Healthy Blueberry Pancakes
If you’re anything like me, you probably love sweet things like pancakes. But of course you will also have heard that sugar is unhealthy, wheat is not good and that you should avoid cow’s milk.
There goes all the yummy desserts, right?
Actually, no! There are many ways you can satisfy your sweet tooth AND eat healthily. You can choose alternatives that not only taste great but that will be beneficial for your brain, low in calories and actually help your body heal.
Sound too good to be true?
Today I’d like to give you an example of something that is super delicious and good for you! Something that will support your thyroid to recover from hyperthyroidism, hashimotos, neurological issues and the various symptoms of thyroid related illnesses.
These pancakes are packed full of healing nutrients and are gluten, lactose and sugar free!
Blueberries are one of the most powerful foods on the planet. They are full of natural vitamins including A, C, D, E and K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacine, B6, Folate, Panthothernic Acid, Choline and Betain. They also contain minerals such as Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Sodium, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese and Selenium. And with no cholesterol or phytosterols they are a tiny capsule of healing.
So now that I’ve given you a list of what’s in them, let me tell you how they can help you. They are low in calories, they have a high water content to hydrate you, are full of antioxidants which give them their colour and they have the ability to remove heavy metals from your liver. They can help with heart health, bone strength, blood pressure regulation and diabetes management. They are also well known for supporting your vision.
But more than the physical benefits, blueberries help us heal on an emotional level too. They make us more resilient and therefore less susceptible to punishment, rejection, scorn, and humiliation. So if you’ve struggled with feeling criticized, undermined, mistreated or neglected, then this is the perfect food for you!
NOTE: If you are using blood thinners such as Warfarin please talk to your doctor before increasing your intake of blueberries as they contain a relatively high level of Vitamin K which could offset your blood clotting.
Although these potent berries are not always in season, you can find them in the frozen food section. As these are snap frozen at point of harvest, they are just as good as the fresh ones.
Additional health benefits are supplied by bananas for balancing blood sugar and a healthy brain, raw honey for fighting viruses and maple syrup for supporting your adrenal system.
So if like me you enjoy the sweeter things in life, these blueberry pancakes are the perfect answer to a lazy Sunday morning breakfast – guilt free!
2 ripe bananas
4 tablespoons raw honey
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
1/2 cup of water
1 cups coconut flour
1/4 cup potato starch
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 cup wild blueberries
1/2 cup of maple syrup
For the batter blend the bananas, honey, baking powder and sea salt together with the water. Add the almond flour and potato starch and continue blending until a thick batter forms.
Heat ¼ teaspoon of coconut oil in a non-stick pan over a medium-low heat. Use a heaped tablespoon of batter to create small pancakes. Turn them over after 2-3 minutes and leave them for 4 minutes on the other side.
Mix 1 cup of blueberries with ½ cup of maple syrup into a small saucepan and heat gently for 3 to 5 minutes stirring frequently until ingredients are well combined
Sprinkle blueberries over the top and enjoy!