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#FoodieFriday: Fun and Healthy Recipes

Stack of pancakes

A balanced diet is the foundation of good health for everyone. However, nutrition is even more important for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). While there are many things about PD that cannot be changed, the informed choice of diet is one that can help people to live better with Parkinson’s.

The right food can optimize medications, ease symptoms, keep bones strong, fight constipation and weight loss and help maintain general health and fitness. A healthy diet can be delicious at the same time. Check out some of the fun and healthy recipes we made this summer for #FoodieFriday on our social media.

Blue Majik Pancakes

This recipe contains antioxidants, such as blueberries and spirulina, that may help defend your cells from damage. Almond flour is a great replacement for regular wheat flour since it is packed with nutrients, is low in carbs and may reduce “bad” cholesterol and insulin resistance. For a fun breakfast, try these healthy blue pancakes.

What makes the pancakes blue? Blue spirulina, sold at health food stores and sometimes the vitamin aisle, is derived from blue-green algae that is high in nutritional content and can help boost the immune system, increase energy and improve digestion.

Ingredients

1 cup of almond flour  
¼ cup of water
2 eggs
1 tbsp of oil (or maple syrup)
1 tsp of blue spirulina
1 tbsp of chia seeds
Blueberries to taste 

Preparation

Mix all ingredients in a blender
Add oil or butter to a pan
Pour desired amount of batter onto the pan
Add blueberries
Flip pancake
Cook until golden brown
Eat while it’s hot! 

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