Mini pancake cereal looks super cute, right?
I saw mini pancakes from TikTok and Instagram and thought, “I bet I can healthify that recipe!”.
And, rose-coloured mini pancakes are even more awesome! Plus, the soft pink colour in these little pancake bites is functional – it adds extra energy to start the day, thanks to Red Beet Crystals!
Now, for the most part I aim to eat most of my carbs to fuel some kind of activity, since I want the carbohydrates I eat to either be used immediately for energy or used to restore glycogen levels after, rather than be stored as fat.
But let’s face it, all the confinement and sourdough over the past few months has made my “get up and go”, kind of get up and leave on me: I need a little extra nudge to get out the door and go use the pancake energy for something.
Enter Red Beet Crystals. These easy to use, delicious crystals provide a serious turbo boost to help me get myself moving.
Made from dehydrated red beet juice, something that true athletes like to call an “ergogenic aid” (aka fitness secret weapon), Salus Red Beet Crystals are deliciously sweet and salty. Not only can they colour food from pastel to power pink, they help me get moving.
If I was to eat these before a run, I’d give myself 2-3 hours to digest and allow the carbs-beet combo to get to work. That will ensure blood sugar levels are up, beet nitrate levels are up, and glycogen stores are full, prior to hitting the road.
Dana Green Remedios, RHN, RNCP, is a Vancouver-based educator and coach. She is a regular contributor to the FloraHealthy blog and can answer your questions in English, French, and Spanish as a Product Information Specialist at Flora.