A Great Recipe by one of our Gluten-Free Athletes
  Kurt Ellingson 12:00 AM
By Alison Hooper, Canadian Junior Elite Triathlete

Gluten is a protein composite that appears in foods processed mainly from wheat and related foods including barley and rye.

Last summer my younger sister was experiencing a lot of random anxiousness and she often felt sick to her stomach. Her doctor recommended cutting gluten out of her diet (after trying a lot of other things). And interestingly enough was she got better! Back then I was living at home, which meant that my mom was doing the majority of the cooking. There was no way I was going to cook a separate meal if there was hot food made so I adapted to a gluten free diet, as did our whole family. After moving out I re-introduced gluten into my diet and it really didn't sit well with me so I've been eating gluten free every since. Which is one of the main reasons I started eating Elevate Me in the first place!

At the beginning avoiding gluten free foods was hard but now I'm totally used to it. There are a lot of gluten free products and bakery's that make some pretty yummy treats. Bread without gluten will never taste the same but here is a pancake recipe that is totally flourless and I think I like them better than normal pancakes! Here it is:

Gluten Free Banana Pancakes
1 banana mashed
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbs nut butter (I use hazelnut or almond)
-Add everything together and cook like a normal pancake. I usually grease the pan with coconut oil.

I find this recipe is perfect for one serving... topped with yogurt and berries!

Other additions:
-Shredded coconut
-Peanut butter and mini dark chocolate chips
-Any other type of nutbutter

Whatever your fancy, a gluten-free day, is a great way to start the day!

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