Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food. Hyppocrates- Greek physician born in 460 BC.
We know since Hyppocrates that the right food can heal you and that the wrong sort of food can make you unwell. To eat right is the oldest health question! But what IS right?
The macrobiotique way is a non-dairy, non-animal fat approach that I have recently embraced with the whole family and they haven’t been complaining too much… In fact, we all seem to feel a lot better for it. I have been already putting a few macrobiotic recipes on this blog: look under the tag “Macrobiotic” to find them. They not only taste good but they are extremely good for you- What’s not to like?!
Today, I give you a delicious breakfast muffins recipe to add to the repertoire.
- Unbleached flour 370g
- Wholewheat flour 80g
- Sea salt 1/2 tsp
- Baking powder 2 Tbsp
- cinnamon 1 tsp
- Dried fruit or nuts 150g
- Soy milk 200ml
- Maple syrup 70ml
- Rapeseed oil 70ml
- Handful of blueberries or chopped apple
Preheat the oven to 180∘ and prepare your muffins pans, lined with paper liners.
Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Stir together the milk, syrup and oil in another (medium) bowl.
Slowly add the dry mixture to the liquid one, stirring carefully. You must end with quite a lumpy texture and a lovely smell. Add the dry fruit and the fresh blueberries/apple and fold them in.
Spoon out the mix into the pans and bake in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes depending on the size of your pans. It is ready when it is raised and slightly browned.
If you wish to know more about Macrobiotics, I recommend Macrobiotics for dummies by Verne Varona, from which this recipe is losely adapted. A very thorough and balanced view of Macrobiotics with easy to start tips and delicious recipes. Not too righteous or dogmatic either, which is a relief… There are also tips more specifically for weight loss on this very concise page– Healthy reading!