Make Breakfast easy with these three simple recipes!
Does your morning routine include a healthy, balanced breakfast? If not, well… you need to work on your morning routine, but first- let’s work on getting in that breakfast!!
A healthy balanced breakfast is KEY to starting your day off right. If you start your day with a rush through the drive thru, eating crappy non-nourishing carbohydrate foods such as bagels, muffins and sugar-laden coffee drinks-then that is what your body will crave for energy the rest of the day! Focus more on “How can I nourish my body and cells today” rather than just filling your body with “food-like products”.
I have included my TOP THREE Breakfast recipes that my clients just LOVE, so I am sure you will love them too!
Breakfast Lifesaver #1-Egg Bake!
This is by FAR my favorite breakfast item, as well as number one by all of my clients. The amount of variations you can do with an egg bake are endless!!
Variation one- Italian Basil egg bake
½ onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Bundle of fresh spinach
Yams or sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into coins
6 eggs plus one carton egg whites
Daiya dairy free cheese (optional)
Preheat oven to 375F. Saute onion and garlic with coconut oil in pan till lightly cooked. Grease a casserole dish with coconut oil. Add sliced yams/sweet potatoes to line the bottom, then add sautéed veggies plus fresh spinach to the casserole dish. In a blender or using a bowl and whisk, mix the eggs, egg whites, and seasonings together. Pour overtop of the veggies, add fresh basil, sliced roma tomatoes on top and sprinkle with Daiya cheese. Cut into equal portions, and have one serving per day 🙂
Variation two- Buffalo egg bake
Another way to make this is, omit the Italian seasoning or basil, and melt ¼ cup franks hot sauce together with ¼ cup coconut oil. Add to the eggs, then pour overtop the veggies. For more of a kick
Variation three- Mexican Egg Bake
Mix Salsa in with the egg mixture, and add a can of black beans as well. Omit the Italian seasoning for cumin, chilli powder and smoked paprika for an added kick!
Breakfast Lifesaver #2- Protein Pancakes!
Protein pancakes are such an easy thing to food prep, freeze, and eat on the go! They are great for pre-post workout and can be eaten as a snack throughout the day as well.
One scoop vanilla protein powder
1/3 cup egg whites
½ cup rolled gluten free whole oats
½ tbsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. vanilla extract ½ mashed banana (or ½ cup of unsweetened applesauce)
Blend all ingredients in a small blender, (i.e. magic bullet.)
Preheat coconut oil in skillet over medium heat, pour half batch into pan at a time (or smaller for bite sized pancakes). Flip when small bubbles start to form on top. Makes two pancakes.
Variations- Add cocoa powder, and use chocolate protein powder for a chocolatey treat!
Add Blueberries or sliced bananas to add more fruit to your breakfast.
Add powdered peanut butter such as PB2 to the recipe and low sugar or chia seed jam with more peanut butter on top to add some more toppings to it.
Here is a link to what it looks like when made… absolutely delicious!
Breakfast Lifesaver #3- Green Smoothies
This is the absolute BEST way to get your nutrients in, plus the options are endless!! You do not need an expensive blender, the Nutri-bullet will work just fine. In fact, I prefer it as you can then pre-make your smoothies in the cups and blend them just before you drink them!
Set out your smoothie cups- add to each:
big handful of spinach
1 chunk of cucumber
1 small piece of peeled, fresh ginger
5 frozen strawberries, or blueberries
1/3 chunk of frozen banana
fill to full line with water and blend when you are about to have your smoothie as this will ensure ultimate freshness.
If you want to learn how to add more vegetables into your health routine and get more nourishment in your body, check out my article “The Key to good health, how to add more micronutrients into your life”
These recipes have helped a lot of people with their breakfast routines, so I look forward to hearing how they helped you too!
Please feel free to comment below and share your thoughts/opinions 🙂
With love and health,
The Fit Gypsy AKA Julie French