Breakfast

Almond Milk Smoothie

Posted by on Apr 17, 2010 in Breakfast, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Smoothies & Shakes | Comments Off on Almond Milk Smoothie

Almond Milk Smoothie

To make a smoothie, you can really toss in whatever sounds good to you in whatever amounts you want, but here’s one version we like in case you’d like a starting point: 10 oz almond milk 1 banana 1 heaping cup of another fruit 1 TBSP seed mixture, ground (see notes) Blend in blender. Yields approx 20 oz – 1 adult serving. ________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ If you’d like to make your own almond milk, click HERE for recipe. ~ For the “other” fruit, I alternate between blueberries, strawberries, raspberries,...

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Whole Grain French Toast

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Whole Grain French Toast

2 pastured eggs 1/4 cup milk of choice (optional) 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/4 tsp pure salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 TBSP natural sugar (optional) 2 TBSP butter, ghee, or coconut oil approx 6 slices high quality bread (give or take depending on how big the bread is) Heat a large skillet over medium heat for 5 mins. Meanwhile, beat egg lightly in shallow bowl. Whisk in milk (if using), vanilla, sugar (if using), salt & cinnamon, continuing to whisk until smooth. Swirl 1 TBSP butter (or oil) in hot skillet. Soak each slice of bread, one at a time, until each is saturated. Transfer prepared...

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Summertime Oatmeal

Posted by on Apr 17, 2010 in Breakfast, Cold Cereals, Recipes | Comments Off on Summertime Oatmeal

Summertime Oatmeal

1 & 1/2 cups whole oat groats or steel cut oats, soaked 1/2 apple, peeled & chopped 2 TBSP pure maple syrup (or liquid stevia to taste) 2 TBSP water 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/4 tsp pure salt 1/2 cup milk of choice extra chopped apple (optional) raisins (optional) Soak oats in water overnight (8 – 12 hours). In the morning, drain oats & add the first 7 ingredients to a food processor (down to & including the salt). Process until smooth (or smooth-ish), stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides of work bowl. Serve with milk, extra chopped apple...

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Hot Breakfast Quinoa

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Hot Breakfast Quinoa

1 cup quinoa 2 cups water pure salt (about 1/2 tsp) 1/2 cup of either chopped apples/pears/dates/almonds/raisins (optional) milk of choice drizzle of maple syrup (or mix in a few drops of liquid stevia) sprinkle of cinnamon a few pinches of toasted, shredded, (unsweetened) coconut Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh strainer & drain. Place the quinoa in a saucepan over high heat, add the water & salt & bring to a boil. Reduce heat & simmer covered for 5 mins. Add whatever fruit you desire, & continue to simmer until all the water is absorbed (15 mins, give or take a few). Add...

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Cinnamon Pear Smoothie

Posted by on Apr 17, 2010 in Breakfast, Recipes, Smoothies & Shakes | 1 comment

Cinnamon Pear Smoothie

2 pears, cored, peeled & roughly chopped 1/2 cup orange juice (freshly squeezed is best!) 1 tsp cinnamon Blend in blender. Yields approx 16 ounces. ________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ This smoothie is sooooo good & sooooo easy. ~ If you have a vitamix, you don’t need to peel the pears. If you’re thinking about purchasing one, feel free to use my distributor code 06-004158 for free shipping (and I get credit for the referral – Thx!) ~ Although there’s no added sugar, this recipe contains lots of natural sugar...

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Spicy Sweet Potato Hash w/ Eggs

Posted by on Apr 17, 2010 in Breakfast, Eggs, Photo Slide Show, Potatoes, Recipes, Root Vegetables | 1 comment

Spicy Sweet Potato Hash w/ Eggs

3 TBSP coconut oil (or oil of preference) 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled & cut into small dice (about 3 cups) 1 onion, chopped (between 1 and 1.5 cups) 1 garlic clove, minced 1 jalapeno pepper, minced (with seeds) (less if you like it milder) 4 eggs pure salt to taste freshly ground black pepper (optional) minced cilantro (optional) Preheat oven to 400. Heat oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium heat. Add potatoes & onions & cook about 10 mins (or until potatoes are tender & cooked to your liking). Add garlic, jalapeno, a few shakes of salt, & cook just 1 to 2...

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Coconut Pancakes

Posted by on Apr 11, 2010 in Breakfast, Pancakes & Fritters, Recipes | Comments Off on Coconut Pancakes

Coconut Pancakes

4 eggs 4 TBSP coconut oil (or butter, or ghee), melted 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 2/3 cup coconut milk 1/4 tsp pure salt 6 TBSP coconut flour, sifted 1/4 tsp baking powder organic berries Mix together eggs, oil, vanilla, coconut milk & salt. Combine coconut flour w/ baking powder (I put them both into the sifter together), and whisk into wet ingredients until well combined (no lumps). Spoon batter onto either a dry hot, or lightly oiled skillet (depending on what kind of a pan you’re using) & cook for a few mins on each side. Makes 8 to 10 crepe-like pancakes....

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