The Color Purple—a great novel, film, and musical! But also a great way to introduce the awesomeness of purple-colored food… in fact, the amount of powerful benefits to purple foods is why nutritionists say that purple is the new green.

So, what exactly is it that makes purple foods so attractive to the experts in health and fitness? For starters, purple foods contain high levels of antioxidants, particularly in the form of anthocyanins. For a health-conscious foodie like you, that means eating purple-rich foods can:

  • Minimize the effects of aging
  • Improve vision
  • Exhibit anti-diabetic effects and anti-inflammatory properties

…just to name a few!

With unprocessed purple maize as the main ingredient, any flavor in the Purely Pinole line sports a whopping amount of antioxidants. Why not start your day on a high-antioxidant note with Purely Pinole pancakes?! Simple to make, pretty to look at (we all know purple is much easier on the eyes than brown flour), and the full of flavor and healthiness… it’s simply the right thing to do.

Check out the recipe below to start your morning with a powerful punch:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Original Pinole
  • 1/2 cup Old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 small banana
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/2 salt
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • maple syrup to taste
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Directions

  1. Add the Old-fashioned oats and chia seeds to the food processor and bend on high for 1 minute until finely ground.
  2. Break up the small banana into a few pieces and add to the food processor. Add Original Pinole, baking soda, warm water, and salt.
  3. Blend everything together until very smooth. Let mixture stand for about 10 minutes to thicken.
  4. Heat coconut oil in a skillet over a medium heat and drop around 3 to 4 tablespoons of the mixture into the pan for each pancake.
  5. Cook until the pancakes fluff up, flipping on each side for around 5 minutes.
  6. Stack cooled pancakes onto a plate and top with Greek yogurt and blueberries, drizzling maple syrup on top. Serve and enjoy!

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