Red Velvet Pancakes for your Valentine

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Red Velvet Pancakes

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
2 large eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons red liquid food coloring
Sweet Cream-Cheese Butter (recipe below)

Directions

Sift together first 6 ingredients into a large bowl.
Whisk together buttermilk and next 3 ingredients in another bowl.
Gradually stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Pour about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto a hot buttered griddle.
Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look dry and cooked.
Turn and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until done.
Serve with Sweet Cream-Cheese Butter.

Sweet Cream Cheese Butter

Ingredients

1 (8-oz.) cream cheese
1 cup butter
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until blended after each addition.
Add vanilla, beating until blended.

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Quinoa with Chopped Prunes, Apples and Plums

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To help the weight loss, we did the Dr. Oz’s 48-Hour Weekend Cleanse http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/48-hour-weekend-cleanse. This is the breakfast. It tastes OK. I felt great during and after the cleanse and was 2lbs lighter in 48 hours. Actually, I still make this for breakfast, in advance and reheat in the morning. Hope you enjoy this high fibre and protein breakfast.

Ingredients
Makes 1 serving

1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 cup water
1 pinch nutmeg
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tbsp flax seed oil
1/3 cup chopped prunes
1/4 cup rice milk

Directions

In a small pot, stir 1/2 cup quinoa, a pinch of nutmeg and 1 tsp of grated ginger into a cup of water.
Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover the pot and simmer for 10 minutes.
Stir in the prunes and rice milk. Cover again and cook another 5 minutes.
Before serving, stir in 1 tbsp of flaxseed oil.

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/48-hour-weekend-cleanse

Orange Juice Smoothie

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Orange Juice Smoothie

2/3 cup  Orange Juice
1/2 cup Quinoa Flakes
3/4 cup Vanilla Greek yogurt (or your favourite yogurt)
1 medium frozen banana, sliced
1 tbsp honey
1/2 cup Almond milk
1 cup ice cubes

Blend well.
Serves 2.

 

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Eggnog Pancakes

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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup eggnog
2 tablespoons butter
1 egg, lightly beaten
Nutmeg and powdered sugar

Directions

1.Heat a lightly oiled skillet or griddle over medium heat.

2. In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center, and pour in the eggnog, butter, and egg. Mix until dry ingredients are evenly moist.

3.Pour 1/4 cup batter onto the hot griddle for each pancake. Cook pancakes until bubbly on top. Flip with a spatula, and continue cooking until lightly browned on bottom.

4. Sprinkle with nutmeg and powdered sugar

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Mango Breakfast Smoothie

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Mango Breakfast Smoothie

2/3 cup  Orange Juice
1/2 cup Oats
3/4 cup Mango Kefir Milk
1 cup of frozen mango pieces
1/2 cup Vanilla Rice Milk

Blend well.
Serves 2.
 

Orange Juice Smoothie

OJ smoothie

Orange Juice Smoothie

2/3 cup  Orange Juice
1/2 cup Quinoa Flakes
3/4 cup Vanilla Greek yogurt (or your favourite yogurt)
1 medium frozen banana, sliced
1 tbsp honey
1/2 cup Almond milk
1 cup ice cubes

Blend well.
Serves 2.

 

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Healthy Red Velvet Smoothie

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Healthy Red Velvet Smoothie

Makes 1 or 2 smoothies

1/4 cup of crushed raw almonds
1 cup of fresh or frozen raspberries
3/4 cup of greek vanilla yogurt
2 tbsp of raw cacao powder
2 tbsp ground flax seed
1 cup of light coconut milk

Water, just enough for desired consistency

Place all ingredients in a blender

Blend until all mixed together