Spinach, egg whites, and bananas.
All considered nutrient-packed staples in my kitchen, so why not put them together? I know it must sound strange, but believe me, it works.
The outcome: spinach protein pancakes- low in carbs and high in protein and fiber.
Spinach Protein Pancakes 1 serving
1/4 cup of egg whites or 2 whole eggs
1 handful of spinach
1/2 ripe mashed banana (the riper the better)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking powder (helps pancakes rise)
Combine all ingredients into a Magic Bullet (or normal blender) and blend until smooth. If not blending smoothly, add additional egg whites. Heat pan on medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Pour batter into pan, and flip pancake when bubbles rise and the edges appear to be cooked.
Serve with fresh berries, a dash of cinnamon, a dollop of Greek yogurt or sugar-free maple syrup.
*For additional sweetness: add extra banana, agave nectar, or 1-2 Stevia packets
*For a more pancake-like texture: add 1/4 cup of old-fashioned oats
*A Magic Bullet is the perfect size, easy to pour, and quick to clean!