Growing up, pancakes have been a breakfast staple in the kitchen. They’ve always been an easy to prepare breakfast and the aroma they bring to the air of our homes completes a wonderful, memorable experience.
Many pancake recipes can be found online. There are some made from commercial mixes, some are scratch recipes, and others for special diets. When it comes to special diets and enhanced nutrient uptake, we wanted our pancake recipe to be optimized for brain health. Luckily one scoop of Momental Mind delivers a nootropic packed punch to any pancake recipe.
One of our favorite ketogenic-friendly recipes is the chocolate, blueberry, nootropic pancake. Being keto friendly, this recipe is definitely low carb. Nootropic recipes that are keto friendly are high in fat and low in carbohydrates, where it is intended for the body to produce ketones in the liver to be used as its main source of energy, instead of getting it from sugar in the form of glucose and insulin production from carbohydrates.
Whether you are on a ketogenic-diet or not, this recipe is definitely worth a try. It’s not just the typical pancake we know, primarily as the title suggests, the recipe has chocolate, blueberries and of course nootropics for optimizing brain health. Your basic pancake has just been upgraded so that you can feel good during and after this incredible treat.
Due to the collagen content in Momental Mind, these pancakes are also good for your joints and tissues.
Momental Mind Collagen 101
Each scoop of Mind contains 10,000mg of grass-fed bovine collagen(closely mimics are own collagen with higher absorption and utilization rates). Approximately 23-35% of the total protein content of the human body is made up of collagen. It is the main structural protein found in the body’s connective tissues, bone, and skin. This is found abundantly in our bones, ligaments, tendons, joint surfaces, intervertebral discs, skin, corneas of the eyes, dentin in teeth and in the gut and blood vessels. Collagen provides elasticity to these vessels and constitutes roughly 25% of muscle tissue.
So what are the benefits of consuming collagen?
- Restores joint surfaces – getting enough quality collagen will reduce the risk of the negatives effects of mechanical stressors like: walking, running, biking, running and etc. Supplementing the body everyday with collagen and exercise may increase muscle mass index and muscle strengths of elderly people as reported by Zdzieblik et al., (2015).
- Enhance physical performance – helps support joint health and possibly reduce the risk of joint deterioration. In a study made by Clark et al., (2008) athletes consuming collagen hydrolysate can reduce pain that have a negative impact on their athletic performance.
- Increase weight loss – quality collagen sources help you to feel full earlier and for longer.
- Enhance recovery and regenerate tissues - the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) also recommends the natural supplement to help promote faster healing. Collagen supplements have been found to help promote healthy tissue formation, which speeds up the healing process so you can enjoy a flawless complexion.
- Eliminate wrinkles – in a study made by Asserin et al., (2015), collagen supplementation significantly increased skin hydration after 8 weeks of intake. Thus, it is effective to improve hallmarks of skin aging.
Additional Nootropic Foods That Boost Collagen Intake:
- Grass-fed meat
- Omega-3 rich fish
- Dark green vegetables
- Red fruits and vegetables
- Citrus fruits
In this pancake recipe, we’ll be adding wild blueberries.
Nutrient Trivia for the Day
Wild blueberries, which are usually found in the freezer aisle are actually more nutrient dense. Forager tip: the smaller the blueberry, the more nutrient dense. Wild berries tend to be smaller than their farmed counterparts! Blueberries are one of the most potent nootropics you can eat. Their antioxidant content is remarkable and contribute greatly to brain and body health.
Chocolate Blueberry Nootropic Pancakes
4 large eggs
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1 scoop Momental MIND – Complete Nootropic Meal Replacement Cocoa Flavor
¼ cup coconut flour/ could also substitute almond meal or flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons wild blueberries, frozen
1. Set a large cast iron skillet to heat on medium
2. Whisk eggs and coconut oil together. Add in the coconut flour, protein, baking soda and pinch of salt. Mix until smooth. The batter will be thick.
3. Once the skillet has come to temperature add the tablespoon of butter.
4. Pour the batter on to the skillet. Will make 4 2/3 cup pancakes. Cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes a side.
5. These babies will be tall. After you flip them once, flip them again and gently press down a bit to make sure the middle is fully cooked. Remove from heat.
6. In a small sauce pot, add the blueberries, cook until they thaw and the fluid begins to simmer. Add in the butter and mix and mash until the blueberries are completely softened.
7. Serve your pancakes and spoon buttery blueberry mix all over them. Enjoy!