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Purify with Pancakes

Purify with Pancakes

With all of nature’s bounty from which to choose ingredients, preparing food that purifies and detoxifies your body should be an ongoing delightful adventure. If you do the main part of your shopping in the produce aisle, buying fruits, vegetables and whole grains and keeping packaged foods to a minimum, you’re on the right path. Here is a scrumptious recipe to get you started.

Breakfast Apple Pancakes
These ginger-spiced pancakes are terrific, and they’re ready in just 20 minutes.

2/3 cup whole wheat flour
2/3 cup unbleached flour
1/3 cup cornmeal
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups fat-free plain yogurt
3/4 cup fat-free egg substitute
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 apple, shredded

1. Coat a large, non-stick skillet with non-stick cooking spray and heat over medium heat.

2. In a blender or food processor, pulse the whole wheat and unbleached flours, cornmeal, baking powder, ginger, baking soda, yogurt, egg substitute, honey and oil until just combined. By hand, stir the apple into the batter.

3. For each pancake, spoon 2 or 3 tablespoons of the batter onto the skillet. Cook until lightly browned and cooked through, about 2 minutes on each side. Repeat with the remaining batter.

These pancakes are good for digestion, improving liver function and colon health. Apples contain pectin, a kind of water-soluble fiber that sweeps the intestines clean of toxins. Whole wheat flour and cornmeal are also rich in fiber.

Makes 12 servings

Per serving: 137 calories, 5 g protein, 25 g carbohydrates, 3 g fat, 1 mg cholesterol, 223 mg sodium, 1 g fiber

Read more: Diet & Nutrition, Eating for Health, Food, Health

Adapted from The Purification Plan: Clear Your Body of the Toxins That Contribute to Weight Gain, Fatigue, and Chronic Illness from the Editors of Rodale Health Books (Rodale, 2005).

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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9:36PM PDT on Oct 29, 2012

Made with real ingredients (no substitute eggs - read the ingredients for them!) and cooked in some kind of nontoxic cooking pan, this sounds like a good recipe.

Why do you recommend those coated pans? Many warnings out about the coating being poisonous, especially when cooking at higher heats.

5:12AM PDT on Oct 28, 2012

Love this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

7:40AM PST on Feb 27, 2012


3:38AM PST on Feb 6, 2012

Thanks for yet another great recipe!

8:41PM PST on Jan 30, 2012

yum, thank you!

9:09AM PST on Jan 24, 2012

sounds good. i may have to try all these pancake recipes.

7:48PM PST on Jan 23, 2012

LOOVE this article :)

7:44PM PST on Jan 23, 2012

They sound good to me Thanks

2:50PM PST on Jan 23, 2012

and I guarantee you the 3/4 cup of egg substitute is some weird unnatural manufactured quasi food that will actually toxify your body!

2:46PM PST on Jan 23, 2012

there is nothing in this recipe that is purifying or cleansing for the liver, as claimed. A whole fresh apple does contribute pectin which is detoxifying, but some apple hidden in a big partiatlly white flour pancake does not make a detox food!

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