I think I've had a craving for french toast for about the last 5 years. I have sporadically looked for recipes but nothing took my fancy. This morning I thought I'd re-visit the idea. Basically, I figured all you need is a thick, fry-able mixture to dip the bread in, that is obviously egg free. So I chucked some stuff in a blender and voila - it worked! A nice, banana/spice fried toast. Topped with fresh fruit, coconut yoghurt, nuts, seeds and maple syrup, it's an excellent winter breakfast. Enjoy. (Makes 6-8 slices)
Warm up your winter muesli with a bowl of nutty gingery, chai seasoned goodness. Naturally sweetened with dates. The spices and coffee kick this up a notch from your usual plain granola, so if you're a fan, you should definitely make this recipe happen. Enjoy!
This is definitely the most crunchy muesli I have made so if you love a bit of crunch, this one is for you! Quinoa is a nutritional powerhouse of a super-food, take a read here for the long list of benefits quinoa has to offer. Technically, quinoa is a pseudo grain but for grain-free folk, sometimes still makes it's way into their diet. So this muesli may be suitable for those who want to stay away from the usual cereal grains.
Forget that Captain Crunch crap. Leave that stuff on the shelf. Feed this to your kids instead. A wholesome, sugar free, crunchy start to the day. Can also be made gluten free.
These fluffy pancakes are suitable for even the most sensitive of bellies. Gluten free, dairy free, egg free AND sugar free. But there is no compromise on taste or texture, these are yummo! The ice-cream feels like a treat but is actually 100% fruity goodness. A tasty start to the weekend.
Your breakfast doesn't have to look the same every day. I find using a base of smoothie with just a little bit of home made toasted muesli or soaked oats with chia seeds easier to digest than a bowl full of muesli on its own. You shouldn't come away from breakfast feeling like you just ate a small unicorn, you should feel refreshed and energized. Check out some of the breakfast and smoothie recipes I've posted for ideas on sprucing up your morning meals. Enjoy :)
...because who doesn't like banana and peanut butter together ;)
An easy recipe for toasted muesli that you can enjoy in the morning. Not too sweet and the buckwheat adds extra crunch. Serve with fruit, non-dairy milk and coconut yoghurt to be extra satisfied :)
Another breakfast idea, though today this is my pre-workout eats since it looks to be a long workout this evening! Looking forward to it :) Quinoa porridge is a nice change to oats and easier on the digestive system.
Something a bit different for breakfast. Sometimes we can get stuck having the same thing every morning so it's nice to mix it up. This is a nice creamy, coconuty and filling rice dish that doesn't leave you feeling heavy. Red rice is very high in fibre and complex carbohydrates making you feel fuller, faster. It is a great source of iron and manganese and antioxidants. Just 1 serving of red rice can provide 23% of your daily B6 vitamin which balances the formation of serotonin, red blood cells and helps the production of DNA cells. Some nice plant power to start your day. Soak the rice overnight to make it more digestible.
Banana/Mango smoothie topped with raw muesli, seeds and squished berries. A healthy and satisfying start to the day.
It's heaps cheaper to make large batches of toasted muesli than to buy it already made up...AND you can make it to suit your needs + taste buds :) Raw, soaked muesli is best. But for a change, I've been playing around with toasted muesli. Here's one I made today. I encourage you to be creative and frugal and throw in whatever you have on hand.
This nut butter is freekin incredible. It's super nutritious too. MUCH cheaper than buying nut butter from the store (in NZ anyway). It takes about 10 minutes all up of blending in a food processor, but it's totally worth it. The recipe asks for hemp seeds. I had some hemp "flour" in the fridge so I just used that instead. So either one is great! I love the Oh She Glows website I got the recipe from. Check it out at the bottom of the recipe.
I don't know about you, but I get bored with the standard raw muesli sometimes. So I've been looking around for healthy breakfast alternatives. (Of course, NEVER believe the claims made by breakfast cereal companies about how good their cereals are for you. Their claims almost always stink with mis-truths). I find store bought toasted muesli has too much sweetener in it and is so expensive. I was recommended a great app (http://thewholepantryapp.com/) which has an amazing granola recipe. The cinnamon and raw cacao tastes too good to be healthy - but it's actually really good for you! I'll be adding to my normal soaked muesli just before I eat it so I still get the goodness of raw muesli, but with this tasty toasted treat on top. You could also simply eat some for a snack as it is - yum!
I know the word superfood get's thrown around a LOT these days, but chia seeds are a SUPER FOOD and are worth adding to your diet - PRONTO :) Chia seeds are a concentrated food containing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. Chia seeds are an unprocessed, whole-grain food that can be absorbed by the body as seeds (unlike flaxseeds). One ounce (about 2 tablespoons) contains 139 calories, 4 grams of protein, 9 grams fat, 12 grams carbohydrates and 11 grams of fiber, plus a plethora vitamins and minerals. You can often find them in the health section of the supermarket. Otherwise your local health store will be sure to have them.
A Sunday morning treat :D
Judging by how sore my body is, I do believe I can justify this ridiculously large and tasty cooked breakfast...that I couldn’t finish...
…mmm scrambled tofu with tomatoes, tamari roasted almonds, roasted portabella mushroom, spinach, roasted potatoes and hummus …
Nutritionally that means almost zero cholesterol but a good mix of Protein, Fibre, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin E, calcium, chlorophyll, iron , Manganese and heaps of other good shit.
Clean, plant based recipes for EVERYONE :) And some research thrown in for good measure.