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Green Smoothie Pancakes


When it comes to smoothies – are you a chugger? Or, a sipper?
Quick, tasty, portable, veggie and fruit packed, green smoothies are a favorite of mine when temperatures start getting warmer. They are also a favorite of mine when I need some balance on days filled with chocolate cake with peanut butter icing! And, provided the smoothie isn’t brain-freezing-cold, I can make my favorite smoothie disappear in 0 to 52 seconds. I know…I know…you want to time your chugging speed, right? Go ahead, I will wait…so, how did you do?


Somedays, I love that I can chug my smoothie down so quickly – but, every now and then, I like to savor it, to linger and laze around, while sipping on it. But, unlike finely aged cheese, my green smoothies do not get better with time. In fact, after a couple of hours, they have more in common with a cup of day old, cold (not iced) coffee. So, every now and then, on days when I want to linger over my smoothie, I turn it into a pancake. Of course, I add a little bit of rice flour or gluten free oat flour and an egg and some baking powder to help the smoothie transition better into a pancake – but the base ingredients (spinach, banana, milk, and protein powder) remain the same.


I have been trying different protein powders recently, and for these pancakes, I used a whole cup of unflavored Isopure Whey Protein Isolate.


This Isopure Zero Carb powder packs 50 grams (per 2-scoop serving) of 100% pure whey protein isolate, without a carb in sight! And it still comes with glutamine, vitamins, minerals and nutrients to keep your muscles tough, lean and ready to rock it. Isopure Zero Carb has 10,900 mg of BCAA’s and 4.6 grams of L-Glutamine in every serving, and is lactose and gluten free. Isopure Protein Powder is available in 1lb, 3lb and 7.5lb size tubs, and comes in a variety of seriously delicious flavors: Creamy Vanilla, Dutch Chocolate (Low Carb), Strawberries & Cream, Cookies & Cream, Banana Cream, Mint Chocolate Chip, Toasted Coconut (Low Carb), Mango Peach, Alpine Punch, Apple Melon and Pineapple Orange Banana.
The microfiltration process used to create Isopure is so complete that it is the only completely clear milk protein when it is dissolved in water. (Please note that since the powders have a vitamin/mineral premix, the powder will be cloudy when dissolved as not all the vitamins/minerals are soluble).


These spinach and banana filled, Green Smoothie Pancakes were not overly thick, but were perfect to be lingered over, this past Saturday morning. I could go on on how delicious these are, but I woul so love for you to make them and find out for yourself

So, back to my first question – are you a smoothie chugger? A smoothie sipper? …Or, a smoothie-pancaker?



Spinach & Banana Protein Pancakes

Spinach & Banana Protein Pancakes

Yield: 7

Protein packed, gluten free, spinach and banana pancakes - like a smoothie in pancake form!


  • 1 cup Isopure Protein Powder
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and pulse till well incorporated
  2. Pour about 4-5 tablespoons of batter into a greased pan on a low-medium flame (the flame need to be low enough so the pancakes don't burn but still cook -might take a sacrificed pancake or two at first)
  3. Let pancake cook for 3-4 minutes and flip and let cook another 2-3 minutes
  4. Repeat with the rest of the batter
  5. Top with bananas, strawberries, syrup or any toppings you desire.

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Monday 2nd of April 2018

these are soooo amazing!!! I've made these a few times now and can't rave enough. The only downfall is that they do take a while to cook through, which is hard most mornings in a rush. These are diabetic friendly and even my toddler loves these. I sometimes add cinnamon, vanilla extract, &/or cacao powder. I also use oatmeal flour instead of brown rice flour. Just delicious. Thank you for sharing


Wednesday 4th of April 2018

Kaybee - thanks so much for stopping by to let me know you and your toddler enjoy these! Yes, they do take a bit of time to cook. I love your add ins, BTW. I'm trying to work on a similar recipe that will be quicker to cook - stay tuned :) Thanks again and I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week.


Saturday 5th of November 2016

I like the idea of it. But I can't give a five-star review for this recipe. The consistency of the mixture was not balanced correctly for me when I cooked it.


Saturday 5th of November 2016

I am so sorry to hear this Sarah. Sometimes the protein powder used and the cooking times/temps can be a contributing factor in how they turn out.

Howie Fox @ HurryTheFoodUp

Monday 6th of April 2015

I'm definitely a smoothie chugger! Will hopefully get my new blender by tomorrow. Can't wait any longer. Apart from that: What a brilliant idea! If I ever have smoothie lefto-overs I give this a try! Thanks :-)


Monday 6th of April 2015

I am not a huge fan of smoothies, because I love to EAT, and so these pancakes are perfect for me because the combine all the health benefits into something I can chew on :) So yum!

Choc Chip Uru

Sunday 5th of April 2015

Healthiest pancakes ever, they look so good though :D Delicious!

Cheers Choc Chip Uru

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