What’s the best way to enjoy the best of both chocolate and berries every morning, without ruining your daily nutritional needs? Fortunately for you, these mouth-watering cocoa and raspberry pancakes contain just 150 calories and 2.5 grams of fat, alongside a healthy 7.5 grams of dietary fiber. For a light a subtly sweet topping for your pancakes, marinate the berries in coconut juice and balsamic vinegar until they soften.
Don’t worry, these pancakes are not the guilty pleasure type – they contain chia seeds which are rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids that’s good for the heart, and cocoa powder, that’s loaded with antioxidants. Apart from being rich in antioxidants and genuinely sumptuous, cocoa makes for a superb food ingredient since it “can protect nerves from injury and inflammation, protect the skin from oxidative damage from UV radiation in topical preparations, and have beneficial effects on satiety, cognitive function, and mood,” based on scientific studies.
And in case you are not into berries, you can opt with a variety of other nutritious and delicious toppings instead, such as coconut flakes, cacao nibs or Greek yogurt mixed with honey and cinnamon. Regardless of the toppings you go for, you will surely be satisfying your breakfast needs and nutrition goals.