Enjoying a healthy, simple and delicious breakfast is one of my favorite things in life! No matter the time I start my day, breakfast is always my first meal. On weekends I love getting creative, mixing in a few new ideas and experimenting with different foods and flavors. Feel free to take a peek at my Instagram for all sorts of new ideas.
Everyone is short on time and most often in the morning. Sadly, breakfast tends to be the most frequent daily diet casualty, but there are great ways to grab a healthy breakfast on the fly. When you do have a little spare time, check out 3 of my favorite recipes below.
This healthy breakfast recipe is one of my favorites not only because it is filling but because this is something my son Nico enjoys with me! As a low glycemic index carbohydrate, oatmeal doesn’t spike insulin levels and the eggs we include below have both protein and healthy fats — Pure Energy to start your day!
Ingredients for two:
- ½ cup oatmeal
- 2 egg whites
- 2 whole eggs
- 1 and ½ tablespoons flaxseed
- 2 tsp. Chia
- 3 envelopes of stevia
- 2 tsp. vanilla
Place all the ingredients in a blender and mix for 2 minutes until the mixture is thick. You want to be able to pour the mix easily onto a griddle or pan while avoiding a mix that is too ‘runny.’ To increase thickness, slowly had oatmeal one teaspoon at a time while mixing. To decrease thickness, slowly add a touch of unsweetened non-dairy milk while mixing — I like almond!
Pan temperature is sooo important when making pancakes. Each pancake should cook in about 2-3 minutes (total, not each side) and have a nice, golden brown color on the outside. In all likelihood, your pan isn’t hot enough! If it’s too hot, you’ll burn the outside and the inside will be raw. Don’t be afraid to place a small square of butter on the pan each time you pour a new pancake AND each time you flip. Butter creates that nice color and texture, just be sure not to use too much!
I love experimenting with bananas, vanilla, peanut butter, strawberries and a little bit of sugar-free maple syrup or agave nectar. De-li-cious!
Avocado toast with eggs
This healthy breakfast is one of my favorite combos of super-foods, containing an excellent source of protein, healthy fats and carbohydrates.
- 2 eggs
- 2 slices of whole wheat bread
- ¼ of Avocado
- Spinach (optional)
- Salt and pepper
In a non-stick frying pan, add a touch of cooking spray and place the eggs to “fry” with a cover or top. Wait about 2-3 minutes, add a touch of salt and pepper to taste and cover for 1 more minute.
When ready, mash the avocado with a fork and add a touch of salt. Next, toast the whole wheat bread (I recommend the Ezequiel or Bimbo Diet brands) and spread the avocado and place the egg on top. Add a touch of feta or mozzarella cheese if you like!
Quinoa Cinnamon Porridge
If you love a great combo of sweet and healthy in the morning, this healthy breakfast recipe is for you! This recipe is gluten free and is perfect for vegetarians and celiacs given its high protein and fiber count.
- 1 cup of non-dairy milk of your choice without added sugar
- ½ cup white quinoa
- 1-2 packets of calorie-free sweetener, preferably stevia.
- ⅛ cup of small chopped walnuts
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix the vegetable milk with the quinoa and cinnamon in a pot over high heat. Cover it and wait for 3-4 minutes until the mix comes to a simmer – do not let the mixture boil or bubble over. Continue to stir often while waiting for the quinoa to soften and increase in thickness. Add your sweetener, pour into a bowl and top it off with your choice of nuts. Don’t be afraid to add a little sugar-free maple syrup!
I hope you love some of my healthy favorites breakfast! Feel free to tag me on social media as your new recipes are served. Eating healthy does not have to be boring!
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