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Clean, happy and nourishing breakfast

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Personally, I have never been a big breakfast person. But over the years due to some health issues and of course little ones that always need to eat, I am learning ways to enjoy some of the healthiest items without wishing myself back into a sugar loaded/no nutrient kind of breakfasts.

When I think of breakfast, I try to think of something quick and easy to whip up while still in a sleep comma. Yea….I am not a morning person at all.

So here we go with some of our favorites;

  • Teff porridge; some of y’all maybe familiar with Teff or Teff flour in this case. I discovered this grain about 4 years ago when I was desperate to have some red grain millet; something I grew up eating for a hot cereal. To make the porridge, you need 1/2 a cup of Teff flour to 2 cups of water or preferred milk. Whisk and heat up for about 5 minutes. You can add any sweetener of choice and enjoy. This grain is rich in iron, complete protein, dietary fiber and more.
  • Quinoa breakfast bowl; All you have to do is soak quinoa and rinse, then cook according to package instructions. Add to bowl with preferred sweetener and a little sprinkle of milled flax. Your belly will thank you for sure.
  • Chia pudding; Easiest breakfast ever! 2 TBS chia seeds, 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk or whatever else you prefer. Let sit for at least 30 minutes or make it the night before. Add preferred fruit before eating. I like to add pumpkin seeds as well.
  • Amaranth hot cereal bowl; this grain is super tiny and is treated the same way as quinoa. I grew up eating Amaranth greens without knowledge of this nutritious grain that can be harvested off the same plant.
  • Oatmeal bowl; we love oatmeal. We usually do 1:2 ratio of oats to water also adding a pinch of sea salt, teaspoon of coconut oil, cranberries and pumpkin seeds. For a serving of 4, we do 5 cups of water to 2 1/2 cups oats.
  • Applesauce bowl; Oh yea, this one is a bowl too. I hear bowls are trending. Hmmmm……well, why not? Let’s just pour out some applesauce in a bowl, add a table spoon of Chia seeds, a tablespoon of hulled hemp seeds, a teaspoon of cinnamon, a pinch of ginger and we are ready to be nourished.
  • Smoothie bowl; I have to confess that my beloved groom and babies are not into these as much as I am. I like doing a green smoothie base topped with chia seeds, hulled hemp seeds and shredded coconut. It is absolutely amazing!
  • Coconut yogurt parfait; this is something your 8 year old can assemble while you are still knocked out in bed. Fresh or frozen fruit will do as a topping. Granola to give it the perfect crunch is a must.
  • Avocado and fresh tomato bowl; peel and dice an Avocado, toss in diced tomatoes, some cilantro, a little salt, lime juice and enjoy. If you want a little more, I would recommend a sprouted grain English muffin for easier and better digestion.
  • Cold baked sweet potato with tahini; Please don’t laugh. This is a real breakfast idea. So the sweet potato and tahini goes way back to my grandma’s kitchen and I for one used to despise it until I started doing my own research on nutrition. This with a cup of hot tea or coffee will not disappoint.

The above suggestions are not a limit to how much more you can do with a nutritious breakfast. We all have different preferences and perhaps what works for us may not work for you. But I urge you to try out something new or maybe share with us your ideas of a clean and nutritious breakfast.

Again, do your own research to best understand what works for you.

God Bless…..

52 thoughts on “Clean, happy and nourishing breakfast

  1. These all sound delicious. I tend to still be stuck in the cereal rut. Or toast or somethingโ€ฆ something that will irritate the Irritable Bowel Syndrome further. The chia pudding really sounds good. Iโ€™m going to put some together tonight before I go to bed. Thank you for sharing. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  2. I love the sound of the cold baked sweet potato with tahini! I will give it a try! I’ve been eating some health food shop cereal that is quinoa that has been ‘puffed’ (like rice crispies) and it is mixed with oats and other cereals and a few dark chocolate chips. I don’t normally like chocolatey cereal, but this one is great as its only a small amount, and is great served with oat or soy milk and chopped banana ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for the recipe ideas ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. The quinoa is super easy. Make a batch over the weekend and you are good to go all week for your cereals or perhaps salads at lunch time. The sweet potato is really good. Any other nut butter works well too.โค

  3. I’ve never heard of Teff flour – I’ll have to keep a look out for it. The sweet potato and tahini sounds really good as well! I love both those things but haven’t tried them together ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. You can find teff flour at most local health food stores or online. If you read about it’s nutrional facts, you will definitely want to try it. The sweet potato is really good. You can always try it with any other nut butter of your choice.๐ŸŒน

  4. Chia pudding is my favorite. I also put in a little plain greek yogurt to thicken the consistency, but it is literally my favorite breakfast ever.

      1. Wow. I don’t think I have had freshly harvested dates. Maybe one day. That’s a beautiful thing though. They are good in making snacks that are enjoyable for little ones; blended and mixed up with different seeds or nuts.

  5. Another savory breakfast suggestion — 1 slice of any whole grain bread with avocado slices and a poached or fried egg(sunny side up) on top. Very filling! It can also be made for lunch or dinner.

  6. Oh wow! I am not sure what teff is, but everything else I can eat *wierd anti-inflamatory diet I am on*. I am always looking for new yums! This is one I will be trying out soon. Thanks!

    1. Teff is a mighty grain to say the least. It has a nutty taste to it. And very nutritious too. You can find it at most health food store usually in the gluten free section. Anti inflammatory is not wierd at all. You do not used diary products specifically for that reason. But I would say our way of eating is alkline based eating. Definitely try out the sweet potato one. I absolutely love it.๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒน

    1. The sweet potato idea goes way back to my grandma’s kitchen who is now passed on. But she had 25 children of her own to raise and tons of grandchildren to feed. Everything served in her kitchen was always from her garden. To this day, I still wonder how she did it. You could even use nut butters. She used to create a mix of tahini mixed with peanut butter. It’sโ€‹ really good too. Try it and you won’t look back ๐Ÿ˜. ๐Ÿ’

  7. That coconut yogurt sounds tasty! I like adding chia seeds to smoothies. Some days smoothies with spinach are about the only veggie we can get into our toddler!

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