Quick Breakfast Ideas

Smoothies, Chia Seeds, Oatmeal And More!

Loco for Coco power shake

1 cup of coconut water:

1 cup of unsweetened coconut yogurt

Half a banana

2 tablespoons of agave or maple syrup

Cinnamon & Vanilla to taste

Shredded coconut, unsweetened and unsulphured (to garnish)

 

Protein Powder

Almond Espresso Protein Bites

Who would ever crave a donut when you have these protein bites lying around!?  These make for the perfect breakfast or pre/post workout snack. 

Ingredients

 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder

½ cup of Barney’s Vanilla Bean Espresso Almond Butter  (If you can’t find this brand, don’t fret.  You can substitute for any almond, peanut or cashew butter.)

¼ of a cup of granola

¼ cup of coconut shreds

1 tbs of almond milk

Chia Seed Protein Pudding

 This one’s great because you can make it the night before and just grab it on your way out the door. 

 Ingredients:

2 tbs Chia Seeds

1 scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder

1 cup of almond milk

1 tsp of vanilla extract

½ cup of pineapple

½ cup of raspberries

1 tbs of raw honey

Toppings

A handful of Goji Berries.  (You can substitute the goji berries for any berries you have at home such as raspberries or blueberries.)

 

½ a banana

Chocolate Chai Pre-workout Smoothie

We all need a little extra energy before we hit the gym.  This recipe will get you fired up, but not too full, so you can sweat it out to your full potential. 

1 scoop of your favorite protein powder ( I love VegaOne)

1 tsp of chia seeds (they’re great for keeping you hydrated!)

1 chai tea bag soaked in a 1/3 of a cup of boiling water

½ a frozen banana

2 dates (if you want to keep this low GI, sub your dates for stevia)

1 tsp of Cacao

1 tbsp of cashew butter

¾ cup of almond milk

Soak your tea bag in boiling water and let it stand for a few minutes.  Add all of your other ingredients to the blender.  Remove the tea bag and add the tea to the blender as well.  Blend until smooth and then serve over ice and enjoy!

Blueberry Power Smoothie

This is my favorite Monday morning smoothie because the green coffee bean extract gives me that necessary jolt to start the week right. 

¾ of a cup of frozen blueberries (choose organic if you can)

1 scoop of protein powder

1 tbsp of cashew butter

2 packets of stevia (you can sub in a banana if you don’t like the taste of stevia)

1 cup of almond milk

2 tbsp of unsweetened coconut shreds

¼ of a tsp of green coffee bean extract

Blend everything together in a blender and enjoy!

Raspberry Avocado Beauty Booster

With the combination of the omega three’s from the avocado and flax, this one is sure to get your skin glowing!

½ avocado

1 scoop of protein powder

¾ cup of raspberries

2 dates

1 packet of stevia

1 tsp of flax seeds

1 cup of almond milk

Add of the ingredients to a blender, blend until smooth and enjoy!

Overnight Blueberry Almond Oats

This is one of my favorites because it requires no prep time in the morning. 

1/3 cup gluten free oats

2 packets of stevia (or coconut palm sugar if you prefer)

2 chopped dates

1/3 cup almond milk

1/3 cup plain coconut yogurt

1/4 cup fresh blueberries

Dash of cinnamon

2 tablespoons sliced almonds

Extra blueberries and cinnamon, for serving

Stir oats, almond milk, coconut yogurt, blueberries, dates, stevia and cinnamon together in a jar or bowl. Cover and place in refrigerator overnight.  In the am, take out of the fridge, add your extra toppings and enjoy!

Amina’s Ultlimate Acai Bowl

This one is delectable and so decadent that I often save it for the weekend so I have time to savor the awesomeness.

Acai bowl

1 frozen banana

1 packet of unsweetened sambazon acai

2 dates, chopped

1 tbsp of cashew butter

Toppings

1 ripe banana, sliced

1/3 cup of shredded coconut (unsweetened)

1/3 cup of gluten free granola

1 tbsp of cashew butter

A tbsp of goji berries

Blend all the ingredients for the bowl in the blender until they are smooth.  Pour into a bowl and add your toppings.  Delight in how delicious and guilt free this is!

Coconut Yogurt Parfait

Time can never be an excuse with this lightening-fast option!

1 container of coconut yogurt (I’m obsessed with Coyo!)

2 tbsp of gluten free granola

1 tbsp of raw local honey

1 tsp of goji berries

Open your container, add your toppings and away to go!

Avo Toast

Can’t live without your bread in the am?  No worries, we’ve got an option for bread lovers too!

2 slices of gluten free toast, toasted until golden brown (you can use whole grain if you prefer, just opt for something that is less processed)

1 avocado

A drizzle of olive oil

A dash of salt

A dash of garlic powder

½ a sliced tomato

Cut your avocado in half and lightly mash it.  Add the salt and garlic powder and mix well and then spread across your toast.  Add your sliced tomato and then drizzle olive oil across the top.  Yummy, yum, yum!

Avocado Sriracha Eggs

Eggs are a morning go-to and a great source of protein.  If you can’t live without them, but want to add in some good fats, try this yummy recipe from my little sister dreamed up.

1 egg over easy

A dash of salt

½ an avocado

A drizzle of sriracaha sauce

Cut your avocado in half and scoop the side without the pit, out of the skin and sprinkle on some salt.  Fry your egg and place it inside the avocado basket.  Drizzle with Sriracha and enjoy!

Banana Cashew Bites

Not time to fry or blend?  No problem!

1 frozen banana

3 tbsp of cashew butter

3 tbsp of coconut shreds

Roll your frozen bananas in the cashew butter until fully covered.  Then roll in the coconut shreds.  Slice into bite size pieces and enjoy!