Recipes for menopause: Almond pancakes recipe

Almond Pancakes: A Registered Dietician Approved Recipe for Relieving Menopause Symptoms

Dealing with menopause symptoms is not easy. Irregular periods, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, chills, night sweats, sleep problems, mood changes, weight gain, slowed metabolism, and low energy can all take a toll during this stage of womanhood.  

The good news is you can help alleviate some of the symptoms you are experiencing by taking control of your diet.  

Laxmi Bruner, registered dietician, recommends energy-stabilizing almond pancakes. The simple recipe for almond pancakes includes a handful of ingredients that offer benefits for menopausal women.  

Helpful ingredients for menopause recipes

Almonds are high in good fats, fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins and minerals like vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, zinc, calcium, copper, and phosphorus. Almonds are also low in carbohydrates and high in protein, which helps stabilize blood sugar levels and provide energy-stabilizing benefits.  

The fiber found in almonds is called soluble fiber, known for its heart healthy benefits. Just like almonds, oats are high in soluble fiber, making them a heart-healthy, energy-stabilizing food. Oats also contain vitamins and minerals such as phosphorus, thiamine, magnesium, and zinc.  

Flax seeds are full of fiber and omega 3 fats and help prevent constipation and heart disease. They also contain lignans which may help with hot flashes and night sweats related to menopause. Flax seeds are considered anti-inflammatory due to their high omega-3 content. 

If you’re experiencing common symptoms of menopause, try this simple recipe for almond pancakes.

Almond pancakes recipe

Ingredients for 2 servings 

Preparation time: 15-30 minutes

Ingredients for almond pancakes:

  • 75g of oats
  • 60g of almond flour
  • 1 tbsp of ground flaxseeds
  • ½ tsp of sea salt
  • ½ tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • ½ tsp of baking soda
  • 175ml of unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
  • Coconut oil for frying

Preparation instructions:

  • Place eggs, vanilla and milk into a blender and blend until smooth
  • Heat a frying pan on medium heat for about five minutes. Add coconut oil to the pan. If your pan is hot enough, it should melt instantly
  • Pour pancakes that are about 3 inches across into the frying pan
  • After 3-4 minutes, when the pancakes are becoming golden and small holes appear on the uncooked side, flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes
  • To serve, stack the pancakes on a plate and top with blueberries, maple syrup, or any other toppings you prefer

This recipe is great for those experiencing menopause and anyone who might be there for breakfast.

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