Thursday, July 30, 2009

Clean Eating Recipe of the Week- Crêpes with Mixed Berries & Gingered Agave Syrup

Can anyone say, "YUM!"? This can be a quick breakfast or yummy treat anytime!
Crepes with Mixed Berries &Gingered Agave Syrup

  • 1/2 tsp ginger, freshly grated
  • 5 tbsp agave nectar, divided
  • 2/3 cup skim milk, I use almond milk
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot
  • 3 tbsp white whole-wheat flour (King Arthur Flour)
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups organic mixed berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries or strawberries), hulled and quartered, if needed
ONE: To make gingered agave syrup: In a small saucepan, combine ginger and
4 tbsp agave over medium heat and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and set aside to steep for at least 10 minutes.

TWO: To make crêpes: Combine milk, arrowroot, flour, egg whites, oil, vanilla, salt and remaining 1 tbsp agave in a blender. Cover and blend until smooth.

THREE: Lightly mist a small nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over low heat. Add 2 tbsp crêpe batter, tilting skillet to spread in a thin, even layer. Cook on one side only until center is cooked through and edges are browned, about
1 minute. Loosen crêpe with tongs or a spatula and invert onto a parchment- or paper-towel-lined plate. Re-spray skillet, re-stir batter and repeat, layering finished crêpes between parchment or paper towels.

FOUR: To serve, fold crêpes in quarters, browned side-out, and arrange on plates. Top with fruit, drizzle with gingered agave and serve.

Nutrients per 2 crêpes, 1/4 cup berries and 2 tsp agave syrup:
Calories: 160, Total Fat: 5 g, Sat. Fat: 0.5 g, Carbs: 26 g, Fiber: 2 g, Sugars: 17 g, Protein: 4 g, Sodium: 120 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg

Recipe by Jill Silverman Hough
Courtesy of Clean Eating Magazine

Click HERE for a printable version.



Jennifer said...

Hi Darlin!
Does arrowroot have any flavor? I have never used it--as a thickener right? I love eating clean mag.

TheFitnessFreak said...

Hey Jennifer! Nope, arrowroot doesn't have flavor. It is a thickener like cornstarch but it is a hard ingredient to substitute so I just keep some lying around. I always find it in the Bob's Red Mill/natural section at our grocery store:)

Living the fit life. said...

This looks delicious, breakfast is my favorite meal and I love mixing it up. Thanks for the recipe!

Averie said...

I noticed you live in San Diego, I do too, but we are moving. Anyway I recently started a blog with a high raw, healthy, vegetarian vibe combined with yoga and running. Your blog looks great, love your format!

TheFitnessFreak said...

Glad you enjoyed it Averie:) Just checked out your blog, too cool! I love yoga as well and practice two times a week but if I had a chance I'd do it everyday. Leaving beautiful San Diego? Where are you moving too?

Averie said...

Hi Jenn thanks for becoming a follower on my blog! BTW when the Blogger notification system sends you an email that you have a comment, can you reply to those directly do you know rather than coming back to the blog, or do they get munched in cyberspace?

TheFitnessFreak said...

One of my blogger friends replies to me through e-mail so I know it can be done. I'll ask her how she does it.

Averie said...

Sorry I called you Jenn before, Nicole :)
That would be awesome if you could ask her...I know that on Wordpress it must be easier or more do-able b/c I have a friend that does it too...but on Blogger's format, not sure if it works. Things seem to disappear if I don't comment back on the actual post like Im doing now. Unfortunately then most other people have to listen to the drivel if they're subscribed to followup comments. Sorry ladies :)

TheFitnessFreak said...

No biggie Averie, I knew what you meant:) I asked my blogger pal and she said you respond through the e-mail you get from the comment moderation. I'll have to try it and let you know if it works.

Lizzie M. said...

Sounds good! Will be trying these for the kiddos!!

Chow and Chatter said...

these look wonderful I adore crepes

Jill Silverman Hough said...

Hi Fitness Freak,
Thank you for posting my recipe from Clean Eating - I'm glad you and your readers have enjoyed it! And I appreciate you crediting me for it. Would you mind linking it to my site?
Thank you for your consideration and interest,

TheFitnessFreak said...

Will do Jill! Thanks for the great recipe!


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