Ever since I signed up for the Spartan Super I’ve been getting all these emails with their healthy recipes. Only problem; the only way they inspire me is to make something better. (Spartan Races, you are welcome to fire your current recipe developer and hire me anytime)
When I received the recipe for their Berry Blintzes and read the recipe I was already thinking about how I would make it different. And let me tell you a little secret… if it was a cooking competition, I would’ve crushed their recipe into the ground!! (Sometimes I can be a little competitive…. )
I started by using a super secret family recipe for Swedish Pancakes and swapping out the white flour for organic buckwheat flour. I then omitted the sugar and added a pinch of stevia. I’m not too worried about sharing this secret recipe because A) with the Internet, nothing is secret anymore and B) I think only 10 people read my blog anyway. ;)
You are going to love how incredibly easy these are to make by using an underdog kitchen tool : the blender! Kiss messy pancakes GOODBYE!!!
(I like using a regular old blender because it’s easy to pour, but a fancy bullet or ninja will do.)
If you make these, comment below and share your photos!!! Or tag me in Instagram @knicole87climb
(Makes 4-5 servings. Approx 200 calories each)
2/3 cup Buckwheat Flour
1 cup milk (Ive only tried 2% and whole)
pinch stevia (optional)
pinch of sea salt
4 oz of cream cheese (I used Greek)
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
butter or choice
For the Filling-
In a small glass bowl, microwave the frozen strawberries and cream cheese for 30 sec. (You want to warm it all up just a tiny bit, but it will still be icy when you blend it.) Using a hand mixer or small food processor, combine the cream cheese and blueberries. You can leave blueberry chunks if you like, or blend until smooth.
For the Blintzes-
In a blender, combine the first 5 ingredients.
In a small – medium non-stick pan (do not use a griddle. The batter will go everywhere!!) bring the heat to medium high and coat with a little butter or cooking spray.
Pour in the batter until a thin layer covers the pan. DO NOT walk away! These cook fast!! You will see bubbles forming and when there is only a small pool of raw batter left, flip and cook an additional 30sec. Done! Make more!
Once you’ve finished your thin pancakes, spread a good amount of blueberry cream cheese down the center of the pancake and roll it up. Drizzle a little maple syrup on top and BOOM! You have yourself a delicious, sugar free treat you won’t believe is healthy. Just TRY eating only one.
(Remember to use maple syrup sparingly! A little goes a long way! I used 1/2 tsp on each.)
I hope you will try this one and let me know!
Love – Kristi Nicole