There is a good reason why people say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Simply put, it is. Breakfast not only kicks your metabolism into gear for the day, but it sets the tone for healthy eating as you battle through work or class. While healthy eating in the morning can get you going and help you feel satisfied, not all breakfast foods are created equally. So, ditch the sugary cereal in favor of these filling breakfasts that will cleanse and detoxify, while keeping you energized, satisfied and ready to conquer the day ahead.
These breakfast recipes by Stacey from Goodnessis.com bring you the break in routine and a taste of fresh alternatives that will boost your day.
Grated apple with tahini sauce
1 large apple
squeeze of fresh lemon juice
1 tsp each goji berries, sunflower & pumpkin seeds (soaked overnight)
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
1 Tblsp tahini
2 Tblsp water
½ tsp honey/maple syrup
¼ tsp cinnamon
Drain the berries and seeds, set aside.
Grate the apple with a box grater, leaving the skin on. Toss immediately with lemon juice to prevent browning.
Sprinkle over the ground flax seeds, goji berries and seeds.
In a small bowl combine the tahini sauce ingredient adding water until a pouring consistency is achieved. Drizzle over the apple oatmeal and serve immediately.
Chia & Oats bowl
½ cup of oats or any other whole, rolled grain
1½ cup nut milk
drop of freshly squeezed lemon juice
4 Tbsp chia seeds
2 Tbsp each soaked overnight sunflower, pumpkin seeds and goji berries
2 Tbsp ground flax seeds
Serve with a mixture of the following:
yoghurt or nut milk of choice
1 mango, 1 apple, 1 banana, finely chopped and 1 cup of fresh blueberries and raspberries (change the fruits to what is available seasonally)
handful of raw granola, dates or raisins
drizzling of honey, strawberry sauce or maple syrup
fresh mint leaves from the garden
In a small bowl or jar, stir together the oats, milk, lemon juice and chia seeds. Cover and set aside for 30 minutes, or place in the fridge for 8 – 12 hours. It will keeps for 4 days in the fridge.
Soak overnight in filtered water, 2 tablespoons EACH of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and goji berries.
The next morning, drain the seeds & berries and add to the oat add chia mixture, sprinkle over the ground flaxseeds and mix well to combine.
Add yoghurt or more nut milk, depending on the consistency you like. I prefer my chia mixture to be in between, if you prefer something on the runny side, you can increase the amount of nut milk.
Start chopping your fruit of choice.
Place a few spoonfuls of the oat and chia mixture in the bottom of each bowl. Layer over some fruit, another layer of the oat and chia mixture, fruit, and so on. Sprinkle over raw granola, toasted coconut, drizzling of strawberry sauce, honey, granola, fresh mint leaves or whatever toppings you desire.
Find a little bit of sunshine and enjoy.
Warm Oats Superfood
¾ cup regular rolled oats
¼ tsp cinnamon
2 tblsp goji berries
2 cups od filtered water
pinch of salt
½ cup fresh/ frozen blueberries
2-4 tbsp soaked chia seeds
2 tblsp ground flax seeds
fresh raspberries, strawberries or blueberries
In a small bowl or a screw top jar place ¼ cup of chia seeds and 1 cup of nut milk.
Stir well to male sure the chia seeds are evenly distributed. Let sit 20 minutes, stir again, and use immediately, or cover and store in the fridge.
In a small port, combine the oars, cinnamon, goji berries, water & salt. Cover and soak overnight (or for 8 to 12 hours). In the morning, bring the oat mixture to boil over high heat. Stir, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring once or twice.
Add the blueberries and cook another minute or until heated through. Remove from heat and stir in 2 tablespoons of the chia seeds. Divide between two bowls, and top each bowl with 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds, a generous splash of nut milk and fresh berries.