Monday, June 24, 2013

Vi-Shape High Protein Flax Pancakes

Recently I was invited to create a recipe using Vi-Shape Shake Mix for the Visalus ‘90 for 90‘campaign.

I have always been a big fan of pancakes and so wanted to come up with something easy and quick to prepare... and delicious.  I think I succeeded.  The shake mix is quite tasty so there is no need to add vanilla or cinnamon but I did use some milled flax seeds to give the pancakes a bit more body and texture.

Any fresh or frozen fruit would be a lovely topping for these easy pancakes…  strawberries in season just happen to be my favorite.  They are chock full of antioxidants and are low in calories and carbs.  I think they are just the right accent for the Vi-Shape Shake Mix pancakes.

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High Protein Flax Pancakes
Makes 2 servings  of 2 cakes each
  • 2 heaping scoops Vi-Shape Nutritional Shake Mix
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 2 Tbs unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 Tbs ground flax seeds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 small ripebanana, mashed
  1. In a medium bowl, mix the protein powder, egg whites, Almond Breeze, and flax seeds, till well-combined.
  2. Mash the banana in a separate small bowl, then mix into the other ingredients. Stir until batter is smooth.
  3. Lightly Coat a saucepan with non-stick spray and set over MEDIUM heat. Pour 1/4 of the mixture into the warm pan and spread  gently till it is a circle about 4 - 5 inches in diameter.
  4. Let cook several minutes. You will see a bit of bubbling from underneath when it is ready to flip. 
  5. Gently loosen all around the edges with a spatula and flip the pancake over. Cook a couple of minutes more.
  6. Remove the pancake to a plate and cover to keep warm.
  7. Cook the rest of the pancakes in the same manner.
  8. Top with fruit of your choice or syrup to serve.
Per serving of 2 pancakes without toppings.
Calories 169; Protein 11g; Carbohydrate 18g; Fat5 g; Fibre 4g.

Visalus supplied me with the shake mix to create this recipe.


  1. Ooo, sounds like a good protein pancake!

  2. I won some Vi Shape mix once and really liked it for making pancakes and smoothies with. Looks yum!

  3. Oh these sound GOOD! I'm a pancake lover but haven't indulged since before January :-/ might have to try this!!!

  4. They are great! I make them all time!


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