Intro: Bendier With Better Buckwheat Pancakes
The personal challenge here was to help my teenage son get more flexible for circus school - the audition required the splits! He noticed since I had been adopting an alkaline "guru" diet just two weeks had the unanticipated side effect of letting me touch my toes for the first time in years :)
Food for Flexibility = less bread, less meat and cheese, more raw green vegies and green drinks, goodbye white sugar. Not exactly the preferred teen menu.
So to keep us happy I set about tweaking some of our old acidic family favourites from the white flour - white sugar junk food versions, like the pancake recipe taught to me by my cousin when we were teenagers. I hope this will give you some ideas for adapting your children's favourite treat foods to be a bit better for them and even more delicious !
1/2 cup soft plain flour,
1/2 cup wholemeal buckwheat or spelt flour
Salt Skip baking powder
1/4 cup coconut sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup kefir
1/2 cup milk
A little coconut oil to cook with
By choosing eggs and milk from free ranging grass fed animals we get more vitamins and more essential omega 3 fats.
"salt skip" baking powder is tm of the Menzies Research Institute - see their comprehensive guide to why salt matters for restoring alkalinity http://www.saltmatters.org/site/
Lemon juice (surprise alkalising fruit) and maple syrup
Fresh or frozen berries
Banana and raw honey
Elderberry syrup (protects against colds)