Buckwheat Pancakes

September 01, 2017 0 Comments

If you are vegan or gluten intolerant and aren't a fan of bananas, then these little guys are for you. They are just like traditional pancakes, and you can make them; thick or thin, crispy at the edges or moist and chewy, it's your story and these let you tell it with gumption.
And the best part they're still packed with all the good stuff, the chia seeds are packed with protein, omega 3's and 6's, fibre and carbohydrates, they are literally a seed of balance. Add the additional serve of protein powder (which is of course optional, but we like to get a good hit of protein at every meal, it is after all key to our survival).

Chia (Omega 3's and 6's)
Omega 6's are inflammatory, but great for skin, hair, bones, metabolism etc. Omega 3's are anti-inflammatory and are an integral part of cell membranes throughout the body (helping with . Omega 6's (in simple terms) are bullies to the Omega 3's, when consumed they both compete for the same enzyme to convert to things the body can use, the Omega 6's usually win this race, hence the requirement for more Omega 3's - power in numbers. They are both essential as the body can't make them. In Chia, there are almost 3 times as many Omega 3's to 6's, which means you get the best of both worlds).
although the name suggest's wheat, it is not a wheat at all and is a great alternative for those with a gluten intolerance. It has been suggested to do all manner of wonderful things for the health. Recent studies suggest that of all the things suggested, buckwheat's high levels of rutin, which has been linked to potentially helping cognitive function/memory, insulin and blood sugar management.
Immunomodulation (mushroom complex)
strengthening, balancing, supporting and regulating the immune system, optimising immune response (great for winter).
Adaptogen (mushroom complex)
helping the body adapt to stress.
Reishi (Reishi)
1 of the ingredients in the Medicinal Mushroom Complex, known historically as the Mushroom of Immortality, Reishi's compounds have been shown to provide good all around calming and relaxing effects as well as supporting the immune system.
Chaga (Chaga)
1 of the ingredients in the Medicinal Mushroom Complex, Chaga is packed with anti-oxidants with studies suggesting its compounds have the capacity to provide support for the immune system and its ability to modulate it.
Cordyceps (Cordyceps)
1 of the ingredients in the Medicinal Mushroom Complex, Cordyceps has been used for cognitive and athletic performance along with it's possible immunomodulatory effects.

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