You’ve heard it before. It’s the most important meal of the day. And throughout all of the various diets, trends, crazes in fitness and nutrition, it’s the one common denominator in any eating methodology. EAT THY BREAKFAST! A protein packed one that is quick, filling, and healthy is the goal. Here is a run down (with recipes… yayyyy!) of our favorites!
(Michelle’s morning go to)
A few slices of lox or smoked trout (fresh is the best if you can get it)
1 – hard boiled egg
A few thin slices of cucumber
Slice of your favorite toast. We use Ezekial brand or even a Wasa cracker.
Optional: smearing of cream cheese (NOT the low fat kind).
It’s easy. Toast the bread. Put either a coating of cream cheese or even a spread of some fresh avocado on it. Place some slices of lox or trout. Then place the slices of cucumber on top, then slice the hard boiled egg and layer them on top too. Sprinkle some capers on top and voila!
Egg + Greens + Quinoia = PROTEIN
(Kim’s morning go to)
Some bok choy, spinach, kale or swiss chard. ANY greens you like!
1/2 cup of quinoa
2 free range eggs
fresh herbs — I like parsley or cilantro
Give the greens a saute sizzle with a little garlic, olive oil and veggie stock. Pour the greens mixture over the already cooked quinoa and then top with an over easy or poached egg. Simple seasoning of salt and pepper will do but feel free to add a dash of paprika to spice it up. You can also top with fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro that you’ve given a rough chop to.
Blueberry Ginger Smoothie
This gluten-free smoothie is packed with antioxidants.
1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
¼ cup blueberries
1 frozen banana
3 Tbsp ginger juice or fresh ginger
BLEND all ingredients together in VitaMix, Nutribullet or blender.