Started my day with buckwheat pancakes. It’s what I wanted. I tried making some vegan ones first from a recipe I found on The Healthy Chef. Fail! I followed the recipe exactly. They did not work. So I added more and more almond milk. End result- disgusting! I washed up my pans and bowls and made my own no fail version. As you can see I topped my pancakes off with healthy plain yogurt and raspberries. So healthy. Ok fine. I admit it. As soon as I turned off the camera I also doused the things in maple syrup. Hey! I’m Canadian. We actually are not allowed to have pancakes without maple syrup. For today I am saying maple syrup doesn’t count as sugar bad. Just for today.
I’m about to hop on my bike for a 40k ride before finishing my work day. I will just have a boiled egg and some carrot sticks after the ride. Tonight, I’m off to the folk fest. I’ll let you know tomorrow what trouble (or non trouble) I get in with my diet at the festival. My intent is to treat myself to a delicious onigiri.
Breakfast- Buckwheat pancakes
Lunch- carrot sticks, celery sticks, boiled egg
Dinner- to be determined. probably Onigiri
Buckwheat pancake recipe-
1 cup buckwheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 egg, separated with whites beaten.
1 cup almond milk
2 Tbsp melted butter
handful of pumpkin seeds
1. Preheat your griddle on medium heat.
2. Place all of your dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and combine.
3. Stir together the egg yolk, butter and almond milk in another bowl.
4. Add your beaten egg whites to liquid and stir just a bit.
5. Pour liquid into dry ingredients (reserve a bit), and stir until combined. Add more liquid if needed.
6. Lightly oil your griddle and drop batter onto griddle in large spoonfuls. Press a few pumpkin seeds into each pancake. Turn when the undersides are nicely browned.
serve with low fat yogurt and fruit. and maple syrup.
Todays activity- 40K bike ride