I woke up Saturday morning feeling a bit lousy. Mojitos sure are delicious, though, aren’t they? Fresh squeezed lime juice, mint, sugar, and rum…is there a better summer drink? Anyway, after more than few of those and a nice midnight swim the night before I awoke in need of some special sustenance, something that would get the day going properly without weighing me down too much. I know sometimes a big, greasy breakfast seems like just the thing for a hangover, and while it tastes good, I always feel so much worse than if I eat something light and healthy. It makes sense, really. I just got done clobbering my body with alcohol and it’s feeling a bit sensitive, so why not be nice and give it something easy to digest first thing?
So I decided to go with the old standby, pancakes. Of course me being who I am, these weren’t going to be plain old pancakes with syrup and butter, oh no. These were going to be multi-grain pancakes with fresh blueberry-strawberry syrup and nonfat yogurt. Mmmmm….
The recipe is pretty easy, especially since I used a mix for the pancakes. I usually like to forgo premade stuff and make things from scratch, but Trader Joe’s is about the best place on earth to shop for food, and this multi-grain pancake & waffle mix is great. So here it is:
Pancakes (per instructions on the box):
1 cup Trader Joe’s multi-grain pancake & waffle mix
1 cup 1% milk (water, soy milk, or any other liquid will do). I added about 1/4 of water in addition to the milk for thinner cakes.
1 Tb olive oil
1/2 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup fresh blueberries, whole
1/4 cup real maple syrup
- Mix the berries and the syrup together and set aside.
- Cook the pancakes, storing them in 250 degree toaster oven if you only have one pan like me.
- Serve with nonfat yogurt and berry syrup
- Take it easy on the mojitos next time…