Everything I am wearing is green except my socks. I don’t own green socks. I understand your disappointment in me, I’ll try to make it up to you with a really cool recipe or something. I don’t know. I’m really not that great at cooking. (Please tell me you read that as sarcasm, please. I’m begging you over here.)
Now before you go making the huge assumption that I’m Irish, I’m sorry I know you really wanted to kiss me — but I’m Norwegian. Green just happens to be my absolute favourite colour, mood, food group — you name it I’m probably all over it. Spinach smoothie for breakfast? Darling you know how to tempt me. Anyway, I’m sorry for all the crazy. I’m a little hyped up on fair trade dark chocolate and my St. Patrick’s day hot chocolate with Kaluha. Actually I’m not sorry for all the crazy. If you read this blog regularly you already know that I have that really subtle, witty and totally sophisticated sense of humour that English majors are known for.
That is called hyperbole. Google it.
Anyway, I’m sure you notice the large face at the end of all the amazing food pictures. That face is mine. Just in case you were wondering if I stole a random person’s face from the internet. The longer I blog as the internet darling you know as “not perfectly paleo” the more of myself I have started injecting into my posts. Think of it like dance lessons. When you first start out you look awkward, feel stupid, and are pretty sure everyone else in the entire world can dance better than you can. Then. There is that magical day when the steps make sense and suddenly you’re putting your own flair on them — and bam, you don’t really care what anyone else thinks.
Call me a hippie but I’m getting into hemp pretty hardcore. (That is called alliteration, you can Google that too.) For all my wonderful, attractive, and intelligent Canadian readers I get my hemp here in bulk. I’m not exactly made of money (graduating with student debt anyone), but I like to make the best choices for my body and the world around me as often as possible. I love turning everything into flour. Almonds. Chickpeas. Coconut. Flax. And now, hemp. Hemp protein powder has a faint nutty flavour and an absolutely fabulous green hue. A few days ago I decided to make blueberry pancakes, and for anyone that uses coconut flour regularly you’ll understand why I didn’t really want to make pure coconut flour pancakes. Don’t get me wrong I really appreciate the fibre and the coconut-y flavour, but sometimes I want a texture other than that of well — chewing coconut. So I threw in some brilliant green hemp protein and well something perfect happened.
I like mentally stocking up recipes to use from week to week so I kept the recipe in the back of my mind and planned to make it today. Well guess what guys! Today is St. Patrick’s Day — and I made green pancakes. It was totally on purpose. Completely. It wasn’t accidental in the least. To capitalize on my serendipitous posting I added some matcha magic — Banana Matcha Nice-Cream! I also realized that my all time favourite food company So Delicious was hosting yet another amazing food contest and that my pancakes accidentally fit into it. So, today is a pretty great day.
If you’re wondering what to eat this evening toss together these beautiful and healthy pancakes and eat my absolute favourite thing — breakfast for dinner. Or, you know, a really late midnight snack. To get this fabtastic recipe download the pdf for Mean Green Hemp Pancakes by clicking the hyper-link or keep on scrolling like always!
|Ingredients.||Prep time: 15 min.||Cook time: 10 min.|
1/2 c. hemp protein
2 c. frozen banana chunks
1/4 c. coconut milk
1 tsp. matcha powder
2 tbs. vanilla extract
large mixing bowl