Hibernation is an essential part of surviving the weekend. In fact, sleeping in on the weekends is up there with taking a couple of beach trips to get you through the colder months. Why stop with sleeping in? Make breakfast (or brunch) in bed a part of your winter regimen and soak up those fluffy blankets just a little bit longer.
One of my best friends, Kerri, has been recently started curating a blog packed with amazing Paleo/Anti-inflammatory recipes that have really caught my eye. Kerri has been a true inspiration when it comes to eating clean and getting crafty in the kitchen. She has always had a creative foodie way about her, we go way back to Mexico days, and Tahoe days living together. Kerri and I have had some serious fun in the kitchen together. Ever since Kerri was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis two years ago she has changed her lifestyle and mastered eating clean, for her body, without sacrificing taste & variety! She is now successfully eating a diet without grains, night shade plants or unrefined sugar. Check out her easy bake pancake recipe below!
AIP Oven-Baked Pancakes:
- 2 ripe plantains
- 1 cup acorn squash
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup sweet potato flour- or tigernut flour
- 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons coconut milk
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 gelatin egg
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp honey
- Preheat oven to 325 and grease baking sheet.
- Place all ingredients in food processor or Vitamix. Blend until smooth.
- Individually scoop batter onto baking sheet making 6 even pancakes.
- Bake for 45 minutes – 1 hour or until golden brown
Syrup & Toppings:
- 3/4 blueberries
- 1/4 coconut milk
- 1 tbsp coconut
- Add all ingredients to a small saucepan. Simmer on low until you reach a syrup consistency and enjoy (in bed)!
Kerri calls her menu AIP, or Anti-Inflammatory Protocol, rather than a diet. Because it is her way of life, and in no means with the intention of loosing weight. She prepares food in such a way with the purpose of reducing inflammation in her body, specifically her brain, and has seen substantial progress! This is proof that our wellness starts in our gut, and that what we put into our bodies has dramatic affects on our quality of life and general health. Follow her Instagram for regular menu and healthy living tips. Kerri is showing the world how to live a free, adventurous life while maintaining her health and progress. She has now turned her diagnosis into a positive way to contribute her knowledge of nutrition to the world. I’m so proud of you, Kerri!