5 Healthy breakfast recipes

5 Healthy breakfast recipes

You have probably heard that eating a good and nutritious breakfast have many health benefits. It improves your energy levels by giving you the energy you need to get going and get things done. It can also help to boost your metabolism, keep your blood sugar even through the day and help to fight daytime cravings. A breakfast filled with protein, fiber and healthy fats will keep you energised and sharp throughout the day. 

I’m a breakfast lover and always make sure that I have time to enjoy mine, preferably in a calm place with enough time to enjoy it. I’ve gathered my favorite, healthy breakfast recipes plus one healthy chocolate brunch dream. This recipes are planned for busy mornings to be prepared the night before, for brunch gatherings or even as snacks if you prefer.

 

Healthy Comfort Pancakes

 Fluffy vegan gluten free banana pancakes topped with cacao nibs, strawberries and coconut flakes. 

You can never go wrong with a stack of pancakes. These fluffy, comforting pancakes are the perfect ones when you want to treat yourself but keep it healthy.

Pancakes:

  • 2 egg
  • 1 banana
  • 1 dl oat milk
  • 1 dl gluten-free oats
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 dl almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Cardamom 
  • Honey (optional)

Topping:

  • Strawberries
  • Cacao nibs
  • Banana
  • Coconut flakes

Mash the banana, and mix it with all the dry ingredients. Add milk, egg, honey, and melted coconut oil. Fry the pancakes in coconut oil on low heat. Top with fresh strawberries, cacao nibs, banana, and coconut flakes!  

 

Overnight Oats

 Overnight oats are the perfect breakfast when you are in a hurry. By making them the night before, you optimize your time in the morning and can sleep in a few minutes more!

 Ingredients:

  • 1 dl gluten-free oats
  • 1/2 chopped banana
  • 2 tbsp raisins 
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds 
  • 2 dl oat milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom

Place all the ingredients in a jar and mix it up. Place the jar in the fridge overnight to enjoy in the morning with strawberries and pumpkin seeds.

  

Smoothie Jar with Chia Pudding

 

Do you want to impress your friends on the next brunch? Then this is the recipe for you! This smoothie jar with chia pudding will fill you up with healthy fats and vitamins, keeping you full and happy until the next meal. 

Chia pudding:

  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 dl coconut milk
  • Cinnamon

Mix it up and put it in the fridge for at least 20 minutes. When you take it out, stir it one more time to make sure you get that pudding texture.

Smoothie:

  • 1/4 banana
  • 1 avocado
  • A handful of spinach
  • 2 dl frozen mango and blueberries
  • Fresh ginger
  • Coconut milk
  • Topping:
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Peanut butter (other nut butter)

Mix everything in a blender. Grab yourself a jar and start to layer the chia pudding and smoothie. Place blueberries between the layers and top this beauty with some strawberries and peanut butter. If you don't have the time for the layering, enjoy them separately or in a bowl!

 

Banana Bread

 

 I love a good freshly baked bread, and this one is my go-to. It's simple to make, and I always have the ingredients in my kitchen.

  Ingredients:

  • 3 small or 2 big ripe bananas  (+ 1 extra to put on top)
  • 2 dl gluten-free oats
  • 1 dl almond flour
  • 1 tbsp cashew butter
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 dl coconut oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Coconut butter 

Preheat the oven to 175 C. Place all the ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth. Add coconut oil to a loaf pan, and add the dough. If you want to make your bread look pretty, cut one banana in half and place it on top of the dough. Bake for 30 - 40 min, and enjoy with some butter, almond butter, or avocado.

  

Choco Brownie Bread

 

 This chocolate dream is everything you need. Remember to let it cool of enough before you dig in so it won’t fall into too many pieces!

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 2 dl almond milk
  • 5 1/2  dl almond flour
  • 1 tbsp cashew butter (optional)
  • 1 dl cacao
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 40 g raw chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 60 g raw chocolate

Preheat the oven to 170 C.

Mix the egg, melted coconut oil, milk & vanilla extract. Add in almond flour, cacao powder, and baking powder. Mix in the chopped raw chocolate.

Add coconut oil to a loaf pan and bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes.

Allow the bread to cool for about 10 - 15 minutes, while waiting, melt the raw chocolate and coconut oil. Pour the melted chocolate & coconut blend over the bread, let cool for another 5 minutes. Enjoy!

 

By Jenny Jungell from The Well Community


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