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Good morning guys,
i am currently in germany back for the weekend and i wanted to share my experiences of my first detox week.
Some key facts:
- no sugar
- no caffein
- no wheat, flour etc ( so no spaghetti, bread etc.)
- no dairy products
I started on a friday morning and i was in a super positive mood, that this detox would be super easy for me. But, the first tree days i had the worst headache ever. I don’t know if it was because of the lack of sugar or caffein, but i felt awful. I had no energy and no motivation to move at all. On Saturday i went for a run just to get out and get something other than food in my head, and surprisingly i ran the 10k under one hour. That was my longest run ever and in such a short time. I was really impressed.
On wednesday i finally didn’t had headache anymore, but i was constantly super tiered. I never thought that this detox would affect me that much. The reason why is that i usually eat a super clean diet so i was super surprised that my body reacts so strong to the lack of sugar and caffein.
On friday i finally woke up and i felt super awake even though i woke up earlier than usually to go to the gym. So now, one week after starting the detox i finally feel more normal again.
One thing i have to admit is, that i cheated on wednesday night! i ate a small piece of bread because i went out with a friend and they had this amazing homemade turkish bread. And i couldn’t resist !
As i am super into pancakes at the moment i tried to make a vegan low carb version and came up with some chickpeas protein pancakes. Surprisingly they tasted really good so i want to share my recipe with you.
- one banana
- half a cup of dried chickpeas which need to be soaked overnight
- 3 tablespoons of vegan protein powder
- some strawberries for decoration
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 tablespoon of water
I soaked the chickpeas overnight and blended them together with 3/4 of the banana. Then i added the baking powder and the protein powder. The amount of the protein powder depends on the size of your banana and also the consistence of the protein powder. Just try a little bit until the dough has the right texture. Pure about one tablespoon of dough into the preheated non sticking pan. While the pancakes are cooking you can prepare the toppings. I used some strawberries and the rest of the banana, but you also can take some mango, coco nibs, or whatever you have at home at the moment.
After about 5 minutes you can flip your pancakes on the other side and wait until the other side is nice and brown. Then you can serve them and enjoy them.