We got silver beet this week to try in smoothies because it was the cheapest green, and it often is. From what I understand it’s actually just as good for you as things like Kale. I’ve never used silver beet in a smoothie before, so I wasn’t sure how it would come out. After a little bit of experimentation I came up with this combination that I was really impressed with. It tastes great with the silver beet being a very subtle flavour.
Depending on how much water you use it’s more like a juice than a smoothie, and each of the flavours comes through to make for a green juice or smoothie that is filling, subtly sweet, and very refreshing. I found one glass (around 250ml) kept me full all morning.
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Everyone loves pancakes, especially on the weekend when you have a little bit more time to do something a little bit special for breakfast.
The problem though? Pancakes are not exactly healthy. A typical pancake recipe is white flour, sugar, eggs and milk plus your choice of sweet topping. That means carbs, sugar and cholesterol.
This pancake variation inspired by Janella Purcell brings together a favourite with a healthy, cholesterol free option that is also suitable for most special dietary requirements including being gluten-free and lactose-free.
A batch makes about 14 very filling pancakes which means no need to go back for seconds, and you can feed a family with them. Win-win. Continue reading Banana & Almond Pancakes Recipe (Gluten Free)