11 Healthy Breakfast Ideas
Many of us struggle with choosing a healthy breakfast because we're more focused on getting to work on time or getting the kids to school.
But, how we start our day really matters so it's important to have some go-to breakfast recipes that will balance, energize and sustain you until it's time for the next meal.
Over time I've learned that all breakfast health food is not created equal. Just because it's gluten-free, dairy-free or sugar-free does not mean it's the best option.
I mean, do you know anyone that calls themselves a vegan but they really don't seem to be that healthy? Perhaps they look a little over weight or their skin is breaking out and dull and they're energy is constantly low.
If you know someone like this they could be suffering from a case of the "muffin vegan".
This is the name Kris Carr lovingly gives to people that steer clear of animal products, but eat lots of baked goods and stuff out of boxes. They're missing the goodness of the vegan diet because they're aren't eating a lot of real food like fruits, grains and vegetables.
Below are some of my favorite go-to breakfast recipes that contain real food and are also easy to make. The recipes range from ayurvedic, to raw, to gluten-free & vegan. Choose what calls you.
16-30 oz of the Morning Glow Green SmoothieWait 20 minutes and if still hungry, follow with a small avocado or 1/2 of a large avocado
16-32 oz of Green JuiceWait 20 minutes and if still hungry, follow with a piece of fruit or a green smoothie
1-2 Pieces of Toasted, Plain Gluten-Free Sprouted Millet BreadTop with a small amount of nut butter or organic butter. I like the Food For Life brand that you can find in the freezer isle of most health food stores.
Seasonal Fruit and 6 oz of Coconut Milk YogurtThe So Delicious brand of yogurt is my favorite.
Teff w/ Dates & HoneyTeff is one of the tiniest and most nutrient packed grains in the world. It's high in protein and makes a good morning cereal. Bob's Red Mill and Teff Co. are two brands I buy. To cook, you simply combine 1 cup teff and with 3 cups of water in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes, until water is absorbed. Stir in the dates towards the end and top with a bit of honey.
Poppyseed Pancakes w/ Maple SyrupPurchase either gluten-free or dairy-free and gluten-free pancake mix at the store and add 1 tbsp of poppyseeds.
Scrambled Eggs with Marjoram & Green OnionsScramble up an egg or two and add in 1 tsp of marjoram and a couple of chopped green onions as they're cooking.
As you know, ideas without action aren't worth much. In the comments below tell me which recipe you're going to incorporate into your morning this week.
Thank you, as always, for reading and participating!