundations of healthy habits that hopefully .. will last a lifetime. She & her husband leading by example in every way .. the spirit of health & fitness purposefully woven into their family's day-to-day.

It shows up in everything from the meals she cooks .. the fitness routines they keep (so many times the kids doing their homework quietly on the sidelines during exercise class) .. to the activities they do for fun.

When I get home I need to say with words what I've so often thought .. “Hats off to you! Thank-you for leading by example .. not just for your kids .. but the rest of us as well”



ps:  I've posted her original as well as a version I've also enjoyed that includes a bit of oat flour .. one can't go wrong either way!

5.0 from 1 reviews
Banana Pancakes
  • ½ banana
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tsp natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (** her original recipe called for lots (!) )
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender & blend until smooth.
  2. Cook on a skillet greased with coconut oil or a griddle on low temp as you would any other pancake
Nutritional Data by %:
% Protein: 36
% Carbs: 43
% Fat: 1
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 148 Fat: 4.66 Carbohydrates: 15.22 Sugar: 8.06 Protein: 12.62

~ Adapted from .. here

5.0 from 1 reviews
Banana Pancakes - With Oat Flour
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Serves: 2
  • 1 medium banana
  • 2 large eggs (** or 1 large egg & 2 egg whites)
  • ¼ cup oats
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender & blend until smooth.
  2. Cook on a griddle (on low temp) as you would any other pancake
Nutritional Data by %:
% Protein: 24
% Carbs: 57
% Fat: 22

** For a complete meal .. add your favorite side of protein
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ Total Recipe Calories: 142 Fat: 3.49 Carbohydrates: 20.52 Sugar: 7.54 Protein: 8.2

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  • Reply sara April 29, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    I like the way you put the recipie thanks

    • Reply sexyveggie April 29, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      Thanks so much Sara


  • Reply Corey April 30, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    For the first recipe, do you have any suggestions for an alternative to peanut butter?

  • Reply Ana De- Jesus May 23, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Oh how I would love to go to Mexico, I have been dying to go for eons. As for these banana pancakes they look like the perfect summer treat!

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