Sometimes we get caught in a route when dealing with food, especially in the morning when running out the door! Here are a few recipes that I love and that are so simple yet so good! For chia pudding, protein balls, muesli, and granola, make big batches at the beginning of the week so that you can have them readily available for those busy mornings.
1/4 c gluten free oats soaked in water (or unsweetened coconut milk) overnight or a few hours. Heat on the stove or eat cold. Add spices like cinnamon, ginger, vanilla and sweeten with stevia. Give your oatmeal some flare by adding sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, bananas, berries, coconut oil or some peanut butter.
Cha Cha Cha Chia Puddin’
2 cups homemade coconut or almond milk
½ cup chia seeds
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ tsp cinnamon
pinch of pink salt
Stir all the ingredients together in a medium bowl. Taste and adjust sweetener to your preference. Let sit 5 minutes in fridge. Refrigerate 30 minutes until set. Option to add nut butter, nuts, or berries. Want another recipe, check this one out for a good snack or easy breakfast.
1c rolled oats, 2c almond milk, 5 dates (chopped), 1/2 c sunflower seeds/pumpkin/chia, shredded coconut, optional raisins. Mix and soak overnight.
Sweetener Options: Stevia, xylitol, honey, agave, date paste (chopped/soaked dates overnight and blend).
⅔ cup peanut butter
½ cup shredded coconut
⅓ cup almond flour
¼ cup ground pumpkin seeds (coffee grinder)
1 tablespoon ground flax seed (mix with 4 tbsp water/almond milk)
¼ teaspoon pink salt
1-3 tablespoons maple syrup
6 drops stevia
Mix ingredients in medium size bowl, option to add protein powder, cacao powder/nibs, chopped nuts. Roll into small balls and then in topping (See ingredients below).
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1-2 tablespoons hemp seeds
2 tablespoons peanut shredded coconut
Classic Breakfast Smoothie
Combine the following ingredients in blender and enjoy.
1 cup almond milk or coconut milk
1 cup frozen blueberries, raspberries or acai berries
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 scoop protein powder
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
1 teaspoon maca powder
1 teaspoon Vitamineral green powder or handful of spinach
Heat the oven to 375. Use a cooking sheet with parchment paper to cover it. Set aside and start mixing the following ingredients in a big bowel. After, spread evenly on sheet and bake for 40 minutes. Pull out and let cool before storing in the pantry. Serve with almond milk!
3-4 cups of oats
¼ cup melted coconut oil
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup sunflower seeds
¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds
¼ cup shredded coconut
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon pink salt
Options to add raisins or nuts, I recommend adding 20 minutes after oats have been baking. Or add a few dabs of peanut butter into oats before baking, stir well!
Almond and Honey Toast
– 1 piece of gluten free bread
– 1-2 tbsp almond butter, or peanut butter
Toast bread, and spread favorite nut butter on it, drizzle with raw honey and cinnamon. Add thinly sliced apples, bananas, or strawberries for extra flavor.
Avocado and Tomato Toast
– 1 piece of gluten-free bread
– 1 sliced avocado
– 1 sliced tomato
Toast bread, and spread sliced avocado on it. Add sea salt, black pepper, cayenne, fresh cilantro, and lime juice. Drizzle a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil for extra flavor. Sprouts and sliced tomato are also delicious options.