Butternut Squash Protein Pancakes & Sea Buckthorn Smoothie

Butternut Squash Protein Pancakes & Sea Buckthorn Smoothie

PANCAKES

Serves 4

  • 1 baked butternut squash, or 3 dl. 

  • 5 organic eggs

  • 2 1/2 dl. almond flour. Can be replaced by cheaper glutenfree flours, like corn flour

  • 1 dl. plantmilk – I used ricemilk

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla powder

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 tablespoon oil for the batter

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oi, for frying

  • 1 tablespoon good quality organic honey, optional

TOPPING 

  • 50 g. blueberries

  • 1 pomegranate 

  • 200 ml. soy yoghurt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder

SEA BUCKTHORN SMOOTHIE

Serves 4

  • 150 g. frozen sea buckthorn 

  • 6 tablespoons chia seeds 

  • 4 dl. plant milk

  • 2 bananas

  • 2 tablespoons cocnutoil

  • 1 cm2 fresh ginger 

 

PANCAKES 

Wash and bake the butternut squash 45 minutes to 1 hour at 175 degrees. Leave to cool. This can easily be done the day before if you are already using your oven. Peel the skin off, cut open and remove the seeds. Mash the butternut meat well. Beat the eggs and mix with the squash batter. Combine all the dry ingredients well, mix them with the egg and squash batter and add plant milk and oil . Stir well and leave to rest for 20 minutes. Fry the pancakes on medium heat in coconut oil.         Decorate with soy yoghurt , washed berries and vanilla powder.

SMOOTHIE 

Soak chia seeds in plant milk for minimum 2 hours. Peel and chop ginger, pop everything in the blender, mix and enjoy :-) 

These pancakes are a great way to start the day and stay full for many hours. I used the leftovers for spicy hummus and veggie wraps, which became a great and easy dinner. Love when leftovers transform easily into other meals. Makes it much easier to stay healthy.

SEA BUCKTHORN -  THE NORDIC NUTRITION BOMB!

Sea buckthorn is the most nutritious wild-growing berry we have in the North. One berry contain the same amount of C-vitamin as a whole orange. Together with goji berries, its on the list of berries with the largest amount of essential nutrients. One of the more rare ones is Omega 7. We hear far more about Omega 3 and 6, of how to balance the ratio between them and how its important to get enough Omega 3. Its cousin however, Omega 7, is not without talents :-) Despite the body's ability to produce Omega 7, which takes place in the liver and pancreas, studies show that an intake, typically sea buckthorn or macadamia nuts, can lower insulin sensitivity and blood sugar levels. Therefor its believed to have a positive effect on type 2 diabetes, cholesterol profiles and the overall health of the heart . With its sour, but exotic flavour, no wonder we love this little berry :-)