I found a fresh and healthy smoothie recipe on FoodBabe.com and tried it out. Strawberries and blueberries make it sweet and ginger and greens make it fresh. Her recipe was a bit raw and bitter for me, so I jazzed it up by heavy-handing the fruit. Now I’m obsessed.
The recipe contains hemp protein powder made by Nutiva.
Hemp protein is a great substitute for whey protein, which can be rough on the digestive system. I found that the hemp protein thickens the smoothie and doesn’t overpower the other ingredients, as long as I didn’t add more than three tablespoons.
My kids’ favorite weekend pancake recipe has evolved from various recipes I’ve read. I feel good about making them because I know exactly the quality of the ingredients I put in them, including the sneaky sweet potato puree! My son always helps me, which is not only fun, but educational; over time, he’s learned about measurement and fractions. These pancakes seem like a treat because I put 1-2 chocolate chips or M&Ms in each pancake and serve them as is, without syrup. Today, I made them with Unreal candy coated chocolates.
3/4 c white flour
3/4 c whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
1 cup plain yogurt
2 large eggs
4 oz jar sweet potato baby food (optional)
2 tbs honey
Non-stick spray or butter
1/2 cup chocolate chips or candies
In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk the wet ingredients together. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients gradually, breaking up any lumps. Fire up the griddle to medium and grease it with non-stick spray or butter. When the griddle is hot, pour the mix into 2 inch circles for “silver dollars.” I use the Tovolo Pancake Pen to dispense the mix because it’s so easy and clean. When the edges begin to cook and bubbles appear on the pancakes, flip them. Makes about 26 silver dollars. Serve warm and as is!