So, I have this shampoo from The Seaweed Co. It's citrus vanilla scented and I'm seriously obsessed with the smell.
It's incredibly reminiscent of the Sundays I spent in my youth pouring over the paper (ummmm...Sports page and the ads let's be honest) and devouring these Pilsbury cinnamon rolls with this orange-y vanilla flavored icing.
Since this smell has triggered my memory, I knew I'd have to create a version I can eat.
So, let the brainstorming--and recipe testing--begin.
My local EarthFare had a special BOGO sale this weekend & I picked up a new (to me) paleo pancake mix from Birch Benders. I've seen a lot of other recipe developers talk about how amazing this mix is; so, I was happy to pick up this bargain.
A lightbulb went off---why not make my orange-y waffles with this mix & add some poppy seeds into the mix for a fun twist on the classic lemon poppyseed flavor.
I mean, why should lemons get all the fun?
My next thought was to get totally crazy and add some collagen powder to the mix for extra protein. And my orange vanilla poppyseed waffles were born.
Collagen?? Are you back to eating meat? Well, technically no. But, I've begun to supplement with bovine collagen because I'm lacking in amino acids and protein. And well, the vegan protein powders and amino acid supplements I've been taking were not working. The levels of amino acids and protein have been steadily declining and my digestion has been kaput for the past couple of months.
My naturopath suggested I give collagen a try for one month to see if I improve. So, this is an experiment in gut healing. I'll be tracking and sharing my progress through these next 30 days to see how it goes. And I'll be using Further Food's bovine collagen peptides. It's only been 4 days, but so far, so good.
Back to my waffles....yummy, protein rich waffles with a fresh citrus flavor....a much healthier take on my once Sunday favorite.
Pretty sweet....pretty easy....and very fast.
Sounds like a perfect combo for a lazy, paper reading, coffee drinking Sunday.
Have a good one y'all.