Pink Pancakes with Protein Drizzle
2 small beets
1½ cups wholewheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk
4 tablespoons plain yogurt
2 scoops Formulite Vanilla Protein Powder (available in our online store)
Bring 1 litre of water to boil in a large pot. Place the beetroots, whole, in the water and boil for 30-40 minutes, or until soft and tender. Let them cool in the fridge.
Meanwhile, measure out the other ingredients. Add the flour and baking powder to a large bowl. In a separate bowl or jug mix together the eggs, honey and vanilla extract.
Once the beetroot are cooked through, transfer them to a blender (yes, with the skin!) Add the milk and blitz until the beets are completely blended with the milk and you have a puree consistency. Add this puree to the egg mixture and whisk until combined.
Finally, add this mixture to the flour and baking powder. Mix with a hand whisk until you have a classic pancake batter consistency.
Place some coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil in a frying pan over a low heat. Add some of the batter (the amount will depend on how thick or thin you want your pancakes to be) and cook for 2 – 3 minutes either side for thick pancakes or 1 – 2 minutes either side for crepes.
To make the drizzle simply mix together the yoghurt and protein powder. You can either drizzle this on top of the pancakes, layer the pancake stack, or serve as a scoop on the side.
Full credit for this recipe goes to our friend Joyce at A Dietitian’s Mission. We love how she incorporates Formulite into her recipes and hope you enjoy cooking them. You can order Formulite in our online store.
Nutrition information (per pancake with drizzle): kilojoules 390, calories 93, protein 5.5g, fat 1.5g, saturated fat 0.5g, carbohydrate 14g, fibre 2g.
Before you go, please grab one of our FREE Weight Loss Surgery Toolkits.
If you are new to weight loss surgery our Getting Started Toolkit is for you. Simply click here to sign up for your copy.
If you had weight loss surgery some time ago, or need help to get back on track, our Reboot toolkit may be just the thing. Click here and we will be sure to get a copy on the way to you.
FEATURED BLOG POSTS
We have combined fifty of our favourite weight loss surgery friendly recipes, with a focus on fresh food fast.
Cut the confusion and stop the supermarket stress with our Weight Loss Surgery Shopping Companion.
Portion sizes following weight loss surgery – internal cues or external rules? What is best for me?
6 thin wonton wrappers (I used Shanghai wonton skins) 6 eggs 30g Parmesan cheese, grated 1 rasher of bacon, diced 3 cherry tomatoes, sliced Cracked black pepper Pre heat oven to 180°C. Place wonton wrappers in silicone muffin trays or regular muffin trays lined with...
The perfect, prepare ahead side dish that is oh so good! I use these super sweet tomatoes as a delicious addition to salads, as a cracker topper with ricotta or cottage cheese or even stirred through some pasta. You don’t need to stress about exact cooking times or...
Makes 8 fritters 125g can corn kernels, drained 125g can chickpeas, drained and ‘smashed’ 1 small zucchini, grated ½ cup baby spinach, chopped 80g feta, crumbled 2-3 sprigs of dill, chopped finely 1 egg 1/3 cup besan (chickpea flour) Combine ingredients together. Add...