TOP BREAKFAST IDEAS FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
I've been getting quite a few emails and requests regarding breakfast ideas. I do post daily on my Instagram and snapchat @coconutandwhat of what I make, yet here is a breakdown of the top breakfasts I usually lean towards and recommend to others. They are all gluten free and vegan. Whole grains and whole foods to make sure enough energy is provided till your next meal and you feel satisfied.
So if you are on the go or have time to eat at home I'm sure you will find some options below
There are no brands or labels shown in the photos below so if you would like to know more about what brands I find best just send me a message. I will also link any recipes below as well.
*first things first: take a shot of apple cider vinegar 'with the mother' and probiotics on an empty stomach - if you have time you can make hot lemon water too and your resistance starch and a super greens shot / add it to your smoothie. (see previous post on resistant starch)
Idea 1: Homemade granola cereal / bars
Idea 2: Overnight oats
Soaked only in nut mylk with a side of sliced mango, topped with nutmeg and cinnamon, you can also make your own nut mylk here https://www.coconutandwhat.com/blog/2017/06/13/plant-milk-loaf?rq=milk and also make a NUT LOAF from the remaining pulp. This is a ZERO WASTE option
Overnight oats soaked in nut mylk, chia seeds, cinnamon and nutmeg, in the morning I added some sliced banana and fresh blueberries (on the go option)
Idea 3: Healthy Wraps (on the go)
Gluten free vegan wrap, bread or tapioca pancake filled with your choice of avocado, sprouted cress, butterbean hummus, and arugula. Option to add in vegan cheese or organic tomatoes (on the go option) sweet option use nut butter and chia jam
Idea 4: A powerful and nutrient rich green juice (on the go)
Idea 5: A simple and fast yet filling and delicious smoothie (on the go)
Idea 6: Pancakes!! (At Home)
Idea 7: Cooked protein rich breakfast (Long Breakfast) Organic beans with roasted herb sweet potatoes (can be from leftovers) and organic mushrooms, topped with lots of nutritional yeast and omega 3 hemp seeds.
Idea 8: Healthy cookies and muffins (on the go)
Idea 9: Banana Stacks with Almond Butter (At home) & Banana Bread (on the go)
Idea 10: Açai Bowl
Blend frozen açai and blue berries, raspberries (optional) add in desiccated coconut, maple syrup, cinnamon and top with mulberries. Add a little water if the blender is being stubborn.
Idea 11: Simply Fruit
Fresh fruit in the morning will break your fast easily. I like to reach for the softest most digestible ones with are FODMAP friendly too. Remember NOT to eat any fruit for at least 30 minutes after a non-fruit meal otherwise you will experience some upset along with it being hard on you digestion.
Also don't forget to check out my homemade chia jam and nut butter recipe too add to your breakfast too.
I will be posting my top smoothies / juices / teas and drinks soon, subscribe to be notified.