All posts filed under: Breakfast

Mistletoe Chia Pudding Parfait

It’s Christmas morning! What better way to start your day than with a Mistletoe Chia Pudding Parfait. A perfect detox from all the holiday party sugar and also a great snack for kids–especially the naughty ones (see throwback below). Chia pudding makes for a fun, low calorie, filling breakfast or snack. It is packed with protein, fiber, anti-inflammatory omega 3s, and probiotics to keep you energized and boost digestion. Feeling bloated? It may even help decrease bloating and abdominal cramping. This recipe is so easy and quick. You can even make it ahead of time and assemble the parfait when ready to eat. With the chia pudding, just mix together the ingredients and store it in the fridge! You can enjoy the chia pudding layer on its own, but I love assembling it parfait style. A must for any parfait is some toasty granola. Since many store bought granola contain honey or high fructose corn syrup, I opt to make my own homemade granola. It’s cheaper, healthier, and only takes 5-10 minutes! Parfait layers make this recipe so versatile. You can customize …

Vegan Breakfast Burrito Bowl

Vegan Breakfast Burrito Bowl What does your morning look like? 5 am gym sessions aren’t for everyone, but there are still ways you can improve your morning healthy habits. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day as you refuel your body with the energy it missed overnight. We all love that large bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, but truth is, sugary, processed cereals will not keep you filled for long. You’ll end up reaching for more than one serving or be hungry again within an hour. It is much healthier to start with something full of vitamins, protein, healthy fats, and fiber. Who says veggies aren’t for breakfast? With a recommended 3 cups/day, this recipe will give you a head start on your veggie count. The Vegan Breakfast Burrito bowl is a savory, filling, and high protein option for breakfast. This colorful breakfast will jumpstart your day with a boost of long-lasting energy from the right kind of fuel. Best of all, it is so easy to take on the go, without the “splish-sploshing” of …

Ancient Grains Protein Smoothie Bowl

Ancient Grains Protein Smoothie Bowl Start your morning with over 30 grams of protein with this quick, thick smoothie. Spoon required. Makes 1-2 servings Ingredients: 1 cup Voskos (or Fage/Chobani) plain greek yogurt (0%); I tend to use voskos or fage since these have the highest protein content, but Chobani is the smoothest of the three 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1 ripe banana 1 tbsp flax meal 1 tbsp almond butter 1 tsp chia seeds Splash of almond milk Your favorite granola to top! Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Add almond milk as needed if it gets too thick to blend depending on your blender. You can experiment by adding other superfoods like quinoa, maca, hempseed, buckwheat; just be creative with your combinations. You can even add your favorite protein powder for added protein. I can recommend Progenex More Muscle and Recovery proteins–probably the best tasting whey protein I have ever tried. You can order it here: http://www.progenexusa.com/Shop.aspx?afid=PSHAH Use discount code “PSHAH” at checkout for sweet savings!

The Greek Superfood Snack

Ever wonder if the Greek gods ate a diet of Greek yogurt? I think they might have. Pair it with some healthy fruit and healthy seeds to create this quick recipe for a protein-packed superfood treat to revive&energize! As the mighty Zeus says… “For a true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.” So why these ingredients? Chia seeds: A superfood of the ancient Mayans and Aztecs, chia seeds have been proven to show amazing nutritional benefits. Consuming chia seeds as a dietary fat source can lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels while increasing HDL or the”good” cholesterol. Chia is great for regulating blood insulin levels, can be digested whole, provide rich Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, important antioxidants and minerals, and are gluten-free! Best of all, they have satiating effects, leaving you feeling full with just a spoon-full. More on chia here: http://wp.me/p2CRW5-UF Buckwheat Groats:  Buckwheat has been linked to lowered risk of developing high cholesterol and high blood pressure. They are rich in flavonoids, and help control blood sugar. …

Sesamo Queso Dip

A odd, secret combination of three simple ingredients that makes one of the best dips I have ever tried. La comida de los cafes Argentina son tan únicas y creativas. Este es un dip que yo probé en un café local en Buenos Aires. Es absolutamente perfecto! Sesamo Queso Dip Una cuchara de Queso Crema Una cucharita de Salsa de Soja Una cucharita de Semillas de Sesamo blancos y negros Mezcla todo en un bol como eso: Come con su pan favorito para un sabor riquísimo! buen provecho!

Chai-Spiced Cashew Custard Fruit Tarts

You know when you walk into a cute little cafe and see those pastries and desserts arranged perfectly in the glass cases? Now you can make a healthier and animal product free version yourself! Fortunately, they don’t run $6 a piece either 😛 Yup, this recipe is entirely raw, vegan, and Jain. No oven necessary. It’s all natural. Best of all, you’ll look like a professional pastry chef 😛 Chai-Spiced Cashew Custard Fruit Tarts makes 8-10 four inch tarts Ingredients: Crust: 2 cups oats (rolled oats work great since they are extra chewy) 2 cups chopped prunes, dried figs, or dates (I used prunes here. Maybe try a mixture? Or even throw in some raisins, dried apricots, or dried mango!) Creamy Custard Filling: 200 grams unsalted cashews, soaked for 30 minutes (maybe try other types of nuts too, like marcona almonds or macadamia nuts) 2 whole ripe bananas 1/2 cup agave nectar 1 tsp vanilla + vanilla pod seeds if you like 1/2 cup brewed chai tea (I used 2 tea chai tea bags) 2 …