So up until last night I was actually going to post a gut health smoothie today! But then yesterday I created these nutrient packed babies and I knew the minute I tasted them that they had just slipped into the front of the queue of recipes that need to get shared on the blog. Because I didn’t plan on making a blog post on these, I only have iPhone photos of them, but I decided that if I stop being so fussy about the photos that I put up with recipes, I would be posting recipes a lot more often. Which is better because when I post the on Instagram they get lost in my feed, and so they’re not always easy to find again.
Anyway, onto these babies. I think it is very important to get the correct balance of macronutrients in with breakfast as it really is the first source of fuel for your body for the day and can determine your food cravings and satiety levels (and therefore your eating habits) for the rest of the day! Along with this, my requirements for breakfast are also high fiber content and packed with micronutrients. Breakfasts that tick these boxes result in stabilised blood sugar levels and leave me feeling very content.
These pancakes are all that. And a lil more because superfoods yo. I’m not going to lie, my original intention was just to add zucchini, and next thing I knew I was adding spirulina and hemp powder! But don’t worry, if you don’t have some of these superfoods you can omit them and still have a very wholesome breakfast. I have put the ingredients you can omit at the bottom of the list of ingredients, but please feel free to tinker around with the recipe, it is not a very sensitive batter so it will work out either way. Just ensure that your end batter is a relatively thick consistency IF you want thick pancakes, otherwise it doesn’t matter too much.
I layered with pancakes with a simple sugar free berry chia jam, which added a lovely tartness to the pancakes. And it also contains chia seeds, which are being dubbed a superfood so I guess they just had to join the party. To make the jam just blend together berries (about 2/3 cup once blended), heat on the stove with a small pinch of salt, lemon juice and sweetener (if desired). After 5 minutes, take off the heat at stir in 2 tbsp chia seeds. Then let cool and refrigerate.
Green Superfood Pancakes
Nutrient dense yet surprisingly indulgent pancakes
- 10g coconut flour
- 25g banana
- 3 egg whites
- 100g grated zucchini
- 1 serving (30g) of vanilla pea protein (if using whey you will need to add less water)
- 5g chia and flax meal (can use just flax meal or 1/2 tsp psyllium husk instead)
- 1 tsp xylitol
- 1/4 tsp salt
- tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 tsp baking soda
- +- 80ml water
- 5g raw hemp powder
- 1/2 tsp spirulina/3 tablets
- 1 tsp prebiotic fiber