You’re not 5, you don’t need syrup to call it breakfast

Posted on August 30, 2010

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So you finally heard enough about gluten free from me or someone else & you bought the gluten-free frozen waffles for a go-to breakfast side item to your protein shake, eggs, or greek yogurt! Way to go!

And then you ruined it by pouring syrup over it. Aak!!

I can’t believe how many adults are telling me about how they put syrup & butter on their waffle…I hate to break it to you gang, syrup just about cancels about the goodness of that breakfast item.

But what do I put on there Kate?? Oh so many good things besides liquid sugar that is devoid of nutrition! Read on!

Best option:

1) Coconut oil or butter (from organic cows-key!) – REAL BUTTER – not SMART BALANCE – not I CAN’T BELIEVE ITS NOT…. – BUTTER!!

*Reason: Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid – found also in mothers’ breast milk, it’s a super booster to metabolism. It’s also high in anti-microbial, anti-fungal & anti-viral properties – so it a great figher of all things icky inside of you, like little scrubbers going along your gut, working out the bad guys. Taken in high doses on some naturopathic cancer treatment programs with success.

*Reason: Butter has always been good for you. The “cholesterol gives you a heart attack” theory is false & butter, if consumed in normal quantities is not bad for you. It’s rich in lauric acid, the most use-able form of Vitamin A  necessary for adrenal & thryroid function, is rich in multiple vitamins & antioxidants. Butter in a tub is not butter. Butter comes in a stick. But if it comes from cows that were raised in factory farms, it’s going to be full of antibiotics, hormones, and stress hormones from the cows being left in deplorable conditions.

2) Raw honey – NOT pasteurized honey (which is the kind you usually find on the store shelves, you must go to a health food store for raw honey)

*Reason: A healthy sugar alternative in moderation with antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, carbohydrates, and phytonutrients- raw, unprocessed honey is considered a superfood by many alternative health care practitioners and a remedy for many health ailments. Choose your honey wisely. There is nothing beneficial about processed honey. The nutrition is gone, and there is often high fructose corn syrup added to processed honey. Refined pasteurized honey is no better than white table sugar.

3) Almond butter (better than peanut butter)

Reason: Almond butter has more ‘healthy fat’ than peanut butter & less saturated fat. Also, peanuts are a high-mold nut, meaning if you have any kind of Candida issues, mold allergies, or just want to keep inflammation low in your body – you’ll want to limit your peanut intake.

4) Black strap molasses (organic is a MUST!) – NOT maple syrup, not regular syrup

Reason: White refined table sugar is sugar cane with all the nutrition taken out. Black strap molasses is all of that nutrition that was taken away. A quality organic (must be organic!) molasses provides iron, calcium, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc, and is alkalizing to the body. Regular syrup & maple syrup are refined, have a high glycemic index without tons of nutrition to go with it.

With all of these toppings, you’re getting nutrition bonuses along with the calories that taste great! Just be sure that you practice portion control….1/2 the tub of almond butter does not a healthy toaster waffle make. And especially with the honey & molasses – you MUST measure or risk dropping a blood sugar bomb on yourself before the day even gets going!

MMM, I can’t wait to get up for breakfast tomorrow!

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