Firstly, I hope you had a lovely Christmas. I hope you felt as stuffed as your turkey, as joyful as your bubbly grape juice and treasured the special time with your family. We had a rather extravagant Christmas (as usual) in our household. I ate my fair share of turkey, pumpkin fritters and Christmas pudding(s)…and if any of you are like me then you might be feeling a little glum (and full) after the festivities have died down. So this week to cheer you up… I bring you, lightened up…WAFFLES!
Who can resist a good waffle? I know you probably feel a little plumped up after your Christmas indulgence, but don’t worry…I got your back, these ones can be consumed GUILT FREE!
Before we get to that though, I’ll tell you what I’ve been up to (besides eating of course.) On boxing day we decided to hit up the shops (like absolute fools!) Town was a heaving mass of bloated, bargain-seeking maniacs. We were simpletons on a brave quest to find a spangly new laptop for an honest price. We returned home frazzled, hangry (that’s anger due to extreme hunger) and disappointingly empty-handed. However, unperturbed went on a 13 km hike to sweat away our sorrow. In case you don’t know how far that is…it’s double the length of the Las Vegas strip and three times the length of Venice beach. Basically, Sir Ed himself would have been crying.
But aside from all that, the highlight of my week was going for a walk ( more like hobble due to blisters) with my parents. Then seeing my dear father trying to take on a mamma swan who was fiercely protecting her chickies. Let’s just say that my dad can jump pretty high when he wants to. Once again, it is moments like those that you wish you had a camera!
Anyway, enough of my rambling…it’s time to talk waffles…
When it’s all over… waffles -Serves 2:
- 1/2 banana
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar (don’t stress…white vinegar will be fine too)
- 1/2 tsp sweetner
- 7 Tbsp wholewheat flour
- 1 scoop vanilla protein (or add a little more flour)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 pinch salt
You can begin by mashing your banana with a fork and then add the milk, dissolve the baking soda in (don’t skip this or you will have sour-faced customers!) Next add in the vinegar and sweetner.
Mix that well and then add the dry ingredients.
Then cook using a waffle iron, till it is golden and delicious.
HINT: Spray/ grease your waffle iron before adding the mixture…or you may be scraping waffle out of crevices for days.
I topped off mine with yoghurt, blueberries, kiwifruit and pomegranate (one of my Christmas prezzies!)
I highly recommend you make these A.S.A.P!
Finally I’d like to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from me and mine…to you and yours.