EVERYTHING IN MODERATION
How many times have we heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Most people will agree. I personally wake up starving every day! And is there anything better in the world than a couple of runny eggs sopped up with a piece of toast? But too much of a good thing is definitely bad for us as a recent study shows. Click on the link to learn more about the health risks of consuming too many eggs.
If you are looking for a healthier option for breakfast try oatmeal or quinoa. There are so many variations that you can prepare. Hot, cold, plain, with fruits, nuts, nut butters. Here are a couple of recipes you can try!
Superfood Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
Ingredients (makes 2 servings)
1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
1 cup blueberries
1 banana, sliced
1/4 cup sliced almonds
2 tbsp hemp seeds (optional)
1-2 tbsp real maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
Mix the cooked quinoa with the maple syrup and cinnamon, stir to combine. Heat the quinoa in the microwave or on the stovetop until warm. Divide between two bowls. Add the blueberries, banana, almonds and hemp seeds to each bowl. Add any other toppings that you would like!
Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal
Here’s what you need:
1/2 cup oats
1 cup almond milk
1 pinch himalayan pink salt
1 small apple, peeled
1 1/2 tbsp peanut butter (or any nut butter)
1/2 tsp chopped cacao nibs (or chocolate chips!)
2 drops agave nectar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp brown sugar
Cook the oats according to instructions in the almond milk and a pinch of pink salt. Peel the apple and chop it into small pieces. In a pan on low heat, heat up the apple while mixing with agave nectar, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Cook on low until the oatmeal is done. Mix together in a bowl, adding the peanut butter and cacao nibs on top.
Yum! If you have a favorite breakfast suggestion please feel free to share!