Mireille's Journey To Health

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High Protein/Dairy-Free Blueberry Smothered Protein Oat Pancakes

Blueberry-smothered pancakes
Blueberry-smothered oat and protein pancakes.

When I was training for my bikini show, one of the recommended breakfasts was 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1/4 cup egg whites, and a 1/2 cup blueberries.  It’s not a bad breakfast.  One day, I decided I wanted pancakes.  I decided to throw the oats and egg whites in the blender with just a pinch of baking soda.  I poured it on the skillet and watched the batter become a beautiful, golden pancake.  I topped it with the blueberries and was quite pleased.  Well, with time the recipe evolved slightly.  I’ll share the recipe as I make it now, and the reasons for the adjustments.

Ingredients:

2 whole eggs

1/2 cup oats (look for certified gluten free if you are on a gluten free diet)

1/8 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup blueberries (I use frozen)

1 tsp maple syrup

Directions: Blend eggs, oats, and baking soda in a blender until smooth. Pour batter in a lightly oiled skillet.  Cook on medium heat until batter rises slightly, and bubbles form on top.  Flip and cook about 30 seconds more.  There you have a healthy pancake.  For you’re blueberry topping, heat blueberries and maple syrup in a microwaveable dish for for 2 minutes.  Plate your pancake. Pour blue berry topping on top. Enjoy a delicious breakfast!

Whole eggs, were once considered to be a dietary “no-no.” We’ve since learned that we were misinformed, and that the yolks that were once thought to be bad for us, are in fact really good for us.  They contain omega-3 fats, vitamin A, B vitamins, and saturated fat.  Saturated fat may scare you, but it is in fact associated with healthy liver, lungs and brain.  It contributes to stronger bones, better nerve signaling, and a stronger immune system.  It even supports cardiovascular health, believe it or not.

In my about me page, I explain that I am in fact from Canada. Quebec in fact.  To me, pancakes require maple syrup.  Maple syrup is actually produced directly from the sap of maple trees.  It is loaded with antioxidants that can delay and prevent diseases such as cancer and diabetes.  It’s great for heart health and the immune system.  Don’t be fooled by its amazing taste.  Maple syrup is full of healthy perks, and is a worthy topping of your protein, oat pancake!

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