2 cups whole wheat pastry flour or a combination of whole wheat, rye, soy, oat, buckwheat, spelt, etc. (I usually use 1 cup whole wheat pastry, 1/2 cup oat and 1/2 cup spelt).
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
2 cups low fat milk (1/4 cup less for waffles)
2 tbsp raw honey, brown rice syrup or coconut nectar, warmed in microwave for 10 seconds
1/4 cup olive oil or sunflower oil plus a little extra to rub on the griddle
1 tsp vanilla
In a large bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon until throughly combined. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs and oil until smooth, add the milk, honey and vanilla. Mix well.
Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and beat only until large lumps disappear. The batter should be fairly thin (thicker for waffles).
For waffles use 1/4 cup less milk for a thicker batter . Mist your waffle iron with olive oil and heat iron. Pour batter into the iron (mine uses 1/4 cup batter but check your manufacturers instructions) and cook until steam stops. Remove the waffle and top as desired.
Top with real maple syrup, fruit and yogurt, apple or pumpkin butter, honey, etc.
It has been over a week since my last smoothie/shake post. That is just unacceptable. As a proud addict, I wanted to leave you with a new recipe before I take off on my eighteen hour road trip today. Someone help me.
In a blender, add: one tsp unsweetened cocoa powder, one scoop organic…
I know that eating breakfast isn’t always on the top of our priority list when you’re running late or not feeling hungry, but it’s important! Eating a good, healthy breakfast improves your mood and energy levels.
Prepare a parfait or smoothie makings in the fridge before you go to bed! That way, you’ll have no excuse.
Research shows that after a poor night’s sleep, hormones that regulate appetite such as ghrelin and leptin can become off balance, increasing appetite and causing you to eat more.
In addition, lack of sleep can raise levels of the hormone, cortisol, which causes belly fat storage and can make it difficult to lose stubborn body fat. MayoClinic recommends 7-9 hours of snooze-time for adults!