Brunch is something we hear (and attend) usually these days. So how is a brunch healthy? Personally, I don’t think it actually is. The idea that has been commercialized is something like “eat EVERYTHING you can because, come on it’s too late and you didn’t have your breakfast, but it’s too early for lunch so you won’t have lunch any time soon, so, you better gulp down ALL of it!”
How is eating everything you should be eating in a 4-5 hour span be but together in a simple meal? I bet you can, but I sure bet you’ll feel like a ballon afterwards as well. Don’t take me wrong, I’m not against brunches, I enjoy them, I just think the idea has been quite mislead when we talk about portions. Every now and then it’s really nice to meet up with family and friends in a late breakfast on a sunday morning.
What I want to point out is that the act of having a late breakfast, or call it a brunch, doesn’t mean we need to gulp down everything that’s on the table. Yeah we might eat a bit more than usual, or a meal that is more calorie dense than what we normally have for breakfast, but there’s no need to double or triple our portions. Anyway, what were we doing that we ended up having a late breakfast in the first place? If you joined the club, we were probably sleeping, that means our energy requirements are much lower than usual.
Enough about being a party pooper just wanted to let you know how we can all enjoy our sporadical brunches!
Moving on, we are sharing an amazing recipe, a great idea for at home brunches. In case you wonder, they have no eggs, no cow’s milk, no butter, no white sugars, and no oils…yup, too good to be true, but come on, isn’t that the most healthy brunch ever?
Healthy Brunch Pancakes (Serves 7-8 Medium)
- 2 cups of soy or almond milk (if you have home made milk much better)
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 cup dates, pitted
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
- Juice from 1/2 lemon
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1. Place the soy milk, dates, vanilla essence and lemon in a blender or food processor. Blend properly.
2. In a bowl mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
3. Add the wet mix into the dry mix and stir.
4. Heat a pan and add Pam (or anything you use for pancakes not to stick to the pan). Lower to low heat and cook.
5. As you might see I didn’t add any sauce, since I left the options free for all. You can use a variety of fruits, with agave syrup or any other topping you wish. Remember calorie wise, everything you add is a plus, so keep it clean! Enjoy your brunch!
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