When I don’t have time to make breakfast or I am just wanting something a little lighter so I can go to yoga class and not feel like I have a brick in my stomach I like to make this power smoothie. It is really simple and gives me lots of great energy throughout the day.
Here is the recipe:
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1 tablespoon maca powder
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- 1 apple
- 1 banana
- 2 cups water
Just place all ingredients in blender and blend to desired consistency. Since maca has a slightly bitter flavor you can even add some dates for sweetness. I love using maca since it is warming in nature and helps to tonify the yang (hot and energizing part of our constitution). It is also considered an adaptogenic herb meaning it regulates your nervous system to maintain homeostasis in the body.
Hope you enjoy this smoothie as much as I do!
Yummy Smoothie Time!!
Here is a super simple pancake recipe that is baby friendly and approved!! Actually the whole family will love them!
Oatmeal and Millet Pancakes
- 1.5 cups oatmeal
- 1 cup millet*
- 1 banana
- 2.5 cups water
- * can use brown rice, quinoa, corn meal or amaranth instead of millet
Blend all ingredients in a vitamix or high speed blender. Use coconut oil in a large skillet or stainless steel pan and cook on one side until the edges look slightly dry and then flip over and cook the other side. Since these are blended they do have a nice light texture, but without the leavening agent they are not super fluffy. They are kind of like a crepe and pancake combo. Very good with fresh fruit and can even top with maple syrup. This recipe makes 15-18 pancakes that are medium sized.
Banana Flax Crepes with Soy Yogurt and Fresh Strawberries
I love this time of year!! It’s when I get to go the Farmer’s Market and always have super fresh delicious produce. Today even when I first woke up (before 6am) it was already a sunny gorgeous day at the beach! How lucky I am to be here.
Last night before falling asleep I was dreaming of what I wanted to make for breakfast and it came to me… crepes!! Topped with lots of fresh strawberries! YUM… no wonder I woke up so early excited to make a scrumptious meal.
Banana Flax Crepes (makes 3-4)
- 1 cup Bob’s Gluten Free Flour
- 1/4 cup whole flax seeds (grind into flour/meal)
- 1/2 ripe banana
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- sprinkle of salt
- water (enough added for crepe batter consistency-thinner than pancake batter)
Grind whole flax seeds into meal and add to GF flour. Mash up ripe banana before adding to powdered ingredients. Then add vanilla, salt and water. Start with a small amount of water and work your way up to desired consistency. You will have to add more water than you think because the flax will just keep soaking up that water.
Heat a skillet to medium heat and add some coconut oil to coat the pan. Then pour some of the mixture in and spread out in a circle as thin as possible. No need to flip… the crepe is done when you can tell there is no raw dough on the surface. Then top with soy yogurt and fresh berries… Enjoy!!!