A clever approach to get more greens in your morning is by making green smoothie pancakes. We're sneaking in two cups of spinach in this instance, and you won't even notice!
I absolutely love these green smoothie pancakes! Not only are they delicious and satisfying, but they are also incredibly healthy. The recipe calls for two whole cups of spinach, which is a fantastic way to sneak some greens into your breakfast without sacrificing taste. The macerated blueberries on top add the perfect sweetness and flavor to the dish. What's even better is that these green smoothie pancakes are completely gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free.
They are a nutrient-dense breakfast option that will leave you feeling energized and satisfied all morning long. I can't think of a better way to start the day! To make things even easier, I like to double the batch and freeze the extras. Once the pancakes are cooked and cooled, I place them in a single layer in the freezer. Once they are frozen, I transfer them to a ziplock bag with parchment paper in between each pancake.
This way, I always have a quick and easy breakfast option on hand for busy mornings. All I have to do is pop a few pancakes in the toaster, and my weekend breakfast is set. These green smoothie pancakes are a game-changer in the breakfast department, and I highly recommend giving them a try!
How to Refrigerate Green Smoothie Pancakes:
Since pancakes are best when eaten fresh, I would recommend not refrigerating them. However, if you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. To reheat, see the instructions below.
How to Freeze Green Smoothie Pancakes:
Green smoothie pancakes can be frozen for future use. Once the pancakes have cooled, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for about an hour. Once they are frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe container or a ziplock bag with parchment paper in between each pancake. This will prevent them from sticking together. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months.
How to Reheat Green Smoothie Pancakes (If Required):
To reheat frozen pancakes, place them in a toaster or toaster oven on a low setting until they are warmed through. You can also reheat them in the oven at 350°F for about 10-12 minutes. If you are reheating pancakes that are not frozen, you can simply warm them up in the microwave or on a griddle.
Can I use a different type of flour?
Yes, you can use any type of flour you prefer. However, keep in mind that the texture and taste may be slightly different.
Can I substitute the spinach for another type of green?
Yes, you can use any type of leafy green you prefer, such as kale or chard. However, the taste and color of the pancakes may be different.
Can I make the batter ahead of time?
Yes, you can make the batter ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Just be sure to give it a quick stir before using it.
Green smoothie pancakes are a tasty and wholesome breakfast option that can be prepared beforehand and frozen for later use. You may eat them anytime you want without sacrificing their texture or flavor by following the preceding instructions.