IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ
FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Banana Almond Flour Waffles These might sound out of your league, but stop being a wimp and give them a try! Make enough to freeze a bunch for next week’s breakfasts (or snacks). We like serving them with organic butter from grass-fed cows.    [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Your Goat  It’s goat time – what do you avoid when exercising? Running? Sit Ups? Push Ups? It’s time to kill that goat.    [Click here for additional Workouts]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day:  Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected. ~ Steve Jobs

Essential Element:  Set a positive goal, and move toward what you want – rather than focusing on what’s wrong with what you currently have. [click here to read Spark Insight: Creating Change]

Journal:  Where can you make a change? List the top three things that have been irking you about your workplace – those things that have been driving you nuts. Look at the list and circle the one you know you have power to influence. Consider what actions you can take this coming week  (a conversation with your boss or co-worker, an earlier arrival time, etc) that will move you toward a better work week –  and ultimately a happier you!  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ
FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Start the week with this gluten-free treat! Our Banana Almond Flour Waffles are a fun breakfast alternative that will jump start your day without weighing you down with gluten and sugar for the day!   [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Dumbbell Presses are a great way to tone those upper arms and shoulders. Make sure to start with an appropriate weight and work your way up from there! [Click here for additional Workouts]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day:  When in doubt, choose the harder task. Take the path of MOST resistance. ~ Darren Hardy
Essential Element:  The key to finding balance in your life is tied to the choices that you make in the daily management of your limited resources[click here to read Spark Insight: 'Balance']
Journal: What’s the thing you’ve lost control of? Is it your sleep schedule? Your nutrition? Your exercise routine? Your budget? Write down the one habit you know you need to recommit yourself to. Chart out seven days worth of it for this week – and let this be the week you remind yourself who is boss!  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

Banana Almond Flour Waffles

by admin

A little different twist on the regular waffle recipe, this one has mashed bananas mixed into the batter.

1 cup almond flour (Trader Joe’s)
½ cup coconut flour
½ brown rice flour (optional)
¼ cup amaranth or tapioca flour (optional)
¼ cup ground flax seed (Trader Joe’s)
½ tsp sea salt
4 eggs, separated
2-3 bananas, chopped and mashed
1 to 2 cups almond, hemp, hazlenut or rice milk
1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
1 tbsp sunflower, grapeseed or coconut oil, liquefied

  • Pre-heat waffle iron; start Berry Syrup (below)
  • In large bowl mix dry ingredients
  • Add egg yolks, milk, oil and sweetener to mix
  • In separate bowl whip egg whites until stiff
  • Gently fold egg whites into batter (don’t over mix)

Add-in ideas:
Mashed bananas, blueberries or apples
For pumpkin waffles, add canned pumpkin & spices

Top with:
Chopped raw nuts
Fresh berries, sliced bananas
Pure maple syrup or berry syrup (recipe below)

Berry Syrup
2+ cups fresh or frozen berries
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp sweetener – honey, Stevia or pure maple syrup (optional)

  • Put berries in medium sauce pan over medium heat – then heat to boiling; reduce to simmer and let berries breakdown and thicken
  • Add vanilla and sweetener, if desired

 

Healthy Gluten-free Waffles

by drpaul

This is favorite for kids. You might want to save it for the weekends when there is no time crunch. The separated eggs with the egg whites beaten then folded in make a lighter waffle since almond flour can make them a bit ‘heavy’.

1 cup almond flour (Trader Joe’s)
½ cup coconut flour
½ brown rice flour (optional)
¼ cup amaranth or tapioca flour (optional)
¼ cup ground flax seed (Trader Joe’s)
½ tsp sea salt
4 eggs, separated
1 to 2 cups almond, hemp, hazlenut or rice milk
1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
1 tbsp sunflower, grapeseed or coconut oil, liquefied

  • Pre-heat waffle iron; start Berry Syrup (below)
  • In large bowl mix dry ingredients
  • Add egg yolks, milk, oil and sweetener to mix
  • In separate bowl whip egg whites until stiff
  • Gently fold egg whites into batter (don’t over mix)

Add-in ideas:
Mashed bananas, blueberries or apples
For pumpkin waffles, add canned pumpkin & spices

Top with:
Chopped raw nuts
Fresh berries, sliced bananas
Pure maple syrup or berry syrup (recipe below)

Berry Syrup
2+ cups fresh or frozen berries
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp sweetener – honey, Stevia or pure maple syrup (optional)

  • Put berries in medium sauce pan over medium heat – then heat to boiling; reduce to simmer and let berries breakdown and thicken
  • Add vanilla and sweetener, if desired