recipes

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.