Smoothies are a good thing and a great way to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables we eat. Too many of us look to the next best fad diet instead of what's right in front of us. Instead of low carb, calorie counting, magic pill taking or using a special wrap, it really comes down to simplicity. Eat simple, real foods, mostly plants! That's why I love this new ebook called 40 Days of Green Smoothies by Becky Striepe. It's the perfect companion to do just that! (Want to WIN this? Keep reading)
Chocolate Zucchini Muffins. Healthy for breakfast yet indulgent enough for dessert. Vegan. No nuts, dairy, eggs or refined sugar....
I'm going to take you back for a moment (some of us a little farther back) to remember your childhood and what your mother or father would tell you about breakfast. They probably said that it was the most important part of the day, right? And,,,, more than likely, we tell our kids the exact same thing, but do we actually "eat" what we "preach"?
Breakfast is designed to supply a third of the macro and micronutrients your body needs to run without a hitch. It prevents growling stomachs, low blood sugar shakiness, or wandering attention to keep you from nailing those big goals you’ve made for yourself.
So what are you eating each morning to prevent those things from happening? A cup of coffee gulped down on the go? A sugary donut or muffin eaten at your desk? Nothing at all?
Your body deserves so much better than that, and so do you!
Some mornings call for oatmeal, others call for muffins, but weekends, absolutely, require pancakes!
Weekends were always my favorite as a child. Waking up whenever I wanted to (which was ALWAYS early), watching Saturday morning cartoons (the ONLY time cartoons were on) and enjoying the smells coming from the kitchen as Mom was making our BIG family breakfast. Back then, that consisted of eggs, & bacon (neither of which I eat now) and best of all, Pancakes! Oh, how I love pancakes.
If you're new to the blog, then you've missed some other pretty sweet pancakes. Berry Smoothie Pancakes (simple to make, just mixed in your blender) Gluten-free Pumpkin Spice Pancakes (bringing in the flavors of the season), Chocolate Chip Brownie Waffles (it's an oldie on the site, but I included these because waffles are basically pancakes with syrup traps) & Banana Corn Pancakes (another gluten-free, naturally sweetened pancake).
For another delicious blender pancake, try these Flourless Carrot Cake Yogurt Pancakes from Cotter Crunch. They are gluten-free and if you have a dairy allergy, just use a coconut based yogurt like So Delicious.
This time, I want to share with you another pancake that you mix up in your blender, Fluffy Gluten-free Blender Pancakes.