Updated: Dec 20, 2021
Nutrition-packed pancakes with much vibrant color. When I make food, I always ask myself: "how can I pack this dish with nutrition?" And let me tell you, superfoods are the way to do that! I used Spirulina, a type of cyanobacteria (single-celled microbes that are blue-green algae).
Benefits of Spirulina
A single tablespoon of this tiny alga (7 grams) of dried spirulina powder contains:
Protein: 4 grams
Vitamin B1 (thiamine): 11% of the RDA
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): 15% of the RDA
Vitamin B3 (niacin): 4% of the RDA
Copper: 21% of the RDA
Iron: 11% of the RDA
It also contains decent amounts of magnesium, potassium, manganese, and small amounts of almost every other nutrient you need. Spirulina is also an entertaining way to add color to smoothies and food! It also comes in blue color! 😍 (still need to find it in SA)
Nutrition info source: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/protein-for-vegans-vegetarians#TOC_TITLE_HDR_5
1 cup flour
One tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk ( I used oat milk)
One tablespoon apple cider vinegar
One teaspoon vanilla essence
One tablespoon spirulina
Pinch of salt
Mix all the dry ingredients into a bowl and stir.
Add all the wet ingredients into a jar and stir.
Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl.
Let the batter sit for 5 minutes before you cook it.
Cook your pancakes, use a small spoon to make the tiny pancakes.
Plate your pancakes and add some fresh berries and almond butter. I added almond oil to my nut butter to make it runny to pour it over your pancakes.