We love these easy-to-make energizing green pancakes — a super health twist on everyone's favorite comfort breakfast.
Thanks to a short list of wholesome ingredients, these pancakes are fun and healthy for the whole family. Instead of white refined flour, these pancakes use cholesterol-lowering oats, a banana — which fights bloating with potassium — and spirulina, a blue-green algae that contains an impressive amount of antioxidants and B vitamins, which can help improve mood and brain power. Spirulina also gives this dish an Instagram-able blue hue. The other star, hemp milk, which is good for your skin (thanks, fatty acids), muscles and nerves. Breakfast will never be the same.
Makes 2 to 3 medium-sized pancakes. Note: These pancakes are more flat than fluffy, which should leave your tummy feeling flat, too.
¾ cup rolled oats (we like Bob’s Red Mill Organic Rolled Oats or Whole Foods 365 brand)
1 medium banana
½ cup + ½ Tbsp. hemp milk (we like Living Harvest’s Tempt Unsweetened Original Hemp Milk) or you can make your own
¼ tsp organic spirulina (we recommend E3 Live or another high quality product)
100% organic maple syrup, for serving
1. Combine rolled oats, banana, and hemp milk in a blender. Blend until smooth.
2. Add in spirulina and blend until the color is evenly mixed throughout.
3. Heat up a frying pan on low to medium heat with some grass-fed butter or coconut oil and make pancakes like you normally would, flipping once the edges become firm.
4. Stack and serve with warm organic maple syrup.