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Sweet Potato Pancakes with Blueberries and Vanilla Sauce

Okay…Yum?! How can that not even catch your attention, not only that but it is healthy! Say what?! That’s right it is a healthier spin on regular pancakes and syrup, but even better with flavor! Special thanks to Pritikin Longevity Center

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Ingredients
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 3 cups skim milk
  • 1 cup egg beaters
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon ground
  • 3 tablespoons Splenda
  • Light spray Pam
  • 1 pint blueberries fresh
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 °F.
  2. Wash potatoes and pat dry. Poke several times with a fork. Wrap each potato in foil. Place on middle oven rack. Place a baking sheet on rack below potatoes to catch any drippings of natural sugars.
  3. Bake until very soft to the touch, about 50 to 60 minutes. (Potatoes can be cooked days in advance.) Allow potatoes to cool. Then remove skin.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, blend potatoes with skim milk, egg beaters, and vanilla extract.
  5. In a separate large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients (whole wheat flour through Splenda), and mix well.
  6. Make a well in the center of the dry mixture bowl. Pour the potato mixture into the center. Using a wire whip, whisk until smooth, using a circular motion.
  7. Preheat nonstick omelet pan or griddle on medium flame. Lightly spray with Pam.
  8. Use an ice cream scoop to portion each pancake onto preheated pan or griddle. Sprinkle blueberries on top of each cake.
  9. Cook for 2 minutes. Flip. Cook another 2 minutes.
 
Notes
Pritikin serves these lovely pancakes with Warm Vanilla Sauce for those who have a few extra calories to spend.


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Superfood Summer Smoothie

Kickstart your summer mornings in to shape with a powerhouse smoothie! With spinach, blueberries, green tea and ginger in the mixture, this smoothie undoubtedly earns its “Superfood” title.  Feeling ambitious?  My favorite part about smoothies is that it’s easy to swap or add in additional ingredients! I’ll enjoy this smoothie all summer long as a post work-out go-to or as an on the go treat! Enjoy and Happy Cooking!

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Superfoods Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup baby spinach loosely packed (organic)
  • 1 sm frozen banana, slice before freezing
  • 1 cup frozen berries, unsweetened (blueberries were used in the photo)
  • Fresh ginger root (1/2″ slice)
  • 1/2 cup Kefir or Greek Yogurt, plain, low-fat
  • 1 cup chilled green tea (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup pure pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup crushed ice

Love what you taste? Check out the original recipe on SkinnyMS. for detailed directions and more healthy and tasty finds. Can’t get enough? Follow SkinnyMS on social media – Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.


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Berry Coconut Milk + Honey Popsicles

Yes, we may only be a few days in to August but school supply shopping is somehow becoming a reality. Summer’s sunny days seem to have flown by, but before you prepare the kids for their first day of school soak up some more summer by preparing this frozen treat! With healthy ingredients and a yummy taste you won’t be able to help indulging in a popsicle yourself (or two.)  If you took a peak at the ingredient list below, you’ll notice this recipe calls for coconut milk and water. This tropical pair has been making waves in the food trend market and created a health food frenzy as their popularity increases.  Also, if you are benefiting from the last pick of blackberries this season feel free to add them in to the mix too, they’ll be right at home with the blueberries and mint! Enjoy and happy summer!

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Berry Coconut Milk + Honey Popsicles

Ingredients

serving size: 12 popsicles

1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup raspberries
24 mint leaves
4 cups coconut milk
2 cups coconut water
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1/2-1 cup granola

 

View the original recipe on Apartment 34 for a step-by-step guide to preparation. Want more? The lifestyle blog Apartment 34’s ultra trendy content is available on several different social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

 


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Patriotic Fruit Parfaits

While crafting menus for next week’s big celebration, consider topping off your July 4th picnic with a patriotic dessert to stun the crowd. Red, White, and Blue never looked so tasty! Better yet, these desserts can be served ready-to-eat in mason jars, making them the perfect portable party treat! My only recommendation is to make a few healthy swaps as far as ingredients are concerned. You’ll get your fair share of Vitamin C with the berries, but the heavy cream and angel food cake may be pushing it a little… Opt for greek yogurt instead of the cream, and consider a healthy recipe to make your own angel food cake to crumble as the base of your parfait. These little swaps will slash the calories without it sacrificing it’s status as a crowd favorite. Enjoy the glow of the fireworks next week and time with family and friends!

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Patriotic Parfaits

Serves 8 

Ingredients

  • 0.25 c. sugar
  • 0.25 c. water
  • 1 c. blueberries
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • 10 oz. angel food cake
  • 2 c. strawberries
  • 0.50 c. shredded coconut
  • 8 canning jars

This recipe was originally published on Delish. You can find detailed instructions to make this recipe and more on their website.


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