It’s Monday! Which of course means, I have a new episode of the Lifting Revolution Fitness & Nutrition Show.
On this week’s show, it’s all about the stomach!
- We go into my kitchen so I can show you how to make my infamous (well I think so at least) vegan pancake to start the day off on the right foot!
- From there we go into the gym where I’ll show you 3 variations of a crunch to help strengthen your stomach!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE pancakes! If you follow me on instagram or facebook, then chances are you know it is how I start every Sunday morning. Just yesterday it was upside down pineapple pancakes… seriously, the best pancake ever!
I used the same method below, just added a few chopped of macadamia nuts to the batter and then a slice of pineapple once I poured it on the skillet.
“Base” Vegan Pancake
1/3 cup oats
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/3 – 1/2 ripe banana
1/4 cup almond milk (or water)
1 tsp chia seeds
1. Mix it all up, pour it on a skillet and cook for about 3 minutes on the first side. Once you flip, you’ll only need another 1-2 minutes to cook it through.
2. Top with honey, nut butter, maple syrup, etc!
And once you get comfortable, get creative! This is the basic pancake, for my pineappe pancakes, I also added chopped macadamia nuts and a splash of vanilla.
You can also add berries or other fruit, and other spices like cinnamon, pumpkin spices, etc.
What’s your favorite pancake flavor?
I have to say, I think the pineapple macadamia pancakes from yesterday might have been my favorite ever. I also love cinnamon walnut!
Just get to a wall, and do 50 reps of each of the following crunches above. Amanda (one of our awesome boot camp trainers) and I workout together pretty regularly, she made us do this the other day and whoo, my stomach was burning… felt awesome.
If you’re feeling crazy, do it two time through!
This is not a total workout, but is great to add in at the end of a strength training or cardio program. And make sure to use your abs for each rep, not your neck.
What’s your favorite ab exercise?