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When I’m craving something sweet in the morning, pancakes and waffles are always at the top of my list. Problem is, most pancake and waffle recipes don’t provide the most balanced meal. Especially in the morning, you want something that’s going to keep you fueled and energized throughout the day, not force you into a sugar coma by 11am.

The recipe for these Green Protein Waffles is great not just because of the protein, but also because there’s spinach hidden inside! Okay, so not so hidden, I realize these waffles are green. The good news is that you can’t taste the spinach at all, making them especially fun for kids who get a kick out of funny colored food.

These waffles are great for making in advance and keeping on hand throughout the week for a quick breakfast. I love spreading a bit of nut butter or blueberry compote on top and taking them to go! Given that they are protein packed and full of nutrients, they also make a great lunch! Don’t tell, but I’ve also eaten this meal for dinner a time or two.

There are two appliances that you need to make this dish. First, you need a waffle maker. This is the one I use and I love it! No mess at all and really simple to operate. Of course, if you wanted, you could also turn this recipe into a pancake recipe if you don’t want to make waffles. Just omit the tablespoon of ghee and use that for frying the pancakes in a skillet instead.

The one appliance you will definitely need for this recipe is a high-powered blender. I use the Vitamix Professional Series 750 in copper (featured in the photo at the bottom) aaaaand because tomorrow is my birthday, I am celebrating by GIVING ONE AWAY! This is by far the most high-valued giveaway I have ever done and I am so excited to choose one lucky winner to receive this gorgeous machine.

Curious about which of my recipes use a Vitamix? Here are just a few…

Green Chili Salad with Shredded Chicken

Whole30 Deli Style Cole Slaw

Paleo Green Chili Sauce

Homemade Almond Milk

Superfood Protein Smoothie Bowl

Fluffy Cassava and Almond Flour Pancakes

Dairy Free Apple Pie Smoothie

Dairy Free Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

Paleo Key Lime Pie

Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Sweet Cashew Cream

Dairy Free Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

Gluten and Dairy Free Butternut Squash Lasagna




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  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup cassava flour
  • 1 cup raw spinach, packed tightly
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • tablespoons protein powder of choice (I used Vital Proteins collagen)
  • toppings of choice (fresh fruit, nut butter, etc.)


  • Add all wet ingredients (including the banana and spinach) to your Vitamix and blend until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients and whisk well.
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry and combine using a wooden spoon or similar.
  • Heat up your waffle maker and add the entire batch of waffle batter.
  • Close the lid and wait until the green light turns on.
  • Ensure that waffles are slightly browned on both sides and cooked all the way through.
  • Remove and top with your favorite toppings!



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Anya Kaats

Hi! I’m Anya, a San Diego-based Holistic Health Coach and Marketing Consultant on a mission to share good food, health & happiness with as many people as possible. I am a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and have worked in the natural & organic products industry for my entire professional career with companies such as Suja Juice, Brad’s Raw Foods, and Mamma Chia. While my life may be totally consumed with healthy food now, nutrition wasn’t always a passion of mine.

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