As the temperature keeps going up, we go in search of light yet flavorful dishes. So we put together 5 easy-to-follow breakfast recipes for those who want to start the day with a healthy meal. Bon appétit!
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons oats
- 1/2 cup milk
- ½ teaspoon stevia (if you use sugar, add 2-3 tablespoons)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries (or any other berries)
- Pecans or walnuts, optional
- Honey, optional
Add the oats, milk, stevia and cinnamon to a medium-sized bowl. Fold in the blueberries.
Cover and refrigerate overnight. Enjoy with a drizzle of honey and nuts in the morning.
Chia Pudding with Pistachios
- ½ cup blackberries
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
- 10 raw, unsalted pistachios
Add the blackberries to a small mixing bowl and crush with a fork until they reach the consistency of a thick jam.
Add all the ingredients to the bowl (except for the pistachios) and stir together to combine. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate overnight.
Roughly chop the pistachios and sprinkle them over the chia pudding when you’re ready to eat.
- 3 cups strawberries
- 2 cups yogurt
- 1/2 cup low-fat granola without raisins
- 2 tablespoons toasted almonds
Mix the yogurt and strawberries, top with granola and almonds, and serve.
- 1 handful of spinach
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 handful of blueberries
- ½ cup almond milk
- 1 date
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Add all ingredients to a blender and enjoy while cold.
Note: The frozen banana gives the smoothie the coolness that makes it so great. To freeze the banana, just chop it up and put into a ziplock bag and leave it in the freezer overnight.
- 1 slice grain seed/ rye bread
- 1/2 avocado
- Olive oil
- Lemon and lime
- Cayenne pepper
- Chia seeds
Mash up the avocado in a bowl, add a squeeze of lemon and lime and a drop of olive oil.Toast the bread and spread the avocado mash on top. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper, chia seeds, and salt.