Today’s workout: 50 Rep Workout
But let’s skip ahead to the green stuff!
Green Protein Pancakes
At my sister’s bridal shower this weekend, I spent some time chatting with one of her friends who is really into green smoothies. We obviously share this love since I make myself a green smoothie of some sort multiple times a week. When she asked me whether or not I’ve ever made green protein pancakes, my interest was immediately piqued.
She told me that she will add a handful of spinach to her protein pancakes before she blends everything together and I was intrigued enough to give green pancakes a try this morning.
While the green pancake I made looks like something the Grinch or Shrek would love, it was surprisingly delicious!
I’m sure you could play around in the kitchen and add a handful of spinach to a number of protein pancake recipes, but I combined the ingredients listed below with an immersion blender this morning and loved the end result.
- 1 cup egg whites (I use the kind from the carton)
- 1 handful fresh spinach
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
- 2 packets stevia
- Cinnamon to taste
Yes, it looks rather scary, but the pancake was really tasty! It’s worth a try if you can get past the vibrant green color.
A quick note: I made my pancake in a small skillet and I think the batter might be a little too runny to make on a griddle. I first tried pouring the batter on the griddle and the pancakes looked like they would’ve been really thin. Cooking a single pancake in a small skillet resulted in a single thick, fluffy pancake.
Not a bad way to start a Monday!
More protein pancake recipes:
- Healthy Pancake Recipe Roundup
- Banana Bread Protein Pancakes (<— My favorite protein pancake recipe!)
- Egg White and Oatmeal Protein Pancake
- Greek Yogurt Protein Pancakes
- Oatmeal Protein Pancakes
Tara | Treble in the Kitchen says
Perfect for St. Patty’s Day!
I like to purée a bag or two of spinach with a little water and make, as, uh…interesting…as it sounds, “spinach juice.” I then use the juice as part of the liquid component when making oatmeal (I like to use protein powder in the oatmeal when I use the spinach juice.) or scrambled eggs. You can always add fresh (unpuréed) spinach to scrambled eggs, but you get more green when you use the juice!
Michelle Barclay says
I think I’m going to have to buy a cute recipe box like your Leslie got at her wedding shower, and just copy all your recipes into it!
do you just eat it plain?
I’ve been making your standard egg-white and oatmeal pancakes for a while & tried these out today – they’re awesome! I love how blending it thickens the batter & makes the pancake a bit fluffy. I didn’t blend in the almond butter – just spread it on half. It was great both plain & with the AB – new favorite!
Cara's Healthy Cravings says
This would be quite a festive breakfast for St. Patricks Day!