The first time I made it, I did not have spelt flour or any healthy sweetener substitute so I went forward with the all purpose flour and sugar. I don't yet have a donut pan so I threw the batter into mini bundt pans and they still came out great.
I made them again this weekend. This time I used spelt flour and substituted maple syrup for the sugar. I baked them as "donut muffins" and then topped them with the amazing second new recipe that I found. This one is from My Whole Food Life and I used the chocolate glaze from her pumpkin donuts recipe. It is so simple- a small amount of chocolate chips of your choice melted with milk of your choice (I only used approx. 1/4-1/3 cup for my small batch of doughnuts). Fantastic...simple....no nasty ingredients. Note: I am also going to need to try that pumpkin donut recipe at some point.
The only mistake I made was not being patient to let them cool in the pan before removing because I was hungry :) One of them fell apart so lesson learned! Wait...they are worth waiting for. Once I got the glaze on them, I popped them into the freezer for a few minutes to set and done. The recipe made 6.
|Definitely worth a few minutes baking...|
~1 cup water
~2 generous handfuls organic spinach
~1 scoop organic wheat grass powder
~A generous heap of frozen berries
~1/2-1 banana or orange or apple
Throw into the Vitamix, turn on low and use the tamper to make sure the produce gets to the blades. Blend until desired consistency (takes less than 30 seconds every time). Enjoy!
I am sure there are tons of other healthy things that can go into a green smoothie and would love to hear any recipes you want to share!
Lastly, the elliptical trainer. It's my favorite pregnant workout. I have a spinning bike at home, which is my most used equipment just because of its convenience. Although a good workout and it keeps the body moving, I psychologically like to see some miles add up and the spinning bike I have does not measure distance. I'm sure there is something I could buy to set the bike up with mileage measurement, but I've always done my spinning workouts just based on time and I think that works fine and do not want to invest more money in it. In contrast, the elliptical gives me that quasi-running feel without the bouncing belly and elevated heart rate so I am loving it and comfortably complete 3-4.5 miles per workout. 3rd trimester starts this weekend :) Where does time go?
This weekend some friends of mine are participating in a local St. Paddy's Day 5 mile road race. Good luck to everyone! Happy St. Patrick's Day!