Fueling a body to build muscle and remain lean at the same time requires a smart balance between protein and carbohydrates. Protein will help muscle rebuild and recover, while the right amount of carbohydrates will boost energy levels without adding on the fat. These yam pancakes hit the spot, and your nutritional macros.

YAM PANCAKES

Ingredients:

2 large free-range, organic eggs
3 tbsp almond butter
5 tbsp yam puree (steam yam, then blend)
1⁄2 tsp cinnamon
1⁄2 tsp nutmeg
splenda or stevia to taste
2/3 cup apple, diced
2/3 tsp virgin coconut oil

Directions

1 In a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients except apple and coconut oil. Blend until mixture becomes a smooth batter.
2 Add coconut oil to a large frying pan over medium heat.
3 Fold apple chunks into the batter and pour into the pan, making two pancakes. Let the pancakes cook 2–3 minutes, then flip.
4 Serve hot and top with sugar-free syrup.

Makes 2 servings

Per serving:
•578 calories •24 g protein •28 g carbs •44 g fat