Banana Oat Pancakes

This morning’s breakfast was another Fixate special, Banana Oat Pancakes!  I love that I can have access to so many gluten free recipes with my Beachbody on Demand membership!  Get yours now, here.  While I’m not strictly gluten free, my daughter is and I have found that I enjoy these recipes just as much and some times more than the regular ones.  I added a couple slices of turkey bacon with my pancakes and topped them with some berries to complete the meal.

Here’s the recipe:

Banana Oat Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder, gluten-free
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 dash seas salt
  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats, gluten free
  • 1/2 tsp extra virgin organic coconut oil
  • 3 cups mixed berries

Directions:

  1. Place almond milk, eggs, banana, extract, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and oats i blender; cover.  Blend until smooth.
  2. Heat oil in nonstick skillet over medium-low heat.
  3. pour 1/4 cup batter onto the skillet; cook for 2-3 minutes, or until bubbles form around the edges of the pancake.  Flip with spatula’ cook for an additional 90 sec.
  4. Continue with remaining batter.
  5. Serve with fresh berries.

 

Pesto Tomato Chicken

I was apprehensive about making this Pesto Tomato Chicken as I’m not really a pesto fan.  But, boy am I glad I took a leap and went for it!  It was simply amazing-packed with flavor!  Apparently, I’ve been having the wrong kind of pesto because this homemade pesto was delicious and made this meal complete.

Obviously, I can’t take credit for coming up with this recipe.  It came from none other than Autumn Calabrese’s cooking show, Fixate.  Where can you find this cooking show, you ask?  Well, if you have Beachbody on Demand then you already have access to it.  Just click on workouts and look for Fixate.  If you do not have Beachbody on Demand yet, what are you waiting for???  You can get an entire year access to ALL of Beachbody’s programs ever made and any future programs that are released in that year!  And it’s the perfect time to sign up since last week, they just released the newest program, Shift Shop (new challenge group starts July 24th).  Click here to sign up for Beachbody on demand now and get access to 100s of workouts and 100s of healthy recipes!

Pesto Tomato Chicken

Pesto Tomato Chicken (Calabrese Chicken)

Ingredients
  • Chicken Breast
  • 2 Cups fresh Basil
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsp pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup Pecorino Romano Cheese
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • Tomato
  • Part-Skim Mozzarella 2 oz
Directions

Drizzle olive oil in pan on high heat, add chicken.  Season with pepper to taste.  Cook chicken for about 3-4 minutes per side.  While chicken is cooking, place fresh basil, garlic cloves, pine nuts, pecorino romano cheese and salt in food processor and set to pulse.  While food processor is running, ad 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp EVOO.  With the chicken still in the pan, add 2 tsp Pesto to each chicken breast, top with 1 thick slice of tomato and basil.  Top off with the slice of mozzarella.  Add a bit of water to pan then cover with a lid to get the cheese to melt.

Drizzle each breast with Balsamic for extra flavor!

Enjoy!