In my opinion, breakfast is the best meal of the day. I am a morning person for one and coffee is involved, and there are so many delicious options for breakfast. If I had to eat one meal the rest of my life, it would be breakfast. Anyone else share my strong sentiments?
For the morning (since breakfast foods can be eaten at all times of day), I usually rotate between a couple of my favorite combos, and I thought it would be fun to share them with you.
This recipe is a quick, simple one that you can elevate a weekday morning.
1/3 cup quick oats
2 egg whites
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
dash of cinnamon
1/2 banana, mashed
1 scoop collagen peptides (optional) Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Cook in coconut oil over medium heat on both sides (flip when bubbles surface). Top with your favorite pancake toppings! My favorites are the other half of the banana, nut butter, and maple syrup.
I love using oatmeal for breakfast because it’s so versatile and provides whole grains that keep me satisfied for several hours. I do like plain oatmeal (just nix the pumpkin in this recipe), but this fall and winter, I have been loving pumpkin oats.
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup milk of choice (I like organic 2%)
1-2 heaping spoonfuls of canned pumpkin
pinch of salt
dash of cloves, cardamom, and nutmeg (or you can use pumpkin pie spice) Add all ingredients to a small pot and bring to a boil. Lower to low heat and cook until desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Top with favorite toppings – I love mine with pure maple syrup or pumpkin butter, banana, and peanut butter.
I promise, this is the last oatmeal recipe! Overnight oats are my favorite way to eat oats in the warmer months. They also make for a great grab and go breakfast! When I worked in an office and ate breakfast at my desk, I often would bring these oats.
1/3-1/2 cup old fashioned oats (based on how hungry you are)
1/3-1/2 cup milk
1/3-1/2 plain yogurt (whole milk preferably)
1 TB chia seeds
1/2 mashed banana
pinch of salt
dash of cinnamon (optional) The night before, mix all ingredients together and put in a jar or bowl with a cover. Keep in fridge overnight and in the morning top with favorite toppings – granola, nut butter, chopped nuts, fruit, cereal, honey, maple syrup, etc.
SWEET + SAVORY TOAST
This combo is credited to Robyn at The Real Life RD, and it’s my favorite toast combo!
Toast 2 slices of your favorite bread (I love sourdough toast for this one). Top one slice with nut butter and banana and the other slice with avocado, Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning, and a fried egg. Enjoy the rest of the banana on the side with more nut butter if you wish.
Up until this summer, I was not a smoothie person, but with the heat and humidity of Philly summers, smoothies sounded amazing! I do still enjoy them even in the winter, depending on how I’m feeling. My combos are usually changing, but below is a basic “recipe” I follow.
1/2 frozen banana
frozen blueberries (about 1 cup)
1 cup frozen spinach or cauliflower rice
enough milk to get things moving and depending on how thick you like your smoothie
1tsp maca powder
1tsp beet powder
spoonful of sunflower seed butter
2 scoops collagen peptides Blend in a high-powered blender or food processor until everything is mixed. Enjoy!
What is your go-to breakfast? Are you planning on making any of these recipes?