Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. When I start the morning with good choices, it is easier to follow throughout the day with more good choices. I’ve created 3 delicious and simple recipes that should suit you if you need something fast, or if you’ve got a little more time to treat yourself in the kitchen. Two out of the three recipes are completely vegan, and one includes eggs and leaves a lot of room for variation for your tastes.
I have created a mini frittata, smoothie, and avocado toast. I hope you will try out the recipes!
I’ve just posted a yummy and easy to make dessert that you’ll love if you love chocolate. It’s naturally sweetened with dates, and it also happens to be vegan! If you want the texture of the cream to be more firmed– just refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. I made more than I needed. so I used the cream for popsicles.
Who doesn’t love pancakes? Usually, such a breakfast treat would be reserved for weekends when there is generally more time to cook, and a little leeway to indulge. I’ve long since wondered what mystery ingredients are in those “ready to pour” containers and have usually opted for a pre-made multi-grain mix or in most cases, settled for cereal.The protein powder and egg whites make this breakfast a great way to get a head start on your protein intake and start your day right. I’ve tried many protein powders, and I can always detect them in my smoothies. With this recipe, the protein powder goes unnoticed. I love this delicious pancake alternative because it is the perfect combination of naughty and nice; the high protein content makes it nutritious, yet the fact that it’s pancakes makes me feel like I’m actually getting away with something! The deep color of the pancakes reflects well the flavor o blueberries, blackberries and raspberries that have been blended well into the batter.I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did! Enjoy!Serves: 1
Cook time: 10 minutes
1/4 Quick cook steel cut oats
1/3 cup light coconut milk
1/4 cup mixed berres (fresh or frozen)
1 serving protein powder
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Non-stick spray or cooking oil
Overnight: place 1/4 cup steel cut oats in a container along with 1/2 cup water, or until the oats are covered. They will absorb the water over night. Refrigerate till morning (you may skip this step and just use instant oatmeal).
In a blender combine oats, coconut milk, 1/4 berries, protein powder, egg whites, honey, and cinnamon. Blend ingredients well for 30 to 60 seconds, or until the consistency is like a smoothie.
Heat skillet on high and once heated, coat skillet with cooking spray or oil and pour batter directly from blender. I found that my protein pancakes took a little longer on each side than normal pancakes. You’ll want to wait till the pancake is nice and firm before flipping.
I’ll admit it: I’m a creature of habit. When I think a certain food is delicious, I eat it repeatedly until I get sick of it. I’m just that way. When I hit Jamba Juice, I get the same two smoothies, and at some restaurants, I don’t even know what’s on the rest of the menu. I know what *I* came for. Something about owning a blender now, though…I’ve become a little more adventurous. I am on a mission to get proper nutrition, especially protein and calcium, which I lack. I picked up some protein powder from Trader Joe’s, and it has 25g of protein. The results were absolutely delicious! Now, for the actual smoothie.
1 serving of vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup frozen banana slices
1/8 avocado (more if you like)
1/4 light coconut milk
1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk, this is different from the aforementioned coconut milk, which is more like cream. You can use almond, soy, regular milk.
1.5 cups baby spinach
1/4 to 1/2 cup of filtered water depending on thickness of smoothie
1. Place coconut milk, frozen fruit, protein powder and cinnamon in the blender on high setting. If you have any trouble acheiving smoothness, add a tad bit of water
2. Once ingredients are fairly well blended, leave the blender setting on high, remove the smaller top of your blender and add baby spinach in small handful until well blended.