Festive Green Protein Pancakes
December 03, 2019 at 11:00 AM
1x serve protein powder (Emily used Nuzest Clean Lean Protein)
1/2 banana (optional)*
1 Tbsp cacao nibs (optional)
For toppings: yoghurt & blueberries (or raspberries for a festive red + green option!)
- Chuck the eggs, spinach, protein powder & banana (if using) in a blender and blend until you have a batter like consistency. At this stage you may need to add a little bit of water to thin it a bit.
- Heat a frying pan with a little bit of coconut oil or butter. Pour half the batter into the pan. Sprinkle cacao nibs over the top (if using). Cook for 2 minutes or until bubbles form on the surface. Turn and cook for a further 1 to 2 minutes or until the pancakes are cooked through. Repeat with remaining batter.
Per recipe - without addition of extras (e.g. yoghurt or blueberries)
Dietary fibre: 4.5g
These pancakes are made with both eggs and protein powder, making them a rich source of protein, which helps with satiation, appetite regulation, and keeping you feeling full for longer between meals.
Cacao nibs make a fun substitute for chocolate chips - they also contain the mineral iron in a form readily absorbed by your body, unlike some other plant sources (1). Vegetarians and vegans may especially benefit from this, as their sources of iron can be limited.
Cinquanta, L., Cesare, C. D., Manoni, R., Piano, A., Roberti, P., & Salvatori, G. (2016). Mineral essential elements for nutrition in different chocolate products. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 67(7), 773-778. doi:10.1080/09637486.2016.1199664