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Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Image result for healthy breakfast ideasHey there my awesome readers, today I am speaking to the lazy meal preppers ( myself included), are you looking for some healthy quick breakfast ideas? if you have said yes then you have come to the right place. I don’t eat egg (unless it’s in a chocolate cake) and since I am in the toning phase of my workout regime I am always looking for more meals that are high in plant protein based, today I will give you some of my favourite breakfasts to make.

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Toasted Low GI Bread with Banana and Chia Seeds

This is a really filling meal, I don’t often eat bread but if I do I generally stick to the low gi seeded variety of bread. I enjoy the addition of Chia seeds as they are a natural antioxidant, high in fibre and protein.

Ingredients
  • 2 Slice 100% Whole Wheat Bread
  • 1 Tbsp. Peanut butter/ butter ( depending on your preference)
  • 1/2 Medium Banana, Sliced
  • 1/2 Tsp. Chia Seeds
Method
-Toast the bread and spread the peanut butter over the top.
-Place banana slices over the peanut butter and top it off with chia seeds.

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Cooked Quinoa with any of your fave toppings
This is probably one of my favourites as I get to cook the quinoa ( pronounced Keen-wa) Monday Morning pack it in an airtight container and use it for the next three days and I can mix it up with a variety of toppings to change the flavor. It’s also a personal favorite as this is a complete protein meal and is even vegan friendly.
Ingredients
1 cup of Quinoa
1 cup of milk ( can be almond or coconut milk)
Tsp of berries, pecan nuts and banana
1 tsp of honey ( optional as the berries already add a sweetness)
Method
Rinse out the quinoa and place in a pot add  a cup of water and a cup of milk ( however if you going to use the quinoa for anything else besides breakfast, rather use water and add milk after).Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, let sit for a few minutes, and fluff with a fork. If it’s your first time cooking this superfood you will know its ready when it pops and a little tail comes out. Once cooked you can go crazy adding the topping you enjoy, its a fun process of trial and error.
Protein blueberry pancakes
This is more of a Saturday morning breakfast when I have time to treat myself, my sweet tooth enjoys this meal but it’s also quite filling and nutritious.
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Ingredients
  • 1 medium banana, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup lowfat milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup egg whites
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup vanilla flavored protein powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
Method
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, mash the banana with a fork. Add milk and whisk together until smooth.  Add egg and egg whites and whisk again.
  2. Add the flour, protein powder, baking soda, and salt.  Whisk again until all ingredients are incorporated.  Gently fold in the blueberries.
  3. Spray a non-stick pan with coconut oil or other cooking spray and heat over medium-low heat.  Pour 1/4 cup of the batter into the heated pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until the edges begin to just slightly brown.  Carefully flip the pancakes and cook for another 2-3 minutes until they are golden brown.
  4. Remove pancakes from the pan and keep warm.  Repeat until all the batter has been used up.  Serve with honey and blueberries or fruit topping of your choice.

I hope I have given you some inspiration to try something new, please let me know how it turns out and share with me some of your breakfast ideas. Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog to be the first to read my latest posts.

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