I have a new favorite breakfast. All week-long I think about what I want to make on Saturday and Sunday mornings for breakfast. There has been one recipe that I have wanted to make for a while now and finally got to it. Tone It Up Protein Pancakes.
They are easy to make and all you need is about 5 minutes..
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 2 tbs vanilla almond milk or skim
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbs ground flaxseed
- After above ingredients are mixed together add 1/2 banana (mashed)- mash first, then add
- Add a handful of fresh or frozen blueberries
Pour into a pan that has been sprayed with olive oil cooking spray and heat on medium. Cook one side until you see the little bubbles just like cooking any pancake. Flip over (careful!) and cook on the other size until the middle is done (peek inside with a fork).
I was really happy I got to use my Swanson loot on this recipe. I used Swanson Ground Flax Seed and Swanson Cinnamon.
Now flipping is not my best kitchen skill, but I don’t mind a misshapen pancake, I’m all about the flavor.
I really loved the flavor of the pancake, and appreciate the protein value of the pancake, but I will add some ground oatmeal next time I make this I just love the fluff that ground oatmeal gives pancakes.
Question of the Day: Blueberry’s or Banana pancakes?
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Posted in Fresh Ideas, Kale, Recipes, Smoothie's, tagged frozen blueberries, Kale Smoothie, Keeping Up with Kale Smoothie, Swanson Health Products, Swanson Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Swanson Organic Milled Flax Seed on February 29, 2012 |
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So I am so excited to share this recipe. Even thought it’s cold here in Michigan sometimes you just have to have a smoothie.
Just by looking at this picture, you probably don’t see the green specks of goodness, but this smoothie bowl has not one but two types of greens in it.
Keeping Up with Kale Smoothie
- 1 Cup So Delicious Coconut Milk
- 1 Scoop Protein Powder
- 1 Handful Kale
- 1 Handful Spinach
- 1/2 Frozen Banana (can also use fresh)
- 1 Handful Frozen Blueberries (can also use fresh)
- 1 Tablespoon Milled Flax seed
- 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
Side Note: If you use all fresh fruits instead of frozen add an ice-cube or two.
Blend for about a minute and enjoy.
I keep lots of frozen fruits on hand for smoothies. It makes it really convenient to be able to go to the freezer and have a selection of frozen fruits already portioned in snack size bags.
Look at all the specks of goodness. Now I could not taste the kale or spinach, but I felt the texture which I really liked, the flavor that jumped out at me was the nutty flavor from the Organic Milled Flax Seed, it was a perfect addition to this smoothie.
This was my first time adding coconut oil to a smoothie, and it really gave it a silky texture. There are many health benefit’s from coconut oil, but the one that interests me the most is the fact that it is metabolized quickly so it’s used as an energy source rather than being stored as fat. I have also read that it keeps you fuller longer and helps to control sugar cravings. Thanks to my friends over at Swanson Health Products I get to try these items in lots of recipes and explore new flavors.
Rating this smoothie is easy, this is a Keeper. I want to try different fruits next time with the kale and spinach and see if the taste changes.
Question of the day: Greens in your smoothie Yeah or Nay?
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