Saturday, March 12, 2011

Pumped Up Pancakes.

I rarely worry about protein in my legume-and-nut high diet. 

But Hemp Protein Powder happens to be rich in Omega Fatty Acids and Iron - all the more reason to add a scoop to my smoothies or pancakes.

I use the Healthy Spelt Pancakes for One recipe from Oh She Glows with a heaping tablespoon of the greenish powder. Don't let the green scare you off...just mix until it blends in and add a bunch of cinnamon. Your pancake batter will maintain a normal hue. 

But, really, what's wrong with Green Pancakes? I can't find any fault.

You can lightly taste the nuttiness of the powder, and it does result in a heartier pancake. I like to drizzle some nut butter or coconut oil on my pancakes in addition to agave syrup. Top with coconut.

You could also make a really giant protein pancake and then flex and grunt while you eat the whole thing.  Yeah.

It's a few bucks cheaper on Amazon, but many health food stores also carry the Navitas Naturals brand.

Another protein-rich pancake recipe that I love? This one is a brunch crowd pleaser...the Pecan Pancakes from the Power Foods Cookbook, prepared vegan-style (with flaxmeal/water to replace egg, canned pumpkin to replace yogurt, and nondairy milk) packs 12 grams of protein per serving.  The flax provides the fatty acids and the pumpkin kicks in iron. 


Vegan Power Food in Rittenhouse Square.

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