Five Healthy Breakfast Ideas (Ready in 20 Minutes or Less) 

Breakfast is the first meal taken after rising from a night’s sleep. Typically, we eat breakfast in the early morning. But, historically the old English word for dinner, disner, means to break a fast. So, it was the first meal eaten in the day. It was not until the 15th century that “breakfast” came into use in written English to describe a morning meal, which literally means to break the fasting period of the prior night. With that in mind, you can be very creative with your “break-fasts.” The following five ideas to start with:

1) Rice Cake Avocado Delight 

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All Organic Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Avocado – Avocado
  • 1 Lundberg Organic Koku Seaweed Rice Cakes
  • 1/2 Bananas
  • 1/2 cup of raspberries
  • 1 cup of sweet peas

Nutritional information: Calories: 85: Carbs 30, Fat 8, Protein 3, Sodium 79, Sugar 8,

2) Blackberries Bonanza Smoothie

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All Organic Ingredients:

  • 3 Bunny-Luv Carrots
  • 3 cups Bok Choy
  • 1 cup Dark Sweet Cherries (frozen)
  • 1/2 Avocados
  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1 cup of Blackberries
  • 1 spoon of Raw Cacao Nibs
  • 3 spoons of Raw Hemp Protein Powder
  • 1 spoon Chia Seeds

Nutritional Information: Calories: 612: Carbs 83, Fat 20, Protein 36, Sodium 180, Sugar 45, Fiber 25, High in Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, and Potassium

Preparation: Place all ingredients in a blender for a few minutes, add 1/2 cup of water to change the consistency.

3) Mango Dream Smoothie

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All Organic Ingredients:

  • 3 cups Baby Spinach
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 Mango
  • 1 Kiwi
  • 3 spoons of Raw Hemp Protein Powder
  • 3 spoons of Macca Powder
  • 2 spoons of Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1/2 Pear
  • 1 cup of Blueberries
  • ginger to taste

Preparation: Place all ingredients in a blender for a few minutes, add 1/2 cup of water to change the consistency.

Nutritional Information: Calories: 563 Carbs: 90, Fat 16, Protein 36, Sodium 73, Sugar 47, High in Fiber, Vitamin C, Potassium and Protein.

4) Quinoa Love

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All Organic Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1/2 cup of Chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup of Quinoa
  • 1 cup of Cherry Tomatoes
  • Sauteed Spinach and Broccoli Rabe
  • 2 garlic cloves

Preparation: Prepare chickpeas according to the package instructions. I usually soak them for a few hours with spices and garlic and cook for about 1 hour with natural pressure release.  Prepare Quinoa based on the package instructions (I also use the pressure cooker; cooking on two minutes high pressure with 10 minutes natural pressure release). Saute broccoli rabe for about 6 minutes, add spinach and stir for another 2 minutes.  Decorate with fresh basil, parsley and or dill to taste.

Nutritional Info: Calories: 502: Carbs 58, Fat 25, Protein 20, Sodium 130, Sugar 4, high in Fiber, Protein, and Iron

5)  Breakfast Salad

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All Organic Ingredients:

  • 4 small Beets
  • 3 long chopped Carrots
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 8 Raw Almonds
  • 1/5 cup of fresh chopped Parsley
  • 1 cup of Raspberries
  • 1 tea spoon of avocado garlic oil

Nutritional Information: Calories 516 Carbs 78 Fat 20 Protein 13 Sodium 400 Sugar 47

Preparation: Mix all the ingredients in the large salad plate, add spices to taste, decorate berries.

Please note, the nutritional info is approximate I use a fitness pall app to keep track of my food intake focusing on nutrients more than calories.  As far as the tools go, a few essentials I’ve been using over the last five years: Vitamix Blender, Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron Saucier Pan, and Cuisinart 1000-Watt 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker.

 

Happy Cooking and
now it is time to share your breakfast ideas!

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