I know, sounds gross right? Well I didn’t eat them together silly!! I am trying to bring Menu Monday’s back as I have received so many requests. So here goes today’s:
7 am – 1 liter water
8 am – tea with lemon and raw honey (important it’s raw because it has all it’s enzymes and minerals)
9 am – blueberries and pancakes (recipe below)
Bueller’s Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Sugar Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free, Pancakes (I think this is how I like it, I’ve been trying many different recipes and this one really works)
1 tsp baking soda (I like Alluminum Free Baking Soda by Bob’s Mills – who knew there were metals in it!)
1/2 tsp (cream of tartar)
1/8 tsp sea salt
2 tsp cinnamon (or more if you like a lot like me)
1 tsp pumpkin spice (optional)
1/4 cup arrowroot or tapioca flour or potato flour/starch (this holds it together, I would like to get rid of this at some point thought as I don’t like adding a starch, I’m working on that – I’ve seen recipes without it but mine didn’t work when I didn’t use it)
1 scoop pea protein (I’ve only used this kind by pure advantage which has stevia and makes them sweet)
1 very ripe banana (has brown spots)
2 tablespoons Lakanto (like Stevia but works on a 1 to 1 sugar ratio) or date sugar or maple sugar (depends on what you are into)
1 cup Almond Milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (I’m sure you could use coconut oil but it’s very hard from liver to digest so I limit that and use sunflower oil because it is light in flavor)
1 tsp vanilla
Directions (I do this all in the Vitamix but you can mix it by hand)
Blend banana and almond milk until it is thick and creamy (do it on low) – set aside.
Add all dry ingredients in a bowl.
Pour wet into dry and mix.
Cook on a griddle and adorn with whatever you like. Here are some ideas: (earth balance butter, sugar-free raspberry syrup, really raw honey (this is my favorite kind), etc. I’m not a huge fan of agave or maple syrup and I’m still on the fence about Xylotol (which is in the raspberry syrup), so I leave it to you. These cook best when small (about 1/4 cup or less per pancake) when bubbles appear gentle flip it over. I like using coconut oil for the griddle as it is the most stable oil to heat and it’s good for you. I also like to use a cast iron griddle for the extra iron.
11 am – Green Smoothie (spinach, apple, zucchini, 2 Brazil nuts, water)
1 pm – Arugula salad with almonds and tomatoes with lemon juice
3 pm – 15 almonds and a piece of dark chocolate
5 pm – Pea soup (1 cup frozen peas, 2 tomatoes, 6 spears asparagus, juice of 1/2 a lemon, 1/4 tsp sea salt)
7 pm – Mixed greens salad with shaved fennel, radish, dulse, alexis’ original greek dressing (lemon juice, garlic, pine nuts, and olive oil) and 1/2 avocado
9 pm – Hot vanilla latte (almond milk, cinnamon, vanilla, vanilla creme liquid stevia)