Popeye’s Protein Pancakes

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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!

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