Many people may be familiar with the term “Meatless Monday” as an internationally recognized campaign to encourage people have a day of meals without animal meat. Some of the benefits of enjoying a meal without animal meats are as follows.
Decreased risk of cancer – Over consumption of red and processed meats are linked to colon cancer.
Decreased risk of diabetes – Too much animal protein has been linked to development of type 2 diabetes.
Increased variety – Removing meat from diet allows for a focus on high fiber and plant based proteins.
Protect the environment – The meat industry contributes large amounts of greenhouse gas to our environment.
Longevity – Longer life has been as been associated with plant based eating.
This morning for breakfast my family enjoyed some delicious buckwheat pancakes, with local blueberries, and homemade coconut butter.
Buckwheat is a gluten free grain, and is an excellent source of protein and calcium.
- 1 cup buckwheat flour
- 1 tablespoon coconut palm sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1¼ cups “buttermilk” (I made buttermilk, using almond milk with a squeeze of fresh lemon)
- 1 large egg
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp coconut oil for the skillet
Make up the buttermilk, and mix in all of the other ingredients.
Pour 1/4 cup of batter to make small round pancakes, flip once, garnish and enjoy.