Pumpkin pancakes with Greek Yogurt
2 c all-purpose flour
1⁄2 c sugar
1⁄2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1⁄2 tsp cinnamon
1⁄2 tsp vanilla
1 c Plain Greek Yogurt
3⁄4 c Non-fat Milk
1 c canned pumpkin
1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.
2. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs; add the yogurt, milk and pumpkin.
3. Combine the egg mixture and the flour mixture and stir until just blended.
4. Use a ¼ cup to pour pancake mixture onto a greased medium-low heat griddle.
(Pancakes will cook too quickly on too hot of a pan. Keep the heat low to fully cook the pancakes)
This recipe is a great way to add vegetables and protein into your breakfast. The pancakes taste great with out syrup because the pumpkin adds so much moisture and flavor. If there is extra batter, cook all the pancakes, cool to room temp, and freeze. The pancakes are great to pull out of the freezer, pop in the toaster and take to go on a busy morning.
2 cups leafy greens (Baby Spring Mix, Spinach)
¼ cup black beans
¼ cup corn
2 Tbsp Salsa
½ avocado cubed
Optional 2 tbsp shredded cheese
This mixture is great to keep in mind because it is quick to through together, most of the ingredients you can keep on the shelves, and its packed with nutrients and color.
Ginger bread cookies!
I absolutely love ginger bread cookies! I find them so comforting for my physical body but also for my spirit. This afternoon I got the craving to bake some! This is a fun way to celebrate the Fall Equinox and fill your home with the smell of fresh spices and a taste of fall!
Strawberry Pie Oh My!
I had many request from all the ladies at my event to post this yummy recipe. Betsy Mitchell is a holistic chef and owner of Conscious Cuisines. Last night she prepared strawberry pies as one of the healthy snacks at our event. They were sooooo yummy!
Betsy's passion is spreading wellness by helping families with meal plans and teaching them how to prepare healthier meals. She offers healthy organic prepared meals that are available by pick up or delivery and she also offers catering for parties or events. If you are interested in her services you can visit her website http://www.consciouscuisinelafayette.com/ or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her weekly menu is sent out on Sundays via email. If you would like to be added to her email list send her a message and she will be more than happy to add you :0) Her food is truly amazing! You can taste the love and passion in every bite!
Dairy Free Ice Cream
I scream you scream we all scream for
This sweet treat has a special place in my heart. As a child, I absolutely loved having a bowl of ice cream before bed. Little did I know that this fabulous treat was causing some of my health issues. Dairy often causes mucus to form in the body. This mucus can lead to allergies, skin issues, digestive issues (acid reflux, bloating, constipation, IBS), it can even cause cysts. The good news is that there are some healthy dairy substitutes! This weekend I treated my inner child to some homemade coconut milk ice - cream and I wanted to share that recipe with you!
Turnip fries oh my!
Guilt Free Pizza!
Yesterday, in honor of Mardi Gras I decided to try something fun - Cauliflower Pizza Crust! Don't let the name or the main ingredient fool you it was delicious!
Tired of feeling bloated? Want to jump start weight loss? Want to improve your energy level?
Protassium broth is an excellent source of minerals. It helps flush out excess sodium and toxins. And aids the body in rebuilding healthier cells and gives the Immune System a boost. This broth is great to help relieve bloating and aid the body in weight loss.
It is best to soak the vegetables with an organic vegetable wash (Nature's Sunshine Concentrate works great) before cooking them. Soaking the vegetables will kill any bacteria on them. Rinse thoroughly.
Vegetables: (Chop vegetables into medium size chunks)
Note: feel free to modify this recipe to your liking. A variety of vegetables will give you more nutrients; however, you will still get benefits if you just use some of them.
2 cups chopped celery and celery leaves
2 cups potato peelings
2 cups chopped carrots and tops
2 cups chopped beet tops
2 cups turnip and tops
1 bunch of parsley
1 bell pepper
1 bunch of Scallions (green onions)
1 bunch of Spinach
Cabbage, Onions, Kale and Mustard Greens
Garlic chopped according to your taste
1-2 t Olive oil
2 quarts distilled water
Bring water to a boil (distilled water). Add vegetables, cook for 15 minutes at high temperature. Remove from heat, cover and allow vegetables to simmer for another 15-20 minutes. Drinking the broth is the best way to fast, however, eating the vegetables is allowed.
For best results drink the broth for a few days
Easy to Make Vegetable Soup
Recently one of my dear friends shared her vegetable soup recipe with me and I absolutely love it! It is super easy and taste fantastic! I was always intemidated to cook with raw chicken. And I was always afraid of trying something like a soup, chili, or spaghetti and messing it up. This recipe is easy and beginer friendly :0) Feel free to make it your own and have fun with it!
Sweet Potato Hummus
Not sure what to do with left over sweet potatoes? Once you try this recipe you will never wonder again! Sweet potato hummus is great as a vegetable dip, sandwich spread, it even taste great in a salad. In addition to it's great taste it is full of nutrients!
1 lb sweet potatoes
1 tsp cumin powder
1 large lemon juiced
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 tsp olive oil
3 tsp brown sugar
Zest of 1 orange
1 tbsp tahini
1. Bake or microwave sweet potato until fully cooked
2. Allow potato to cool, then remove skin
3. Add sweet potato and all other ingredients to food processor
4. Blend until smooth and creamy
5. Adjust seasonings as desired
6. Serve with chips, pita bread, or vegetables