Spirulina pancakes

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


Ingredients

  1. 1 cup flour

  2. One tablespoon baking powder

  3. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  4. 1 cup milk ( I used oat milk)

  5. One tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  6. One teaspoon vanilla essence

  7. One tablespoon spirulina

  8. Pinch of salt

Method

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients into a bowl and stir.

  2. Add all the wet ingredients into a jar and stir.

  3. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl.

  4. Let the batter sit for 5 minutes before you cook it.

  5. Cook your pancakes, use a small spoon to make the tiny pancakes.

  6. 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.


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