If you’ve been with me for a while now, you’ll now all too well that I have a problem getting a good, healthy, inexpensive breakfast in me most mornings. I’ve commissioned my favorite bloggers for help even in my quest for easy, delicious ideas to make up. I thought I’d share some sucessess I’ve had lately with some of my favorite healthy ingredients and ‘take with’ options to carry with me while I drive mornings. Some Chia Seeds, some Hemp seeds, maple syrup, pepitas, peanut butter…………you get the idea. Follow along here for more details. At the end I’d appreciate if you take a second and vote for your favorite ‘Breakfast In Bed-Fest’ entry from last year’s event on Canned Time. I know you’ll love your 12 options but pick one so I can feature that recipe as the cover to my new E-book for the gang. Details below and thanks in advance.
I know lots of time and caring went into their recipes so choose wisely 😉
I’ve gone Chia and Hemp Seed crazy since last fall. Not such a ‘bad’ habit. I’ve had worse over the years.
This version I went all out with, “Chocolate Chunk Chia Oatmeal” with sunflower seeds, Sea Salt and lots of Brown Sugar………..also a new favorite but it’ll way you down some!
Strawberry Vanilla Protein Powder Smoothie – 3 frozen bananas, cup of frozen blueberries, 2 cups frozen strawberries, 2 Tbs. Vanilla Protein Powder, 3 dates, water to blend, top with chias.
Iced Orange Chia – fill a glass with ice, pour in Orange Juice, a dash of Maple Syrup, 1/4 tsp. of vanilla, Tbs. of Chia Seeds. Stir and enjoy!
Banana Hemp Seed Oatmeal – Cook 1 cup of Rolled Oats in 1 1/2 cups Hemp Milk. Top with fresh sliced banana, hemp seeds, frozen berries and a pinch of sea salt.
For something less ‘sugary’ for a change, try mixing salted nuts into your cooked oats. My favorite, right now anyway, is a sprinkle of Pumpkin seeds. The ‘pepitas’ are soft enough so they don’t need to be heated with the oats and add a more savory, salty texture to your breakfast. Of course, if you’d rather add in some fruit with your salty seeds, that’s perfectly delicious as well.
But there’s always super, simple, and power packed breakfast to go options for the busiest of days.
Frozen Blueberry Hemp Cacao Nib Bowls
Something to blend in with these healthy options?
Homemade Hemp Mylk
I’ve almost stopped buying non-dairy Mylks as well days as well. Nut or seed mylks are so easy to blend up. If you make them yourself, you know whats in it. Hemp and Walnut mylks are perfect with cooked oatmeal. They’re great with my smoothies. I’ve simplified mylk making so much after 4 years of non-dairy dieting, I rarely even strain the liquid from the mix after blending the nuts and water. This is particularly true with smoothies. I figure that the added blended nuts or seeds just lend to the creamy texture of a smoothie. With oats, you may want to go ahead and strain your nut mylks so you get enough moisture in with the oats.
The most delectable of all my new options though?
- 2 Tbs. unsweetened peanut butter (or a big spoonful)
- 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 1 Tbs. ground flax seed (optional)
- 1 cup non diary mylk, suggest Hemp
- pinch of sea salt
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Add ins: Non Diary Chocolate Chips, salted peanuts, a handful of fresh blueberries, spoonful of jam
- For an even quicker morning meal, soak the oats, mylk, vanilla and salt in a glass jar overnight in the fridge. Heat up the mixture over low heat in the morning and stir in the remaining ingredients to warm. About 5 minutes.
- Sprinkle with chocolate chips, hemp seeds, jam etc.
- Makes 1 8 oz. serving
And here’s the vote we waited all 2014 for. My Breakfast In Bed-Fest blogger entries.
Click the pic here for a detailed description of each entry or just enter your choice into the contest box below.
Thanks All! Have a great week ♥
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