Recipe: Lean Green Protein Pancakes

August 14, 2023

Is there anything better than the smell of pancakes cooking in the morning? Don’t wait for Sunday to enjoy a pancake breakfast as a treat – these lean green protein pancakes are the perfect post-workout breakfast or snack with added nutrition from Shine Greens and baby spinach. Make a pancake stack and get creative with your favourite toppings.   

(Makes 8 pancakes)


  • 1 large banana 
  • 1 cup rolled oats (ground into flour in blender before use for a smoother consistency)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg white  
  • 2 tbsp vanilla or neutral-flavoured protein powder 
  • 1 handful baby spinach 
  • 1 Shine Greens sachet
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • Pinch of cinnamon powder
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Coconut oil for cooking 

Optional toppings:

  • Coconut yoghurt 
  • Maple syrup 
  • Berries 
  • Slivered almonds 
  • Nut butter 
  • Banana 
  • Passionfruit pulp


  1. Add all pancake ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. 
  2. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat and add coconut oil as needed (you will do this with every batch).
  3. Using a tablespoon, scoop two tablespoons of batter for each pancake. 
  4. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface and edges firm up. Flip and cook for a further 2 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter. 
  5. Decorate your pancake stack with optional toppings of choice.