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Green Smoothie Pancakes with Macerated Blueberries (gluten-free, paleo)

Green smoothie pancakes are a sneaky way to get some extra greens into your breakfast. In this case, we’re sneaking in two full cups of spinach – and you won’t even taste it!

green smoothie pancakes with macerated blueberries

Now, they say you shouldn’t mess with a good thing. And my classic paleo pancake recipe is one of the most popular recipes on my website. But…you guys. You’re gonna LOVE these!

I love sneaking in greens and healthy veggies into recipes. I’ve done it with my Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread and it’s one of the reasons I love green smoothies so much. Because if done right, you really don’t taste the greens, but you do get a zap of extra nutrition.

Same goes for these green smoothie pancakes. One batch is loaded with two cups of spinach. Two cups! And believe me when I say, you really don’t taste it. Especially once you pile on some delicious macerated blueberries, that are drizzly sweet.

(gluten-free, paleo) Green Smoothie Pancakes with Macerated Blueberries. These light and fluffy pancakes get a health boost with blended spinach - that you can't taste.

(gluten-free, paleo) Green Smoothie Pancakes with Macerated Blueberries. These light and fluffy pancakes get a health boost with blended spinach - that you can't taste.

But the bonus in this green smoothie pancake recipe is that they’re completely gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and a 100% nutrient-dense breakfast. Does it get any better?

Oh yes it does! Here’s what I do with this pancake recipe. I make a double batch, cook the pancakes, then freeze the extras (in a single layer). Once frozen, I place three pancakes into a ziploc, with parchment paper in-between. It’s batch cooking at it’s finest!

(gluten-free, paleo) Green Smoothie Pancakes with Macerated Blueberries. These light and fluffy pancakes get a health boost with blended spinach - that you can't taste.

Then, when next weekend rolls around there’s no dirty dishes for breakfast. All I have to do is pop the frozen pancakes in the toaster and my weekend brekkie is set. Green smoothie pancakes that are easy breazy.

For more delicious breakfast recipes, make sure to check out my Baked Eggs in Avocados, Clean Green Smoothie Bowl, Healthy Breakfast Casserole and Arugula, Asparagus and Avocado Breakfast Salad.


(gluten-free, paleo) Green Smoothie Pancakes with Macerated Blueberries. These light and fluffy pancakes get a health boost with blended spinach - that you can't taste.

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Green Smoothie Pancakes with Macerated Blueberries (gluten-free, paleo)

These green smoothie pancakes are a delicious way to eat more greens. They’re gluten-free and paleo-friendly and topped with sweet macerated blueberries.


  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup almond milk, coconut milk or cashew milk
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • butter, ghee or coconut oil, to coat the skillet


  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1 tbsp honey


  1. Place all of the liquid ingredients, including the eggs into a high-powered blender. Then add all of the remaining ingredients, except the spinach.
  2. Blend on medium speed for 30 seconds, until well combined.
  3. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the blender. Add the spinach and blend on high until the spinach leaves are completely blended and the batter is smooth. Set aside.
  4. Heat a sauce pan on medium heat and add the blueberries and honey. Stir frequently as the blueberries heat and start to break down. Using the back side of a spoon, gently squash some of the blueberries to get more juice. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until the blueberries have become syrup-like, with a few still whole. Turn of the heat.
  5. Heat a skillet or griddle on medium-high heat and coat with butter, ghee or coconut oil.
  6. Spoon the batter onto the skillet, keeping your pancakes approximately 3 inches in diameter. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then flip and cook an additional 1-2 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately with the macerated blueberries

Lisa's Tips

When it comes to making evenly sized pancakes, I swear by my pancake pen. And it does help to flip the pancakes if they’re kept to about 3-inches in diameter.

The high-powered blender I use for this recipe is my Vitamix 3500. It’s so versatile! Make sure to check out all the Vitamix Recipes I make with it.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 pancakes, Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe (2 pancakes)

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 273.4
  • Total Fat: 16.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 194.1mg
  • Sodium: 326.4mg
  • Carbohydrates: 21.4g
  • Fiber: 4.4g
  • Sugar: 6.2g
  • Protein: 10.7g
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15 comments on “Green Smoothie Pancakes with Macerated Blueberries (gluten-free, paleo)”

  1. These were great!! Made them for our St. Patricks day breakfast. The whole family approved (including 3.5 year old and 6.5 month old!!) I used maple so the baby could try them. Very quick and easy too!! 

    Rating: 5
  2. Hi! I really want to make these for my family, but I have an allergy to tapioca/cassava. Any chance there’s a way to amend this recipe so I can enjoy as well?

  3. I just made these with some slight tweaks with what I had on hand but they were delicious!! Not near as pretty green as yours but so good!

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  7. Excited to try this recipe! Question on the flours… is it possible to
    just use 1 type vs buying all 3? If so, which one would be best to
    use? Thanks!

    • Great question Jamie! The three different gluten-free flours function quite differently in baking. Coconut flour is super absorbent and dense, almond flour is great but on it’s own can be too “nutty” and the tapioca flour adds more fluff and volume. So together, they’re work perfectly! I don’t think these would turn out the same with just one flour, but you could try just almond + tapioca or almond + coconut flour. You might have to tweak the ratios to get a good result. Hope that helps! :)

  8. Oooh, your recipe sounds amazing as well! Any way to sneak in greens works for me! ;) x

  9. Never apologize for extra photos of a delicious recipe – makes the pancakes that much more enticing! Can’t beat a stack of pancakes that’s tasty, vibrant, and nutritious.

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