breakfast

Coconut Pancakes

Makes about 6 pancakes (I always have to make double in my house!)panakes

3 Eggs (organic preferred)
3 Tablespoons Butter (preferable raw butter and from grass-fed cows) or coconut oil, melted (plus extra butter oil for cooking the pancakes)
3 Tablespoons Coconut Milk or Whole Milk (preferably raw and organic)
1 ½ Teaspoons Rapadura (you can substitute with raw honey or maple syrup)
¼ Teaspoon Sea Salt
3 Tablespoons Coconut Flour
½ Teaspoon Baking Powder

Using a wire whisk, mix together eggs, melted butter, milk, rapadura and sea salt. Continuing to whisk, add the baking powder and coconut flour until thoroughly mixed. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter (or coconut oil) in a skillet on a medium flame. Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of batter onto skillet making pancakes about 3-4 inches in diameter.

Serve with lots of raw butter & real organic maple syrup. Add fresh berries if you desire or biodynamic or raw yoghurt.

If you want to make something extra yummy, you can add mashed pumpkin in to the dough with garam masala or cinnamon. Delicious!

Uplifting, Energising Morning Juice

An immune booster, this juice is so refreshing. Have before or after breakfast. It is important to drink the juice immediately after juicing (don’t let it sit) as it oxidizes within 30 seconds, therefore losing all of its nutrient value. A slow pressed juicer is best. Use organic produce where possible to guarantee being free from harmful pesticides, fungicides & herbicides, therefore having much greater life force.

1 Green Apple
Half a Beetroot
5 Large Carrots
Fresh Ginger
½ Teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is good to help get rid of any nasty parasites that may have taken residence in your gut!

Homemade Muesli

Taken from Sally Fallon’s Book “Nourishing Traditions”

Ingredients:

1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup crispy almond slivers (see below)
1/4 cup dried, sweetened coconut meat (see below) or commercial dried, unsweetened coconut
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 & 1/2 warm filtered water plus 2 tbsp whey, yoghurt, kefir or buttermilk
1/2 tsp celtic sea salt
1 cup filtered water
1/4 cup raisins
1 tbsp flax seeds (optional)

Method:

Mix oats with almonds, cinnamon & coconut. Combine oat mixture with warm water mixture, cover & soak at room temperature for at least 7 hours & as long as 24 hours. Bring an additional cup of filtered water to the boil with sea salt. Add soaked oats and raisins, reduce heat, cover & simmer for several minutes. Meanwhile, grind optional flax seed. Remove cereal from heat & stir in flax meal. Serve with butter or cream & a natural sweetener like Rapadura, date sugar, maple syrup or honey.

Crispy Almonds Slivers

(Makes 4 cups)

Ingredients:

4 cups slivered almonds, preferably skinless
1 tbsp celtic sea salt
Filtered water

Method:

Mix almonds with salt & filtered water & leave in a warm place for at least 7 hours or overnight. Drain. Spread on a baking tray & bake in a warm oven (no more than 150 deg) for 12 to 24 hours until completely dry & crisp. Store in an airtight container.

Dried, Sweetened Coconut Meal

(Makes 3 cups)

Ingredients:

coconut meat from 2 coconuts
1/4 cup maple syrup

Method:

Place coconut meat in a food processor & blend until broken up well. Drain out the liquid with your hand or wooden spoon. Mix with the maple syrup, spread on an oiled pan & bake at 150 deg, turning occasionally for about 12 hours or until well dried.

Coconut Flour & Banana Pikelets

(Thank you to Amaali Nixon for recipe)pikelets
Mix:
1 Mashed banana
1 Organic egg
1 tbsp of coconut flour
1 tbsp of chia seeds
Blend & then fry in coconut oil – delicious little breakfast, morning or afternoon tea.

Another Yummy Smoothie Option

Add into a blender:
Water & meat from 1 young coconut
1 Organic egg
1 Avocado
1 Banana
1 Kiwi
Maca powder
Ice
& Blend – Yum!

Coconut Berry Smoothie

Add to a Blender:
The water & meat of into blender
1 Organic egg
Frozen mixed organic berries/strawberries/raspberries
Great Lakes Gelatin
1/2 Banana
& Mix – lovely snack for mid morning or afternoon tea & a much healthier option for you & your kids!