Tuesday, May 15, 2012

First Protein Pancakes! + Mini Coconut Key-Lime Pies + Smoothie

Hey y'all! We haven't been posted lately because of a recent move. Jenn and I are actually subletting a place so we'll have to do the whole thing again in a month...gag. There isn't much light in our place, but that's not stopping us from blogging to our heart's content! ;)

We've been wanting to try protein pancakes, every time I (Jac) mention it, Jenn gives me this face of suspicion lol. I was looking up recipes and came across Choosing Raw's Protein Pancakes, they looked so fluffy, we had to try them, they are also low in sugar using stevia as a sweetener.

We don't have our bullet with us so we couldn't grind up the flax, so we put the seeds in whole, they still gel this way but don't hold together as well. We also used vanilla brown rice protein powder instead of hemp protein and water instead of almond milk and added some blueberries in them. They turned out great, not too sweet and very fluffy.


Pancakes with blueberry debris :P

2/3 cup chickpea flour
1/2 cup almond flour
2 tbsp brown rice protein
2 tsp baking powder
Stevia extract, to taste
1 tbsp flaxseeds, whole
Pinch of sea salt
1 cup water
1/3 cup blueberries

Combine dry ingredients including flaxseeds. Add water and stir until thoroughly combined. Add in blueberries. Heat coconut oil in a frying pan on medium heat, spoon batter into pan, cook for a few minutes, then flip, continue until cooked through. Makes 6-7 pancakes.

We were asked by Christy Morgan from Blissful Chef to create a recipe using a Microplane Zester. You know how much we like Key Lime Pie flavoured treats. We decided to go all out and make Coconut Key-Lime Pies! these are low sugar, and super creamy with lots of zest, just how we like our key lime pies. ;).

Here is the link to Christy's blog for the recipe.

Last but not least we wanted to share with you guys a smoothie. Since we've been on a budget (namely Jac), we've had to be choosey about what we buy. Usually we would buy frozen berries for smoothies but have been resorting to a pretty good alternative. A few months back, Madre Labs sent us their Eureka! Berries and Simply Acai Berry Powder, I just combined the two and voila, insta-berries! Let's just say it's been a life saver antioxidant and vitamin C wise.

I usually add chia seeds to my smoothies for thickness but since scaling back on expensive ingredients I started using psyllium husk, I wanted to up my fibre too anyways. Psyllium is really cool because it gels just like chia, you only need a little bit and it adds so much extra fibre, it makes it shiny too which is kind of weird but interesting lol. This smoothie reminds me of those Happy Planet smoothies that you can buy in bottles, it's just so smooth!

Shining, shimmering, splendid

1 cup water
1 small pear, cubed with skin on
1 small mango, frozen
1 tsp psyllium husk
2 tsp Eureka! Berries + Simply Acai powder (or your own berry powder)

Add everything to a blender and blend!


  1. those pancakes look AMAZING! i love blueberries!

    -Deborah, http://gardeniadreams.blogspot.com/

  2. YES! So glad you enjoyed! I'm flattered and honored.

  3. Thanks for the tip about psyllium husk! I love chia, but it's nice to have a cheaper alternative.
    P.s. That tart looks great!

  4. i love the low sugar, clean eats! i have yet to make a raw vegan treat. want to make this lime tart!

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