This week I have had the privilege to talk to Jessica from Energetic Mama and she shares with us her beautiful Buckwheat Pancakes with Berries and Yoghurt recipe and a bit about her life and what's important to her.
I asked Jess to tell me a bit about what she does and her life.
Hi my name is Jessica, I live near the beach, south of Adelaide with my hubby and 2 children. One of my favourite things to do in my spare time is visit the local farmers markets, where I can source fresh, local food and create something delicious out of it! I LOVE to travel and am always up for new experiences.
I am a naturopath and work in my clinic 2 days a week. A also have an online space Energetic Mama where I empower mums to look after themselves and take charge of the well being of their families. I am passionate about the health of our children and educating parents about nourishing their children with real food, helping to boost their health naturally.
Can you tell us how you feed your family?
My main food focus for my family is real food! Real food is natural food that hasn’t been processed and I believe if you eat mainly real food you will be giving your families health a great foundation. Too many families rely on packaged, processed foods because they are time poor but the truth is you can whip up a veggie omelette quicker than you can heat up a frozen pizza. Eating more real food doesn’t mean you have to miss out on eating yummy treats either. You can make delicious home-made pizzas, burgers and desserts using real foods.
We base most of our meals on a small portion of protein – eggs, fish or grass fed meats and lots of vegetables and salads. We try and keep grains to a minimum and focus on gluten free grains such as buckwheat, quinoa and brown rice. We snack on fruit, nuts, bliss balls, veggie sticks, yoghurt, cheese and the odd piece of dark chocolate.
What ingredients are must haves in your kitchen?
I am lost without eggs in my kitchen. They are so versatile and nutritious and you can always whip up a quick meal out of them. I bake with coconut flour and almond meal quite a lot and those recipes usually require a lot of eggs too.
We always have a variety of fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs. We eat a lot of raw nuts. Almonds are our favourites but we also often have cashews, Brazil nuts, walnuts and macadamias in the pantry.
During the winter I always have chicken broth on the go, making big batches and freezing what I don’t use immediately. It makes a fantastic base for soups, casseroles and sauces and is super good for you.
Last but not least, I couldn’t live without spices, it’s what I use to add flavour to my dishes, turmeric, cumin, paprika, mustard seeds and garam masala are some of my favourites. Having a good range of spices in the cupboard means you don’t have to rely on flavour sachets to make your food taste good, plus you don’t get any of the nasties.
Please tell us about your new ecourse and what we'll learn from it?
I am super excited to tell you that the second round of my Natural Super Kids ecourse is now open for enrolments. Natural Super Kids is an online program that teaches parents how to nourish their kids and boost their health.
The inspiration for the course came from the fantastic results I get with kids in clinic that are fussy eaters, are constantly sick with coughs, colds and ear infections or experience health issues such as eczema, allergies, asthma, tummy problems and behavioural issues. I wanted to be able to reach more families than I can in my clinic so I created the Natural Super Kids ecourse.
Natural Super Kids is a 6 week ecourse with a new module coming out every week. There are a heap of recipes, videos, fact sheets, expert interviews and resources. We cover:
A huge bonus of the course is you become part of the Natural Super Kids community, a private Facebook group with other mums that are going through the course, where you can ask questions, gain inspiration and be supported by like-minded mamas and a qualified naturopath (me!).
Click here to find out more about the Natural Super Kids ecourse.
Now here is Jess's simple gluten free pancake recipe!
Gluten free, nut free, soy free (can be dairy free)
1½ cups buckwheat flour
2 cups milk (you can use dairy, almond or coconut milk)
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup natural yoghurt (you can use coconut yoghurt for dairy free)
100% pure Maple syrup
Coconut oil for frying
Recipe From happytummies.com.au - Copyright 2015 Happy Tummies