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Time to Cleanse

May 31, 2011

Yes it’s that time again.   Out with the bad habits and in with the new.

Every once in a while I need to give myself a little slap and remind me that I’ve slacked off.

I’ve been regularly slacking off in the food and exercise department for quiet some time and a good cleanse is past due.   Maybe you remember my last cleanse in Australia?    Well, this one is different.

This one is Isagenix and much more planned out.  My friend Lisa has successfully been using Isagenix for a  couple of years and I’ve decided to give it a go.

Although I’m no fan of quick fixes, I do believe that we all need to set ourselves straight every once in a while and stop bad habits from forming.    A cleanse will do that.   It will remind you that afternoon sugar fixes are unnecessary and a glass of red wine is a treat and not a 7 p.m. given.      Guilty as charged.

I still have 3 hungry people in my house so stay tuned for recipes and with them may come a little whining on my part.

So in the meantime I was excited to use my new pretty Autumn baking pan even though it’s spring.

Marble Loaf

1/2 cup buckwheat flour (grind whole buckwheat in a blender or use whole wheat flour)

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup white flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup splenda (or white sugar)

1/2 cup white sugar

2 tbsp coconut oil (butter or any oil)

1 cup buttermilk (or 1 tbsp vinegar and enough milk to fill 1 cup)

1/2 cup egg substitute (or 2 eggs)

1 tsp vanilla

2 tbsp cocoa powder

Mix everything into a large bowl except cocoa powder.   Stir well.

Remove 3/4 cups of the batter and add the cocoa powder.  Stir well.

Oil your baking pan and pour vanilla batter into the bottom.  Spoon the chocolate batter over and gently mix the two using a butter knife only until you get the marble look.

Bake at 350 F until centre is cooked through.

The baking pan was advertised as a Pumpkin Loaf Pan.  It was on the discount rack for 1/2 price and I love it!

A yummy low-fat, low sugar and moderate fibre loaf which just happens to be pretty to look at.

I’m definitely a kitchen hoarder….gadget sucker and trend follower. 

What’s your favourite kitchen tool?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Lisa Parent permalink
    June 1, 2011 3:11 am

    Love Isagenix….Lisa also got me hooked on the cleanse! 😉 Let us know how it turns out.

  2. Lisa permalink
    June 1, 2011 7:45 am

    That is the cutest loaf I have ever seen. Mmm, I could eat that right now! With a nice latte.

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