Create your own paradise at home with Whole Wheat Tropical Crepes that combine my love of Paris and my dreams of visiting the tropics. A perfect breakfast or dessert for the weekend.
I have seen very little of the world. Quite a few places in the US, but outside of that, I have only visited Canada (which I absolutely fell in love with as a teenager). Vacations for my family are generally just a few hours away to St George, UT every spring and camping trips here and there.
Little getaways. And don’t get me wrong – I love these getaways, and they are totally necessary, but I do have dreams.
I dream of Paris. There was a period of time in my early twenties when I was so obsessed with Paris. I had a map of the city in my apartment and felt like I knew those cobblestone streets and could practically imagine myself walking along them. And of course stopping by little bakeries that drew me in with the scent of that day’s creation. I could see myself eating crepes outside and watching people as the pass by admiring the architecture.
I also dream of tropical paradise. On the ocean. Sandy white beaches. Umbrellas in my endless supply of fruity drinks. Fresh fruit stands on every corner. Bright pink flowers. A book in one hand, and my wife’s hand in the other. (hmmm, i need another hand for my drink…maybe i’ll hire someone for that??) Ahh, wouldn’t that be the life.
And I know these trips will happen for us because of the choices we have made in our financial lives. About five years, we (well mostly I) made the decision to stop using credit cards, get out of debt, and live a life that will allow us to dream big. So I got my super skeptical wife on board, and that is what we did. We knew we would have to make some sacrifices but that it would be worth it in the end to be able to save for the important things we wanted in our lives as we get older.
It took us a few years, but there are finally no more credit card bills, student loans, or car payment. We have had so much more freedom to do what we want to do with our money. And because of these dreams we have to travel the world, we know how important it was for us to create a vacation savings account that automatically gets funded every month. Some months it’s more than others, but we make sure it’s at least something.
Because, no longer do we want to save for a rainy day, as the saying goes. We want to look forward to those sunny days on the beautiful beaches of Fiji, Cabo, or wherever our savings will take us. Family time, relationship building, life experiences. That’s what it’s all about.
And that is why I’m so thrilled to be partnered with SunTrust Bank, who gives you access to some easy and fun tools to help you save for your sunny days. Whether it’s your dream wedding, welcoming a new baby into your family, or planning a big getaway vacation. With proper planning, it can all be achieved!
And in the meantime, while I’m dreaming about Paris and beaches, I will create my own paradise at home with my Tropical Crepes that combine the french cuisine with the fruits of the tropics.
And of course, I couldn’t help but lighten it up by making a whole wheat crepe and by using my new favorite aquafaba vegan and sugar-free whipped cream. Absolutely delightful and still health-conscious. You know, gotta keep up my “vacation body” even if it’s going to take me 24+ months to get to that vacation!
What are your dreams for a sunny day? What are you going to start saving for?
For more Tropical Recipes, check these out:
- 3 Eggs
- 1 1/2 Cup of almond milk
- 1 Tablespoons of melted , unsalted butter
- Pinch of salt
- 1 Cup of whole wheat flour
- 1 Teaspoon of vanilla
- diced fruit of your choice - I used mangos , kiwi, pineapple
- toasted shaved coconut
- macadamia nuts
- Whipped Cream (I used my homemade Vegan Whipped Cream)
- Mix all ingredients together, let stand for 1 hour. I mixed it all together in my blender.
- Bring a large frying pan up to medium heat, and lightly coat the pan with melted butter
- Pour a small amount of batter onto the pan, then gently swirl and angle the pan so the batter evenly and thinly coats it
- Wait 1 minute, or until the bottom of the crepe reached a golden brown, then carefully flip.
- Once the other side is fully cooked, bring the crepe off the pan and immediately add the fruit, then fold.
- Crepes will break easily once they’ve cooled, so fold or roll them quickly
- Top with whipped cream, coconut shavings, and macadamia nuts.
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