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Kristie pancake bestRaw Fusion, Vegan and Gluten-Free

This recipe and blog is contributed by Kristie Oren, one of our cherished coaching candidates for the Natural Wellness Academy.

I’m the ‘mom’ and my 9 year-old son declared them – AMAZING!  He flips for any traditional flap-jack that comes out of a box, from a diner or drive through window, but no good every comes from these, nutritionally or otherwise.   As I dug in to the Natural Wellness Coaching Certification teachings, goal one, was to give our favorites a healthy make-over. Pancakes were at the top of the list.  I had other successes but this one, takes the cake…HOT-CAKES, that is! They’re stacked with nutrients too – protein, fiber, healthy fat and heart-healthy vitamins and minerals. My favorite topping? Dr. LJ’s Raspberry Coulis. Raw-Fusion achieved! Kristie Oren, Natural Wellness Coaching Candidate
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 Mom’s Amazingly Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes

Ingredients:
2-3 cups unsweetened nut or seed milk of choice*
1/4 cup coconut oil (liquefied) plus some for the skillet
2 TB ground flaxseed
2 TB coconut or agave nectar or honey
2 TB apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cup Gluten-Free Flour Blend (recipe below)
1 TB baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt

Directions: Measure 2 cups of the nut/seed milk alternative in a glass measuring cup, stirring in melted coconut oil, flaxseed, agave or honey, vinegar or lemon juice, and vanilla. Set aside for moment.
In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing well. Add additional milk alternative for desired batter thickness. The oat & tapioca flours absorb the liquid quickly, making the batter very thick.
Heat a small amount of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Using roughly 1/4 cup per pancake, pour the batter into the pan. I use a small ladle. Cook the pancakes until the outside edge begins to look dry, and bubbles break on the surface of the batter, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook the other sides for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until light golden brown. Serve with maple syrup, fresh fruit or organic berry jam.
Gluten Free Flour Recipe
3 cups oat flour
1 cup almond flour (for nut free, use all oat flour or substitute another favorite gluten free flour)
2/3 cup tapioca starch flour

   Learn how to make Organic Jam in just moments with Dr. L J (recipe below)

 Organic Berry Jam

  No need to buy jars of chemically preserved, acidic and overly sweetened jam or jellies when you can make a highly nutritious, amino-acid-rich version in only minutes using chia seeds!
Ingredients:

1 bag of frozen organic berries (frozen or fresh)
1-3 TB sweetener of your choice
4-5 TB chia seeds

Directions: Some berries (raspberries, blackberries) are tarter and might need more sweetener. Some are sweet enough without. You can use fresh or frozen. You can also try this with any fruit that you process or blend with a little water and lemon juice. Defrost the berries and mash them with a potato masher or large spoon. Sweeten to taste. Sprinkle in the chia seeds, mixing well. Let stand for at least 15 minutes, but do check it and stir every 5 minutes or so. This should become the consistency of jam so add more chia seeds if needed or a bit of water if too dry. This will stay fresh covered in the fridge for 5 or more days.

LindaJoy Rose (Academy Founder and Natural Wellness Expert)

LindaJoy Rose, PhD is a therapist, author, professional speaker, international trainer, and healthy living expert with over 25 years of experience. As the former Director of International Development for the American Board of Hypnotherapy, she is a pioneer in the field of subconscious dynamics and clinical hypnotherapy, implementing training and certification in many countries across Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Dr. LJ has appeared numerous times as the Healthy Living expert with the Tampa NBC affiliate and syndicated Daytime TV show, local media coverage, and over 100 videos on the super-information site, eHow.com.

She is the author of eight books, including Your Mind: The Owner’s Manual and Raw Fusion Living: Recipes for Health Eating, Natural Weight Loss and Anti-Aging, and contributes regularly to the popular worldwide news service, The Huffington Post.

With a grant from the Astra-Zeneca Foundation, Rose successfully launched a healthy lifestyle retraining program at one of the nation’s largest and most respected clinics. Having overcome a debilitating auto-immune disorder through lifestyle changes and self-care, she subsequently developed a practical and delicious eating philosophy and teaches popular classes with food demonstrations, world-wide.

In 2013, she launched the online and onsite Natural Wellness Academy with certifications in Holistic Health and Life Coaching and Clinical Hypnotherapy and with students and graduates in almost 20 countries.

The daughter of two Holocaust survivors, Dr. Rose is also a volunteer docent at the Florida Holocaust Museum and resides in Tampa, Florida with her husband and 4 furry companions.

"From training therapists internationally in the fields of psychology and hypnotherapy to being an online mentor for two West Coast Universities, to founding the Natural Wellness Academy, teaching has always been my passion, I enjoy nothing more than informing and inspiring prospective coaches and therapists."

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