Healthy & Delicious Quinoa Crepes With Chocolate Cinnamon Spread, And Your Daily Experience
Posted Oct 09 2009 10:55am
Phew, it's been a B-U-S-Y week! I have wanted to blog a lot sooner than now but I've had to put my own wellbeing first and spend the little time I've had to spare on those practices which keep me in the health I am accustomed to! Always remember that your health directly affects the quality of your life, your relationships, your enjoyment and happiness, your career success, everything! So it's vital to build your daily experience around those practices/activities/behaviours that are health-generating for you. Whether it be daily walks, yoga, deep breathing before each work meeting, eating a clean diet, short meditations, connecting with like-minded people, reading, relaxing, sleeping, turning off the news, getting plenty of fresh air and clean water, skin brushing, colonics, and so on. It's more than likely (I hope!) a good mixture of at least a few of these.
I also held my first Detox 101 class on Monday night this week and it was a great success, and a whole lot of fun! What a wonderful group of people and such a great energy in the room...I couldn't have been happier! Thanks everyone who came for your desire to learn and grow and your fantastic questions! I will be running more classes in the near future so stay tuned to my blog and my eZine for more details.
One of the tasks on my agenda this week was to experiment with some transition recipes for my clients. Many of my clients want some "comfort foods" in their diet (or their children's diets), but don't want to compromise their progress towards a cleaner diet. They are smart in knowing that it is not ideal to jump to an all raw diet overnight from a standard western diet, and also know that some healthy comfort foods will help to keep them on track longer and much easier than if they went too clean (for example just fruits and vegetables) too soon. Not to mention the importance of keeping some heavier but still healthy foods in your diet as you transiton so your body can keep up with the cleansing process that comes with any diet upgrade.
With that in mind, I got busy in the kitchen creating, and boy, did I come up with a satisfying and delicious wholefood alternative to everyone's favourite comfort food - pancakes! So without further ado, I introduce you to...
Quinoa Crepes With Chocolate Cinnamon Spread
For the crepes:
1 cup quinoa flour (you could also use millet or buckwheat flour) Approx 4-5 drops stevia (optional) 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional) Pinch sea salt Enough filtered water to make a thin batter consistency
Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl until smooth. Put a bit of coconut oil in a fry pan and pour batter in to desired size, keeping the crepe thin so that it will cook through. Wait for the crepe to almost cook through on one side and then flip. Cook until golden brown. Repeat this process with the remaining batter until finished.
For the chocolate spread:
Approx 2 tablespoons pure cocoa powder or raw cacao powder Enough coconut oil to form a spread/paste consistency (approximately 2 tablespoons) 6-7 drops stevia (or more if you prefer it sweeter) 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional) Filtered water to thin the paste to desired consistency
Mix together with a spoon in a bowl.
Put a hot pancake (or 3!) on a plate and spread the chocolate cinnamon paste over it. Sprinkle with some more cinnamon if you like for presentation or grate some high quality 70% plus dark chocolate on top.
Here's a (very bad) photo of one of the crepes I made. Guys, I'm sorry for the poor presentation and photography. My partner and I may have eaten all the crepes until we got to the last "reject" crepe and about the last half teaspoon of the chocolate spread and remembered to take a photo! Infallible I am not :). Trust me, they taste better than they look here!
Enjoy with your partner and children, or keep it all for yourself!