Saturday, May 25, 2013

Best Almond Flour Pancakes


I've made many versions of almond flour pancakes and just wasn't fully satisfied with the way they turned out, so this morning when my kids asked for pancakes I had to find a new one to try. I didn't have time for recipe experimenting so I found this recipe from Jenni Hulet at The Urban Poser. I made them following the recipe except I substituted unsweetened almond milk as my milk and used vanilla. I noticed mine cooked on low heat with a cast iron skillet. I burned the first batch on medium heat and the inside weren't cooked.

I doubled the recipe and made half blueberry and half chocolate chip (my husband's favorite). Both were great!

As you can see even the kids loved them!


Here is a link to the recipe: Perfect Dairy Free Almond Flour Pancakes

Here are my step by step pictures:




Friday, May 17, 2013

Chocolate Raspberry Superfood Smoothie


Some days my mornings are so busy I really don't have a lot of time to spend on breakfast for myself. That's why I love the ideas of smoothies for breakfast. You can pack tons of nutrition in a smoothie and make it in just a few minutes. They are also great to take on the go when your running out the door (Like I do almost every day!).

This combination is one of my favorites so far. It is so good, it will be hard to convince yourself it that it is good for you :) It was also approved by my kids so it is a great snack for kids too!

Ingredients
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4 cup raspberries
1 tablespoon chia powder (I use Navitas Naturals)
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder (also Navitas Naturals)
1 tablespoon hemp seeds shelled (I use Nutiva)
1 scoop chocolate whey protein (or any other protein powder you like, I use Blue Bonnet Whey)
1/2 frozen banana
2 ice cubes

Directions
Put all ingredients in a blender (I use a Vitamix) and blend until smooth. This will be a thick shake.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Rockin Wellness my New Favorite Product



I recently started using a product called Rockin Wellness. I am no longer a coffee drinker, and I am happy that I do not get up craving that cup of coffee like I use to. This drink gives me the perfect energy without the jittery feeling that caffeine would do. This is a perfect meal or in between meal snack. I also use this when I'm craving something sweet, because it satisfies that craving with the raw cacao.

I became a fan of Rockin Wellness on Facebook and was amazed with the testimonials from people who started using this product, I had to try it for myself. After finishing my third bag, I am happy to recommend this product.

You can add banana, berries or nuts or just mix it with almond milk and it tastes great every way!

This has many super foods to get your body the nutrtition it needs in an easy to make drink. It contains Cacao, Goji, Maca, Hemp Seed, Chia, Flaxseed, Green Tea, Yerba Mate and Vegan Probiotics.

To see the full list of ingredients and to order, you can go to their website here.