Spinach Protein Pancakes

Helloooooo everyone!

I am SO excited as this is my last day at work today before I jet set off to Australia 😀 I’m a little bit excited – can you tell!? Hehe.

So today is high carb day as I am training chest tonight and legs first thing tomorrow before my flight. I have seen a lot of people make pancakes and incorporate vegetables into the batter so I decided that I was going to mix up my protein pancake mixture and add a handful of spinach in to make it super nutritious!

I used to use oat bran in my pancakes but I made the decision to change them to quinoa flakes. Quinoa flakes are amazing, I can’t believe I have only just started to use them! If you are looking for a gluten free and vegan alternative then quinoa flakes are the one! I use quinoa flakes in my porridge, pancakes and also in my smoothies if I want to make them a bit thicker without adding a tonne of calories. They are an excellent source of plant based protein and dietary fibre, low in fat and calories so are perfect for high carb days ❤

So! The recipe is as follows 🙂

Ingredients –

1 scoop Reflex Instant Whey Pro in Vanilla

1 Handful Fresh Spinach

3 tbsp Quinoa Flakes

3 tbsp Total Greek Yoghurt

1 Egg

1 tsp Coconut Oil

Method –

1. In your nutribullet or food processor, blend all the ingredients together apart from the coconut oil

2. If it isn’t thick enough, add another tbsp of quinoa flakes (you need a batter, if it is too runny you won’t get that lovely pancake texture)

3. In a non stick frying pan, heat up the coconut oil

4. When the oil has melted, spoon the smooth batter into the pan to make 4 small round pancakes

5. Let them cook on each side for 1-2 minutes until they are golden brown

6. Plate up your pancakes and top with your favourite healthy treats (i’ve topped mine with Total Greek 0% Yoghurt, Buckwud Raw Maple Syrup & Blueberries)

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These are deeeeelicious! It’s hard to believe that they are healthy for you ❤ They were soft, light and fluffy in texture with a slightly earthy but sweet taste. With the greek yoghurt, raw maple syrup and blueberries it’s like having a party in your mouth. This has definitely been my favourite pancake combination in a long time and I will definitely be making them again 😛 Even my mum loved them – now that’s saying something 😉

I had a few people ask for the recipe so here it is guys! Hope you enjoy it, & don’t forget to tweet me with your pancake creations – @bekivallance 🙂

Big love!

Beki xx

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