Matcha Pancakes and Dragon fruit salad bowls.

Pancakes seems to be, becoming a weekend habit. The best part about these pancakes is that they’re healthy, so I have no reason to feel guilty about having them every week!!

I’ve been very lazy with updating my blog again recently, so these recipes are are actually from a few weekends ago.

 

So obviously breakfast consisted of pancakes, as mentioned, I also had a lemon and mint water.

The matcha used in the pancakes came from a new business called Vegavero, I’ve added their link below, they stock different vegan super foods, tablets etc.

Matcha is a finely ground powder which comes from green tea, this particular matcha comes from Japan and is 100% organic. One of the best health benefits is that it is an antioxidant and has more antioxidants than any other super foods! Other benefits of matcha are below:

  • Boosts metabolism and burns calories
  • Detoxifies effectively and naturally
  • Calms the mind and relaxes the body
  • Is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins
  • Enhances mood and aids in concentration
  • Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
  • Prevents disease
  • Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar

One cup of matcha has as many antioxidants as 10 cups of green tea!!

Ingredients

1/2 cup oats
1 banana
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup water (or as much as you require for your thickness)
1 tbsp matcha (I used Vegavero)
1 2bsp PBfit
1 tbsp maple syrup
Handful of seeds
Handful of frozen berries
Sprinkle of coconut chips

Directions

  • Put the oats into a blender and blend until flour consistency
  • Add in the baking powder, vanilla, matcha, banana and water. Blend.
  • Let it stand for 5 mins to thicken
  • Add around 1 – 2 spoonfuls of batter to a non-stick pan and cook until bubbles start to form
  • Flip over and cook on the other side
  • Remove from the pan and repeat instructions until all of the batter has been used up
  • Place pancakes onto a plate and put toppings on.
  • Get them pancakes in your belly!!

I went for a long walk with the boy as it was so sunny (I managed not to burn, yay!). We walked from Saltdean back to Brighton, a lovely coastal walk!

For lunch I made a light salad consisting of all of the standard salady things but with some dragon fruit too, a frozen berry, chilli dressing and some caramelized onion and tomato, garlic toast on the side.

Berry Dressing Ingredients

  • Handful of frozen berries
  • Handful of mint
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 inch red chilli
  • Water to reduce the thickness

Directions

  • Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until desired consistency.
  • Drizzle on top of your salad.

Dinner ended up being a nice and easy sweet potato with beans, broccoli and edamame with sriracha (obviously) and hummus on the side.

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Sweet potatoes are the best. You can have them sweet or savory, meaning they can be a breakfast, lunch or dinner meal! What’s your favourite way to eat hummus?

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