Breakfast has always been my favorite meal of the day. After meeting Sean, I started taking more and more gluten and dairy out of my diet, I thought my early morning routine of enjoying a hearty breakfast were numbered. Boy, was I wrong. I grew up eating cereal and milk everyday and always loved it despite feeling a bit sluggish afterward. But today, I start my day with delicious, energizing foods, and don’t feel weighed down at all. Something I didn’t even realize was happening after a breakfast full of gluten and dairy, until I removed it from my diet and tried it again. I was immediately sleepy and wanted to crawl right back under the covers.
Now, we have a few favorite breakfast recipes that are simple, filling, and most importantly full of great fuel to start the day.
Here are 3 of my favorite healthy breakfast recipes:
Everyone has their own tastes, and there are dozens of wonderful green smoothie recipes out there. The key here, as I learned from my dear friend Lisa Roberts and Haynes Paschall, is: a little green can go a long way. Spinach is my green of choice because you can’t even taste it and it blends the best of all greens. This is one of my favorite smoothie recipes and here’s a link to dozens more: http://simplegreensmoothies.com/.
- A handful of spinach
- Chia seeds, or flax seed (both if you’re feeling crazy)
- 1 banana, frozen or fresh
- 1 cup of frozen strawberries
- ½ an orange
- 1 ½ c. Coconut milk
Do a little prep the night before and these bad boys will pay off in the morning. I love these on a warm morning because they’re a cool, nutrient packed version of hot oats:
- ½ c. Gluten free oats
- 1 c. Non-Dairy Milk (I prefer coconut but almond or cashew work great)
- ½. Tbsp. Cinnamon
- Dollop of honey
- 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
- Handful of fresh blueberries or strawberries
Add all ingredients to a mason jar. Close the lid tight! Shake. Leave in the fridge overnight. Viola!
Yogurt + Crunch Mix
Creamy and dreamy with a little crunch is my idea of a perfect cup-o-breakfast. The key is getting an unsweetened non-dairy yogurt (coconut is my favorite) and adding your own natural sweetness. Here’s my favorite morning or snack time treat:
- 1 cup of plain yogurt
- 1 Tbls. Chia seeds (optional)
- 1 Tbls. Honey
- Handful of fresh or flash frozen berries
- ½ c. of your favorite gluten free granola (or I love ½ an Apple Pecan brüks bar crumbled on top!)