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Almond Flour and Oat (Pumpkin) Pancakes or Apple Pancakes

Here is the recipe for these delicious, healthy and easy to make pancakes.  These can be plain, banana, or any sort of fruit you would like.  You can also substitute the coconut water with regular water, almond or hemp milk.  If you are gluten free be sure to use certified gluten free Oatmeal.  This fed myself, husband, and toddler girls.   The almond flour is packed with protein, fiber, and good fats to keep you full.  We used a little bit of dark maple syrup to dip the pancakes in.  Since I posted this on Facebook, I've received quite a bit of positive feedback about these.  My family has definitely seen them several times since as well! Pumpkin Pancakes 1 cup    Organic Oatmeal  (Blend in my blendtec to a fine powder) 1 cup     Almond Flour       (certified Gluten Free) 3           Eggs  or  Chia seed gel to make it Vegan 1/3 cup  Pumpkin or an apple cut in 4 1/2 cup  Coconut water, Hemp, or Almond Milk 1 tsp        Vanilla 1 tsp        Baking Powder 1 tsp        Pump

My Final Decision on ACL Reconstructive Surgery

It's been almost 11 weeks since my knee injury.  Since getting the MRI results of an ACL rupture, I decided to see a different Orthopedic doctor for a second opinion.  He just so happens to be an avid snowboarder, which is right up my alley.   In fact this Dr. works with mainly athletes from basketball players, rock climbers, martial artists, to skiers.  Just the person I needed for this. Today he tested the laxity in both of my knees for the second time with an Arthrometer.  Apparently the torn ACL does have a slightly higher degree in laxity, however, not a huge difference compared to the typical tear.  He attributes this to the kettlebell training I continued to do throughout the whole process. I showed him a few kettlebell exercises I was doing along with the full range of motion squats I've been working on.  He was impressed that I was able to do as much as I could and encouraged me to keep doing it.  We discussed how important it is for me to be able to snowboard and