Protein Pancakes

Protein Pancakes – 7/18/15

1 ripe banana*
1 smallish cooked sweet potato with the skin still on* (can use zucchini or squash instead)
½ C flax seeds
¼ C chia seeds
¼ C sesame seeds
½ C coconut flakes
2 Tablespoons hemp hearts
6 eggs
½ C olive oil
2 C milk
optional: ¼ C almonds
optional: 1 C spinach
Blend on high in the vitamix till smooth
Dump into large bowl
Add 3 C of milk to the vitamix and blend again “to wash it out”
Dump that milk into the large bowl
1 ½ C oats ground into flour
1 ½ C buckwheat flour (you could use regular whole wheat instead if you want)
1 ½ C kamut flour  (you could use regular whole wheat instead if you want)
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Mix with hand mixer until well blended; if the batter is too thick add more milk.

Cook in a skillet with coconut oil

*Note the recipe calls for 1 banana & 1 sweet potato but you can also use
2 ripe bananas or
1 apple
in place of the 1 banana & 1 sweet potato

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A Great Way to Wake UP Smoothie

2 scrambled eggs, cooled in the fridge
1 C plain yogurt
1 peeled and frozen banana
1/2 frozen pinapple core (or equavalent in frozen pineapple chunks, but this is a great way to use a pineapple core and get a good dose of fiber)
1/4 organic lemon (peel, seeds and all)
5 leaves of fresh kale (stems included)

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OK, so this is my latest smoothie and I TOTALLY LOVE IT! 

1-2 scrambled eggs
3/4 C plain yogurt
1-2 tsp coconut oil (unrefined, cold pressed, organic)
1/2 frozen banana
1 handful frozen grapes
1/2 frozen orange
1 handful of greens... washed and trimmed, your choice: spinach, kale, herbs, mustard greens etc.  (I love a pinch of cilantro)
optional: 1 tsp almond butter