Recipe courtesy of Jenna Zoe and Ryland Peters & Small
Super Healthy Snacks and Treats by Jenna Zoe (photography by Clare Winfield) is published by Ryland Peters & Small and is available from www.rylandpeters.com.
“Who doesn’t love a pancake? With a healthifying makeover, you can have these any day of the week rather than saving them for an indulgent Sunday brunch. Sometimes, when I’m wiped out at the end of the day, I whip these up for dinner and I never feel guilty about it…
Did you know?
Protein is the “It” nutrient right now, and as a result protein powders have sprouted up all over the place. However, many of them are comprised of cheap fillers and as a result can be more of a hindrance than a help to our bodies. Often, they are sweetened with sugar or worse, artificial sweeteners like aspartame, which comes in many different disguises.
Look for a plain, natural protein such as hemp, pea, sprouted brown rice, or quinoa, ideally with 10 ingredients or fewer; as a rule of thumb stay away from anything with the word “isolate” in the ingredients. Also, the more novel the flavour of the protein powder (e.g. cookies and cream, peanut butter and jam), the more processed it is likely to be. I recommend you buy either plain, vanilla or chocolate and tweak the flavours with ingredients from your kitchen. Some brands I love: Good Hemp Food, Naturya, Tempt, Vega and Sunwarrior.”