Flax, Chia, Quinoa & Buckwheat Pancakes w/Raspberry Agave Sauce
Time: 10 Minutes
Yield: 4-6 Servings
9 Ingredient Recipe
7 Grain(Bob’s Red Mill), Buckwheat Pancake mix, or Whole Wheat Just Add Water
1/2 Cup cooked organic quinoa
1/4 Cup Organic Ground Flax (Bob’s Red Mill)
1/4 Cup Organic Chia Seeds
1 Organic Vegetarian Fed Egg or 1 Flax Egg
2 Teaspoons Maca
Purified Water in place of milk
1 Pint Organic Raspberries
Agave to taste
Take pancake mix add quinoa, ground flax, chia seeds, and maca and mix together. Use the amount of water per package based on how many your making. Once mixed together then add more water until desired pancake consistency is reached.
Keep in mind this are healthier, heartier and denser pancakes. You can opt to make them big or little, thicker or thinner based on your preference. You can also opt to drizzle a little bit of olive oil or agave into mix for a slightly sweeter moister pancake.
Preheat oven to 250. Once pancakes are all made put all pancakes in the oven to keep warm while you make raspberry agave topping. Wash and dry all raspberries. Put them in a food processor, add agave to taste based on desired sweetness. Serve the pancakes with raspberry agave topping.
We have made topping sauce with other fruits as well such as strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and more. Makes a delicious and nutritious healthy breakfast for the whole family. We enjoy making this fast healthy meal for dinners too.
While preparing the garden you will find all sorts of sweet little creatures outdoors. Enjoy nature and have fun with them. We were emptying out some of our containers that were filled with water along the side of our fence. This particular one had flowers that produced and died off and it was time to plant them again. The pot had filled with water. When I went to empty the pot in preparation to add more soil and seed again I found this sweet little friend, our resident frog. We decided to let him stay here and keep his home in the flower bed. He tried to run off but we wanted him to keep his home so we refilled the flower pot and returned him in it. After observing the pot for about 5 minutes we found him approaching the rim of the planter and catching mosquitos and other bugs. We found him to be a great asset to our garden area as he is eating up many pesky unwanted bugs. Look around and you will be surprised what you see we have seen birds, squirrels, frogs, and lizards just in one day.
Enjoy the nature all around you.
If you have thought about starting a garden it is now time again to do so. Last year was our first run with an all organic garden and boy was it fun. Creating the four raised garden beds from scratch, planting the seeds, watering them and watching them grow was such a delight. Eating the delicious organic fruit, veggies and herbs was just such a treat. Our Asparagus, Kale, Romaine, Mint, Parsley, Cilantro and Beets endured through the year. Our crops yielded a great amount of food reducing our food bill all year long while also getting fresher local food. It was AWESOME. If you haven’t tried it you should. If you have children it is a wonderful family activity that everyone can get involved with.
Time: 5 Minutes
Yield: Serves 2
7 Ingredient Recipe
3 Egg Whites, scrambled1/2 Avocado, cut up into pieces
1/4 cup onions, diced
2 Medium mushrooms, sliced
1/4 Cup yellow or red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup Arame, soaked and drained
1/4 Cup almond or soy milk
In medium hot skillet sautee onions, mushrooms, peppers. Once hot and nicely sauteed add arame and egg whites. Allow to cook for 2 minutes then flip and cook on other side for 2 minutes on medium heat. Plate and top with avocado.
This is a super healthy and quick meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is loaded with great nutrition, and very inexpensive. I love to make this served with quinoa and, typically enjoy topping it with some hot pepper flakes. You can add spices to season it just as you like.
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