Nutritionist, Instagram influencer, and Supercharged Lee blogger Lee Holmes just dished out a super-tasty breakfast recipe that's less than 170 calories per serve. Aside from being low calorie, Holmes says apples are "nutritional ninjas," boasting loads of health-supporting properties and can even help to regulate blood sugar and prevent spikes and crashes. "Recent studies have shown that the polyphenols contained within apples can help to prevent rollercoaster blood sugar spikes," she explains. The polyphenols within apples are also excellent at lessening the absorption of glucose from your gut, and help stimulate your pancreas to secrete insulin.
Holmes, who recommends weekly fasting weekly by eating under 600 calories (entirely from whole foods) in her book Fast Your Way to Wellness, says apples are a great food to eat while fasting. "Apples are a trusty friend when embarking on any fasting protocol, as all these mechanisms help to keep your blood sugars and therefore your moods and energy levels stable," she writes. So you can officially devour this pancake recipe with zero guilt. Enjoy!
Serves 4, 170 calories per serve
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