breakfast

Breakfast on the go: Overnight Oats

This quick and healthy breakfast requires about 5 minutes of prep and no heating or cooking.  It is packed full of essential Omega-3’s and fiber meaning that it will keep you full all the way until lunch.  The trick to this recipe is to nail the oatmeal base and then you can add whatever toppings your creative palate desires!

 

Ingredients for Base:

    -1/2 cup organic steel cut oats

    -1 tbs chia seeds

    -1 tbs flax seeds

    -1 ½ cup milk (coconut, almond, hemp, soy, or any milk you choose)

    -1/2 cup water

    -Optional: season with cinnamon or nutmeg to taste

Ideas for Toppings: Combine however you like in whatever amounts.

-Fruit: raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, bananas, apples

-Sweeteners: agave, honey, nutmeg, cinnamon

-Nuts: Almonds, walnuts, coconut flakes, brazil nuts, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts

 

Directions:

  1. Pour all the dry ingredients for the base into your mason jar or bowl. Stir to combine.

  2. Add wet ingredients and stir thoroughly.

  3. Cover the mason jar or bowl and put in the fridge to sit overnight.

  4. In the morning (or at least 8 hours later) remove the lid and add any of the toppings you would like.

 

Sweet Potato-Bacon Hash

This recipe is great as a side to lunch or dinner, and is also great by itself for breakfast. To add more protein you can cook an egg sunny-side up and place it on top.

Ingredients:

    -1 large apple, cubed

    -1 sweet potato, cubed

    -5 bacon slices, chopped

    -Optional: 1 avocado, sliced

                                                                                                                    Directions:

  1. Toss bacon into a skillet and cook thoroughly.  When done, place to the side.

  2. Add sweet potato to the pan. I leave the bacon fat and use it to cook the sweet potatoes for extra flavor but you can also use butter instead, or steam with water.

  3. Once sweet potatoes are tender, toss in the apple. Cover for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  

  4. When sweet potatoes and apples are cooked and slightly browned, remove from heat and add bacon pieces.  

  5. Optional: Serve with avocado slices on top, salt and pepper to taste.

Banana Nut Oatmeal

This bowl of oatmeal is packed with healthy nuts and fiber. It's a quick fix and will keep you full for the morning hours.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups quick cooking plain oats  
Small handful of walnuts
Small handful of pecans
Small handful of sliced almonds
Small handful of banana chips
Pinch of chia seeds
Pinch of hemp seeds
1 small banana 
1- 2 tablespoons maple syrup 

Directions: Combine all ingredients in bowl, add hot water to preferred consistency. 

Green Smoothie Breakfast

Need a new breakfast / snack idea? This one is packed with nutrients and filled with love!

Kale, Parsley & Spinach (equal parts) 
1 small carrot
1 small banana
Frozen strawberries, blueberries & melon equal to 1 1/2 cups
Pinch of chia seeds 
Pinch of flax seeds 
Water almost to the top of the mixture 
Optional:
Apple or peeled orange 
Almond milk or honey to sweeten

Acai Bowl

What's in your bowl for breakfast?

This is an Acai Bowl from Healeo in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle. They use an acai smoothie blend but at home you can either create a smoothie (check recipes for ideas) as your base or use yogurt. Add hemp granola, goji berries, strawberries, coconut flakes and flax seeds. The best thing is it only takes 5 minutes to make!