Since our dinner was breakfast, I thought it would be fun to make smoothies to drink with our pancakes. I used some fresh pineapple, a frozen organic banana and then decided to be adventurous and tossed in half a red pepper and 1/4 of a yellow pepper, organic of course. The peppers were sweet and turned our smoothie into a pretty pinky-orange concoction. I added just a touch of honey for a little extra sweetness and used a combination of almond milk and water to blend. I thought it was yummy... The kid, not so much! The only down side was that the peppers did not blend as smoothly as the pineapple and banana so there were teeny chunks through out the smoothie. Perhaps, if I get a Vitamix one day, this won't happen? Anyway, a good experiment and the smoothie was lovely with the pancakes!
TIME SAVING TIP!
If you like making pancakes for weekend breakfasts, I highly recommend that you make a double batch. Then you can take the extra pancakes and cool them on a baking rack. Once they are cooled, leave them on a cookii sheet in a single layer and freeze. Once the pancakes are frozen, put them into a large Rubbermaid container or a freezer bag. This makes it easy to grab one, two or more pancakes in the morning. The pancakes can be reheated in the microwave or thawed first and then put into your toaster. Serve your favourite fruit topping or with maple syrup, Yum!