power + protein jetlag pancakes

I fly a lot. Like, a lot a lot. I start my evenings with shiny heels, red lipstick, a sway in my step and a rush of excitement for takeoff and being in flight. AND THEN… BOOM! I get handed a dirty diaper, I get poked on the bum, and before you know it I am cleaning up vomit. Oh the glamour!  It is fun and exciting but when I work I am also not sleeping, I fly international routes so my flights are always overnight.  When we land I am definitely not stepping off the way I stepped on,  my shoes are a little less shiny, my sway is more of a walk reminiscent from the walking dead (oh my gosh this season is sooo good), the excitement turns to obsessive thoughts of sleep, but my red lipstick…….. it is still perfect and on point. My momma raised me right!

Have you heard of MCT oil?! Weird lead in right?  MCT oil is naturally occurring in coconut oil and is a medium chain triglyceride (MCT).  It is a bit of a superfood and a healthy supplement for energy, when your body metabolizes MCT, it behaves more like a carbohydrate than a fat. Our bodies loooove carbs as a source of energy and unlike other fats, MCT oil does not go through the lymphatic system. Instead, it is transported directly to the liver where it is instantly converted to energy! I use it in smoothies, substitute it for other oils in salad dressings, I put it in my coffee (helps keep the caffeine crash away) and I also put it in my favorite protein pancakes! Seriously, this stuff is the bomb! …. Don’t say that on the airplane

protein + power jetlag pancakes

 

Recipe

coconut + dark chocolate + sea salt cookies

COOOOkies… Oh how I love the! Sadly they don’t have the same health benefits of leafy greens or delicious fresh fruits, bummer. But sometimes ya just need a big fat delicious cookie in your life!  Thankfully there are so many wonderful ingredients out there that won’t throw your health or diet in a complete whirl wind of processed fake food garbage.  Using natural sugar substitutes such as honey, maple syrup, or stevia when baking will keep your glucose levels from spiking and will keep your body clean from damaging ingredients such as high fructose crap syrup.

coconut + dark chocolate + sea salt cookies

coconut + dark chocolate + sea salt cookies

Recipe