Clean Eating Green Pancakes

BREAKFAST
Holy moly, yumness. I cannot even describe how good these were. Now, I understand that some of you might be a little scared of something that’s green, let alone your PANCAKES being green, but just trust me: these bad boys are good.

I love me some pancakes (I mean seriously, who doesn’t?!) but I was also craving a bit of healthiness at the same time. I typically start my morning off with a green smoothie, so instead of doing that I decided to incorporate some of my veg into my pancakes. Genuis!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg + 1 egg white
  • 1 heaping tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1 handful of baby spinach leaves (use however much you feel comfortable with)
  • 1/4 cup shredded zucchini
OPTIONAL (but recommended)
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder
  • 1 teaspoon spirulina powder
  • 1 teaspoon stevia (start with less & add more as needed)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Shred your zucchini (courgette). You could also add some shredded carrot or beetroot.
  2. Place all ingredients in a blender. Add water as necessary to create a batter consistency. I used about 1/4 a cup.
  3. Heat your skillet or pancake pan, using coconut oil and add the batter either one at a time or a few in the pan at once once. (I chose to do smaller pancakes, but more of them for optimum tower height. hehe)
  4. Cook the pancakes for two minutes on medium- low heat (don’t set the fire alarm off like me!). Then flip and cook another two minutes. They should lightly brown on each side.
  5. Repeat with remaining batter.
  6. Top with coconut flakes, fresh fruit, cacao nibs, chopped nuts or seeds.

I recommend taking some frozen fruit and either putting it in the microwave (in a bowl of course) for 60 seconds, so the juices are released and it becomes a lovely topping. Or you could lightly cook them in a pan on the stove.

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Tip: if you are using the spirulina, I do recommend adding the stevia, however if you don’t use the spirulina it should taste sweet enough. You could always replace the stevia with one or two medjool dates, a teaspoon of coconut sugar, or xylitol.

If you make these and post on instagram, don’t forget to tag me @staysharpbestrong and #staysharpbestrong so I can see your awesome pics!

xoxo,

Nikki

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