Sunday, March 30, 2014

Top 10 Healthy Breakfast Ideas!! (And some recipes too!!)

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Almost weekly I am asked by clients, friends, and family for healthy breakfast ideas. If you follow me on Facebook you will know that I often post what I am eating for breakfast with the hopes that it will give others ideas and inspire them to also make health conscious morning food choices. Below I have put together My Top 20 Breakfasts (and a few recipes too!!)! Hope you enjoy!!! 

1) Veggie omelette with avocado on whole grain bread with fresh fruit on the side. A well-balanced and nutritious meal guaranteed to give you the energy you need to start your day!
2) Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal
I was in the mood for something different for breakfast so decided to spice up some oatmeal to add nutrients, protein and most importantly flavour. Here is the recipe I used:

Ingredients:
1/3 C rolled oats
2/3 C unsweetened almond milk
A few frozen blackberries, mango pieces and strawberry slices
2 tbsp hemp hearts
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp pure maple syrup


Directions: 
Mix all ingredients together and cook on high in microwave for 3 minutes. Remove, mix well and let stand for 2 minutes. Serve and enjoy. Makes 1 serving 

3) Whole wheat toast with honey, almond butter, sliced banana, topped with hemp hearts and served with orange slices, grapes and a coffee  


4) Special K protein and All Bran Cranberry cereal with mixed fruit and almond milk
5) Vegan blueberry-banana protein pancakes



Ingredients: 
- 1 cup non-dairy milk (I used almond)
- 1 large ripe mashed banana and 1/2c blueberries
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup vanilla vegan and gluten-free protein powder
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon 
- sliced bananas, blueberries, walnuts and 1 tbsp real maple syrup for toppings 

Directions:
 Whisk wet ingredients and fruit in a small bowl. In a separate bowl mix all dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry mixture. Heat frying pan with coconut oil over medium heat. Cook pancakes until bubbles show through then flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes (approx). Transfer to plate, add toppings, serve and enjoy!!! Warning: this recipe makes lots of pancakes so if you're only cooking for one or two people I would recommend cutting the recipe in half!

 6) GREEN SMOOTHIE! 

Do you feel low on energy? Try making a GREEN SMOOTHIE! Add 60% green and other vegetables, 40% fruits, honey, (optional) and water to a blender. Blend, drink and feel your energy levels rise!! 

In the GREEN SMOOTHIE pictured below I included: Parsley, cilantro, spinach, banana, strawberries, grapes, chia seeds, hemp hearts, honey and water. Delicious!!! 

Other ingredients you could include are: Kale, mixed greens, romaine lettuce, avocado, apples, berries, celery, broccoli, peppers, carrots, oranges, dandelion greens, mango, kiwi, swiss chard, and cucumber. Google "GREEN SMOOTHIES" for recipe ideas!!



7) Breakfast wrap with fresh fruit. Whole wheat tortilla filled with egg, cheese, coleslaw, fresh salsa and guacamole. Served with a sliced banana, blueberries, and of course a coffee
8) Mexican style egg muffin. Farm fresh egg with low fat cheddar cheese, guacamole, and fresh salsa served on a toasted whole wheat English muffin with orange slices 
9) Egg and guacamole salad with hemp hearts, spinach and tomato on a toasted whole wheat english muffin 

 And last but not least my all time favourite! 

10) Delicious chocolate banana protein smoothie!! 



Recipe: 2 scoops chocolate protein powder, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 cup water, 1/2 banana, 3 large strawberries (I use frozen fruit), 1 tbsp natural peanut butter, 1 scoop greens+
Blend it all together, serve, and enjoy!!




Well there you have it!!! My Top 10 favourite breakfasts!!! I hope you enjoy them as I did and continue to do!!! 

Please feel free to comment below and tell me if you have made any of these and if you have any other healthy breakfast ideas! 


Thanks again for reading!!! Have a wonderful day!!! :) :) :)

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