I discovered Clean Tea at the Burleigh Heads Farmers Markets after having a lovely chat with the creators of the beautiful teas. The ladies are very passionate about their products and it is clear that a lot of research, tasting and testing had gone into creating the perfect tea blends. My personal favourite is Green Smoothie Tea (tea & superfood all in one!) and my mum is a big fan of their Dream Tea too. GST can be brewed to use as a liquid or scooped into smoothies or simply infused with some hot water to enjoy in a more transitional tea sense. Green Smoothie Tea has an addictive flavour of coconut, vanilla and açai andddd I have been know to drink up to 4-5cups of the stuff a day because ladies and gentlemen it is that good! GST is great on its own as a star in smoothies but recently I hit upon the idea of throwing a teaspoon into my oat pancakes and boy am I glad I did. I entered the recipe below in GST’s recipe competition and *drumroll please* I WON! So I thought if it is good enough for the lovely Kristy and Jordana of Clean Tea then its high time I shared it with you all.
Please don’t be put off by the ingredients list -the recipe is super simple as you just throw all the ingredients into a blender and blitz! The pancakes are sugar free and can be made gluten free by using GF oats and lactose free by using a milk alternative (I prefer soy). Credit for the recipe inspiration goes to @feelgoodfoodie, please check out her fantastic insty!
- 1 1/2 cup oats
- 1-2tsp Green Smoothie Tea
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 1 egg
- 1 ripe banana (nice and brown with plenty of spots!)
- 1 tsp baking powder (more baking powder = fluffier pancakes)
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1tsp stevia
- pinch of salt
1.Blend oats and Green Smoothie Tea together till they reach the consistency of wholemeal flour (or a little coarser).
2.Add remaining ingredients and blend until smoothly combined. The batter may be quite thick but thats how they should be.
3. Heat coconut oil in a fry pan, scoop approx. 1/4 cup of mix into the pan and cook on medium heat for 2-3mins per side.
4. Serve with a dollop of greek yoghurt or scoop of Coyo, a drizzle of maple syrup, a handful of fresh/frozen berries and a sprinkle of cacao nibs. (Photograph, Instagram) Enjoy!