January comes with enough worries as it is, don't let eating healthy be one of them. For the next three weeks I will be posting budget friendly recipes not only on my blog, but also on my other social media accounts. So follow @kitchen New Gym and never miss out on a recipe.
Eating healthy can definitely be done on a budget, which is what inspired me to create Kitchen New Gym. My aim is to inspire others with healthy recipes that are easy on the pocket, taste amazing and are fuss free.
To start things off, I have come up with a guilt-free pancake recipe. Often pancakes are eaten in the morning, but I feel like you can enjoy them at any time of the day. However, this recipe makes for a super breakfast because of the ingredients therein, which are high in fibre and protein. As well as, they will keep you fuller for longer without the added strain on your pocket.
This non-traditional recipe is still healthy and tasty even though it cuts out refined sugar and uses minimal fat.
What makes this recipe a money saver is the homemade protein powder and peanut butter. I have shared both of these recipes on my blog, they are super easy to prepare and are healthier than store bought options. Go ahead and try this recipe out. You probably have most of the ingredients in your kitchen.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
¼ cup/ 60ml oats
2T/ 30ml protein powder
½ of a medium banana
½t cinnamon powder
1t/ 5ml baking powder
3 dates or 2t/10ml sweetener of choice
2T/ 30ml dairy or soya milk
1t/5ml lemon juice
Pinch of salt
1T/ 15ml coconut oil (for frying)
1. Add all the ingredients into a small blender or food processor. Blend or process until a smooth batter is formed.
2. Heat up a non-stick pan with a few drops of coconut oil. Once the pan is heated add in spoonfuls of the pancake batter.
3. Turn pancakes over once bubbles start to form on the surface of the pancake. Cook on the other side for 2 minutes or until golden brown.
4. Serve the pancakes with a drizzle of peanut butter, fresh strawberries and the remaining half of the banana.
Tip.. If your dates are not soft, soak the dates in warm water for an hour. This will help the dates blend easier.