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Crepes!

Ahh crepes! How I love thee. I was first introduced to crepes many many years ago when my younger sister had to make them for her high school french immersion food project (try saying that three times quickly-tongue twister!!) So naturally, my mom made them for her LOL. All I know is, my sister speaks french fluently (mashAllah) and I am thankful she had this project and my mom learnt to make these amazing crepes and passed the recipe down to me! It’s pretty easy once you get the hang of it. You have to work fast in rotating that pan to evenly coat the pan with the batter. And the best thing is, you can eat these any time of the day and change the filling/toppings up to fit the meal (but that’s another blog post 😉  )  Here ya’ll go:

RECIPE

Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour [or whole wheat/multigrain flour like I used!]

2 eggs

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons butter, melted

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS (can substitute with other goodies):

Oreos

Caramel sauce

Chocolate sauce

Cream cheese frosting

Vanilla Ice cream

Directions

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and the eggs. Gradually add in the milk and water, whisking to combine. Add the salt and melted butter; beat until smooth.

Heat a lightly oiled/buttered frying pan (non-stick preferably!) over medium high heat.

Pour or scoop the batter onto the centre of the pan/griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each crepe and tilt the pan in a circular motion so that the batter coats the pan surface evenly.

Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown.

Loosen with a spatula, flip and cook the other side.

Your crepe is now ready! I have spread my crepe (pictured above) with a Betty Crocker cream cheese frosting (mmm!), with mashed up Oreo’s topped with a single scoop of vanilla ice cream which was drizzled with caramel and chocolate sauce!! All sorts of topping combinations can be had on crepes: fresh fruit, different flavours of ice cream, brownies, etc-the possibilities are limitless (my mouth is watering as I type this out!!!!!)

**Note: remember to re-butter the pan lightly after each crepe is made to prevent sticking to the pan **

 






Monday = Smoothie Time!

Hey all! Happy Monday! It’s a new week so let’s make the best of it! I am off to an early start this morning so made myself this quick and fabulous green smoothie (okay its not a complete green smoothie ….but it is a lovely green colour!!!!). Started off with these ingredients:

 

….and once it was all blended in my Ninja it looked like this!! *in love with the colour*:

RECIPE

Ingredients

1 cup spinach

1 frozen banana

1 cup almond milk

1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder

1 cup frozen pineapple chunks

1/3 cup frozen strawberries

1/4 cup water (optional)

Directions

Peel the frozen banana-cut the banana into thirds and score the peel and pull it off, it should come off easily!

Then place all of the above ingredients into your blender/smoothie maker/Ninja/NutriBullet etc and blend for a few minutes until smooth.

Add water if the consistency is too thick

Blend some more

Pour into a cute mason jar or travel smoothie mug to take with you on your busy day

Enjoy and have a lovely Monday!!!

 

p.s. Have you seen our notes on the Healthy Eating Workshop we attended? If not, head on over to our Reviews section and check it out!