Sunday, November 27, 2011

Coconut Flour Success

This morning I woke up early, but not necessarily wanting to work out or run. It was VERY windy (what's up with that Cape Town?), so running outdoors and/or tennis sounded torturous. I marinated in bed with my robe and coffee for a couple hours trying to get motivated to go do something active, but the motivation never came. 

I did however find a delicious recipe to make up for yesterday's coconut flour pancake flop. When I saw this recipe, I suddenly had had motivation to do something: Cook and Eat. 

Nourishing Days Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes.

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I made a half batch and followed the recipe exactly, subbing unsweetened soy milk for regular milk. I cooked them in coconut oil and kept them small as per the instruction.

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While I was mixing the batter, I threw together a quick berry topping. Water, juice of half a lemon, ~1/2 cup frozen blueberries, a couple frozen raspberries, dash of cinnamon, pinch of agar agar (for thickening), pinch of salt, and NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia to taste. Once the blueberries 'Pop'....I reduce the heat and stir frequently.

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Um...Delicious. I will be repeating this. Coconut flour can be tricky, but this recipe is fantastic. If you are looking for a gluten free and/or reduced carb or reduced calorie type of pancake...try this recipe.

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After breakfast, I still had no motivation to go anywhere, so I looked for a yoga video on iTunes. Jillian Michaels scares me in a good way, so I figured her Yoga Meltdown would give me a good workouts. Thanks to the slow Internet in South Africa, I had an hour to mess around reading blogs and recipes while it downloaded.

Finally, I set up my mat and got to business.

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While doing the yoga, I could not stop thinking about Jordan's take on the group dynamic of the video and giggling to myself. If you have not read this hysterically funny post, I suggest you do. I know Jordan in real life (Tarheel Baby!) and I loved this post despite never doing/seeing any of the Jillian Michaels.

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Since I had a success with coconut flour in the morning, I decided my hand at something else. I found a promising recipe that I adapted and it turned out fantastic. It is definitely something I want to share, so I am going to have to fine-tune the recipe.

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Sugar Free & Gluten Free,  but these little guys taste like the real deal. I don't want to talk about how many were consumed, so let's just agree they are irresistible.

 

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