Struggling with healthy options for breakfast?
Here are two quick, easy, wholesome and delicious breakfast suggestions to help take the stress out of your busy mornings.
I make both of these recipes on a Sunday in preparation for the busy week ahead. That way I can be organized and stress free in the mornings – but know I’ll start the day with the right fuel for my body, mind and spirit.
High in Protein, Complex Carbohydrates and good Fats, it’s a great alternative to commercially mass produced high sugar nutrient poor refined cereals.
To make this gluten free, just omit the oats and increase the amount of other ingredients. To make dairy free, use coconut yoghurt and alternative milks!
Homemade Granola ☞
Dry ingredients ☛
✦ 2 cups Raw organic oats
✦ 1 cup Puffed Buckwheat, or Buckwheat Buckinis (activated buckwheat)
✦ 1 cup Puffed Millet
✦ 1/3 cup Quinoa Flakes
✦ ½ cup Raw mixed Nuts & Seeds (Crushed Almonds, Cashews, Walnuts, Pumpkin & sunflower seeds)
✦ 1/3 cup Coconut flakes
✦ 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
✦ Pinch of salt to taste
Wet ingredients: ☛
✦ 1 teaspoon Vanilla bean paste
✦ 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
✦ ¼ cup coconut oil.
✦ 1 teaspoon of raw cacao powder
✦ handful of goji berries
In a small bowl or saucepan, gently melt the coconut oil & mix all wet ingredients together. Pour liquid mixture over dry ingredients and stir until dry ingredients are well-coated.
Pour the granola onto a baking tray lined with baking paper, spread out flat and bake for 10-15 minutes, flipping and stirring every 5 minutes or until it’s slightly browned.
Allow to cool, then add in your choice of goji berries and raw cacao if desired.
Serve with your choice of milk (Almond, Oat, Soy, Rice) &/or yoghurt or add a layer to the chia pudding recipe below
Chia Puddings ☞
These little babies are great to make up in advance for a quick bite on the go. Make them up in individual jars or glasses to take to work, or a big bowl for everyone to dig into. You can really make this recipe your own by adding different fruit, nuts, seeds, or even adding cinnamon, vanilla, hemp seeds, bee pollen, raw cacao, coconut flakes and yoghurt. The key is to layer your ingredients and have fun. Get the kids involved on a Sunday afternoon and be prepared for the week ahead. Turn this into a rainbow in a glass.
✦ 1 tin of coconut milk or ½ cup coconut milk & ½ cup of almond milk
✦ ½ cup chia seeds
Soak in a bowl until firm – 5mins. Divide between 4-5 small glasses
✦ ¼ cup mixed berries, fresh or frozen
✦ ½ banana sliced / mashed
✦ ¼ cup homemade granola/muesli
✦ ¼ cup natural or coconut yoghurt
Optional extras ☛
✦ ¼ teaspoon of Spirulina in the chia/coconut milk mix
✦ juice from berries in the chia/coconut milk mix
✦ Goji berries
✦ Raw cacao / Cacao nubs
✦ Maca powder
✦ Hemp seeds
✦ Bee Pollen
✦ Inca berries
✦ Raw Walnuts
Mix chia seeds and your choice of milks together in a small bowl and put aside to set for 5minutes. If you wish to add in Spirulina or berry juice, add it in now, to give this mixture some additional colour and flavour.
Divide the chia mixture into 4-5 glasses, slice up or mash the banana and layer onto the chia mix, then add the granola, the mixed berries and yoghurt, top it all off with your choice of optional extras… enjoy!
Feel free to change the layering of ingredients and add in any optional extras from the list above or get creative and make your own variation. Get the kids to help out and make their own to suit their individual tastes.
These will keep in the fridge for 4-5 days covered in cling wrap or with a lid on a jar.
And there you have it, a filling, energising, and healthy breakfast!
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