The father of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Grand Master Carlos Gracie knows: A healthy diet is essential for all individuals especially those who engage regularly in physical activities. Eating well is healthy, eating well is Jiu – Jitsu.
To improve physical and mental performance while training, maintaining a healthy and balanced diet is essential. For those who do not know the legend and brother of Grand Master Carlos Gracie, Grand Master Helio Gracie was a poor boy who was weak and frequently sick, so he was prohibited from doing any physical activity. It was one day, when to the surprise of everyone, he stepped on the mats and never left them.
Grand Master Carlos Gracie welcomed his younger brother on the mats under the condition that Helio followed a strict diet developed by his brother – the famous Gracie Diet as it is known today.
We are not here to try and convince you to go on any diet, but to simply offer healthy recipes and nutritional tips that may help you eat in a healthy, balanced and different manner. You will find that it is possible to eat well in a way that is both natural and delicious. And to break all stereotypes we will show that it is possible to be efficient and prepare your meals quickly and easily.
The recipe today is for a Protein Banana Pancake. Quick, practical and healthy. The ideal breakfast meal, afternoon and post workout snack.
30 Grams of Whey Protein Chocolate (can substitute with Vanilla)
1 Teaspoon of Cocoa Powder. (When you want to enhance the taste of Chocolate)
Mash the banana with a fork.
In a bowl mix the banana, eggs, whey protein and cocoa.
If you prefer you can beat all ingredients with a blender.
Bake in a pan on low heat.
Serves two portions.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
25 grams protein
15 grams of Carbohydrates
5 grams of fat
(These values may vary slightly according to the brand of the products used)
This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional guidance. The use of vitamins and dietary supplements can benefit a person, but we recommend consulting a nutritionist, doctor or other specialist for evaluation and monitoring prior to using any health enhancement products.