This recipe uses only a handful of baking ingredients and is sure to become your back-pocket breakfast (and not just on weekends). The batter whisks up so light, it's hard to believe the waffles (or pancakes) are fully whole wheat.
Detox Cred: With their pleasing nutty flavor, rice noodles are a nutritious, gluten-free alternative to wheat pasta. Use this pumped-up pesto to top eggs, beans, and whole grains. Broccoli's impressive amount of carotenoids sweep up cancer-inducing free radicals.
Detox Cred: Quinoa (an ancient seed) is an excellent source of protein and contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete protein, like eggs. Eggs are the best natural source of the nutrient choline and help fight inflammation.
Detox Cred: These tasty bean and brown-rice meatless patties deliver a filling protein-fiber combo. Brown rice is a super whole grain to include in any diet: Just one cup delivers nearly one-third of the daily value of selenium, a mineral that helps fight free radicals.
Detox Cred: Try to add one more vegetarian entree to your diet each week. Eating more plant-based meals has been proven to lower your weight, cholesterol, and blood pressure. Brussels sprouts contain compounds that trigger the production of detoxifying enzymes in the liver.
Detox Cred: Find a few minutes in the morning to sit down and slowly enjoy a comforting soup. It will help set a mindful tone for the day and also get your digestion moving. Miso contains beneficial bacteria and zybiocolin, which help eliminate free radicals from the body.
Detox Cred: Beets may take a while to roast, but their powerful healthy status makes it worth the wait. (For a tasty side dish, saute the green tops -- they have double the potassium, folic acid, and iron as the sweet roots.) Garlic and leeks, both health-boosting alliums, add delicious flavor and dimension to any soup.
Detox Cred: This tangy raw slaw is supremely cleansing. The apple-cider vinaigrette may help lower cholesterol and blood-glucose levels. Earthy hemp seeds deliver protein and healthy fats. Use them throughout the plan in salads, soups, and smoothies.
Detox Cred: Starting the day with this nutrient-dense elixir is a delicious way to charge your system with nutrients. Dark leafy greens are extremely alkalizing, meaning they foster a more neutral body environment for better functioning enzymes, compared with acid-forming foods like meats and dairy.