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Recipe for a healthy race diet

>Pancakes 3 ways

Makes approx 20 pancakes


25g Flora Buttery -- plus extra for greasing the pan.

250g plain flour, sifted

Pinch salt (optional)

2 eggs

500ml milk


> To make the pancake batter, melt the Flora Buttery in a frying pan.

> Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Add the eggs and half the milk and whisk until smooth, adding the rest of the milk and 2tbsp of the melted Flora as you go.

> Transfer to a jug to make pouring easier.

> Ensure the pan is hot but not smoking and always have a little bit of Flora to swill around. Add a dollop of the batter to the pan and cook on both sides until golden, using a spatula or -- if you're brave -- try tossing the pancake in the air!

> Now serve with one of the suggestions below.

Options . . .

> For a teatime treat -- warm honeyed blueberries:

Place 100g blueberries and 2tbsp honey in a small pan. Bring to the boil, stirring and squishing, then allow to simmer for a minute or two. Or try it with agave syrup rather than honey.

> Something different for lunch -- cheesy leeks and peas:

Melt 1tsp Flora Buttery in a pan. Add 100g chopped leeks and sauté for about three minutes. Add 100g frozen peas and continue stirring for another couple of minutes. Stir through 50g reduced-fat cream cheese.

You could also add grated cheese and a twist of black pepper perks up the taste.