Sweet Spinach Pancakes

 

 

Ingredients

Serves 1. Makes 9 small pancakes.

 

1 egg

1 egg white 

1/2 banana

1 large handful baby spinach

1 tbsp psyllium husks

 

Method

  • Blend all ingredients until spinach is well broken down. 

  • Warm a non-stick fry pan on medium heat. Add 1tsp coconut oil & spread evenly across the pan. 

  • Using a large soup spoon or tablespoon, scoop spoonfuls of the pancake mixture into the pan, fitting as many pancakes as you can.

  • Wait until bubbles start to form in the mixture. Use a spatula and flip onto the other side. Both sides should be evenly browned. Place pancakes on a plate.

  • Depending on the size of your pan & amount of pancake mixture, you may need to repeat sequence in order to cook all of the mixture.

  • Serve yourself pancakes stacked sky-high, drizzled with your toppings of choice!

 

Toppings seen in picture: 1tsbsp homemade raspberry chia jam (see below for recipe), 1/2 tbsp unhulled tahini, pulp of 1/2 a passionfruit, a sprinkle of activated buckwheat & cacao nibs, a few (roughly 5) chopped raw almonds.

 

Chia Jam Recipe

(Makes roughly 1.5-2cups chia jam- plenty of leftovers for spreads, snacks or to add to more pikelets!)

 

Ingredients:

5tbsp chia seeds

1cup raspberries + 1cupwater (if frozen, add warm water & set aside to defrost)

Juice of 1/4- 1/2 lemon

*Optional: 1tbsp liquid sweetener e.g. coconut nectar, maple syrup, honey, stevia

 

Method:

  • Place raspberry & water mixture, plus lemon juice into a blender & blend until there are no lumps. (juice/smoothie consistency). If adding liquid sweetener, add to blender to mix well.

  • Pour ingredients into a bowl or jar, add chia seeds & whisk with a fork for about 1 minute until well combined and chia seeds have begun to absorp water.

  • Set aside on bench top, wait 15 minutes & whisk again to ensure chia seeds aren't clumping together.

 

Benefits of Chia seeds:

Not only is chia "jam" a great alternative to the normal sugar filled supermarket bought jams, but you get a spread that is filled with beneficial nutrients. From the chia seeds, but also from the fruit! 

 

Chia Seeds: Are loaded with protein, fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids and many important minerals.

  • Omega-3's are an important essential fatty acid that must come from dietary sources. They are beneficial for our body and play a great role by having antioxidant capabilities, can help to lower cholesterol, aid with blood sugar regulation and maintain optimal brain function and health.

  • Protein: chia seeds are a great vegetarian/ vegan source of protein and a great way to up your daily protein intake. They also contain an amino acid, Tryptophan, which is important for sleep, mood and appetite. 

  • Minerals: Chia seeds contain many nutrients that are important for bone health and maintenance, such as Calcium, Manganese and Phosphorus.

  • Fibre: Many people do not get enough fibre in their daily diets. Around 30g of chia seeds gives you roughly 13g of beneficial dietary fibre. This will contribute to reaching an adequate daily fibre intake and contribute to a happy digestive system. Helping move along toxins & eliminate the 'unwanted' out the end :) 

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