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4 Fast and Healthy Breakfast Ideas For Your Busy Week

Life gets busy, which often means skipping breakfast or an unhealthy grab-on-the go fix. Why does it matter? 

Breakfast is a metabolism jump-starter, gives your body energy to power through the morning, and sets you up for a healthy eating day. Include a balance of carbs, protein and healthy fats to keep you satisfied and well nourished.  

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Here are some easy 5-minute (or less) prep breakfast ideas: 

4 Fast and Healthy Breakfast Ideas For Your Busy Week

Daily Antioxidant Smoothie  

  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ¼ banana (small to med size) – optional, omit if you prefer less sweet
  • ¼ avocado (peeled, pit removed) – add ½ if omitting banana
  • 1 cup spinach
  • ½ tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp acai (extract, powder)
  • 1 tsp spirulina (powder)

Tip: prep ready to use single portion containers of the above ingredients & freeze.

Add the above to a blender, plus: 

  • 1 cup coconut milk (unsweetened from carton, not canned)
  • ¼ cup water or ice


*Blend well until smooth and well mixed. Adjust liquid to your personal preference.

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Banana Overnight Oats 

Make the night before:

  • 1 small ripe banana (sub ½ cup berries if not a banana fan)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chia seeds (if you like a thick mixture, add 2 tbsp)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp coconut flakes
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or pure maple syrup (optional)

Directions:  

  • In a small bowl, mash the banana until almost smooth. Stir in the chia seeds, coconut flakes and cinnamon until combined
  • Stir in the oats & almond milk to combine well
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight, or a minimum of 3 hours
  • In the morning, stir the oat mixture and add toppings if desired.

Toppings (pick 1 or 2 of):

  • ¼ cup almond milk, unsweetened (mix in if used)
  • 2 avocado slices (1/4 med size avocado)
  • 2 tbsp walnut pieces
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp cashew slices

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Chia Parfait

Base: Chia Pudding (makes 4 x ¾ cup servings). Prep Sunday for quick use during the week.

  • 2/3 cup chia seeds
  • 3 cups unsweetened almond or coconut milk (from carton, not the canned type)
  • 2 scoops (1/4 cup) protein powder (natural vanilla or chocolate flavoured)

Directions:

  • Whisk the above ingredients well, let stand for 10 minutes, then whisk well again. Cover and let stand in fridge overnight or at least 3 hours. It is ideal if you are able to stir again after an hour, but not necessary. 

Per Serving

  • Portion ¾ cup chia pudding into a bowl
  • add ¼ cup almond or coconut milk (optional)
  • Add ONE of: 2/3 cup berries, 1/3 cup natural granola, or 1/3 cup banana
  • Add ONE of: 2 tbsp of sliver almonds or walnut pieces, 2 tbsp coconut flakes, 1 tbsp hemp seeds, or 2 avocado slices (1/4 med size avocado)

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Easy Green Smoothie (low carb friendly, low sugar)

Add to blender in order:

  • 1 cup coconut milk, unsweetened (carton, not canned)
  • 2/3 cup avocado pieces
  • 1 cup spinach
  • ½ fresh lemon
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger (peel)
  • ½ tsp turmeric, ground (or 1 tsp of fresh
  • 1 tbsp protein powder (natural vanilla flavour) – choose one that has 5 grams of carbs or less per serving if following a low carb diet)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ cup ice
  • ¼ cup cold water

*Blend well until mixed thoroughly and smooth.  

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