Thursday, June 14, 2012

Feelin' Blue and Loving It!!

We had pancakes for breakfast today!! Pancakes are a popular dish throughout the world in one form or another.  Be it potato, veggies or traditional flour made, various  cultures have a go to form of them.  Today I am speaking on the flour-based pancake.  These pancakes are composed essentially of flour, milk, eggs, a little sugar and vanilla flavoring.  Buttermilk pancakes are simply a substitution of buttermilk for regular milk.  Surprisingly enough, buttermilk is relatively low in fat and provides a unique flavor and texture to your flapjacks, leaving them more moist and fluffy compared to regular milk.  Using a non stick pan or griddle ensures you won't add excess fat and weigh down your fluffy clouds of goodness.  Keep in  mind, the batter will act as a sponge when it comes to oil and makes for an upset stomach later, so use a non-stick spray!  Also, you want to obtain some PURE MAPLE SYRUP!  A little goes a long way and the taste is fantastic.
The pancake is a blank canvas for the addition of goodies that your body will thank you for later.  Fresh diced apples, bananas and strawberries are just a few fresh ingredients packed with antioxidants, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, folate and potassium to name a few. Blueberries may be the best choice yet when it comes to add in's.  Wild Blueberries are highest in antioxidant levels of all the fruits.    One cup of blueberries provide you with substantial dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin's A and C, iron and many more trace minerals and phytochemiclas that are key to eye, brain and immune system health.  Besides, they taste great.  Next time you're making pancakes, sprinkle in some fresh or fresh frozen and thawed blueberries just before you flip them for immediate rewards the mind, body and soul!!

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