Inspired by the fabulous Melvfitness (you can follow her on Instagram too) who made Zucchini Hashbrowns last week, I thought I’d try it with my own twist. This made about 8 fritters, I had 2 for brekkie with some avocado on the side and a poached egg on top. YUM! Some fresh pesto would have made it complete I think….or some homemade chutney! You could add some corn kernels if you were that way inclined and were not strictly Paleo. My photos are a bit dodgeville because I was without my amazing photographer for a few days.
Zucchini is low calorie and a great source of fibre. It is rich in vitamin A, flavonoid and poly-phenolic antioxidants such as carotenes, lutein and zeaxanthin. These compounds help scavenge harmful oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species from the body that play a role in aging and various disease process.
Kale contains some very powerful antioxidants that protect our cells from free radicals. One cup of kale contains nearly 20% of the RDA of dietary fiber, which promotes regular digestion, prevents constipation, lowers blood sugar and curbs overeating. It is an awesome veggie to aid our bodies in the detoxification process and contains lads of vitamins A, K and C.
2 zucchini- grated
1/2 red onion, finely diced
1 tomato, deseeded and chopped (the seeds will make them soggy)
1/4 cup flavorless protein powder (or 2 tbs coconut flour or almond meal)
1 cup finely shredded kale (optional- baby spinach would work too)
Pinch salt & pepper
Mix everything together well in a bowl. Spoon into a hot pan and cook those babies! Now eat!2